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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’s inside the Xiaomi Surge S1 processor? – Gary explains

Earlier this year Xiaomi launched its own processor, the Surge S1. It is an Cortex-A53 octa-core processor with a Mali-T860 GPU. But what else is inside?
by Gary SimsJuly 10, 2017

What is a Sunlight or Assertive Display? – Gary explains

Some smartphone have "sunlight readability" displays that improve viewing when outdoors. What are they and how do they work? Please let me explain!
by Gary SimsJune 29, 2017

What is the Internet of Things? 

You have probably heard the of terms Internet of Things or IoT, but what is it, when will it arrive, and how will it affect our lives?
by Gary SimsJune 26, 201714

IoT security – what you need to know (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 SimsJune 25, 201716
 
 

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 SimsJune 19, 2017

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 SimsJune 13, 20173

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 SimsJune 13, 20172

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
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