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Aqara’s presence sensor can tell when you’re sleeping 1
Posted Thursday, Dec 14, 2023 by Jeff Safire

The FP2 mmWave sensor is also getting AI-powered person detection. This could help it know when it’s you in the room and not a robot vacuum. By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, a smart home reviewer who’s been testing connected gadgets since 2013. Previously a writer for Wirecutter, Wired, and BBC Science Focus. Dec 12, 2023…


Explained: Privacy washing 2
Posted Monday, Nov 27, 2023 by Jeff Safire

Google’s recently been accused of “privacy washing”, despite claiming it’s a privacy-focused company. But what is privacy washing? By Pieter Arntz Nov 22, 2023 Question: Who said the sentence below? “Privacy is at the heart of everything we do.” Answer: Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet and its largest subsidiary Google. And if you…


GitHub’s AI-powered coding chatbot is now available for individuals 3
Posted Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 by Jeff Safire

Article by Jay Peters Sep 20, 2023 Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft-owned GitHub is rolling out its AI-powered coding chatbot to more people. The company launched its Copilot Chat tool in public beta for business users in July, and on Wednesday, GitHub announced that it’s available in public beta for GitHub…


Opinion on the Use of AI in Writing an Expert Witness Report 4
Posted Monday, Jul 31, 2023 by Jeff Safire

The Dawn of a New Era Imagine a world where the tedious task of drafting an expert witness report, traditionally a human endeavor, is accomplished by Artificial Intelligence (AI). A world where AI not only writes the report but also ensures that it abides by the requisite legal standards. Sounds like a science fiction…


Meet the CAN Invader – How Can Automotive Ethernet Curb Car Theft? 5
Posted Wednesday, Jul 26, 2023 by Jeff Safire

by Steven Leibson     July 24 2023     EE Journal There’s a car-theft gang in Atlanta that’s stealing late model, high-end Toyota and Lexus vehicles by hacking the cars’ CAN (car area network) Bus. Apparently, this type of car theft originated in Japan, where criminal hackers have developed a device called a…


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