22Dec16 – The WSJ published and article declaring Apple’s AirPods the best new Apple product in years. The article pointed to the AirPods not losing the signal and a given channel cutting out. The question is whether this is Passif technology and is it protected by patents.
08Dec16 – Nantero and their carbon nanotube-based NRAM received an additional $21 million in funding today.
18Nov16 – Work on reversible fuel cells at Boeing was making the rounds. They run a fuel cell in the reverse direction to produce hydrogen. This is then stored and electricity is produced when needed. In the end one has a system for energy storage.
14Nov16 – It would be interesting to see if Apple brought the T1 to the AppleTV remote. From here, one could bring secure payments to the living room.
08Nov16 – ned is digging deeper into the T1 chip has proven to be quite interesting. One neat fact is the apparent ability to operate independently of the main processor, including when a device is either sleeping or off.
27Oct16 – There is plenty of chatter proclaiming that Microsoft is now leading Apple in innovation after the respective hardware events last week. I am not going to debate the merits of touchscreens here. I will though say that Apple’s T1 chip sure looks interesting. It is said to be running a modified watchOS, and runs the Touch Bar’s graphics, within the MacOS device. This is pretty nifty and certainly suggests innovative work under the hood.
19Oct16 – It appears the Huawei 960 introduced today is following the route of increasing the number of CPU cores. It is not exactly the approach in Apple’s A-series.