Category Archives: News

‘Here’ no evil

I am very disappointed to learn of the dissolution of Doppler Labs and the discontinuation of their Dubs passive hearing protectors and highly innovative active Here One bluetooth ear buds. Doppler created a new product category for a consumer product designed to augment normal people’s hearing. To pull this off requires solving many audio engineering challenges […]

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Entrainment (for the New Year)

I just saw Ikeguchi Lab’s awesome demonstration of 100 metronomes becoming synchronized via mutual entrainment (the metronomes are arrayed on a hanging platform to facilitate) and thought this was just the thing to share as we say farewell to 2016 and look forward to 2017. Let’s collectively make 2017 a healthy, happy, safe, and prosperous […]

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Had a good if commercial Maker Faire

I have a bit of an odd relationship with Maker Faire. I love the great people behind the Faire at Make Magazine/O’Reilly (and hope their recent troubles have been overcome), and the Makers themselves; am amazed by the tremendous community support as countless thousands attend Maker events, now around the world, with their children, the next […]

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Moogaliscious Moog Model 15 reborn as iPad App

A friend just forwarded me this YouTube demonstration of what looks to be an incredible new app from the developers of animoog; a polyphonic replica of the Moog Model 15 the classic 1970’s era analog Moog modular synthesizer designed for touring which has recently been put back into limited production for the not so modest sounding […]

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Doppler Here. Where? Kickstarter…

A hearing aid for the rest of us?  No, don’t tell the FDA, but read on. When I learned that Gints, an old SGI buddy and fellow signal processing advocate joined a small started called Doppler Labs I was curious so I visited their website and learned about Dubs their only product (earplugs with equalization […]

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See you at Maker Faire Sunday

Yell if you want to connect with me at Bay Area Maker Faire this Sunday!

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Parallella Arrived!

Kudos to the Parallella team for shipping! I just received my Parallella and now need to find some time to power it up and find an interesting project. Soft Radio here I come? Just to recap the parallella is a $99 board featuring the Epiphany 16 (or 64) Core ‘accelerator’, a Zynq-7000 Series Dual-core ARM […]

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Bluetooth 4 Low Energy Devices: iBeacon, Gecko

I am very excited by the capabilities (admittedly non-audio) that Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy offers and some of the interesting product ideas that are popping up. I just pledged to the Gecko indiegogo project  (after Steve Wozniak mentioned it) that wants to build smart-tags with sensors that notify your BT4 equipped phone (or other device) […]

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See you at Maker Faire 2013

    Bay Area Maker Faire is this weekend: May 18th and 19th! While it is melancholy not  to be rushing to polish details of a booth about now  (we were hoping to have something to demo using the exciting, progressing, but still non-available, Parallela $100 64-Core/FPGA ‘Supercomputer’) I am looking forward to visiting as civilian. Please contact […]

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Parallella: The $100 Kickstarter 64-Core/FPGA Supercomputer

A close friend just emailed me regarding Parallela, a “Worthy Kickstarter Project“. For a $100 contribution you receive (if they are successful) a Xilinx Zynq-7000 (Dual Core ARM + Programmable Logic) based single board computer with an Epiphany Multicore accelerator (16 or 64 core). The Zynq-7000 contains a Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 with NEON vectorization, and […]

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