How the Internet of Things Enables the Circular Economy Pablo Valerio 1/9/2017 Post a comment IoT, using intelligent assets, can help develop products faster. The idea is reusing materials, and making money charging per use of things such as appliances, instead of selling them. That way manufacturers can make more durable products, and reuse their components at the end of their life cycle.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call Rick Merritt 11/29/2016 Post a comment Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
iPhone 7, No Headphone Jack Creates a Recipe for e-Waste Pablo Valerio 9/26/2016 Post a comment Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5 mm headphone connector on the new iPhone 7, while continuing to use their proprietary Lightning connector, could mean more electronic waste as users discard their old headsets and many OEMs rush to develop new ones using Apple’s connector.
Committing to Ethical Standards for the Supply Chain Ariella Brown 7/5/2016 Post a comment Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to achieve full membership of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) — a nonprofit group of electronics companies working to improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains.
Packaging for the Future Aaron Continelli 1/21/2016 Post a comment Efforts to increase sustainability of packaging can help companies gain a stronger foothold in their market and more easily adhere to government regulations by catering to the earth-friendly desires of their own consumer market.
European Supply Chains: A 2015 Retrospective Bas Daver 11/24/2015 Post a comment Multinationals doing business in Europe will face continued supply chain pressures going into 2016, given increasingly disrupted global economies, the scaling up of omni-channel shopping, new technologies and network structures and evolving regulations.
The Case for Outsourcing Asset Recovery Jesse Laver 11/16/2015 Post a comment Many companies are coming to the conclusion that there’s only so much they can do internally to address the challenge of asset recovery. In these instances, it may be best to seek an outside expert to peform key processes related to asset recovery.
Californian Startup Promises Hack Free Connected Homes Julien Happich 9/29/2015 Post a comment Having designed a hardware-based firewall that sits right between your home WiFi hotspot and the cloud, Californian CUJO LLC. is turning IoT security on its head. Built around a Cavium dual core 1GHz processor with 1GB of DDR SRAM and 4GB of flash, the bowl-shaped device performs deep packet inspections on the transiting traffic and applies a proprietary and adaptive machine-learning algorithm to identify and notify the end-user about abnormal data behavior or stop a hack right in its track.
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