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Brian Dipert is Editor-in-Chief of the Embedded Vision Alliance. He is also a Senior Analyst at BDTI and Editor-in-Chief of InsideDSP, the company's online newsletter. And he's an off-hours freelancer as the Principal at Sierra Media, where he contributes to (among other things) the Brian's Brain blog at EDN Magazine. Brian has a BSEE from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. His professional career began at Magnavox Electronics Systems in Fort Wayne, IN, where he worked for an aggregate 2.5 years as a co-op engineer. Brian subsequently spent eight years at Intel Corporation in Folsom, CA, holding a variety of roles in the company's nonvolatile memory group. During this time, Brian also authored and co-authored four technical reference guides published by Annabooks Press. He then spent 14 years (and five months) at EDN Magazine; at the conclusion of his career there, he was the senior technical editor covering consumer electronics-targeted ICs, software and subsystems.


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  • 05.02.2017
  • Pebble Time Round vs Moto 360: face off
  • qerqwe, I'll answer your question (and hopefully address your concerns) by giving you an advance preview of the wrap-up paragraph of the closing paragraph of my part-three (and final) writeup in this series: "Why did I devote a three-part writeup to a now-obsolete smartwatch? I'll answer that question by repeating words I used at the beginning of this series; "I've found Pebble Time Round to be radically different than the Android Wear-based first-generation (2014) Moto 360 smartwatch." The fundamental thing I continue to love about engineering is that there are no always-right answers; everything is a tradeoff, and I find the decisions made by various development teams fascinating to decipher and scrutinize. Regardless of whether or not Pebble failed in the market, the company consisted of a lot of pretty smart people; I'm hopeful that the lessons learned here are applicable to many of you, regardless of whether you develop wearables.."
  • 10.17.2016
  • The trouble with relying on the cloud
  • Further followup: a Windows-based version of the X2 Utility is also now available: http://x2migration.eyefi.com/hc/en-us/sections/205209907-NEW-Eye-Fi-X2-Utility
  • 09.20.2016
  • Teardown: What killed this LED bulb?
  • Dear slotef, It's a ceiling-mount light fixture, but the two bulbs inside it are each actually mounted sideways. I know what you mean, though; I've cooked the circuitry inside the base of several CFLs (before I realized what was going on) by installing them bulb-down!
  • 09.12.2016
  • Did Apple offer enough to make you upgrade?
  • Re my question: "I wonder how Apple will handle stitching together/transitioning between the slightly different subject perspectives?" here you go: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2016/09/13/panzarino-iphone-7
  • 09.12.2016
  • Did Apple offer enough to make you upgrade?
  • Dear Steve Se, Even earlier than the Huawei P9....the HTC EVO 3D, introduced in July 2011, had a dual-camera array on the backside for stereoscopic photography purposes! And the company's One (M8, i.e. "2014") also used a dual-camera array, this time for more elaborate computational photography effects and computer vision functions.
  • 08.23.2016
  • Microsoft's take on simplification: The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook
  • In case you're wondering, here's (unintuitively, at least to me) how to change the trackpad scrolling direction: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-tms/cannot-change-the-two-finger-reverse-scrolling/2c7729ff-405c-4c4c-b8ab-79631ab4fb88?auth=1
  • 08.08.2016
  • Checking in on Google's Chrome OS
  • If you'd like to follow in my refurbished-goods footsteps, it's back on sale today at Meh: https://meh.com/deals/toshiba-13-3--chromebook-2--refurbished--6
  • 08.09.2016
  • Teardown: Inside Toshiba's Chromebook 2
  • If you'd like to follow in my refurbished-goods footsteps, it's back on sale today at Meh: https://meh.com/deals/toshiba-13-3--chromebook-2--refurbished--6