This just might affect you. If you bout a 3G iPhone in North America or Japan and got an "ultracompact" USB adapter, the results could be shocking--you.
It seems that some of the power adapters are faulty and the metal prongs can break and zap you. So, check with Apple, who will replace the adapters for free. Fixed versions are expected to be available on October 10.
As Moore’s Law reverses beyond 28nm, consider network-on-chip (NoC). While more and more content in SoC designs is coming from third-party IP providers, interconnect-fabric is one area that is still in transition.
Join our online Radio Show on Friday 11th July starting at 2:00pm Eastern, when EETimes editor of all things fun and interesting, Max Maxfield, and embedded systems expert, Jack Ganssle, will debate as to just what is, and is not, and embedded system.