Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Headphones Catch Fire During Flight

NBC News reports here on an incident in which a pair of headphones caught on fire while a woman was wearing them during a flight.

Article on Aircraft Display Systems

Aviationweek posts here a very interesting article on an incident involving, among other factors, the synthetic vision system of an aircraft.  This is a long article that clearly describes a complex situation. It bears careful reading.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

WikiLeaks Release on Hacking

NBC News reports here on a release by WikiLeaks, which claims that the released document describe CIA hacking techniques.   According to the NBC News report, these techniques include a variety of techniques for hacking IoT and consumer electronics devices.

A Global Industry

I recently returned from a trip to Hong Kong where I met with several friends and colleagues.  A great many computer systems designers and researchers in Hong Kong trained in the United States; many also lived and worked in the U. S. after their education.  My friends continue to express and exhibit their appreciation and fondness for the United States. Many confess to have been changed by their experience living here.  America continues to be a beacon of hope for the world.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

IoT Shoes That Order Pizza

AV Club reports here on special Pizza Hut shoes with a pizza ordering button.  The report does not the wireless protocol used or the power consumption of the device.