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Wireless Controls Keep Expanding the Smart Home’s Boundaries 1
Posted Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 by Jeff Safire

As the intelligence quotient of homes pushes higher, demand soars for related products. To keep pace, designers need low-cost simple solutions for their designs, such as MCU/radio combo chips.

States are sewing a patchwork of AV regulations 2
Posted Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 by Jeff Safire — a startup developing an on-demand autonomous shuttle service — is based in Silicon Valley, but it has deployed its first vans in Texas, drawn in by the state’s favorable regulations. Without a national regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles, states have become laboratories not just for the technology itself, but also for the…

HAMLET: How About Machine Learning Enhancing Theses? 3
Posted Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Berkman Klein Center software engineer Andromeda Yelton shares a new tool (“extremely in alpha”) that uses machine learning to power experimental, exploratory interfaces to the MIT thesis collection. Plug in a thesis and find out which other theses are most conceptually similar. Think of it like Pandora, but for college papers.

What Is Your Tariff Strategy? 4
Posted Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 by Rosemary Coates

Panic. That’s what many companies are feeling now that nearly 6,000 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) item classifications have been identified for the imposition of a 25% penalty tariff on imports from China.  Steel and aluminum tariffs apply more broadly to imports from many countries. These tariffs are adding cost to supply chains, but no…

This Lens-less Camera Is Built Specially for AI and Computer Vision Programs 5
Posted Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Engineers have developed a “see-through” camera from a pane of glass, a photodetector, and some really clever software By Mark Anderson Cameras used to be their own devices with lenses and film and trips to the drug store to get the pictures developed. Then, they disappeared into phones, tablets, laptops, and video game consoles.…

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