The Internet of Things (IoT) is a stunning advancement of technology. Like a lot of us, I follow it closely, and the details of how things are done have held me in their thrall. But there are times when I need to step back and look at the big picture – and this is one of those times. After all, when we’re building these systems, it helps to know … Read More → "Giving Consumers a Say"
I am revisiting the subject of a couple of articles. We publish stories about things that we feel are interesting and important, but, in most cases, they are only snapshots of an evolving process. So, today, I thought it was worth looking at two subjects where the evolution is particularly rapid.
I originally wrote about RISC-V last December. RISC-V is an open-instruction-set architecture (ISA), originally from Berkeley. … Read More → "Update Time: What Happened Next?"
“Security is mostly a superstition… Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” – Helen Keller
It’s tough spying on yourself. Lots of homeowners have installed security cameras in and around their houses, hoping to catch burglars on video. And more are coming; home security is a booming business, with growth rates in the 20% range.
So, if the home-security business is booming, why … Read More → "Disruption Case Study #43K673S2"
Hey, everyone – have you heard? Security: it’s a thing. Of course, the internet is a thing, and, well, things are things, and the internet of things is a thing… but security on the internet of things (IoT)? Yeah, that’s still a work in progress, with dreams of becoming a full-fledged thing when it grows up.
I know, the interwebs have used untold amounts of digital … Read More → "Intentional Attacks"
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hey, at least it’s “mobile.” At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in amongst all the shiny new cellphones and tablets, was a new product that weighed in at 2,150 pounds (975 kg), consumes up to 1200 kW, and can go almost 200 MPH.
No, it’s not … Read More → "Watching the Wheels Go Round"