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Welcome to the foremost industry blog covering current issues in Digital Video and Audio, Embedded Devices and Mobile and Set Top Apps. You'll also find specific information on a wide range of other issues including hardware and software/firmware design; and video, mobile application and signal processing technologies. We cover a wide range of industries including security, cable/satellite, enterprise video, oil and gas, law enforcement, smartphone, defense and communications, among others.
Cardinal Peak’s big data practice is expanding as we continue adding data scientists to our staff. In a recent discussion regarding a data set we’re analyzing, a probability problem conceptually equivalent to the following arose: In a room filled with […]
Hash-based message authentication code, or HMAC, is an important building block for proving that data transmitted between the components of a system has not been tampered with. HMAC is a widely used cryptographic technology. I recently came across its use […]
I’ve got a new article up at Xconomy, sharing some thoughts about how to find the right Chief Technology Officer for your startup: I’ve got a strong bias that you are likely to need at least one member of your […]
Based on the success of our last job fair, Cardinal Peak will once again be co-hosting the Boulder Tech Job Fair with the Boulder Chamber. We were thrilled by our experience at the last fair in September, so we will […]
What I love most about being an engineer is hearing (and helping) with my brethren’s after-hours projects. I’ve had the privilege of working with many creative individuals over the years whose side projects are more ambitious and interesting than what […]
We’d like to congratulate our client Skydrop for a spectacular launch at CES this week. The Skydrop Sprinkler Controller is a great example of a next-generation Internet-of-Things product.
Out of the box, Chromecast has no idea who I am, or what my available content is. In a few simple steps I’m up and running with my content. I didn’t even enter my username and password! How did Google do that? The answer involves a protocol called oAuth.
The kind folks at EDN have asked Cardinal Peak to author an occasional blog about streaming video. The first post went live this morning and discusses streaming video securely: Until recently, the accepted wisdom in the industry was that end […]
Attacks that are initially restricted to the realm of esoteric, government-backed spooks become accessible over time to run-of-the-mill cybercriminals. Take, for example, the Linux.Darlloz worm, which attacks embedded devices and is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, it propagates by exploiting a vulnerability that was patched in May 2012. But the firmware images on many embedded devices are much older than that. The second reason I find it particularly interesting is it targets PHP, a scripting language largely used for web development.
When I was a freshman in college, we had an engineering seminar where the Dean told us that we should expect to re-educate ourselves many times throughout our career. This has certainly been true in my career. In the Web […]
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