Content posted in September 2016
Why, Windows 10, Why?
Max’s Cool Beans 9/30/2016 69 comments
Does your computer run the Windows 10 operating system? Have you noticed that it always seems to be busy when you aren’t doing anything?
5 Challenges for 25G Ethernet
Blog 9/28/2016 3 comments
Here’s a list of the five biggest challenges facing the new generation of 25G Ethernet products in hopes they will be addressed sooner rather than later.
iPhone 7, No Headphone Jack Creates a Recipe for e-Waste
Blog 9/27/2016 9 comments
Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5 mm headphone connector on the new iPhone 7, while continuing to use their proprietary Lightning connector, could mean more electronic waste as users discard their old headsets and many OEMs rush to develop new ones using Apple’s connector.
Where Are the IoT Security Startups?
Blog 9/22/2016 6 comments
You'd think that the dissonance between excitement over IoT opportunities on one hand and concern about IoT security on the other would yield a rich breeding ground for companies targeting IoT security.
Why I Teach Kids to Code
Blog 9/19/2016 9 comments
A former Microsoft engineer talks about how she became the founder of a company teaching programming to middle-school girls.
Moto, HTC Top Android Report
Blog 9/16/2016 Post a comment
A new report shows HTC and Motorola are producing the best Android handsets in terms of OS update speeds and app crash rates, although Sony had the lowest overall crash rate. Beware Russia, it’s a bear when it comes to smartphone fragmentation.
RISC-V MCU Grown in Colombia
Blog 9/14/2016 7 comments
A university group in Colombia developing a RISC-V-based microcontroller is a sign of the country’s intention to make its mark in technology.
Samsung Gets Kicked Off the Plane
Blog 9/13/2016 2 comments
Lithium-ion battery fires are infrequent but not rare. Incidents involving Samsung’s latest smartphone may encourage mobile device makers to reexamine the integrity of their power trains.
Data Centers Dominate FPGA Event
Blog 9/9/2016 Post a comment
In a sign of the times, four out of the five keynote presentations at FPL 2016, a major FPGA conference in Europe, were given by large companies such as IBM, Intel and Microsoft focused on the efficient deployment and use of FPGAs in data centers.
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