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GitHub’s AI-powered coding chatbot is now available for individuals 1
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 2
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? 3
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…


Almost 90 percent of classic games are ‘critically endangered,’ say archivists 4
Posted Friday, Jul 14, 2023 by Jeff Safire

It is impossibly hard to play games released before 2010.Article by Ash Parrish, The Verge|Gaming • Jul 14, 2023 With advancing console generations and the slow demise of both backward compatibility and digital game storefronts, the ability to play older games has always been tough. Through a new study from the Video Game History…


How Emerging Memory Supports Next-Gen Computing in Data Explosion Era 5
Posted Monday, Jun 19, 2023 by Jeff Safire

Memory innovation is recognized as one of the key solutions to address the challenges of the data explosion era. Not only is it important that memory technologies offer standard specifications such as high performance, lower power consumption and cost, and higher capacity, but they must also offer smarter solutions to effectively eliminate issues inherent…


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