Posts posted in January 2016
Set-Top Era Over, Says FCC
Rick Merritt 1/27/2016 Post a comment
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced a proposal to force pay-TV operators to adopt open formats so any systems or software developer can access their content.
IoT Shoots for the Stars
R. Colin Johnson 1/25/2016 Post a comment
Arrayent, the inventor of the Connect Platform for Internet of Things brands such as Whirlpool, Pentair, Maytag Commercial Laundry, LiftMaster, and more just landed $15 million in Series C funding.
Gartner’s Next Level of Supply Chain Innovation: Federated Solutions
Lisa Ann Cairns 1/25/2016 Post a comment
The maturation of business technology and digital business processes has enabled a new solution set and a new means for collaborative ecosystems across companies to be built. These new ecosystems espouse federated solutions that not only provide innovative opportunities for customers but also new growth capabilities for supply chain partners without taking on additional assets.
Keeping Drones in Check
Brian Dipert 1/21/2016 Post a comment
The fundamental question with drones, as with plenty of past innovations, is how to keep technology from slipping out of control.
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.
Wireless Brain Sensor Monitors Then Dissolves
Peter Clarke 1/20/2016 Post a comment
A team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created implantable electronic sensors that can measure intracranial pressure and temperature before being absorbed into the body.
Intel Thwarts Hackers
R. Colin Johnson 1/19/2016 Post a comment
Intel has secretly built hardware into its 6th Generation vPro Core processors that it claims guarantee uncrackable authentication plus the ability up to share your screen with any WiDi equipped display in the world.
Consumers Feel Perils of Connectivity
Junko Yoshida 1/18/2016 Post a comment
Connectivity is the main thing in the Internet of Things . But what if software updates, unbeknownst to users, go haywire, leaving people -- especially seniors, the ill and babies – inside in the cold?
Al Gore on China, Mobile Web
Jessica Lipsky 1/15/2016 (1) comment
Collaboration between China and the U.S. on global warming set a good model for the tech industry which needs to raise its sights to higher values, said former vice president Al Gore.
Cultural Intelligence Proves Critical to Global Strategy
Puga Sankara 1/15/2016 Post a comment
Leaders need to get multicultural experience, in order to lead this ever shrinking, technologically transforming, tightly connecting world. By arming themselves with cultural intelligence, these individuals can effectively inspire, execute, and win business across borders.
UPS: 3D Printing Maps Out A New Future
Curtis Franklin Jr 1/13/2016 Post a comment
UPS is embracing 3D printing as part of the future of logistics. Here's how the logistics company is using technology and some key partnerships to map out a new future for its supply chain.
Customer Demands Should Drive Operational Designs
Susan Fourtané 1/12/2016 Post a comment
A recent PwC survey finds that changes in customer behavior are set to disrupt businesses in all industries over the next five years. However, most companies operations are not designed to deliver what customers value now or three years from now.
Mobileye, Nvidia (and Others) Spar over Cars
Junko Yoshida 1/11/2016 Post a comment
The field of autonomous driving technologies revealed its substantial expansion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Mobileye’s new mapping technology is potentially “most dangerous,” cautioned CEVA CEO, as it can lock in car makers using Mobileye’s EyeQ chip.
Faraday Future: Fact or Fantasy?
Junko Yoshida 1/6/2016 (2) comments
Faraday Future, one of the most hyped tech companies before this year's Consumer Electronics Show, unveils its cool concept car and plans for factory in Nevada.
NXP Set to Demystify Smart Homes
Junko Yoshida 1/5/2016 Post a comment
NXP is rolling out a “Lego-style” smart home development kit at the Consumer Electronic Show with a goal to “demystify smart homes for developers,” according to the company.
EBN's 2015 Top 10 Electronics Industry Slideshows
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 1/4/2016 Post a comment
The electronics supply chain has had an exciting year--and EBN was in the thick of it. Take a look at these ten winning slideshows that review, in pictures, great gains in technology, products, and supply chain practices.
8 Predictions for 2016
Rick Merritt 1/4/2016 (2) comments
It’s been a long, busy year and my crystal ball is flashing me warnings that its battery is almost spent, so take these few blurry visions for what they’re worth.
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