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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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More on the tech behind the moon landing

In observance of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, I wrote a post on the technology that got our astronauts there. (Lots of technology behind the moon landing.) A week or so later, I saw another article in EE Times (this one by George Leopold) on the subject, with a slightly different […]
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How smart is your city?

One of the most interesting and rapidly growing application areas for the Internet of Things (IoT) is the development of smart cities. Smart cities use sensors to collect data, and then use that data to make sure that their resources – lighting, power, traffic control, policing, etc. – are optimally deployed. Smart cities promise to […]
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Lots of technology behind the moon landing

With the celebration of July’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing, I’ve been reading a lot about Apollo 11, especially the technology involved in it all. What’s most interesting is how primitive by current standards the technology that got astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon, and Armstrong and Aldrin onto […]
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Thanks for the memories, implants

Researchers have long been working on brain implants that will help with memory loss. Now devices that can restore memory-generation capability for those who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries are closer to becoming a reality.
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