Friday, January 27, 2017

50th Anniversary of Apollo 1 Disaster

Fifty years ago today, January 27, 1967, a fire on the launchpad during a test killed the entire crew of Apollo 1: Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Roger B. Chaffee.  Their sacrifice has not been forgotten.  You can find NASA's report on their Day of Remembrance here.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Article on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Fires

Anandtech reports here on Samsung's report on the casues of Galaxy Note 7 fires.  They found different manufacturing problems in the batteries from two different manufacturers. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Reports on Galaxy Note 7 Battery Fires

Reuters reports here that a Samsung report will include that the main cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires was the battery, not computer hardware or software.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

US Department of Commerce Report on IoT Security

Reader K. V. Arjun passed along this news article on a report by the U. S. Department of Commerce that recommends the development of standards for IoT security.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Movie on The Lousy State of IoT Security

My friend Dimitrios Serpanos introduced me to this new movie starring Pierce Brosnan of 007 fame on the subject of IoT and smart home security.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Yet More Stupid Ideas in Consumer Electronics

Extremetech reports here on the new Bluetooth-enabled toaster announced at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.  The article is extremely funny but the product is all too real.