Semiengineering reports here on the fabrication and design challenges of advanced nodes such as 3 nanometer.
Month: June 2018
IT Outage Causes Flight Cancellations
PSA Airlines, a unit of American Airlines, has suffered an IT outage that resulted in a series of flight cancellations. The Monterey Herald reports here that the outage has lasted for a week and caused over 2,500 flight cancellations. The Charlotte Observer reports here that the outage was caused by hardware failure at PSA’s Dayton OH headquarters.
Tom’s Hardware provides two reports on Amazon Alexa:
- In this report (https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amazon-alexa-expands-privacy-concerns,37127.html), an Alexa unit overheard snippets of family conversation and inferred that it should send out audio to a person on the user’s contact list.
- In this report (https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amazon-reveals-alexa-for-hospitality,37324.html), Alexa will be placed in select hotel rooms.
Electronic Cigarette Battery Fires
The U. S. Fire Administration reports here on lithium ion battery fires in electronic cigarettes.
Tested.com reports here on a decade of Roomba hacking.