U.S. Protecting Us from AI R. Colin Johnson 10/21/2016 Post a comment From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain Hailey Lynne McKeefry 10/21/2016 Post a comment Blockchain has supply chain aficionados excited because the technology will support new business processes that allow for assets to be transferred over the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.
Large Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Reaches 500dpi Julien Happich 10/18/2016 Post a comment FlexEnable together with ISORG have jointly launched a flexible fingerprint sensor with an image resolution of 500 dots per inch (dpi). Only 0.3mm thick, the flexible optical sensor is suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification.
Autonomous Car Mobility Shifts Electronics Industry Pablo Valerio 10/18/2016 (2) comments By 2025, automated mobility services could be a $120 billion business in the United States alone. The impact on companies in mobile technology, connected vehicles, and wireless infrastructure could be as important as the arrival of the smartphone last decade.
Germany Hits Tesla, Raises Bigger Issues Junko Yoshida 10/17/2016 (1) comment The German Transport Minister requested Tesla to stop advertising its EV’s Autopilot function. The question is whether this is a result of concerted efforts by German automakers “looking for a way to ‘clip Tesla’s wings,’ asked one analyst.
NAFTA: In Defense of the Idea Dana Martin 10/17/2016 Post a comment The U.S. and Mexico have strong relationships when it comes to tech companies. These businesses—and the innovative products they create—are set to suffer if NAFTA is eliminated.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup? Junko Yoshida 10/14/2016 Post a comment It’s far from clear what caused Samsung Note 7 to catch fire. But a new report emerged that the culprit might not be the lithium-ion batteries. Rather, the problem might reside in tweaks made to the processor.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain Rick Merritt 10/13/2016 Post a comment Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
Autonomy Isn't Just About Cars Anymore Junko Yoshida 10/11/2016 Post a comment Autonomy Paris is an antidote to classic automotive fair, the Paris Auto Show. Autonomy reflects the yearning of those who prefer to live in cities, without the burden of owning cars.
Let's Celebrate Manufacturing Day Hailey Lynne McKeefry 10/7/2016 Post a comment Today, around the United States, over 2,500 events have been scheduled to raise awareness about manufacturing and the opportunities for people who want to work there.
Toyota: Hydrocar as 'Power Bank' 20 Years out Junko Yoshida 10/5/2016 Post a comment Toyota brought to Paris Toyota FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) PLUS. It uses compressed hydrogen as its fuel source. Toyota proposes the FCV PLUS will be also used as a “generator” for homes, other cars and local power grids.
Biometrics May Replace Phone Passwords R. Colin Johnson 10/4/2016 Post a comment FotoNation, a wholly owns subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has unveiled a suite of face- and iris-recognition algorithms that it hopes to license to every major smartphone maker to obsolete the password without the added hardware of fingerprint recognition.
When Your Shipping Company Files for Bankruptcy Logical Link 10/4/2016 Post a comment Breaking news of a bankruptcy of a large cargo company had supply chain professionals tracking products mid-route, dealing with multi-national legal entities, working around labor stoppages, organizing ways to get cargo off the boats, rescheduling containers, and problem-solving a way to keep goods moving.
Deep Learning: Achilles Heel in Robo-Car Tests Junko Yoshida 10/3/2016 Post a comment Advancements in machine learning have made autonomous driving almost a near reality. But when it comes to “safety testing,” machine learning is the Achilles Heel of autonomous driving. Safety experts are finding several “holes” in DoT’s Automated Policy.
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