Content posted in February 2016
Atlas Robot Wows
Blog 2/27/2016 6 comments
Google's (now Alphabet's) Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot for DARPA wows, makes sci-fi feel like reality.
Ethernet Picks up the Pace
Blog 2/26/2016 Post a comment
The industry is counting on getting new Ethernet solutions at a faster rate, according to the chairman of the Ethernet Alliance who reviews what’s in the pipeline.
Apple, FBI Talks Need Engineers
Blog 2/25/2016 11 comments
A panel of experts need to study and report to the public on the legal and technical alternatives in security and privacy, and engineers need a seat at that table.
STEM Gets Steamy
Max’s Cool Beans 2/25/2016 33 comments
There's a move to add the Arts (A) to the existing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math domains, thereby evolving STEM into STEAM.
IoT Security Watchdog Needed
Blog 2/23/2016 Post a comment
It’s time to rethink the way we design security for the Internet of Things and put some consequences behind those that don’t follow the rules, according to a security consultant.
Why Apple Is Fighting The Good Fight
Blog 2/22/2016 2 comments
A court has told Apple to compromise an iPhone owned by one of the shooters in the December San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people. But Apple should not be required to enlist in the war on bad things.
7 Trends You'll See at MWC 2016
Blog 2/19/2016 1 comment
CES is an increasingly common place for cellular industry news, but Mobile World Congress remains the dominant conference for wireless applications. What should you expect to hear announced there? Glad you asked.
Lucky Errors Found in Bitcoin
Blog 2/19/2016 Post a comment
We found bitcoin mining is inherently tolerant to faults in the mining ASIC that can be exploited to maximize profits by up to 30% -- techniques that could be useful to any application of approximate computing.
Maxim Goes on a Diet
Blog 2/17/2016 1 comment
The analog power house faces a paradox: Trim down to appeal to investors, but continue to invest in industry-leading products.
Phase Change Memory: The Discontinuity & Melting Question
Blog 2/13/2016 6 comments
Melting and quenching during RESET are essential to the operation of a phase change memory (PCM) device. This follow-up article explores the role of melting during threshold switching and the post-threshold switching conducting state prior to SET state crystallization.
Soft Machines: Promising, Not Proven
Blog 2/12/2016 11 comments
Veteran microprocessor analyst Kevin Krewell plumbs startup Soft Machines’ VISC technology following a recent release of updated simulation data of its promising multicore architecture.
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