Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know – Book Review


  This is a very engaging and informative introduction to cybersecurity and cyberwarfare. These topics have been getting a lot […]

Water: A Very Short Introduction – Book Review


  This is a very well written and informative introduction to our scientific understanding of water. Even though water is […]

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LG gram 15Z960 i7 15″ Laptop


 LG gram is a very well built and convenient laptop. It is very lightweight and compact, yet fully featured and powerful enough to handle even the most demanding business uses. It is also very stylish and elegant, and feels sturdy […]

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Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything – Book Review


 Big Data is one of the buzz-phrases that has become popular in recent years, especially in tech and business circles. Even though I am not a big fan of jargon and overhyped terminology, there are several real industry developments that justify […]

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The Master Algorithm – Book Review


 Over the past few years we have witnessed an incredible explosion of interest and application of machine learning. Machine learning has become the predominant computational paradigm, and in short term it has gone from one successful application to another. However, […]

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Raspberry Pi Zero


 The Raspberry Pi foundation has recently launched a new ultra-cheap version of their flagship tiny computer: Raspberry Pi Zero. That costs $5. Yes, five bucks. The computer is a slightly beefed up in terms of processing power compared to the […]

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Materials: A Very Short Introduction – Book Review


 Materials are everywhere. Right now, sitting at my desk, I am surrounded by a variety of typical office objects made out  an almost unfathomable variety of materials: metal, glass, plastic, fiber, ceramics, paper, etc. Our lives, our culture and our civilization […]

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Apple Fall Event


 It’s that time of the year, when Apple updates its “portable” collection of gadgets. This is the “S” upgrade year, so no one is really expecting a totally new set of iPhones. Here is what has been announced. Apple Watch […]

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AUDIOMAX Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 On-Ear Headphones


 These are very slick looking and affordable on-ear headphones. Overall I am pretty happy with them, but they do have their limitations. Here are some of my impressions. **** Sound Quality **** My first impression of the sound quality was […]

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Laser Distance Measurer


 This is a very good and accurate laser distance meter. I have used it around my house and it has been impressively accurate. I have also tested it in my back yard, and it worked well, but beyond about 15 […]