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I’ve been working with the new hardware this week. Getting hands-on with the Dev Board, bit.ly/hands-on-coral-dev-boar, and the USB Accelerator with the , bit.ly/hands-on-coral-usb-acce. I’ve also been checking that you can use the to setup the Coral Dev Board, bit.ly/coral-setup-with-pi.

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I've been working on this for a while. We're now seeing new hardware intended to speed up inferencing on the edge. No cloud needed. The only question though, which of the new acceleration platforms can inference faster? Time to run and find out. The importance of bananas🍌 and apples🍎 in this process can't be over stated. bit.ly/edge-benchmark

How to get started with the Developer Kit. Hands on doing object detection and image recognition with the based board designed for machine learning at the edge. bit.ly/getting-started-jetsonn

The first direct image of a taken by the Event Horizon Telescope. The image shows the black hole at the center of , a massive galaxy in the Virgo galaxy cluster. This black hole resides 55 million light years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion M☉. Six peer-reviewed papers were published today in a special issue of ApJ Letters, iopscience.iop.org/journal/204.

In today’s mailbag a Edge board, bit.ly/introducing-sparkfun-ed. It ships with the Lite “Yes” demo pre-flashed onto the board. Watch out for LED 47 blinking after I say the word “Yes.”

How to get started with the @intel Neural Compute Stick 2 (NCS2) and the . Hands on doing face recognition with the -based USB stick designed for machine learning at the edge. bit.ly/getting-started-ncs2

I’ve been working with the new hardware this week. Getting hands-on with the Dev Board, bit.ly/hands-on-coral-dev-boar, and the USB Accelerator with the , bit.ly/hands-on-coral-usb-acce. I’ve also been checking that you can use the to setup the Coral Dev Board, bit.ly/coral-setup-with-pi.

The launch of at yesterday could prove as important as the launch of in 2006. We just entered the age of “Satellite as a Service.” 🛰️📡 blog.hackster.io/talking-to-sa It could also mean that the ongoing launcher war might have a different outcome that we all thought. It might not just be one or two of the launcher companies that survive, it might be nearly all of them. 🚀 blog.hackster.io/winning-the-s

Photographs of the Jökulsárlón Ice Beach in Iceland 🇮🇸 taken using the only 10,000-year-old lens in the world. Having stood myself on the same ice beach at Jökulsárlón, I can say that images capture the bleak feel of the ice flows rather well. That feeling of standing on the edge of the world, looking out. blog.hackster.io/a-camera-lens

Resurfacing something in the wake of this week "…we’re entering an era of computing where the user experience of an object is created not just by how we handle it, but how we address it with our voice, or even just how we look at it." blog.hackster.io/a-rite-of-pas

"Introducing the ," by me for . Ten years in the making, the successor for the industry defining has arrived. Benefiting from the “the peace dividend of the smart phone war” the new kit is everything you'd expect. blog.hackster.io/introducing-t

"The WiFi Module, a new competitor?" by me for . If you go to you can pick this Wi-Fi module up for just a one dollar a piece. We've reached a point where computing is practically free, medium.com/@aallan/capable-com. blog.hackster.io/the-air602-wi

When politicians talk about cyber-warfare, a first-strike, a "Pearl Harbour" attack, then Big Hack is probably what they have in mind. But if you'd talked to anyone in the industry, while we'd have acknowledged it was possible in theory, I'd lay money that most of use would have argued that in practice it was unlikely. It was just too hard to pull off. We were wrong. bloomberg.com/news/features/20

Does your company sell things on the Internet? Are you a bank? Are you in any way involved with the site that does this? Go to it now, look for a -style compromise. This is no longer an isolated incident, it is an endemic problem. doublepulsar.com/magecart-new-

"The UK government is preparing to establish a new internet regulator that would make tech firms liable for content published on their websites and have the power to sanction sites that fail to take down illegal material and hate speech within hours…" this isn't going to end well. 😖 buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/uk-go

Applications now open for "The Science Ambassador Scholarship" a full–tuition for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math to a U.S. college. Funded by Cards Against Humanity. Deadline is 11th December. scienceambassadorscholarship.o

After a year of discussion and work, really pleased to point to the assessment tool for startups looking to build secure, ethical, and well designed products. Try it, share it, and give us feedback! iotmark.wordpress.com/tool/

"I choose to go to the Moon with artists," says Yusaku Maezawa "…in 2023, as the host, I would like to invite 6 to 8 artists from around the world to join me on this mission to the ." Painters, photographers, musicians, film directors, fashion designers, and architects. It's time to start lobby for a seat on the first private flight around the , dearmoon.earth/.

Fascinating teardown of a smart-ish wall hook by , "…don't poke hot glue with your finger." Not all things need to be connected to the . Although what niche this thing is actually intended to fill is sort of baffling? 🤔 youtube.com/watch?v=Ze8jifMh03

Looks like I'm not heading south to in January to talk about the . Just had rejection emails for all four of the talks I submitted to the CfP. So much for that. Ah well! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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