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My Friend Cayla Doll Banned
From The Eponymous Pickle

My Friend Cayla Doll Banned

The 'My Friend Cayla' doll was previously mentioned with regard to US COPPA law.  Possible implications for other attentive listening assistants?    In Engadget...

Block Chain for Food Safety
From The Eponymous Pickle

Block Chain for Food Safety

In Progressive Grocer:   Previously mentioned.PG Web Extra: Walmart Adopts Blockchain TechnologyMega-retailer aims to improve fresh food safety, security  By Jenny...

Friday Squid Blogging: The Strawberry Squid's Lopsided Eyes
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: The Strawberry Squid's Lopsided Eyes

The evolutionary reasons why the strawberry squid has two different eyes. Additional articles. Original paper. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk...

Snapshots of Digital Transformation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Snapshots of Digital Transformation

Instructive.  In McKinsey: Three snapshots of digital transformationFinancial services, food retailing, and pharma are reinventing themselves in different ways....

Tom Davenport Writings
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tom Davenport Writings

Had a chat with author Tom Davenport, we have long been in touch in the Analytics and AI spaces.  Here is a link to his recent writing.

Google Home Adds Big Retail Connects
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Home Adds Big Retail Connects

 Are the assistant's major goal to directly sell?    Or prepare a new kind of channel for sales?  How will this evolve?   Discussion.Will Costco, Kohl’s, Target...

Earlham Institute Moves HPC Workloads to Iceland
From insideHPC

Earlham Institute Moves HPC Workloads to Iceland

In this video, Dr Tim Stitt from the Earlham Institute describes why moving their HPC workload to Iceland made economic sense. Through the Verne Global datacenter...

Asperitas Startup Brings Immersive Cooling to Datacenters
From insideHPC

Asperitas Startup Brings Immersive Cooling to Datacenters

Today Dutch startup Asperitas rolled out Immersed Computing cooling technology for datacenters. "The company's first market ready solution, the AIC24, 'the first...

DDN and Lustre to Power TSUBAME3.0 Supercomputer
From insideHPC

DDN and Lustre to Power TSUBAME3.0 Supercomputer

"The IO infrastructure of TSUBAME3.0 combines fast in-node NVMe SSDs and a large, fast, Lustre-based system from DDN. The 15.9PB Lustre* parallel file system, composed...

Pascal GPUs to Accelerate TSUBAME 3.0 Supercomputer at Tokyo Tech
From insideHPC

Pascal GPUs to Accelerate TSUBAME 3.0 Supercomputer at Tokyo Tech

"TSUBAME3.0 is expected to deliver more than two times the performance of its predecessor, TSUBAME2.5," writes Marc Hamilton from Nvidia. "It will use Pascal-based...

An Advisory Hub for Health Care
From The Eponymous Pickle

An Advisory Hub for Health Care

An idea that we discussed in some detail,  regarding advisory systems in health care.   Using popular advisory systems?  I like very much the idea of leveraging...

Video: The Era of Self-Tuning Servers
From insideHPC

Video: The Era of Self-Tuning Servers

"Servers today have hundreds of knobs that can be tuned for performance and energy efficiency. While some of these knobs can have a dramatic effect on these metrics...

New Fingerprinting Techniques
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Fingerprinting Techniques

In CIO Today: " .... The new tech makes it possible to establish a unique online fingerprint based not on browser features but on features of a user's operating...

IoT Attack Against a University Network
From Schneier on Security

IoT Attack Against a University Network

Verizon's Data Brief Digest 2017 describes an attack against an unnamed university by attackers who hacked a variety of IoT devices and had them spam network targets...

You’re Teaching the Wrong Programming Language
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

You’re Teaching the Wrong Programming Language

No, really you are. If someone hasn’t told you this yet it’s probably because too few people know what programming language you are teaching. Of course someoneStarting...

Thoughts on my new laptop (Dell XPS 13 with Windows 10)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Thoughts on my new laptop (Dell XPS 13 with Windows 10)

I love computers. Unlike many people, who stick to one brand and one operating system, I like to use many different systems. I own several game consoles, several...

Enabling Voice Control in Simple IoT
From The Eponymous Pickle

Enabling Voice Control in Simple IoT

From MIT News  in CACM" ... In anticipation of the age of voice-controlled electronics, MIT researchers have built a low-power chip specialized for automatic speech...

CCC White Paper- Safety, Security, and Privacy Threats Posed by Accelerating Trends in the Internet of Things
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC White Paper- Safety, Security, and Privacy Threats Posed by Accelerating Trends in the Internet of Things

CCC Executive Council Member Ben Zorn from Microsoft Research contributed to this post.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is already transforming industries, cities...

Addressing the Flaws of Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Addressing the Flaws of Innovation

Thoughtful piece in the Cisco blog,  on how do we define and address the flaws in innovation.   Have attended many, many brainstorming sessions.  It was never hard...

Whats Next for Home Assistants?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Whats Next for Home Assistants?

Good thoughts, especially linking to email and phone calls. I would add also better ways to support ongoing learning and tracking of conversations.   Also the ability...
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