Archive for April 2017

IoTuesday: Maximize Your WiFi! Interesting looking project: mount the antenna and ESP8266 Thing Dev Board onto a pan/tilt bracket with some servos. The ESP8266 code was updated to connect to a WiFi access point (AP) and begin sweeping up and down (about 70°) and left to right (about 180°). At 5° increments, the ESP8266 would take an RSSI reading. Finally the antenna automatically returns

Neural networks explained In the past 10 years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems—such as the speech recognizers on smartphones or Google’s latest automatic translator—have resulted from a technique called “deep learning.” Most applications of deep learning use “convolutional” neural networks, in which the nodes of each layer are clustered, the clusters overlap, and each cluster feeds data to

A conversation about digital copyright reform | TechCrunch The European Union is in the process of reforming copyright laws that date back to 2001, as part of a wider strategy to establish a Digital Single Market across the 28 Member States of the bloc, aiming to break down regional barriers to ecommerce. Earlier this year an agreement was reached on ending geoblocks on travelers digital subscriptions by

Reversing the Lies of the Sharing Economy We do not use the term “sharing” to refer to an interaction like this: “I’ll give you some food if you pay me.” We call that buying. We don’t use it in this situation either: “I’ll let you temporarily use my toy if you pay me.” We call that renting.  In light of this,

OWASP Proposes New Vulnerabilities for 2017 Top 10 The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) announced on Monday the first release candidate for the 2017 OWASP Top 10, which proposes two new vulnerability categories.

Move Over Spintronics, Here Comes Magnonics to the Rescue of Electronics – IEEE Spectrum  European collaborative research center called Spin+X has offered a prototype of a device that leverages something called spin waves that may offer a way forward. Spin waves are the synchronous waves of electron spin alignment observed in a magnetic system. If the prototype is any indication, then researcher may have another avenue to explore when traditional electronics reaches