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A chip developed at the University of Michigan called MORPHEUS could be used sometime soon to essentially eliminate vulnerable attacks. MORPHEUS could easily replace the current computer chip processors, making their security patches and bug fixes obsolete.  Researchers demonstrated the new chip at the 24th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) in Providence, Rhode Island on April 16th.   The computer chip, MO ...
This tiny HD camera makes it easy to record memories from your baby's point of view. (Image Credit: Babeyes) I was thinking of making something like with a Microbit or Pi. Glad it exists.   It's pretty easy for memories to fade away, especially when it comes to your baby. Thanks to new technology developed by Babeyes, a French company, you can hold onto those memories forever. Not only that, but you can see what the world is like from your baby's perspective. The company created the tiny ...
The prototype has lots of potential for pets to hide from loud noise. The noise-canceling kennel is only a prototype, but it has a lot of potential in the future. (Credit: Lyn West, Ford of Europe) Many pet owners worry about the nightmarish sounds left behind by fireworks and the impact it has on their pets and for good reason too. I had a dog once that was frightened of fireworks and thunderstorms, so I sympathize. We all know, their hearing is a lot more sensitive than humans, so it's not ...
MAKERPhone lets you build your own phone with customized apps, games, and programs. It doesn’t look as sleek as a normal smartphone, but at least it won’t break the bank. (Photo via MAKERPhone)   I like the idea this, but is it a little much?   Whether you want to admit it or not, it’s hard to imagine life without your phone. The small device helps us with daily tasks and helps us pass the time. But as newer, better phones come out, the price goes up. What if you co ...
Researchers at Urbana- Champaign and Texas, Dallas say crystals made from boron arsenide could be more effective at cooling down electronics. This is what the boron arsenide crystal looks like under an electron microscope. (Photo via the University of Texas at Dallas)   It’s normal for electronics like computers and smartphones to get hot after hours of use. The device is just doing its job. But with companies rushing to release more powerful, faster, and smaller electronics, heat ma ...
The WebUSB API was designed for USB devices to safely connect to the web without the need for a dedicated platform. (Image credit: Pixabay)   The WebUSB platform has been out for a while now and uses an API for connecting USB devices directly to different web pages depending on the task. It was created with the vision for use as an internet connectivity platform for hardware developers and manufacturers of non-standardized USB devices, effectively eliminating the need to code native driver ...
Meltdown melts security boundaries enforced by hardware while Spectre breaks the isolation between different applications- giving hackers the ability to steal sensitive data. (Image credit: Pexels)   Researchers have discovered a pair of flaws in computer chips that could leave billions of mobile devices and computers vulnerable to security risks. Known as the Meltdown and Spectre, these exploits target critical vulnerabilities in nearly all modern processors, allowing hackers to steal dat ...
(Image credit: Qualcomm)   Earlier this month Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 845 premium mobile CPU, which is destined to power future flagship smartphones. The 10nm chip is impressive, to say the least, and features an octo-core Qualcomm Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex tech) processor, Adreno 630 GPU and an Aqstic audio chip with aptX codec technology.   Perhaps the most noticeable upgrade over Qualcomm’s last flagship chip (the 835 mobile platform) is their new Hexagon 685 DSP, which h ...
Samsung San Jose headquarters. (Image credit Samsung)   AI has crept into nearly every industry over the last few years- manufacturing, retail/commerce, medical, tech, to name just a few. Looking to keep pace with everyone else, Samsung has recently announced that it will be building an AI research center aligned with the company’s mobile and consumer electronics businesses, although they did not say where the research center would be located.   Of course, Samsung let their AI ...
SLAC’s accelerator on a chip could match the power of conventional accelerators in a tabletop package. (Image credit SLAC)   When it comes to particle accelerators, the first image that comes to mind is Cern’s Large Hedron Collider, which just happens to be the largest, most powerful accelerator on the planet. Alternatively, perhaps you might envision the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) or the now-defunct Tevatron (both in the same area in Illinois). Regardless ...
Meet AT&T’s new drone Flying COW, which is helping to provide temporary connectivity to people in Puerto Rico. AT&T’s new drone the Flying COW (Photo from AT&T)   It’s always heartening when major events spur innovation. Or maybe it’s how rapidly that innovation gets to where it needs to be. I’m glad so many are helping, Puerto Rico needs all the help it can get. (Here is another such innovation)   Hurricane Maria is one of the most devastati ...
DeepMind’s AlphaGo Zero can now beat the best Go players without any training or help from human players. This AI program is on top of its game. (Photo from DeepMind)   Google’s AlphaGo turned heads last years when the DeepMind AI beat Go world champion Ke Jie making it the world’s best Go player. It previously beat two of Game’s biggest champions in under a year. Now, the AI is more advanced with its latest iteration, AlphaGo Zero. So, what makes this version diffe ...
The Kano Computer Complete Kit is a “laptop” kids build along with learning how to program popular games. Kano gives you everything you need to start programming. (Photo via Kano)   Adding to the saturated market of devices, games, and sites devoted to teaching kids how to program comes the Computer Kit Complete, from Kano. The company’s latest device is similar to a portable computer with the screen and keyboard separated from each other. The components are housed inside ...
A team of faculty members and students at the University of Washington have developed the first phone that can operate without a battery to power its functions. The phone is made with commercially available components on a printed circuit board. (Photo via University of Washington, you can read the research paper here)   Communication is an essential part of life, and the telephone has likely been the greatest innovation in enabling communication between two remote locations, but ever sinc ...
Google creates a neural network that’s capable of multitasking called Multimodal. A diagram of how Google’s new neural network works (Photo via Google)   My immediate thought… Neural Network Raspberry Pi?   Multitasking is something we do every day whether or not we realize it. While some of us are better at it than others, we all still have this capability. Neural networks don’t, however. Normally, they’re trained to do one task, whether that’s a ...

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