Category Archives: General Engineering

Why Do Alkaline Batteries Leak?

It happens to the best of us: You open a gadget and see crusty white powder and sometimes metal corrosion inside. Your alkaline batteries have leaked! But why does it always happen? We’ll get to the bottom of it. Under … Continue reading

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What Is An Ethernet Cable?

If you’ve ever shopped for home networking, there is an excellent chance you have heard about Ethernet cables. But what are they for, why would you want to use them, and how do they differ? A Reliable Network Connection An … Continue reading

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Why Do I See “FBI Surveillance Van” in My Wi-Fi List?

If you’re trying to connect to a Wi-Fi access point and you see “FBI Surveillance Van” in your SSID list, should you be worried? Is there an FBI van outside your door? We’ll get to the bottom of this surprisingly … Continue reading

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The End Of iPod: Apple Suddenly Announces Surprise Cancellation Of iPod Touch

May 10th 2022. Apple has today announced that the days of the iPod are over. There’s only one iPod available to buy these days, and that’s the iPod touch. It means that this last iPod will only be available “while … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

In physics, a “weber”, named after the German physicist Wilhelm Eduard Weber, is the SI unit of magnetic flux. A weber is the magnetic flux that, linking a circuit of one turn, would produce in it an electromotive force of … Continue reading

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What Are Ohm’s In Speakers?

f you’re buying a new amplifier or speakers, paying attention to the impedance of each is important. Why? Because a mismatch can seriously damage either of them. Let’s take a look at how to avoid that. The Elements of Electricity … Continue reading

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Vintage Electronics Store

Just watched an interesting video in Youtube. This is a large store that sells loads of new old stock computer and electronics items. Looks like somewhere I want to visit, one day. This is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That is … Continue reading

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The chips are down for Moore’s law

09 February 2016: The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore’s law. Now things could get a lot more interesting. Next month, the worldwide semiconductor industry will formally acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore’s … Continue reading

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Downloading the Internet

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Engineering Flowchart

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