Tom’s Hardware reports here on concerns that power cables can be manufactured to include spying devices.
Tom’s Hardware reports here on a new evaluation board for the Google Edge TPU, targeted at machine learning for IoT.
Fifty years ago today, Apollo 9 lifted off from LC-39A to test the Lunar Module. You can find more information on the mission at NASA.gov.
NBC News reports here that the NTSB is sending investigators to the Florida site of a crash involving a Tesla and a semitrailer. It is not known at this time whether the Tesla’s autopilot features were in operation.
Extremetech reports here that NASA has declared Mars rover Curiosity operational once again after a boot failure.
I found this sign at the Atlanta Airport. Digital signage is a distributed application—you want to manage a lot of signs from a remote location. I wonder what level of sophistication is actually used to run these signs?
Yesterday morning, I watched a CNBC interview with the CEO of Mondelez, a major snack foods company. He mentioned that they were working on a “digitally enabled snacking solution.” I’m not the only one that didn’t know what that means—the host asked for the global audience. The CEO explained that this term refers to direct sales of snacks to customers without a retail intermediary. How about potato chip delivery by drone? Welcome to the 21st century.