Four short links: 26 July 2017

Blockchain and Securities Law, Low-Energy Sensing, Robotics Deep Learning, and Chipped Employees

By Nat Torkington
July 26, 2017
Four Short Links
  1. Report of Investigation … DAO (SEC) — This Report reiterates these fundamental principles of the U.S. federal securities laws and describes their applicability to a new paradigm—virtual organizations or capital raising entities that use distributed ledger or blockchain technology to facilitate capital raising and/or investment and the related offer and sale of securities.
  2. How to Make a Wireless Sensor Live for a Year on One Tiny Coin Cell BatteryWe see that making the right choices in software can make a stunning 400x difference in power consumption – two orders of magnitude – even with an already extremely power-efficient hardware.
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  4. Deep Learning in Robotics: A Review of Recent Research — what it says on the cover.
  5. A Wisconsin Company Will Let Employees Use Microchip Implants to Buy Snacks and Open DoorsParticipating employees will have the chips, which use near field communication (NFC) technology, implanted between their thumb and forefinger. It’s an extension of the long-running implantable RFID chip business, based on a partnership with Swedish company Biohax International. The vending kiosk company, also known as 32M, will “chip” employees at a party on August 1st. This is fine. What could possibly go wrong?
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