Smart Bike Brings GPS Directions to Your Handle Bars

Vanhawks Valour smart bike

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This is an IoT bike. Yes it does exist :-). Founded through a kickstarter campaign, the  Vanhawks Valour smart bike claims to be safer.

The bike measures the calories burnt and is paired up with a smartphone app.

It also gives the biker turn by turn directions.

Linux gets fix for code-execution flaw that was undetected since 2009 | Ars Technica

Linux gets fix for code-execution flaw that was undetected since 2009 | Ars Technica.

A memory corruption available in a function (n_tty_write) is a security flaw in Linux. An account on the corresponding Linux server is required in order to be able to exploit this flaw. However, no privildged acces is required.

This issue can potentially affect Android and Chrome OS.

New Intel chipsets speed up your storage, but they’re missing new CPUs | Ars Technica

New Intel chipsets speed up your storage, but they’re missing new CPUs | Ars Technica.

This year Intel does not release a new CPU architecture. It is not clear why Intel has not released its new Broadwell CPU architecture. The new 14nm manufacturing process is mainly responsible for the performance improvement.

Infographic: All The Wearables You Could Be Wearing Right Now | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce

Infographic: All The Wearables You Could Be Wearing Right Now | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce.

ARM share with us its understanding of the wearable market, from the wrist to the head, find here a fun inventory of the gizmos you could be wearing right now.

As Intel chases mobile to regain lost glory, AMD charts a more daring path | The Industry Standard – InfoWorld

As Intel chases mobile to regain lost glory, AMD charts a more daring path | The Industry Standard – InfoWorld.

 

AMD and Intel have been competing in the PC and the server world for the past 10 years. However, with the emergence of ARM in this segment, the two companies are adopting arther different strategies. Intel is working hard to improve the power efficiency of its chips mainly through improved process and manufacturing. It wants to be competitive in the tablet segment where it has gained very little ground so far.

AMD is not targeting the tablet segment but rather focusing on the server market. It takes a bold bet by combining x86 and ARM architecture on a single die called Skybridge. This is a very daring and pragmatic approach. Acknowledging that ARM is continuously gaining momentum in the server industry, AMD is trying to get the best of both worlds x86 and ARM.

Other targets for the Skybridge chip are networking products.

ARM exec: Forget eight-core smartphone chips, just enjoy a SIX-PACK • The Register

ARM exec: Forget eight-core smartphone chips, just enjoy a SIX-PACK • The Register.

James Bruce from ARM explains that, in the tablet world, there are no use case for 8 core SoCs. However 8 is a lucky number for Chinese customers. The Exynos 5 octa is based on 4 cortex A15 combined with 4 A7 for instance. According to James Bruce 75% of the time, such a processor is either asleep or waiting for interrupts. So the actual need for the processing power is not proven.

Out of the 250 millions tablets shipped in 2013, 100 millions were shipped with a Chinese SoC inside.

 

Open source comes to farms with restriction-free seeds | Ars Technica

Open source comes to farms with restriction-free seeds | Ars Technica.

29 seeds are available under open source license which upsets Monsanto.

Aging surveillance drones become flying Wi-Fi hotspots | Ars Technica

The DARPA experiences the reuse of aging drones to serve as wifi hotspots. They want to provide connectivity to their units operating in remote areas. They have run early tests with success. The bandwidth supported is up to 1 Gbps during 9 hours.

Aging surveillance drones become flying Wi-Fi hotspots | Ars Technica.