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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...

Why This Remote-Controlled Birth Control Will Be the Next Big Thing

July 23, 2014 12:01 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Comments

In the midst of the Hobby Lobby court case decision and other conversations about birth control, there has been an announcement about an advancement in contraceptive technology. This is a pretty unique technology that would allow the woman to turn the device on or off, depending on if she was looking to have a child or not...

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Hardware Obsolescence

July 18, 2014 11:14 am | by Michael Carter, Sabtech | Comments

Change in electronic technology is accelerating throughout all industries. Hardware technology goes out of manufacture because of lack of demand. Lifetime buys to address obsolescence are shortsighted. The solution is to design out ... 

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The ISEE-3 Reboot Mission: A Dream SDR Application

July 13, 2014 11:08 pm | by Balint Seeber, Ettus Research | Comments

Puerto Rico is host to many interesting sights: lush greenery covering rolling hills as far as the eye can see, emergency first responder vehicles that always have their lights flashing even when not on call, the best crab turnovers, and the Arecibo Radio Observatory – the world's largest single-dish radio telescope...

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GaN, 5G & IoT Big at IMS2014

July 9, 2014 11:32 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

Now that the dust has finally settled, I am able to gather my thoughts on this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014). I was impressed with everything that I saw...                            

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Watch These Drones Fight to the Death

July 2, 2014 9:41 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Comments

In the world of drones, there exists an underground fight club where different UAVs go head to head trying to destroy each other. Alright, that’s a little dramatized, but the drones really do battle each other in a BattleBot-style arena. Marque Cornblatt, co-founder of the group Game of Drones, says it’s all about aerial combat and going drono a drono for victory....

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12 of the Highest Paid Engineers on the Planet

July 1, 2014 12:55 pm | by JF Stackhouse, Engineerjobs.com | Comments

The surest path to wealth and fortune may be an electrical engineering degree. Every year, Fortune ranks the top five hundred American corporations by adjusted gross revenue. Here are this year’s Fortune 50 CEOs who made their start where ...

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Too Much of a Useless Thing

July 1, 2014 12:45 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

I realize that my growing interest, and ongoing coverage, of the Internet of Things is only exacerbating the massive attention on one of the greatest technological known unknowns, but the confusion and excitement surrounding the impending ...

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Detroit Is a 'Hole'

May 31, 2014 11:07 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

So continues the era of the outspoken president. On a recent trip to Phoenix, AZ, I had the pleasure of listening to Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, give a presentation on the state of the company and more importantly, the state of the industry...

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