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Do Electric Sheep Dream of Androids?

Well, that didn't take long.

Asus, one of the companies making the dual Windows/Android machines, has already canceled it.

And it's done so apparently under pressure from both Microsoft and Google. Asus itself appears happy with the machine. It's …

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Accelerating Innovation in Cloud & Mobile Computing

Having over 20 years of IT and Engineering experience, I am scared of "cloud-compute server architectures." Who/what maintains security. Most sites use clear text and have no additional precautions other than secure logon. Even at that, who has access …

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Building the Internet of Things

Is the Internet of Things real or just marketing hype?

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Guaranteeing It

Do you think a lifetime warranty is significant or just a marketing thing?

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Wireless Power Standards Proliferate

I agree that while charging my Smartphone on wireless charging if the charger comes in contact with any metallic substance let’s say a coin due to induction the coin gets heated and cut off the charging. But that doesn't bother me as I kept it on the tabl…

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A Flexible Test Strategy for 3D ICs

What do you think of Mentor's 3D IC test strategy?

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Bitcoin Blitzkrieg

The blog article by Gary North is probably more accurate.

Bitcoins: The Second Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History

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Racing for Computer Nerds

I think the most accurate assessment is in the blog article by Gary North: Bitcoins: The Second Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History

Most of us who have spent any time in the tech industry, have already seen a large number of super investments come, and go,…

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Saas: Software as Sadism

The ownership concept is slippery. That's the whole reason behind the licensing model: you don't, in fact, own it. You're merely given permission to use what they continue to own. For all the rhetoric about "ownership society," it's why so many companies …

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Optimizing the Energy Harvest

What do you think of these ideas aimed at improving the performance of energy harvesters?

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Xilinx vs. Altera

Node numbers are meaningless- they are the descendents of that equally meaningless measure- gate count.

The good news about the rivalry is that it means there is no immediate threat of a monopoly.

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Which Will be the First Penguin in the Water?

Thanks Mike

Acronym re-use doesn't seem like a good idea

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“Always On” is for Extroverts

I completely understand the quantified-self stuff; no issue with that. The scenarios that got me feeling queasy weren't those; they were the ones where your system is constantly trying to anticipate your next move, so to speak.

So to some extent, inclu…

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