Why Engineers Are Important: How A Robotic Arm Changed 4 Lives “The Coolest Thing Ever”

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The work took two years to complete, longer than the engineering class that was its starting point.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

Engineers Rock – We make the coolest things, tell me another discipline that designs, builds and delivers cool like we do?

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Samsung unveils T9000 smart refrigerator

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Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new T9000 smart refrigerator in Accra at an event dubbed ‘Samsung product day with Media’…

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables):

Hats off to Samsung for a very commendable product, they’ve shown that it requires getting to the insight 1st BEFORE attempting to innovate, so many miss this crucial step in innovating. I don’t know of any other company that has devoted so much to making products smarter on such a scale as Samsung and that is something to give them credit for.

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Ploughing the Digital Fields: Mobile Operators’ Strategies for Digital Services – PCC Mobile Broadband

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Strategy Article Ploughing the Digital Fields Mobile Operators’ Strategies for Digital Services – White Papers Strategy Article Ploughing the Digital Fields Mobile Operators’ Strategies for Digita

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables):  Good analysis for how to cultivate strategies for digital services

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Cyber resilience metrics needed to meet increased threats

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In a recent special issue of Springer’s journal Environment Systems & Decisions, Dr.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): New analysis on the importance of developing new metrics to have resilient IT networks as well crucual infrastructure elements be built into protect customers and company data

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Big Data Can Make Our Cars Smarter

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What if our car could talk with the other cars on the road in order to find out when a reckless driver is approaching, so you and your trusty car can get out of the way? Well, with big data technology cars could start doing just that.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): An example of how Big Data can be useful if analyzed / interpreted and evaluated for improving the customer experience

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2 Database Technologies in 2 Minutes

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2 Database Technologies in 2 Minutes
Big Data is in the vogue. As a business leader, technology enthusiast, or aspiring technologist you need to be aware of the different database technologies what t

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables) Good info to know if you’re in the IoT game, as this is backend stuff to enable the device

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The Internet of Things: Look, It Must Work

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TweetBe Sociable, Share! Tweet Related columns: TV on Internet Protocol: Advertisers Salivate TweetHere’s the BFD: TV programs come as IP packets, just like any other Internet content. The results?

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): This is why IoT is the next big thing, and why companies are jumping into it at a high rate of speed.  

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Stifling of Economic Growth – 3 Impacts of Snowden’s release of NSA’s surveillance program

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When Edward Snowden leaked 200,000 classified documents that uncovered the NSA’s digital surveillance programs, it rocked the IT world. We break down the three biggest impacts.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): The impact of the NSA’s activity, and it being made public, (1) has chilled decisions to invest in cloud technology, (2) international organization are looking to NOT do business with American companies as a result of the NSA’s backdoors into them, including Google, AT&T, Comcast, and others, (3) new encryption capabilities will need to be developed that keep technology secret.  

 

Unrestricted governments have a history of abusing their citizenry, in the US we know that our government is supposed to serve us, and not the other way round.  This action by the NSA has proven to be violation of a # of civili liberties (namely the 14th Amendment), and is causing a chilling effect on economic growth.  

 

Contact your congress person and senators to do something about this.

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