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Category Archives: Chip+System Design

Alien or no, these are pretty cool

OK of course they are not alien, but these crop circles and other agricultural designs, found in a random Google search, are pretty amazing. And they have helped a lot … Continue reading

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May 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

What the hell is John McAfee going to talk about?

What is John McAfee going to talk about with me at C2SV on Saturday, September 28? We’ll have a wide ranging discussion, talking about his life in Belize, running a … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Opinion: Colors are the New Weakest Link

Smartphones are engineered to break. There’s no sneaking around this truth. They are small, they are designed to fit in a shirt pocket or a pants pocket, they can be … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Surveillance Camera uses 358 Processors to Comprehend 1.8 Gigapixel Images

Check out this amazing video the state of the art in spy camera technology today.  This device straps to the underside of a high-altitude jet or it can be mounted … Continue reading

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February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Powerful Malware Attacks Computers in the Middle East

A powerful computer virus described as being twenty times larger and significantly more complex than the notorious Stuxnet virus that attached Iranian computer systems has been busily attacking computers in … Continue reading

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May 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Renesas to Tie Up with TSMC for Chip Manufacturing

Beleaguered Japanese chip maker Renesas Electronics Corporation said today that it will tie up with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company according to reports from Reuters. The tie-up with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing … Continue reading

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May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

FotoPunch Uses Your Own Smartphone as a Company Timecard

OK I don’ t know about you, but I find this kind of disturbing. On the other hand, if Hewlett-Packard had this a couple of years ago, they might not … Continue reading

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March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment