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20 Technology Forecasts for 2020 (Part Two)

When I began this short series, I mentioned that the forecasts I’d be listing would be in no particular order. That wasn’t quite true, as I saved the ones that are closest to my heart – the ones from the IEEE Computer Society – for last. Here are 10 trends that I culled from their […]
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20 Technology Forecasts for 2020 (Part One)

Whenever a new year rolls around, I always like to look back – and look forward. I did some looking back on 2019 in my Thanksgiving post, so now I’m taking a look forward with a roundup of some of the technology forecasts I’ve been reading about for the past couple of weeks. They’re from […]
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Who’d pay $3,250 for a robot to carry their groceries?

I’m an overall tech person, with a longtime interest in robotics. So I find the growing number of new robotics applications – medical, manufacturing, assistive, even some of those built for a less illustrious purpose – to be an exciting development. And then, occasionally, one will come along that I find to be a head-scratcher. […]
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Reliability. Don’t leave home without it… (Part 2)

In my last post (October 23rd), I began summarizing an EE Times Special Project on growing concerns over technology reliability and safety. In that post, I looked at the sections of the report that focused on a couple of the recent well-publicized problem areas: hoverboards and Boeing 737s. If we just pay attention to the […]
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Reliability. Don’t leave home without it… (Part 1)

EE Times has a Special Project report out that addresses growing concerns over technology reliability and safety that is pretty sobering. The report, compiled and in good part written by George Leopold, includes a couple of case studies from either end of the technology spectrum: hoverboards and Boeing 737s, as well as some welcome suggestions […]
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Cutting down on food waste

It’s something that I’m pretty sure we’ve all been guilty of. Our shopping carts are bigger than our stomachs, and as much as we think we’re going to use every last bit of what we put in those carts, we end up tossing rotting produce out of the fridge or moldy bread out of the […]
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Diapers go high tech: yet another app in search of a reason for being

My kids are all grown, so I’ve been out of the game for a good long while. And there are no grandkids on the immediate horizon, so it may be a while before I’m on diaper duty. But with three children, I did my share of diaper changing over the years – back in the […]
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Fire technology since 9/11

Hard to believe that, today, we’re observing the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Those of us who lived through it have indelible images of this day, and will always remember exactly where we were when we first heard the news. For most of us, our first impulse was to connect […]
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A little something for the dog days of summer

As a car guy (and a tech guy), I often find myself blogging about topics related to automotive technology. And then sometimes I remember that I’m also a dog guy (and a tech guy), and I start noticing that there are an increasing number of apps related to pet care. When it comes to pet […]
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