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What to Consider When Starting a Services Company

Publish Date: October 11, 2017
It has nearly been 10 years since my business partner and I decided to start our product development professional services firm. By all measures, Intelligent Product Solutions Inc. (IPS) has succeeded well beyond our initial vision. With this milestone approaching, it is worth recounting how and why we came to start IPS and some of the important “lessons learned” along the way.

Eek! DNA-Born Malware at ESC Minneapolis 2017

Publish Date: October 11, 2017
As I've said on several occasions, things are beginning to move very, very quickly in Embedded Space (where no one can hear you scream). Just a couple of years ago, things like machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) were topics that were primarily of academic interest only. Now these technologies are being deployed in all sorts of real-world embedded systems, and we're only just scratching the surface of what's possible.

Will an Act of Congress Elevate Cybersecurity?

Publish Date: October 10, 2017
Lawmakers in the US Senate have introduced a bill that would set baseline security standards for government-purchased connected devices, from computers and routers to security cameras and other IoT devices. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 comes in direct response to the constant stream of cyber-attacks amid a burgeoning market of connected devices.

2018 BMWs Will Bring Amazon Alexa on the Road

Publish Date: October 10, 2017
In 2016 BMW introduced BMW Connected into its vehicles, allowing for Amazon Alexa users to control their vehicle's climate control, lock and unlock doors, and even check fuel status from home. Now, Amazon has announced that beginning in mid-2018 owners of select BMW and MINI vehicles will have access to full Alexa functions in their vehicles.

12 People Who Engineered Change Without a College Degree

Publish Date: October 6, 2017

Linux Now Has its First Open Source RISC-V Processor

Publish Date: October 6, 2017
SiFive has declared that 2018 will be the year of RISC V Linux processors.

The Trend Toward Distributed Robotics

Publish Date: October 5, 2017
With all of the discussion happening around collaborative robots (cobots) there is, of course, a lot of talk of how these robots will interact (and possibly replace) humans in the workspace. One less discussed aspect is how these robots will collaborate with each other.

Coating Makes Electronically Heated Textiles Possible

Publish Date: October 5, 2017
It’s one thing to have clothing that keeps heat trapped close to the body to help you stay warm, but what if your clothing actually could electrically heat up inside to stave off the cold? That’s the potential for a new nano-coating developed at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst, which researchers demonstrated can be used to heat up the fingers of a prototype glove for up to eight hours.

Toyota, Mazda, Denso Team Up to Develop EV Technology

Publish Date: October 4, 2017
Longtime electric vehicle holdout Toyota Motor Corp. announced last week it is partnering with Mazda Motor Corp and automotive supplier Denso Corp. to form a new company to develop EV technologies.

GM to Produce 20 New Electric Cars by 2023

Publish Date: October 3, 2017
General Motors raised the stakes in the auto industry’s ongoing competition to build more affordable, long-range electric cars this week, announcing it would roll out two more all-new EVs in the next 18 months, and 20 more by 2023.