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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

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 SimsJune 8, 20175

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 SimsJune 6, 20176

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 SimsMay 30, 20174

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 SimsMay 26, 201744
 
 

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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Huawei P10 lite review

The Huawei P10 lite is a more affordable version of the P10, however there are quite a few differences, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good budget option.
by Gary SimsApril 22, 201729

The truth about Bluetooth 5 – Gary explains

Once you strip away all the hype and PR language, what is the truth about Bluetooth 5. Is it faster? Does it have a better range? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsApril 14, 201716

Android photo recovery, is it possible? – Gary explains

You have deleted a photo by mistake and you don't have a backup. Is it possible to recover lost photos on Android? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsApril 6, 20173

Raspberry Pi Zero W review

The Raspberry Pi foundation recently launched the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a new variant that adds built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Here is our review!
by Gary SimsMarch 27, 20179
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