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Mountain View-Based Google Launches New Wireless Service -- Project Fi 1
Posted Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 by Kim Parnell

This offering may provide some competition to the current cellular providers, especially if/when it expands beyond the Nexus phone.  I think it certainly indicates an intention on the part of Google to become a serious contender in this market. See: About Project Fi  and  Google blog: Project Fi Mountain View-Based Google Launches New Wireless Service…

IEEE Region 6 Recognizes CNSV as Outstanding Chapter 2
Posted Friday, Apr 17, 2015 by Sean Murphy

In 2015 CNSV was recognized by IEEE Region 6 as outstanding in promoting members’ skills and providing educational opportunities for Silicon Valley. The award reads: IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Chapter presented to Consultants Network of Silicon Valley For creating a network to promote the skills of its consultants, fostering collaboration among its members, creating…

Hollywood Hands Engineer an Oscar 3
Posted Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 by Jeff Safire

TI’s Hornbeck wins for micro-mirror DLP chip Hollywood awarded an Oscar to an engineer who made what may be the world’s smallest — and most accurate — projector. Several engineers crossed the Dolby Theater stage in Hollywood Feb. 7, accepting awards for technology that has changed the look and feel of cinema. Among them…

The Top Technology Failures of 2014 4
Posted Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 by Jonathan Wells

Google glass, soccer-playing exoskeletons, bitcoins, and more …  Here’s an interesting perspective from MIT Technology Review.  I like the reminder that a technology that solves a problem maybe a success, but failures are not predictable.  Promising technologies can be felled by Supreme Court decisions, public opinion, and even by fibbing graduate students … Jonathan…

Wave of Server Breakin Attempts from Hong Kong 5
Posted Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 by David Chapman

As part of my business, I manage server computers across the United States – source code repositories, file download hosts, and Web sites. That means I see the underside of the Internet, as unknown attackers try to break in through every channel imaginable. Recently I have been seeing high-intensity ssh (secure shell) login attempts…

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