For those interested, there is also now a transcript available for episode 122.
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- Buzz Aldrin is pissed. Great front cover of the MIT Technology Review.
- Dave is pissed too. Why does it always come down to one number? Agilent gets dinged for not meeting shareholder expectations while still performing ok. Why are the tech and products left out?
- TI is giving the ax to the OMAP line (unless they end up selling it).
- EDN asks whether ARM will eventually take over. Chris asks whether it should. Dave says it won’t happen anyway.
- Jason Kridner (former guest of The Amp Hour) states that it will not affect the BeagleBoard-xM nor the BeagleBone.
- The CEO of Intel, Paul Otellini, is retiring.
- And unfortunately, Hakko has decided to retire the FX-888.
- Listener @einball had a terrible time at the Electronica show out in Munich, due to discrimination based on how he was dressed.. Is there a different expectation of fashion at tech shows in Europe?
- Dave recently reviewed the 4000x series scopes from Agilent
- He also conveniently left out the fact that you can control/view signals with a tablet!
- Upverter 2.0 was recently released, they now have in browser schematic and layout.
- Previously discussed circuits.io is on a similar mission, including trying out back end integration so you can buy boards and parts directly.
- Chris isn’t too big a fan of TinkerCAD or any program that is very basic simply because it’s running in the browser. Maybe he’s missing something?
- Did you know the “-ND” on Digikey part numbers comes from the legacy, “No Discount” tag from their catalog days?
- Dave didn’t like the recent upgrade from the Beta to the full time version of 123D from Autodesk.
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