Cayla, A Living Doll from the Twilight Zone

Cayla, a computer driven talking doll, uses technology similar to that behind Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home to construct a toy that simulates a living friend for a child. Unfortunately, some believe that Cayla may be the embodiment of the murderous Talky Tina of the fifty-year-old episode of The Twilight Zone, […]

Seven Rules for Bluetooth at Starbucks

A few weeks ago, I was talking to another engineer about Bluetooth security. Between us, we weren’t sure how secure Bluetooth is. I decided to find out. The first place I went was to the Bluetooth standard. That got me a great answer to the question “How secure is Bluetooth?” The answer: a firm maybe. […]