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Car Manufacturers Want To Monitor Drivers Inside Their Cars

Startups are demonstrating “sensor technology that watches and analyzes drivers, passengers and objects in cars” reports Reuters — a technology that “will mean enhanced safety in the short-term, and revenue opportunities in the future.” SonicSpike shares their report: Whether by generating alerts about drowsiness, unfastened seat belts or wallets left in the backseat, the emerging technology aims not only to ... Read More »

Compact, rugged industrial AI computer runs Linux on TX2

Aaeon’s compact, fanless “Boxer-8110AI” embedded computer runs Ubuntu 16.04 on an Nvidia Jetson TX2 module and offers GbE, HDMI, CAN, serial, and 3x USB ports, plus anti-vibration and -20 to 50°C support. Like the Boxer-8120A from last May, Aaeon’s Boxer-8110AI runs Ubuntu 16.04 on Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 module. It similarly offers 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, [[he]#8230[/he]] Read More »

Software patents poised to make a comeback under new patent office rules

Ars Technica reports that software patents might be making a comeback. A landmark 2014 ruling by the Supreme Court called into question the validity of many software patents. In the wake of that ruling, countless broad software patents became invalid, dealing a blow to litigation-happy patent trolls nationwide. But this week the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proposed new rules that would make ... Read More »