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Posted Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 by Jeff Safire

Hobbyist and IEEE editor Stephen Cass upgrades a broken laptop from 1983 by Benj Edwards, arsTECHNICA Sept 23, 2022 A 1983-era TRS-80 Model 100 as an action hero, dramatically exploding onto the scene. Faced with a broken Radio Shack laptop from 1983, IEEE Spectrum editor Stephen Cass didn’t throw it away. Instead, he pulled…


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Posted Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 by Jeff Safire

The technology, known as LoRa, has the potential to connect billions of devices without simultaneously inflicting further harm on the planet, Semtech CEO Mohan Maheswaran told Axios.


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Posted Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022 by Jeff Safire

Programming languages like HTML, JavaScript and Python are a protected form of expression in the United States. But that protection is not absolute.


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Posted Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 by Jeff Safire

The browsers built into popular apps like Facebook and Twitter provide convenience for users looking to read a page — but also open them to broad privacy and security risks, Axios’ Sam Sabin and I report. The big picture: In-app browsers allow mobile users to follow links and read web pages without having to…


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Posted Monday, Aug 22, 2022 by Jeff Safire

New sensor technologies and interfaces are being developed that will enable automakers to create more intelligent steering wheels that will be capable of monitoring a vehicle’s driver and enable cars to call for help or even during an emergency steer a vehicle to safety.


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