Posts posted in June 2015
Augmented Reality Helps Blind See the Light
Jessica Lipsky 6/30/2015 (1) comment
Three hundred or so visually challenged people are getting assistance in seeing the world around them, thanks to augmented reality goggles developed at the University of Oxford in England. Smart Specs by Va-ST use 3D mapping and depth sensing to provide object and facial recognition assistance.
GlobalFoundries’ FD-SOI Revolution
Junko Yoshida 6/29/2015 Post a comment
Confirming the imminent announcement of the company’s big FD-SOI plan, GlobalFoundries came to Grenoble to discuss its 22nm FD-SOI process scheduled to be qualified by early 2016.
Woz Wows with Humanitarianism
R. Colin Johnson 6/26/2015 Post a comment
Steve Wozniak single-handedly designed the Apple-I and after forming Apple with Steve Jobs also designed the Apple-II personal computer (PC), although Jobs oversaw the design of the case for the Apple-II.
Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts
Rick Merritt 6/25/2015 Post a comment
A smart T-shirt and a new Internet of Things research program with a low cost air quality sensor were announced by researchers at Imec and the Holst Center.
Manufacturers & Companies Are Struggling with ‘Conflict Minerals’ Reporting
Tracey Schelmetic 6/24/2015 (5) comments
In attempts to weed out illicit 3TG trade and funding to the warlords and their violent causes, the US does not outright ban conflict mineral use, but it believes the public SEC filings will discourage companies from using DRC-region sources, encourage them to take action on their supply chains, and (over the long term) spawn alternative materials.
3 Must-Haves for Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity
Sean Rollings 6/24/2015 Post a comment
There are many potential sources of disruption to continuity of supply, but these sources only become inordinate disruptions when companies have not integrated the three must-haves into their supply networks: visibility, intelligent response, and network-wide collaboration.
NASA Wants Your 3D Printed Habitat Design
Ann R. Thryft 6/12/2015 Post a comment
Think you can design 3D-printed deep space buildings that will sustain human life? Think your design can win out over zillions of entries? You've got until July 15 next month to submit your registration package to America Makes and NASA for the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge.
The Supplier Strategic Sourcing Process Explained
Kelly Barner 6/11/2015 Post a comment
While people may talk about the procurement process, the procurement discipline actually encompasses a number of different processes. They include spend analysis, supplier relationship management, and contract management, just to name a few.
Big Brother at the Wheel
Junko Yoshida 6/10/2015 Post a comment
'A car is one's second living room today,' says Audi chief. 'That's private. The only person who needs access to the data onboard is the customer.'
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