The ultimate goal of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to build computing capabilities into every object in the world, but that’s a pipe dream with today’s chips. Now British chip designer Arm thinks it might have the solution after unveiling the most powerful plastic microprocessor to date. The falling cost and size of silicon chips has made it possible to ...
Every day we see the emergence of new technologies. And every day we see a widening gap between progress and society’s ability to cope with its consequences. Whether it is an impending shift in the nature of work as technology changes production systems, or the ethical implications of reengineering what it means to be human, […]
The recent DDoS attack on Dyn was powered in part by a bot army of home devices. How not to let your webcam or other IoT system go rogue. The massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on DNS provider Dyn late last week in which Internet of Things (IoT) devices were compromised and used as part of the […]
‘Let’s build a single supercomputer that is smarter than all of humanity put together.’ While that sounds ominously similar to what a mad scientist in a fictional universe would say before unleashing a deadly robotic that destroys all humanity, that is exactly the ideal behind the advancement of artificial intelligence as we have come to call […]
The Internet of Things has been a wildly exciting development in technology over the past few years, and is slowly but surely changing the way the world works. As more and more devices become connected, and the applications become smarter, the IoT has the potential to drastically alter civilization, mostly in that it can make everything […]