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Five techniques to lower energy consumption

Embedded Technology - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:31
Use of low power modes is not the only technique available to developers. In this post, we will examine five of my favorite techniques for lowering microcontroller energy consumption.

Hyperledger Project resources for developers

Embedded Technology - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:31
Embedded applications increasingly need a solution that resists data tampering and increases transparency and accountability. Blockchain technology could meet that need and the Hyperledger Project can help.

Real-time simulation system aids complex system design

Embedded Technology - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:31
Hardware-in-the-loop simulation systems from Bloomy Controls let you simulate sensors and actuators for testing control electronics.

Engineering group seeks to push 1mW AI to the edge

Embedded Technology - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:31
TinyML group debates using microcontrollers and specialist devices for ultra-low power machine learning.

Advanced RF devices meeting emerging performance demands

Embedded Technology - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:31
5G wireless mobile networks promise ultra-low latency, higher data rates, and greater user capacity, but they require new and improved RF devices, including amplifiers and transceivers, that deliver higher integration and lower power consumption.

AI workloads raise sense of urgency for next-gen performance

Embedded Technology - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:31
Can two industry-sized pain points add up to one historic opportunity? That's the hope a Google engineer sparked in a talk at Semicon West here.

Mnuchin Sounds Alarm Over Facebook's Money-Minting Plan

E-Commerce Times - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:51
The U.S. Treasury Department has "very serious concerns" about Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency, according to Secretary Steve Mnuchin. "Libra could be misused by money launderers and terrorist financiers. Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, have been exploited to support billions of dollars of illicit activity, like cybercrime, tax evasion, extortion, ransomware, illicit drugs, human trafficking," he said. "Many players have attempted to use cryptocurrencies to fund their malign behavior. This is indeed a national security issue."

Elon Musk's Neuralink plans 2020 human test of brain-computer interface - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:19
"A monkey has been able to control a computer with his brain," CEO Musk says of his startup's brain-machine interface.

When does Amazon Prime Day 2019 end and what's in store after the sale - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 07:59
The two-day mega-sale isn't over yet, but the clock is ticking.

The FaceApp #AgeChallenge is filling Twitter with pictures of old people - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 07:17
Curious to see what you might look like 50 years from now?

Apollo 11: Poppy Northcutt explains what it's like to be part of space history - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:46
NASA engineer Frances "Poppy" Northcutt and Apollo: Missions to the Moon director, Tom Jennings, talk about never-before-seen footage of NASA's historic expedition to the moon.

Justice John Paul Stevens, dead at 99, promoted the Internet revolution

Ars Technica » Law & Disorder - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:53

Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens died Tuesday at the age of 99. During Stevens' tenure on the high court, which stretched from 1975 to 2010, Stevens had a huge impact on legal issues affecting the technology sector. Tonight we're republishing a lightly edited version of our 2010 story that originally marked his retirement from the Supreme Court.

In April 2010, the Supreme Court's most senior justice, John Paul Stevens, announced his retirement. In the weeks that followed, hundreds of articles were written about his career and his legacy. While most articles focus on "hot button" issues such as flag burning, terrorism, and affirmative action, Stevens' tech policy record has largely been ignored.

When Justice Stevens joined the court, many of the technologies we now take for granted—the PC, packet-switched networks, home video recording—were in their infancy. During his 35-year tenure on the bench, Stevens penned decisions that laid the foundation for the tremendous innovations that followed in each of these areas.

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Amazon Prime Day deals 2019: Last chance for massive savings on SanDisk, Lexar microSD and SD memory cards - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:42
Just hours left to take advantage of these low prices SD and microSD cards for your phone, tablet, game console and camera.

Amazon Prime Day 2019 final hours: Best deals on hard drives, SSDs and USB flash drives - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:27
Need to speed up your laptop, backup your desktop or quickly transfer files to and from computers, phones and tablets? Save up to 65% on SanDisk, WD, Seagate and LaCie.

The best SDCC 2019 exclusives from Marvel, Funko and more - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:51
Here are the most desirable exclusives that will be available for purchase during the 50th anniversary San Diego Comic-Con.

What is diesel exhaust fluid and why is it becoming more important than ever? - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:36
Diesel has had a rough go of it during the last few years, but an increasingly commonplace technology is working to change the fuel's image and make diesel vehicles viable for the future.

Nissan unveiled its new smarter Skyline sedan with ProPilot 2.0 - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:34
The Nissan Skyline, which we know better as the Infiniti Q50, now has more power and tech than ever.

DOJ says antitrust ruling against Qualcomm could ‘put our nation’s security at risk’ - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:32
The Justice Department, along with the Energy Department and Defense Department, says an appeals court should grant Qualcomm a reprieve in carrying out remedies ordered by a district court judge.

Prime Day 2019 wellness deals: AncestryDNA, electric toothbrushes and mini elliptical on sale - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:28
Price cuts on AncestryDNA, Philips Sonicare -- and an elliptical machine for your desk!

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