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posted in October 2013
Toyota Case: Vehicle Testing Confirms Fatal Flaws
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10/31/2013   68 comments
With gag orders, code reviews locked in windowless rooms, and a car attached to a dynamometer, Bookout v Toyota had enough engineering intrigue to make a good thriller. But what the experts found was serious stuff. Here's how they showed the defects that cause unintended acceleration.
Uncle Sam Puts Out IoT Challenge
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10/31/2013   39 comments
The US has kicked off a challenge to build and operate multiple test beds to show what can be done and what's lacking in the Internet of Things.
Toyota Case: Inside Camry’s Electronic Control Module
News & Analysis  
10/30/2013   45 comments
In many recent Toyota cases, one nagging question recurs: If software bugs are in the system, why have millions of owners never experienced unintended acceleration? The trial transcript explains the complexity.
HP Preps 64-Bit ARM Server for 2014
News & Analysis  
10/29/2013   8 comments
Hewlett-Packard is running 64-bit ARM servers based on Applied Micro's XGene, and it aims to ship them next year.
Toyota Trial: Transcript Reveals 'Task X' Clues
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10/29/2013   37 comments
Expert witness Michael Barr said he’s not allowed to talk about specifics on Task X. However, the trial transcript offers ample clues about what it does.
Google Can Win Over Apple, Samsung
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10/29/2013   14 comments
Despite the gutsy drive it showed at its developer conference this week, Samsung lacks a cohesive software strategy to win the software war ahead.
ARM Drives Mali GPU to New High
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10/29/2013   9 comments
ARM announced two new Mali mobile GPU cores, the T760, which it claims outperforms archrival Imagination, and the T720 for middle-market devices.
Toyota's Killer Firmware: Bad Design & Its Consequences
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10/28/2013   9 comments
Unintended acceleration: A textbook study of how not to develop software and hardware, especially in safety-critical designs.
Samsung Courts Apple, Google Developers
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10/28/2013   10 comments
At a developer's conference attracting 1,300 registrants, Samsung rolled out a swath of new APIs for its smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.
Why Toyota’s Oklahoma Case Is Different
Blog  
10/25/2013   37 comments
If you are an engineer or a Toyota vehicle owner, you owe it yourself to remain open-minded and read the followup story we just posted on www.eetimes.com, Toyota Case: Single Bit Flip That Killed.
PCs Down 11%, Tablets Up 53% in 2013
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10/21/2013   24 comments
A day before Apple launches its fifth-generation iPad, Gartner predicted a continued decline this year for PCs and a continued surge in tablets.
Seeking the iPhone of Wearables
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10/2/2013   6 comments
It's time to think different in mobile, but we may need some new enabling technologies. Energy harvesting, where are you?


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