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    by Published on 01-06-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    HANUMAN of verification team!-tesla-uber-teflon-tested-jpg

    For the past two years the impression has been spreading that Tesla Motors can do no wrong. (I can't really say the same for Uber after the recent San Francisco licensing debacle.) There is no question that Tesla's legal department is growing by the month as fights persist over opening stores and forestalling ...
    by Published on 01-06-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile,
    3. IoT Internet of Things
    Article: Cooley on Synopsys-EVE-leeco-road-bike-min-jpg

    It's back, that giant consumer electronics trade show CES 2017, held every January in Las Vegas with too many new product introductions to mention in one blog, so I'll take a more focused look at what's new for cycling.

    Smart Bike
    We all know what a smart phone is, but what could a smart bike be? The Chinese company LeEco has managed to integrate several pieces of separate technology into a single bicycle dubbed the LeEco Smart Road Bike:

    • Carbon frame road bike
    • 4" touchscreen (Android 6.0 BikeOS, Snapdragon 410 processor,
    ...
    by Published on 01-05-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Semiconductor Manufacturers
    Article: TSMC OIP Forum 2012 Trip Report!-dead-pool-jpg

    In 2015 we saw $85B in semiconductor acquisition activity and in 2016 there was more than $110B. Given 2015 and 2016 were relatively flat years for the $335B semiconductor industry and 2017 looks like more of the same we should expect consolidation to continue, absolutely.

    So, letís come up with a list of companies that may fall in 2017 and ...
    by Published on 01-04-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General
    Article: A Brief History of Moore's Law-newton-apple-min-jpg

    Some companies are famously, even obsessively secretive about internal development. We never get to see discussion of areas they are working on (other than through patent filings) Ė we only see the polished and ...
    by Published on 01-03-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    HANUMAN of verification team!-will-lawsuits-stall-automotive-ai-jpg

    The roster of automotive artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives is growing rapidly with Softbank working with Honda on the Emotion Engine for the Neuv self-driving commuter vehicle, IBM's collaboration with General Motors and BMW, and, now, reports of Microsoft bringing AI to Volvo in the form of Cortana. It was Google and Apple ...
    by Published on 01-03-2017 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: Hybrids on BeO then, 3D-IC in silicon now-autonomous-cars-min-jpeg

    Questions are being raised on how autonomous vehicles should react in life-or-death situations. Most of these have been based on thought experiments, constructed from standard dilemmas in ethics such as what should happen if the driver of a car or an autonomous car ...
    by Published on 01-02-2017 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile
    Article: TSMC OIP Forum 2012 Trip Report!-qualcomm-israel-pic-620x465-min-jpg

    Qualcomm was hit in December with a $853M fine by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) for not fairly sharing patents related to mobile phone chipsets. In setting the standards for CDMA, WCDMA and LTE, agreements were struck that enable sharing ...
    by Published on 12-30-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Article: TSMC OIP Forum 2012 Trip Report!-vox-clamantis-deserto-jpg

    If you are headed to Las Vegas for your New Year's celebration, the annual Consumer Electronics Show or just a good time, beware! According to some estimates Nevada is the fourth most dangerous state for pedestrians and Las Vegas is ground zero for what the city calls an ePEDemic of roadway fatalities.

    It's difficult to explain the underlying cause of Nevada's dubious distinction and Las Vegas' standout performance other than to point to the large number of tourists, the wide pedestrian unfriendly boulevards ...
    by Published on 12-30-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
    Article Preview

    Methbot is a state-of-the-art ad fraud infrastructure, capable of hosting legitimate videos and serving them to 300 million fake viewers a day. Each view earns the criminals about $13, translating to around four million dollars a day. Over the past few months, Methbot has pulled in an estimated $180 million. It represents one of the most sophisticated and elaborate ad-fraud networks ...
    by Published on 12-30-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
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    You might think that one special advantage of AI systems is that they should be immune to attacks. After all, their methods are so complex and/or opaque that even we canít understand how they work, so what hope would a hacker have in ...

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