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Quick Look at the Internet of Things

Last Spring while attending a technology conference, I noticed that one of the hot concepts being discussed was something called the Internet of Things (IoT). Wikipedia defines this as the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect… Read more »

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Next Thing in Memory Technology

Yesterday Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. announced 3D XPoint™ (pronounced cross-point)  technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. Now in production, 3D XPoint technology is a major breakthrough in memory process technology and the first new memory category since the introduction… Read more »

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The Next Disruptive Innovation?

The race is on to bring a self-driving car to market. Google has been in the forefront of this technology since 2009.  Their project has logged over a million miles and their vehicles may currently be seen on the streets  of Mountain View, CA and Austin, TX.  So how long before self-driving cars are on a road near you?

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Fun with Google Maps

Have you ever been scrolling over the landscape on Google Earth and been surprised by something? I was reading an article about airplane graveyards that mentioned the one in Tucson AZ. Out of curiosity I pulled up Google Maps and began hunting for a lot of planes. I found the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration… Read more »

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Should you cut the cord?

Remember when you first ordered internet and TV services from your provider? The price was great and you were satisfied it was a good deal. Most likely you received a new customer discount to get that price. However, a year later you see the monthly price that long term customers receive and its no longer such a bargain.  The… Read more »