RIP: Barnaby Jack, hacker

Reuters is reporting the sudden and untimely death of New Zealand-born hacker Barnaby Jack. Barnaby was scheduled to appear at this week’s BlackHat conference in Las Vegas, NV, with a presentation entitled Implantable Medical Devices: Hacking Humans. His body was reportedly found at an apartment in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood, according to a police […]

RIP Hanz R. Csmenzin – Inventor of the 555 timer

Hans R. Camenzin the inventor of the famous 555 timer IC died at the age of 78: Hans R. Camenzind was an electronics engineer best known for inventing the 555 timer IC in 1970. He was an inventor on 20 US patents. During his career he wrote three textbooks, designed the first integrated class D […]