C++ is 35 years old, and the most recent standard, C++ 14 (based on the year, not the number of revisions) has just come out. Bjarne Stroustrup, the developer of C++, talked about goals for the next release, C++ 17, in an InfoWorld interview. I’ve been using C++ for 23 years, since I got…
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX, is now foraying into satellites. Much as he did with the car and space businesses, he’s once again ignoring industry norms. His proposed satellite fleet consists of 700 birds (10 times the size of the largest current satellite…
While the world was busy obsessing over Apple’s latest iAnnouncements, I joined more than 1,100 exhibitors in Las Vegas last week for CTIA 2014 – the annual cellular industry show, now co-located with “4G World” and dubbed “Super Mobility Week.” Although I go to catch up on the latest infrastructure developments (new base stations,…
Well, this doesn’t sound like good news. Actually, the FCC seems to be expressing mixed signals regarding ‘Net Neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose rules that would allow companies to pay Internet providers to deliver their content faster. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agency’s plans would not eliminate Net neutrality. See…
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) has been a fact of life for electrical and electronic assemblies in the EU since 2006. Medical devices were initially exempt from the RoHS requirements. However, the grace period will end in July 2014. Often called the “lead-free” directive, RoHS covers electrical and electronic assemblies and equipment and restricts…
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