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I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it - Voltaire.

Posted by on in First Impressions

Previously, we gave our first impression of the crowd funded iSketchNote, which although showed great promise appeared not to be quite ready for market release. Well, since then the guys at ISKN appear to be working very hard  and have produced updates for both the iPad app and the iSketchNote's firmware. So we decided to offer our second, humble, opinion. Here is what we think. 

Being the richest man in the cemetry doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we have done something wonderful, that's what matters to me - Steve Jobs
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Posted by on in En Vacances

I'm a huge dance fan, both ballroom and modern dance, even though my dancing efforts lack, should we say, technicality, LOL! Hence, I jumped at the opportunity of watching the Strictly Come Dancing (SCD) Live Tour at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday, 7th February. Well, we all did really and jumped into the car to make the one hour and fourty-five minutes pilgrimage up to the Greenwich Peninsula, where the O2 is located. Here is the first part of my narrative of the matinee event.

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FTDI are set to release a series of USB3.0 devices to complement their renowned USB endpoint-to-FIFO bridge USB 2.0 (FT232H) and USB 1.1 (FT245) ones, which have been available for a few years.  Available with optional 16-bit and 32-bit FIFO interfaces, the FT600 will be the first device released in the series. This is splendid news and music to the ears of the FPGA community, as the device could be used to  provide FPGA enhanced applications with simplified connectivity to host computers, with data transfer rates of up to 5 Gpbs.

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Without much fanfare the new Raspberry Pi 2 (B Model) has arrived on our doorsteps, well ours  did! This is the first major upgrade the world's most popular single-board computer has received, since its first release in 2012. This is a much needed upgrade that allows the Pi to compete against its faster contemporaries, including the Beagle Bone and the Banana Pi.

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Ronaldo, the Portuguese one, has been named as this year's FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, that is he has been nominated as being the best footballer, or soccer player to some, in the world. He is described, arguably, as the most complete player of this generation of Champion's League footballers. Although, Lionel Messi might have something to say about that.

Just like Ronaldo, the Portuguese one, the SoCKit, originally developed by Arrow Electronics, could also be described as the most complete low-cost FPGA development board in the world. It could be, arguably, the best ever FPGA development kit for hobbyist System-On-Chip (SoC) and FPGA developers of its generation.

He wears a No. 10 jersey. I thought it was his position, but it turns out to be his IQ - George Best on Paul Gascoigne

However, unlike Ronaldo who is reportedly worth between €200 million to €300 million on the transfer market, in this blog we present the case why we feel our SoCKit is priceless.

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