Content posted in July 2016
Was Microsoft Built on Stolen Goods?
Blog 7/27/2016 44 comments
The rumor that Microsoft copied DRI's CP/M operating system and sold it to IBM as MS-DOS is getting a new hearing. Software forensics expert Bob Zeidman will reveal new findings from his examination of previously unavailable source code.
Alert for Oxide Users from ReRAM/RRAM Camp
Blog 7/27/2016 10 comments
A new investigation of ReRAMs/RRAMs demonstrates that the electric field-driven movement of oxygen ions causes disruptive changes in the structure of oxides on a much larger scale than ever previously imagined.
Blog 7/20/2016 Post a comment
ARM/SoftBank deal: Is there a steady-state theory of tech company creation and destruction or are we living in a big-bang technology world?
VR Helps Treat Poor Vision
Blog 7/20/2016 1 comment
Five students supported by an IEEE program used a VR system to create a fun and inexpensive way to treat a vision problem in young people.
Increase Output Voltage With A Voltage Multiplier
Blog 7/18/2016 13 comments
Applications such as printers, laser-based fiber optic systems, and charged-particle air filtration systems require hundreds or even thousands of volts at low power. A simple boost converter with a voltage multiplier can solve these issues.
Monkeying with Virtual Reality
Engineering Investigations 7/14/2016 4 comments
Augmented reality involves adding computer-generated sensory input to a real-world environment, but what if the computer deletes things from the scene?
Brexit May Halt 5G Roadmap
Blog 7/14/2016 1 comment
The unexpected result of last month’s Brexit vote has created a well-documented wave of troubles for the financial markets, a significant drop in the value of the pound, and a sudden freeze on major new investments in the UK.
Biometric Wearables All About the Signal
Blog 7/14/2016 Post a comment
Accuracy of biometric wearables continues to be suspect, particularly of optical heart rate monitors in consumer wearables. Here's one technique that actively identifies and characterizes different types of raw signal data from the biometric sensors.
Virtual Nets Pave Road to Acceleration
Blog 7/12/2016 1 comment
Standards groups are defining a role for hardware accelerators to implement network functions virtualization with help from chip vendors including Broadcom, Cavium, EZchip, Huawei, Intel, Netronome and NXP.
Take the Fact Check Challenge
Blog 7/11/2016 5 comments
Engineers with innovative ideas about how to tell facts from falsehoods are invited to submit proposals in a competition with a $50,000 prize.
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