Blog Review: July 13

SCSI story; neural nets; fuel cell models; music boxes; stealing PINs; assisted parking; vocabulary test.

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Synopsys’ Mansi Chadha looks back at the history of storage and the evolution of SCSI.

Cadence’s Paul McLellan highlights some of the latest news from the world of neural networks.

Mentor’s Darrell Teegarden digs into the challenges of modeling fuel cells and walks through how to build one.

Ansys’ Justin Nescott features a giant, three-instrument music box in his picks for the week’s top tech articles. Plus, a neural net to keep out cats and antimicrobial suits for Olympic rowers.

A team of security researchers have figured out a way to steal ATM PINs from smartwatches sensor data, warns Rambus’ Aharon Etengoff.

NXP’s Lars Reger shows off BMW’s new semi-autonomous parking mode.

A Lam Research writer presents a short semiconductor industry vocabulary test.

ARM’s Freddi Jeffries highlights the differences between lines in the company’s GPUs family.

Synopsys’ Robert Vamosi considers the role open source may play in automotive software.

In his latest video, Mentor’s Colin Walls looks at how a team selected the right RTOS for their needs.

Cadence’s Christine Young hears about an Austin nonprofit working in get girls into STEM.

Plus, check out the blogs featured in last week’s IoT, Security & Automotive newsletter:

Editor In Chief Ed Sperling contends that technology could be a lot safer with better cooperation across industries.

Executive Editor Ann Steffora Mutschler looks at the evolving technology, legal, insurance and social issues associated with autonomous vehicles.

Technology Editor Jeff Dorsch observes that the Internet has been downgraded to an ordinary noun.

Mentor Graphics’ Andrew MacLeod finds that from EDA to automotive and beyond, digitalization is changing the way companies reach customers.

Kilopass’ CJ Tsai argues that securing mobile wallets is vital to the industry’s growth.

Marvell’s Donna Yasay looks at ways to cut congestion and dead zones on home networks.