July 17, 2017

Embedded Systems Avert Potential Disasters

There are 1.3 million miles of natural gas pipelines in the United States. With so many miles of pipelines, there are bound to be plenty of leaks. Because it’s hard to detect them, some of these leaks may go unchecked for years. Environmentally, since methane (natural gas) is 84 times […]
June 1, 2017

About the (Literally) Embedded Systems on Police Officers

We live in an age of cameras. We have cameras on our phones, watching our employees, and even on traffic lights. They keep us safe, honest, and accountable. In recent years, there has been an outcry to put cameras in places they’ve never been before: on police officers’ uniforms. After […]
May 5, 2017

An Uber-Unethical App Requiring Expert Code Examination

It’s the perfect scam: As an Uber driver, buy as many stolen iPhones as you can, order yourself as a driver, and then rake in the cash from Uber HQ. This was the thought process of many fraudsters in China. Uber, upset about having the wool pulled over their eyes, […]
April 13, 2017

Medical System Provides Shocking Benefits to Those Fighting Cancer

Brain cancer will afflict 23,800 adults this year, and cause 16,700 deaths, making it the 10th leading cause of death. Any possible treatment that could be used to increase the survivability rates should be taken. A company called Novocure recently developed an intuitive way to treat brain tumors: electric shock. […]
March 17, 2017

Drones That Take Away Airplane Delay Groans

You’re about to head home from a business trip just in time for your kid’s birthday party. They are so excited to be turning 5, they can barely stand it. You board the plane, just as the airlines announces that there is going to be a delay because they need […]
March 11, 2017

I’ll Have Some Fries with That Automation

Man has long wanted automation in food preparation as seen in this clip from the 1968 movie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, of a Breakfast Machine. McDonalds held a promotional event in Boston for what they call a “Big Mac ATM”. The machine created 2 different versions of the Big Mac […]
February 21, 2017
Software source code on dark blue screen

Ten Strategies for Software IP Litigation

Software IP is different than most other IP in that there is no tangible end product. Based on my experience as an expert witness and consultant, the following are a few tips and strategies that might be considered regarding litigation of software IP. When requesting software during discovery, request commented […]
February 11, 2017

It’s a Bat! It’s a Robot! It’s a Robat!

Bats have been a source of flying inspiration for inventors since the days of Leonardo Da Vinci. The bat moves in such fluid ways, and humanity has wanted to replicate this elegance for ourselves. Researchers at Caltech have just taken a great leap forward in doing so. Caltech recently designed […]
January 9, 2017

Thumbs Up for Forgetting Your Wallet at the Supermarket Check Stand

It’s a scenario you know well: you visit a grocery store, spend time selecting groceries, then finally approach the light at the end of the tunnel: the checkout stand. The cashier scans all of the items, and then it’s time to pay. You reach into your pocket, and panic: Your […]
December 31, 2016
Kai Kloeofer and his smart gun.

The Smarter Gun May Resolve a Long-Standing Policy Debate

In 2016, there will be nearly 30,000 injuries and 15,000 deaths from gun misfirings. These injuries and deaths have radically changed the lives of all their families. Gun control is a hot topic politically, and trying to balance the Second Amendment while trying to minimize accidental deaths and injuries is […]