The Human Factor

IoT Takes People Out of the Loop

by Kevin Morris

The imminent IoT is the final phase of a computing revolution that began decades ago.

First, it was all about processor speed. From our puny 8-bit 1MHz microprocessors to today’s 64-bit multi-core multi-gigahertz behemoths, the pursuit of MIPS and FLOPS led us from machines that could barely run the most rudimentary programs to multiprocessing beasts that can crunch data at unimaginable speeds. Over time, however, processor performance gradually faded from the spotlight. Now, the incremental capability we gain with a doubling of processor speed is comparatively insignificant, and the focus in processor design has switched from raw performance to power efficiency.  Read More

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The Human Factor

Posted on 06/29/16 at 1:46 PM by mikec147

Your comparison of IoT with all of the previous advances in computing is flawed because faster processors and more memory/storage/bandwidth were all demanded by consumers. IoT, on the other hand, is being pushed by manufacturers as a way to add dubious c…

Is Asymmetric Cryptography Necessary?

Posted on 06/27/16 at 11:17 AM by qursan

I have been advocating for this since 2006:

Is Asymmetric Cryptography Necessary?

Posted on 06/27/16 at 10:44 AM by bmoyer

Do you think Rubicon's symmetric-only approach to security can work?

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Posted on 06/20/16 at 10:57 AM by bmoyer

What do you think about Applied Materials' approach to aggressive-node contacts?

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