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Security: now we get it

4 Mar 2015 by Chris Edwards

There's nothing like the power of a recent convert. And there were zealous converts aplenty at the Embedded World show in Nürnberg, Germany last week. They had a fever and the only cure was more security. The fact that the fever was diagnosed several years ago went somewhat unnoticed.

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View from Brussels

When the West sold sabotaged microchips to Russia

1 Mar 2015 by Pelle Neroth

Russia feels it is a misunderstood country, and the conflict between East and West that is now taking place is between resentment and ignorance: resentful Russians and ignorant West Europeans and Americans, who don't know what has been done in the past against Russians by what we might broadly term "the West".

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The Philosophical Engineer

Metaphorically speaking

28 Feb 2015 by Francis Goode

An earlier blog presented some famous philosophical engineers from history. One name missing from that list, that definitely deserves a mention in the pantheon of philosophically minded engineers, is Benjamin Lee Whorf.

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Editor's letter

3D: the 3rd wave

18 Feb 2015 by Dickon Ross

3D is all the rage right now as everything from cinema to printing seems to be breaking out of its two-dimensional straitjacket. Is it just a novelty or could it be the beginning of a revolution in how we access and interact with information?

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After All

A Tasty Bite of a Peculiar French Drink Called Genievre

17 Feb 2015 by Vitali Vitaliev

I am writing this blog entry on a bleak day in the end of January, branded by the British media the drabbest month of the year . Indeed, behind the windows of my small garden office is what in Russia we used to call "vodka weather". Why "vodka"? Because it was only a stiff alcoholic drink which could disperse the all- permeating winter greyness (or so we thought).

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View from Washington

FAA acts but does US drone market still face a slow ascent?

17 Feb 2015 by Paul Dempsey

The US Federal Aviation Administration has finally issued draft regulations covering smaller 'drone' aircraft up to a weight of 55lbs (25kg), but the first flights are still at least two years away.

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