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The Skills Gap & Why We Need a Modern Rosie

October 14, 2014 | 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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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...

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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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Design to a Standard

September 5, 2014 4:54 pm | by Jonathan Seckler, PoE Subcommittee Marketing Chair, Ethernet Alliance; Product Marketing Director, Dell | Comments

More and more often these days, developers have to design their solutions with communications in mind. The Internet of Things is an expansion of the network concept — adding machine-to-machine communications to the network and ...  

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8 Reasons Why a Curved Screen Could Be the Wave of the Future for Your Smartphone

September 4, 2014 5:10 pm | by Brian Benton, Line/Shape/Space | Comments

Many manufacturers today are producing devices with curved displays. They are making televisions and smartphones with screens that have an arc, rather than a flat surface. Is this a marketing ploy, or are there legitimate reasons for this ...

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New Kit Enables Simple Home Automation

September 4, 2014 4:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed human interaction and connectivity over the past decade, and these connections are predicted to drastically increase. According to researchers, there will be roughly ...    

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Perception Is Reality: IoT's Security Problem

September 4, 2014 1:36 pm | by Alex Frommeyer, Founder/CEO Beam Technologies, Founder/CEO Uproar Labs | Comments

The hype machine for the internet of things projects to reach its fever pitch by the end of this year or in 2015, as we continue to see a rush of hardware hackers, IoT startups, and, increasingly, even large tech companies flexing their muscles with ...

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Gaming and Good Health

September 2, 2014 2:27 pm | by Sam Brusco, MDT Editorial Intern | Comments

The term “gamer” does not typically bring to mind the picture of health. Actually; it often seems to conjure images of unhealthy behavior -- prolonged periods of limited to no movement, vision problems, and the development of a colorful vocabulary...

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The Downfall of Interactive Restaurant Technology

September 2, 2014 9:47 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

The Interactive Restaurant Technology system, designed by Ukrainian tech firm Kodisoft, allows restaurant patrons to use multitouch tables to peruse food and drink menus and learn detailed information about these choices ...   

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Police Body Cams: An Invasion of Privacy or a Life-Saver?

August 28, 2014 12:40 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

In the wake of the recent Ferguson, Missouri shooting, there is a major civil liberty debate occurring, amid proposals for widespread adoption of police body cameras. In my home state of Wisconsin, and across the country, there is a growing push for the mandatory implementation of body cams...

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Your New Home On Mars

August 28, 2014 9:41 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Comments

Mars One is looking to send humans to Mars in 2025. Next year, the first batch of applicants (yes, willing applicants) will be selected to begin their training, which will continue up until the 2024 launch date. Nearly a decade of training is hardly the ...

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Look What’s Coming to Dinner

August 21, 2014 10:40 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

Recently, I went to lunch with a friend; it was a chance to catch up and treat our daughters. Before we sat down, the girls noticed the kiosk at our table and instantly started playing games. They assured us that nothing popped up on the screen concerning charges, so we allowed them to continue playing whatever word game caught their attention...

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Thread Paves the Way for IEEE 802.15.4 and IPv6

July 25, 2014 9:33 am | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder of GreenPeak Technologies | Comments

Recently, Google/Nest, together with Samsung, ARM, Yale Security and others, announced a new standard “Thread”. Sort of. Thread is not really a new standard, but more of an education and certification program that combines a set of existing standards into a “single” package...

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