NBC News reports here on the first fast-food deployment of Flippy the burger-flipping robot.
Avclub reports here that Amazon confirms some Alexa home assistant units will occasionally laugh in what is reported to be a disturbing tone.
CNBC reports here that worldwide smartphone sales fell in 2017 relative to 2016. This is the first drop in smartphone sales in history.
CNN reports here on the cleaning protocol for autonomous vehicles. The cars require frequent clearing to avoid clogged sensors. But they are too fragile to be washed by traditional methods.
Tom’s Hardware reports here on a hack of Tesla’s cloud servers. The hack was designed to allow unauthorized cryptomining but it exposed sensitive car data. The initial vector was through a Kubernetes console that was not password-protected.
Extremetech reports here on a bitcoin mining machine that interfered with the T-Mobile wireless network.
Tom’s Hardware reports here on an interesting set of power/thermal experiments using Ryzen CPUs. These experiments clearly show how power/thermal management systems on these chips control clock frequency to manage power consumption and thermal performance.