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+ - Intel Unveils Tiny $99 MinnowBoard Max Open SBC-> 1

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DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "Intel and CircuitCo have revealed a smaller, faster, 2nd-gen MinnowBoard open SBC based on an Atom E3800 SoC and supported by both Android 4.4 and various standard Linux OSes. The MinnowBoard Max, which will ship in Q3 starting at $99, blows past the original MinnowBoard (Slashdot video) on price, performance, and energy consumption. The 3.9 x 2.9-inch Max's $99 starting price includes a 64-bit 1.46GHz Intel Atom E3815 (Bay Trail-T) CPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB SPI flash, and coastline ports for MicroSD, Micro-HDMI, GbE, dual USB, and SATA. Unlike the original MinnowBoard, the Max provides two expansion connectors: a low-speed header, with signals similar to the Arduino's Shield connector; and a high-speed connector, which can support mSATA and mini-PCIe sockets on expansion modules, among other interfaces. Although the Max's design supports CPUs up to Intel's quad-core 1.91GHz (10W TDP) E3845, only two choices shown initially at MinnowBoard.org, with the higher-end $129 $129 model stepping up to a 1.33GHz dual-core E3825 plus 2GB RAM.."
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+ - Hacking a Car Shouldn't Be as Easy as Hacking a Computer ->

Submitted by Daniel_Stuckey
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "As you've no doubt picked up on by now, the future car is, for better or worse, a computer with wheels. You log in to your car with a password to control the digitized features. The car comes with built-in internet and downloadable apps. Toyota's new electric concept is named the "iRoad." As Motherboard's Derek Mead reported from CES this year, the trend is crystal clear: "Every car is going to get smarter and more connected, and no car will be worth its salt unless it's got an app."

There's a lot of cool shit you can do with a smart car. The problem with having an automobile that works just like a computer is it can be hacked just like a computer—in other words, far too easily.

At the Black Hat Asia security conference in Singapore over the weekend, security consultant Nitesh Dhanjani demonstrated just how easily it is to break into and control a vehicle, specifically a Tesla Model S. Dhanjani focused his research on the all-electric car because it's leading the trend of computerized vehicles."

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Comment: Re:How can you even think... (Score 1) 76

Exactly, using algorithms doesn't help. After the first round there are only 16 entries that are correct so far. 16 entries out of the millions who entered managed to get those upsets correct. Will they get the next 16 games correct? Almost certainly not and after two rounds there will be zero correct entries. Math doesn't help predict upsets, it only helps predict the most likely outcomes.

Comment: Math doesn't help you predict improbable upsets (Score 1) 76

To get the bracket perfectly correct you have to pick a large number of improbable upsets correctly as well as all the 50:50 bets and the odds on favorites that prevail. Math is a good way to get in the 96th percentile, it won't predict the Weber St upset over Duke.

Comment: Re:I thought it was David Chaum (Score 1) 276

In a world of billions of people there are far more people capable of taking the work of others in areas such as crytography, programming and economics and building someone new and amazing than you seem to give credit for. It isn't just acknowledged experts who come up with great ideas.

Comment: Re:Balderdash! (Score 1) 64

by naughtynaughty (#46329231) Attached to: New Interactive Map For Understanding Global Flood Risks
You aren't ineligible for flood insurance because your property isn't in a federally defined flood zone, other than some areas where the risk has not been analyzed ALL areas are defined as either high risk or low to moderate risk. There is no such thing as a "no-risk zone". If you want to purchase flood insurance for your home you can.

Comment: Re:So when are we going to see (Score 1) 266

What relevant information are they hiding? If the police pull you over for speeding because they got a tip from the NSA from an email you sent that indicated you were delivering drugs, the reason for the stop was speeding and that is sufficient. It doesn't matter, legally, what the real motivation for the stop was.

Comment: Re:Fruit of the poison tree (Score 1) 266

The cop doesn't need a "gut feeling", he only needs to see a violation of the law to have justification for pulling the vehicle over. That he was tailing the vehicle for 30 minutes waiting for that violation because he got a secret tip from the CIA is of no consequence, the US Supreme Court ruled that pretext stops are legal and the real motivation for the stop is irrelevant.

Comment: Re:Fruit of the poison tree (Score 1) 266

The Supreme Court made it clear in Whren v United States that pretext stops are completely legal. Failed to signal a lane change? The police now have a legal reason to stop you, detain you, pat you down, search the passenger compartment of your vehicle, have a drug dog sniff your car and on their claim that the dog alerted tear your car apart looking for drugs.

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