This chip can count dice-rolls faster than you can

Humans have always been better at seeing than machines. But the age of “embedded vision” is upon us, and machines that see are getting better and better. A case in point is a demonstration project from chip-maker Analog Devices, which showed a vision system can count the numbers for a dice roll faster than any person can.

Feds close huge chip counterfeiting case (exclusive)

VisionTech Components sold a large amount of semiconductor chips to more than 1,100 customers from its office in Clearwater, Fla. Unfortunately, federal prosecutors allege, the chips were counterfeits. In this case, the perpetrators were brought to justice when authorities uncovered the $16 million counterfeiting operation. A sentencing in the case will happen at the end of this month.