Dear Abby: Frustrated seniors want to remind you not everyone has a smartphone

DEAR ABBY: Can people in this society PLEASE stop assuming that everyone has a smartphone? Not everyone is willing — or able — to spend $1,000-plus for one. Some of us carry older, less-expensive phones that receive calls and text messages and that’s it. I just got off a really annoying phone call with the … Read more

FFXIV 10th anniversary event sees players being mass murdered by older content

Liam Ho   ❘   Published: 2023-08-28T06:46:30   ❘   Updated: 2023-08-28T06:46:43 The 10th anniversary Moogle Treasure Trove event has seen the Final Fantasy XIV player base mass murdered as they attempt to run old content for Tomestones. Final Fantasy XIV is currently celebrating its 10th birthday. The hit MMORPG has come a long way … Read more

Google could partner with Garmin to bring satellite texting to Android

Google announced that it would bring two-way communications via satellite connectivity to Android devices with the Android 14 update. While the stable update isn’t out yet, it looks like the company is working with Garmin to bring two-way satellite texting to Android phones in the future. It has been reported that Google may bring satellite-based … Read more

When Does Impedance Matching A PCB Trace Become Unavoidable?

A common joke in electronics is that every piece of wire and PCB trace is an antenna, with the only difference being whether this was intentional or not. In practical terms, low-frequency wiring is generally considered to be ‘safe’, while higher frequency circuits require special considerations, including impedance (Z) matching.  Where the cut-off is between … Read more