“You need to be careful with a Bluetooth headset, because some guys look crazy with them.” – Neil Strauss
If you shout “Bluetooth!” in a crowded theater, most people will think, “earpiece,” or “car phone,” or “Danish king with iffy dental work.” Or they’ll just think you’re a nerd. But few will think, “hmmm… mesh networking.”
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“Time moves in one direction, memory in another.” — William Gibson
The first impression wasn’t good. The opening PowerPoint slide showed the usual company logo, some pleasing clipart, and a punchy slogan. It read, “Inventing memory for things™.”
Really? That was the best tagline you could come up with? What did that little bon mot cost you, or was it the … Read More → "The Goldilocks of Flash Memory"
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and, more specifically, Machine Learning (ML) seem finally to have hit the scene in a permanent way. Having grown up watching expert systems and fuzzy logic and other schemes come and go, the stars and planets – not to mention theories, algorithms, and computing power – appear to have aligned to give us something useful.
For a while, ML and “big data” were terms that were … Read More → "Automatic Car Driver Detection"
[Editor’s note: this piece has been updated at the end.]
Cadence recently announced neural-network processor IP. It would be pretty simple to jump into the architecture and start from there, but there’s this thing that I don’t think is just me that perhaps we should deal with … Read More → "Neural-Net In a Block"
Batteries have historically been perceived as something of a staid technology – at least in a lot of minds. I remember back when we were diving into 3-V standards at JEDEC many years ago, and we invited battery folks to help advise us. I came away with the distinct sense that battery chemistry was pretty much what it was and would always be. Yeah, I saw you stifling that yawn… … Read More → "Battery Roundup"
Want a little more Alexa in your life? The Amazon Alexa Voice Service takes center stage in this week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry. A new development kit from Microsemi could be just what you need to get Alexa into your next M2M design. Shahin Sadeghi (Microsemi) joins us to discuss the details of the newly launched AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service. … Read More → "Calling Alexa"