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I like Bluetooth so my favourite articles are about Bluetooth. Now Bluetooth Low Energy is here with the iPhone 4S and the Motorola RAZR so, there should be coming new apps which benefit from such new technologies. Though the other day I did a small experiment, I was in a bus and did a Bluetooth scan with my computer, and couldn’t find but perhaps only a couple of mobile phones. I think in the US, people are already aware of proximity marketing and perhaps find it annoying. What do you think?
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.