Nvidia sued over alleged patent infringement Written by Gareth Halfacree

Nvidia sued over alleged patent infringement Written by Gareth Halfacree Invensas Corporation and Tessera Advanced Technologies, both subsidiaries of Xperi Corporation, have announced lawsuits against Nvidia for alleged violation of five patents relating to semiconductor technologies – and the companies’ histories suggest they could walk away with a hefty settlement. A well-known patent assertion entity…

Toward the next generation of programming tools

Toward the next generation of programming tools A punch card with Fortran.(source: Tangopaso via Wikimedia Commons) In a Quora post, Alan Kay lamented the state of tooling for programmers. Every other engineering discipline has built modern computational tools: for computer aided design, simulation and testing, and for manufacturing. But programming hasn’t progressed significantly since the 1970s. We’ve…

Facebook defends itself against op-ed calling for its breakup

Facebook defends itself against op-ed calling for its breakup ‘Success should not be penalized’ Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge By Andrew Liptak@AndrewLiptak On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wrote an op-ed in The New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, saying that CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s “focus on growth led him to sacrifice…

Facial Recognition Ban Moves To City and County of San Francisco

 Facial Recognition Ban Moves To City and County of San Francisco Commissioner Vote On May 14th by Marc Handelman on May 10, 2019 via Slate author April Glaser, comes word of the coming vote by the Commisionsers of the City and County of San Francisco targeting the curtailment and prohibition of human facial computational recognition systems and surveillance (including many other forms of computational…