Friday, July 21, 2017

Incompatibility in Leica Camera Equipment

DP Review reports here on an incompatibility between a Leica camera and a Leica viewfinder.  Attaching the viewfinder may cause the camera to stop functioning.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Anandtech reports here on the Movidius Neural Compute Stick from Intel. A Caffe convolutional neural network can be compiled onto the Movidius stick for execution.  The stick interfaces to the host via USB.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

FBI Warning on Internet-Enabled Toys

Toms Hardware reports here on an FBI public service announcement which warns of the dangers of Internet-enabled toys.

Friday, July 7, 2017

DHS Investigating Russian Penetration of U. S. Energy and Manufacturing Computer Systems

The New York Times reports here that the Department of Homeland Security is investigating the penetration of computer networks by Russian hackers.  Targets include Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, other energy facilities, and manufacturing plants.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

NTSB Docket on 2016 Tesla Crash

The National Traffic Safety Board reports here that it has opened a docket on the 2016 fatal crash of a Tesla Model S. The docket contains a number of items, one of which is the Driver Assistance System Specialist's Factual Report. This report notes that an event data recorder is not required for this vehicle but that "The Tesla Model S stores non geo located data on the vehicle in non volatile  memory using a removable SD card installed within the Gateway ECU ". SD cards are mechanically thin.