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What happens before main() function is executed in C and why is it important?

In embedded applications, since we are working very close to the hardware and since we are typically working with limited space, strict power …

eBooks

How to send local files to Chromecast with Python

I have some files lying around in my computer with movies I want to watch. The process typically involves copying the file over to a pendrive, plug …

Chromecast

Photographing glass: Lighting techniques for transparent glass objects

This is the first of a series of blog posts addressing photographic lighting techniques for transparent glasses.Goblet, Netherlands, 1760-1770.<br>Gift …

Tutorials

This ‘Demonically Clever’ Backdoor Hides In a Tiny Slice of a Computer Chip

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 06.01.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Security flaws in software can be …

University of Michigan

This manual has been available on this site since about 1996, with improvements taking place frequently. The current version has been published as a …

University of British Columbia

The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back

American companies that fall victim to data breaches want to retaliate against the culprits. But can they do so without breaking the law?<p>One day in the summer of 2003, Shawn Carpenter, a security analyst in New Mexico, went to Florida on a secret mission. Carpenter, then thirty-five, worked at …

Cybersecurity

FPGA Ultrasound Imaging on a Raspberry Pi - ice40-powered

Experiments<p>Introduction<p>This project has a specific target of providing a <b>low-cost, open source technological kit to allow scientists, academics,</b> …

Raspberry Pi

Three kinds of memory leaks

So, you’ve got a program that’s using more and more over time as it runs. Probably you can immediately identify this as a likely symptom of a memory …

Mobile Technology

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.<p>Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos …

Machine Learning

A look at VDO, the new Linux compression layer

Did you ever feel like you have too much storage?

Virtualization

Learn to Code for Free

Grasshopper showed me that no matter what or who or how I look, anyone can learn how to code. It’s exciting. It opens up a whole new world for …

Puzzles

A lesson in wireless engineering from the Raspberry Pi

• <i>Customers today expect smart products to be portable, compact, aesthetically-pleasing – and able to be connected anywhere and anytime. That is true</i> …

Raspberry Pi

The ASUS Tinker Board is a compelling upgrade from a Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I've had a long history playing around with Raspberry Pis and other Single Board Computers (SBCs); from building a cluster of Raspberry Pis to run …

• Mathematical foundations<br>• Example machine learning algorithms that use the mathematical foundations<p>We aim to keep this book fairly short (around 300 …

Algorithms

Teaching machines to spot essential information in physical systems

Two physicists at ETH Zurich and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a novel machine-learning algorithm that analyses large data sets …

Machine Learning

Self-storage: How warehouses for personal junk became a $38 billion industry

One in 11 Americans pays for space to store the material overflow of the American dream<p>Despite recessions and demographic shifts, few building types have boomed like self-storage lockers. In fact, they’ve proven to be one of the surest bets in real estate over the last half century, while malls, …

Tesla Looked Like the Future. Now Some Ask if It Has One.

Just a year ago, Tesla looked like a rising force destined to revolutionize the auto industry.<p>Its battery-powered Model S sedan was the rage among luxury-car buyers. Its Autopilot system seemed far ahead of its competitors in self-driving technology. Its chief executive, Elon Musk, was promising …

Tesla

Wall Street rethinks blockchain projects as euphoria meets reality

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street has been much more excited about the system underpinning bitcoin than the cryptocurrency itself, but the global financial industry has not yet been able to do much with the technology known as blockchain.<p>Reuters has found several blockchain projects launched by …

Wall Street

Norway Used NSA Technology for Potentially Illegal Spying

In partnership with NRK<p>Behind an abandoned military facility 40 miles northwest of Oslo, Norway built a surveillance base in close collaboration with …

Why governments have overestimated the economic returns of higher education

AUTOMATION and globalisation have brought drastic changes to Western labour markets. Middle-skilled jobs are disappearing fast. In America, wages for …

A Quick Classification of Cryptocurrency Consensus Algorithms

I often like to say that if cryptocurrencies was a religion, then the consensus algorithm is its god. A cryptocurrency's consensus algorithm is core …

Tools I wish I had known about when I started coding

Photo by energepic.com from PexelsIn the tech world, there are thousands of tools that people will tell you to use. How are you supposed to know …

JavaScript

Coinbase Should Stop Selling Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Seriously!

<i>tl;dr: Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is marketing itself as Bitcoin (BTC), scamming consumers into thinking they are buying Bitcoin at a lower price. Its</i> …

Bitcoin

Of course a mystery website attacking city-run broadband was run by an ISP. Of course

<b>Analysis</b> Fidelity wanted to 'tell the other side of the story' with astroturfing dot-comCable biz Fidelity Communications has been forced to admit it …

Internet

Meltdown-Spectre: Malware is already being tested by attackers

Malware makers are experimenting with malware that exploits the Spectre and Meltdown CPU bugs.<p>German antivirus testing firm AV-Test has identified …

Information Security

Modern CSS Explained For Dinosaurs

CSS is strangely considered both one of the easiest and one of the hardest languages to learn as a web developer. It’s certainly easy enough to get …

The matrix calculus you need for deep learning

Introduce intermediate variables for nested subexpressions and subexpressions for both binary and unary operators; e.g., is binary, and other …

Kodak’s Dubious Cryptocurrency Gamble

An eon or two ago, Eastman Kodak was a bleeding-edge technology company. It hired the smartest engineers and put them to work racking up patents, pioneering new chemical processes and building a globe-spanning camera and film business that, at its peak, employed 145,000 people.<p>But the digital photo …

Cryptocurrency

Researchers Use a Blockchain to Boost Anonymous Torrent Sharing

The Tribler client has been around for over a decade. We first covered it in 2006 and since then it’s developed into a truly decentralized BitTorrent …

Bitcoin Cash

Wargames

The wargames offered by the OverTheWire community can help you to learn and practice security concepts in the form of fun-filled games.<br>To find out …