I thought the days of fully discharging batteries before recharging and worrying about memory effect were over with the advent of lithium-ion batteries. That is until I read a recent report on mybroadband.co.za dispelling the notion that everything was now much simpler. The following summarises the views of some who could be seen as experts. Princeton… Continue reading Smartphone Batteries Charging / Solar Charging
Among my soewhat vain efforts to keep up with modern technology and communications I find myself constantly frustrated by the seeming slow advances in transport. Intercontinental flights appear little better than when I first travelled from UK to South Africa over 40 years ago and my best motoring experience was definitely being given a spin… Continue reading Electric Vehicle Thoughts
Experts around the world, including the Quantum Metrology Unit of Britain’s National Physical Laboratory have been working for years on defining a second of time. If they had asked me I could have told them; in fact I am so familiar with the concept that I use it all the time, as when my wife… Continue reading Quantum Mechanics Explained
While not completely dismissive of my ancestral home, the University of Huddersfield tends to rank quite highly in my list of oxymorons along with military intelligence. Hence my surprise at it being named in the recent copy of The Economist away from the liquidations and obituaries pages. I was similarly jolted out of my complacency… Continue reading Tech Update – Smart Wallpaper
I’ve always been sceptical of guys like Albert Einstein who come up with off the cuff simplistic theories and formulas. I mean E=mc2. What sort of formula is that. No wonder he couldn’t pass the university entrance exam. My favourite Einstein story, because I had to use it daily in my previous life, was that… Continue reading Cosmology
First published 30 March 2016 Some 44 years ago Moore’s Law predicted a doubling of computer power every two years and it followed a very similar pattern. 222 =>4 million. It remained roughly true for so long that a Moore’s Law Law was suggested which said that the number of people predicting its demise doubled… Continue reading Computing Power.