John Chambers, like Cisco (CSCO - Get Report) , the tech giant he served as chairman and CEO of for over 20 years, has been in an almost constant state of reinvention.
The gregarious 66-year-old Chambers has shepherded Cisco through countless shifts from an initial focus on routing to switching to voice over the Internet to video and data centers, and now to the cloud and the Internet of Things, engineering a whopping 180 acquisitions during his tenure.
We, the altcoin community are not only mass-innovating in currency finance and technology, we are, wanted or unwanted, experimenting with something much more explosive:
We are experimenting with social impact.We should never underestimate the longterm consequences of our action. In that regard its good to spend some thoughts about the impact of current developments and maybe rethink some of them.
Even the low-end estimates of the number of connected devices in the world by 2020 are mind-blowing.
Gartner, the technology research firm, pegs the number at 26 billion. Cisco Systems estimates 50 billion. Semiconductor giant Intel predicts 200 billion. International Data Corp. forecasts 212 billion.
To paraphrase the late U.S. Sen. Everett Dirksen: A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real devices.
Innovative technology is typically associated with devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs and now, wearable devices – few associate the word innovation with packaging. Smart packaging, however, is a growing market segment and new waves of innovative technologies are enabling exciting developments in this traditionally low-tech market.
President Obama unveiled new steps to help curb gun violence, including identifying the requirements that 'smart guns' would have to meet for law enforcement agencies on Friday.
The president is asking for help from the law enforcement to develop requirements on how they will buy and use smart guns.
The National Rifle Association is fuming over the new announcement, saying Obama should be focusing on terrorists, not making changes to guns at home.
'President Obama's obsession with gun control knows no boundaries.
The social housing provider will work with the Hypercat consortium to field test around 300 Internet of Things devices in Greenock and Broomhill. Hypercat is a government-backed group of organisations working on interoperability standards for smart cities and the Internet of Things.
The sensors will monitor conditions such as temperature and humidity to noise, movement, wind speed, heat and power. It will pull this data together in real-time to predict maintenance needs and health and safety risks.
Delta Air Lines plans to soon start using baggage tags with RFID technology to track bags more efficiently and accurately.
The idea is to help avoid misdirected bags and give customers a more accurate view of where their baggage is.
Atlanta-based Delta will install the tracking technology on belt loaders at 84 of the airports where it operates, including Atlanta, by the end of August. The new tags look similar to regular paper baggage tags, but have thin RFID (radio frequency identification) chips embedded in the
Micromanufacturing. As soon as I finish typing the word, my Grammarly spell checker promptly underscores it in red and suggests a replacement: “micro-manufacturing.”
But this new spelling is about to go mainstream.
When I say micromanufacturing, I don’t mean making tiny (micro-scale) components. There’s another definition: “Micromanufacturing is the manufacturing of products in small quantities using small manufacturing facilities.”
As the Samsung Developers Conference wraps up today, it’s been the inevitable ‘drinking from a firehose’ experience. An unending assault on the mind of things that ARE, and that ARE TO COME. A few themes stood out amongst the conversations I had, heard or attended.
CFP 2nd International Workshop on Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation systems (VENITS 2016), Co-Located with the 27th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC’16), September 4, 2016 - Valencia, Spain
HANOVER, Germany: US telecoms provider AT&T is betting it can carve out a significant business in connecting objects with one another, the head of that unit told Reuters in an interview, as it seeks new revenue sources in an oversaturated wireless market.
The so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast-growing area where industrial and consumer firms and software providers are teaming up to offer smarter ways of doing things such as predicting mechanical problems before they arise, controlling machines at home remotely or integrating municipal services.
Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs is meeting with several top executives to discuss plans for a rejuvenation project in an existing city. The plan involves billions of dollars in investment to make the city high-tech, automated, and vibrant.
While details are scarce at the moment, The Information reports that Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff will meet with Alphabet CEO Larry Page to receive a green light on the “Sidewalk Project.”