Thursday, December 29, 2016

Power Management Problems on Certain Smartphones

Extremetech reports here on power management problems on certain Google smartphones.  The phones are reported to shut down even though the battery reports substantial remaining charge.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NHTSA Proposed Rule on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

The NHTSA announces here a proposed rule that would mandate vehicle-to-vehicle communication
 devices on all light vehicles.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Android Things

Google talks here about Android Things for the development of Android-based IoT devices.  Security is one of several goals of this project.

European Union Report on Security reports here on a new European Union report assessing security.  The report argues against backdoors.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

iOS 10.1.1 Charging Problems

Extremetech reports here on user reports of problems charging iPhone batteries using iOS 10.1.1.  Not clear yet where the problem lies but symptoms include low battery life and high temperatures.  These episodes are reminders of the complexity of modern battery charging: battery chemistry, charging circuits and logic, charging control software.