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5 Keys to Engaging a Product Development Partner

October 27, 2014 2:23 pm | by Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions CEO | Comments

While my current gig is serving as the President of a product development professional services firm, I’ve spent many years in companies large and small developing products as a mechanical engineer and also in engineering management ...      

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Why Being a Female Writer in Tech Doesn’t Make Me An Idiot

October 24, 2014 4:28 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Comments

Today, engineers, we’re going to have a lesson about what’s an acceptable attitude to have and what’s not an acceptable attitude to have. For example, it’s perfectly acceptable to think my opinion is dead wrong because you’re a diehard Android fan. It’s not okay to think I’m an idiot because I’m a woman ... 

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3 Reasons Why You Should Use Apple Pay

October 23, 2014 9:48 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Could Apple Pay really be as revolutionary as it sounds? Is it going to work? Will it even catch on? Here are three reasons why you should use (or at least try) Apple Pay today.  

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2 Movies That Can Teach Us About IoT

October 22, 2014 10:07 am | by Charles W.K. Gritton, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer, Hillcrest Labs | Comments

What’s the best place to see “futuristic” technology in action? Sometimes, you’ll see a demo or paper that explains it well, but often Hollywood (and science fiction in general) is the best source. In the case of IoT (Internet of Things), there are two essential movies....

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4 Ways Businesses Can Learn from U.S. Army Safety Practices

October 20, 2014 12:23 pm | by Chad Storlie, Author, Combat Leader to Corporate Leader & Battlefield to Business Success | Comments

In the U.S. Army, leaders and soldiers at all levels constantly plan, rehearse and act to do dangerous activities as safely as possible even while under dangerous conditions. In the U.S. Army, dangerous conditions are a factor and not an excuse to...         

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Recharging Medical Devices Faster…MUCH Faster

October 20, 2014 11:57 am | by Editor | Comments

When it comes to portable electronics, the power source can often be the biggest challenge for a designer attempting to reduce the size of a device. Batteries are typically the largest component in the device design. When it comes to medical devices...

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What Is the Internet of Things & What Does It Mean for Design?

October 20, 2014 8:54 am | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Comments

Is the tech buzz around 3D printing giving way to a new-media darling? Sure looks like it. What is the Internet of Things (IoT) fervor all about? While the idea of connecting products such as mobile devices, TVs, and even refrigerators to the...                                 

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The Skills Gap & Why We Need a Modern Rosie

October 14, 2014 9:44 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Comments

Women make up half of the U.S. population and almost half of the workforce, but only 24 percent in the manufacturing sector. The manufacturing field is full of opportunities on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. Manufacturers in...                       

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From Wearables to Implantables to…What’s Next?

October 8, 2014 1:30 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Some time has passed since the Apple announcement of the company’s “iWatch” (at least as of the time I’m writing this) and all the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. Unfortunately, from the mobile healthcare aspect, it was underwhelming...

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The Rise of the Smartwatch

October 1, 2014 4:23 pm | by Katherine Tordoff, WDD Staff | Comments

The increasing publicity for smartwatches is circulating everywhere. What would be simpler than wearing your smartphone on your wrist? With a smartwatch, users can instantly receive calls and texts, check Facebook, Twitter, and weather updates with just a simple glance. However, the public is still wary about wearing technology, and with good reason.

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Get Off Your Computer

October 1, 2014 10:36 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

For myself and many other Americans, computer screens have become as essential to existence as food and housing, yet this crucial component of everyday life may be hurting us more than we think. Prolonged computer use can in fact produce ...

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Top 5 Beacon Applications of the Future

September 26, 2014 11:17 am | by Alan Simkowski, VP of Mobile Solutions, GMR Marketing | Comments

Beacons are among the most talked about topics in the tech world right now, and we’re already seeing some of the biggest retailers in the world integrate the devices into their brick-and-mortar operations. So what’s next for proximity marketing? These five beacon applications of the future may very well be it...           

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Dialing Down Data Throttling

September 23, 2014 3:34 pm | by Shervin Gerami, CEO of TeleWorld Solutions | Comments

“Throttling.” When it comes to wireless data management, fewer words are met with such scorn by consumers. To them, throttling suggests operators are curbing wireless data speeds for their own nefarious purposes. The truth is actually far more benevolent. Yes, wireless operators are throttling data for exceptionally heavy users...

ATEX Certified Linear Position Transducers and Pressure Sensors

September 22, 2014 4:55 pm | by Macro Sensors | Comments

When specifying sensors, engineering contractors, system manufacturers and even end-users must not only ensure sensor operating specifications meet application requirements, but also validate if components address regulatory and safety requirements for the country or geographic region in which they will be installed or used... 

IoT, Robotic Manufacturing & the End of the World

September 11, 2014 4:46 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Comments

While most minds go to jarring images from movies like I, Robot and Terminator (and rightfully so), the robotic apocalypse may not make its presence known in such a blockbuster-style war of intellect and brawn, but rather as a subtle emergence from an unexpected area ...

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