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Gary Sims

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems. He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.

Gary's Posts

What is the problem with IoT security? – Gary explains

The Internet of Things has been in the news recently following the DDOS attack on Dyn. It highlighted the real security problems with IoT. But what is the problem? Let me explain.
by Gary Sims6 days ago15

What is the Nordic Thingy:52? – Gary explains

The Nordic Thingy:52 is a BLE enabled microcontroller development platform for hobbyist and professionals to learn, prototype and develop IoT solutions.
by Gary Sims6 days ago

Google Voice Kit review

The Google Voice Kit works with the Raspberry Pi so you build your own digital Assistant... handy little cardboard cube included!
by Gary Sims2 weeks ago3

Synaptics buys Amazon’s Echo far-field voice processing supplier

Synaptics, maker of smartphone fingerprint scanners, has agreed to buy Conexant, the main voice recognition supplier for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.
by Gary Sims2 weeks ago2
 
 

How fast is Bluetooth 5 on the Galaxy S8? – Gary explains

Speed and range testing of Bluetooth 5 between a Samsung Galaxy S8 and a nRF52840 Bluetooth 5 development board. Does it live up to the hype? Let me explain!
by Gary Sims2 weeks ago5

How to make a NES Classic clone with a Raspberry Pi – Gary explains

Now that Nintendo has stopped selling the NES Classic Edition, is it possible to make your own clone? Yes and here is my guide!
by Gary Sims3 weeks ago6

What ever happened to LG’s NUCLUN processors?

LG launched its NUCLUN SoC in 2014, but it was only used in one device. Intel has said it is working with LG to make a new SoC. Could it use the ARM Cortex-A75?
by Gary Sims4 weeks ago4

Why you won’t be using Bluetooth 5 on your Galaxy S8 just yet – Gary explains

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has the hardware to support Bluetooth 5, but there are things missing, which means you can't access the Bluetooth 5 functionality yet.
by Gary Sims4 weeks ago44

How to build your own digital assistant with a Raspberry Pi

How to build your own digital assistant with a Raspberry Pi and Google Assistant. All you need is a speaker and a microphone and Google will do the rest!
by Gary SimsMay 11, 201718

I want to develop Android Apps – What languages should I learn?

Developing Android apps can be rewarding, both personally and financially. Assuming you have a certain level of technical knowledge then it is possible to develop Android apps yourself. ...
by Gary SimsMay 9, 201755
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