Tesla debuts almost-autonomous electric semitrailer | Startup claims it will unveil AI chip in 2018 | What's next for IoT?
November 17, 2017
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Tesla debuts almost-autonomous electric semitrailer
Tesla debuts almost-autonomous electric semitrailer
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Tesla has introduced an all-electric semitrailer that automatically avoids jackknifing and travels 500 miles on a single charge. The nearly self-driving truck goes from zero to 60 mph in five seconds and could be less expensive to operate than diesel trucks.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (11/16),  TechCrunch (11/16) 
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Internet of Things
Startup claims it will unveil AI chip in 2018
Chip startup Groq says it will unveil its artificial intelligence chip in 2018. The chip will be capable of 400 trillion operations per second and 8 trillion operations per watt, the startup claims.
Electronic Design (11/15) 
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What's next for IoT?
Recent case studies have shown that the internet of things will make a strong impact on business, as Forrester's Christopher Voce predicts the technology will move beyond the experimentation phase in 2018. While security will likely remain an issue, IoT platforms could be specialized in ways that cater to consumers, he says.
ZDNet (11/16) 
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Mobile & Wireless
Apple's iOS 11.1.2 update addresses temperature glitch
Apple's iOS 11.1.2 update addresses temperature glitch
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Apple released the iOS 11.1.2 update to address an iPhone X issue that made it temporarily unresponsive in cold weather. The update also fixed a distortion issue on Live photos and video.
TechCrunch (11/16) 
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Security & Privacy
Malicious domains blocked in free DNS service
The Global Cyber Alliance, IBM and Packet Clearing House have collaborated on Quad9, a free, public Domain Name System service that restricts domains involved in botnets, phishing attacks and other maliciousness on the internet. The service draws on IBM's X-Force and 18 other threat feeds in identifying malicious domains.
Ars Technica (11/16) 
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Health Care IT
UC San Diego Health uses cloud for patient records
UC San Diego Health uses cloud for patient records
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UC San Diego Health is moving electronic health records to the cloud to improve security. One hospital has installed iPads in patient rooms to offer easy access to medical records, and the university has partnered with IBM to offer artificial intelligence at a senior living center.
HealthTech (11/16) 
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Government IT
Partners sought for Cyber NYC security initiative
A cybersecurity initiative by New York City is seeking private partners. Cyber NYC will focus on the development of a cybercenter, as well as talent development and research.
StateScoop (11/16) 
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SIIA News
2017 TechCouncil Charity Lunch Dec. 6 -- Long Beach, Calif.
At the TechCouncil of Southern California, we believe in giving back. Each year, the TechCouncil hosts a charity luncheon where the titans of technology gather to celebrate the region's accomplishments and support a charity that empowers our industry. This year, the TechCouncil will donate a portion of the proceeds to VetsInTech, a charity near and dear to our industry. Bring your teams and celebrate! Register now. All are welcome!
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