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OSHA Cites 3-D Printing Firm After Explosion | Safety content from EHS Today

OSHA Cites 3-D Printing Firm After Explosion | Safety content from EHS Today | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

thought OSHA has cited 3-D printing firm Powderpart Inc. for one willful violation and nine serious violations after an inspection triggered by a Nov. 5, 2013, explosion and fire. The company faces $64,400 in proposed fines.

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The Lesson: Read the instruction manual - Powderpart allegedly failed to eliminate known sources of potential ignition (hazards of reactive, combustible metal powders) and follow pertinent instructions from equipment manufacturers

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Solving the Engineers Dilemma: Product Development Challenges - Updated 03/09/2018

The Engineer’s Dilemma: Product Development Problems * - Complicated problems (meaning multiple interdependencies) to solve * - Complex problems (meaning layer…
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My apologies a previous version was posted and then Slideshare broke the "re-upload" function, which prevented a clean transition to this updated slide deck.  Again my sincerest regrets for any confusion or difficulty with the previous posting..

 

The Engineer’s Dilemma:  Product Development Challenges

  • Complicated problems (meaning multiple interdependencies) to solve
  • Complex problems (meaning layered) to solve
  • High development and production costs
  • Long development and production cycle times
  • Sometimes multiple re/development cycles
  • And be innovative, so that the company has a competitive design
  • Step and repeat the above

 

 This dilemma is shared across most engineering disciplines, Electrical, Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical, Process and Manufacturing Engineering, as well as others.  Read the presentation on how other companies have addressed these issues for their engineers and their companies for competitive advantage.

   

There' was a FREE, sponsored workshop by IEEE, offered in Portland Oregon on March 10th, 2018 at 1201 Lloyd Blvd., Suite 200 at 8AM if you want to go see if this approach is useful for you the engineer or your engineering teams.  But if you want something  presented like this for your team, group, discipline, industry let me know, contact me via LinkedIn.

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Global Aviation MRO (Maintenance - Repair - Overhaul) Trends Under The Microscope

Global Aviation MRO (Maintenance - Repair - Overhaul) Trends Under The Microscope | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A roundup of important developments affecting MRO providers around the world
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MRO in Motion - A look at some of the key aftermarket trends around the globe.

North America

  • Technician supply will be challenging over the next five years, which could result in increased labor costs, according to Oliver Wyman
  • Some airline MROs are bringing work in-house, including American Airlines and AeroMexico for CFM56-5B repair and Boeing 787 base maintenance, respectively, while Mexico’s Interjet is also looking for in-sourcing opportunities
  •  The supply chain feels squeezed, especially second- and third-tier suppliers
  • Airlines and MROs are increasingly adopting digital tools, from mobile applications to predictive analytics
  • Partnerships with Silicon Valley and startups are increasing as companies seek new technologies

Europe

  • OEMs turn to tech companies for data-driven projects, including Airbus, which developed its Skywise analytics platform with California-based Palantir Technologies, while Rolls-Royce is working with Microsoft
  • European independent MROs—such as SR Technics and Magnetic MRO were acquired by Chinese investors; more aftermarket consolidation is predicted
  • Labor costs will continue to rise in Central and Eastern Europe
  • An influx of new aircraft such as the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX into service has airlines looking for new MRO partners
  • Modification work will flourish over the next decade

China

  • Domestic airline growth is beginning to strain MRO capacity
  • The country may face a labor shortage, with surging demand outstripping technician supply 
  • Narrowbody aircraft work will drive MRO demand over the next decade
  • Analysts predict steady growth in heavy maintenance rather than a bow wave of shop visits

Asia-Pacific

  • Engine and component joint ventures are setting up in Singapore, as are innovation labs
  • Low-cost labor markets such as Vietnam and Thailand are increasingly attractive to OEMs and MROs
  • There are calls for a regional safety regulator similar to those in the U.S. and Europe
  • The region’s carriers are looking at technology investments including RFID, paperless records, 3D printing, drones and data analytics
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Internet of Wines: How this vineyard's smart sensors improve the vintage in your glass

Internet of Wines: How this vineyard's smart sensors improve the vintage in your glass | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A top Spanish vineyard is using the Internet of Things to improve grape cultivation and save money.

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"It was a necessity," says the vineyard's agronomist, Julio Prieto. "I make a number of in-situ measurements. Coupling them with data provided by stations and soil sensors can help us obtain crucial information to make early decisions for greater efficiency and lower production costs," he tells ZDNet.  Working with remOT Technologies, a spin-off of the University of Zaragoza in northeast Spain specializing in agricultural measurement, Pago Aylés has embarked on an IoT project to "model the future", as Prieto says.  The project aims to obtain predictive behavior patterns in the vineyard relating to grape quality, production, biological cycles, potential pests, and plant diseases. The IoT technology has been provided by Libelium, a Zaragoza company created by Alicia Asín and David Gascón in 2006, which sells a hardware and software platform to "connect any sensor to any cloud using any wireless technology", including industrial protocols such as CAN bus.

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The project aims to obtain predictive behavior patterns in the vineyard relating to grape quality, production, biological cycles, potential pests, and plant diseases.

The IoT technology has been provided by Libelium, a Zaragoza company created by Alicia Asín and David Gascón in 2006, which sells a hardware and software platform to "connect any sensor to any cloud using any wireless technology", including industrial protocols such as CAN bus.

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IoT and Blockchain: A Happy Marriage or a Messy Divorce? –

IoT and Blockchain: A Happy Marriage or a Messy Divorce? – | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things has its problems. Even the biggest advocate for IoT tech will admit there’s a lot of work ahead. Scalability and security seem to be major issues on the horizon, and the juryâ

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But what about the companies successfully using blockchain with IoTZEDEDA leverages unikernel technology to build a cloud-native edge computing platform. It’s designed to enable the hyper-scale required for real-time​ IoT​ edge applications, from self-driving cars to industrial robots. This cloud-native solution creates the framework required for blockchain integration within IoT.  Joel Vincent, the company’s CMO, explains, “As the world becomes more cyber-physical and connected, we’re creating cloud-native edge computing that will take the principles of cloud computing, allow developers to move applications to edge systems and out of the data center, ultimately shrinking the concept of real time… to microseconds to interpret data and make a car swerve. We’re doing this with a combination of distributed computing, peer-to-peer crypto-routing, embedded virtualization, and soon blockchain and smart contracts.”

Vincent believes that blockchain tech is pivotal to IoT’s success, postulating that the real value lies in “data provenance as well as value exchange.”  A data provenance service would allow an app developer to add devices to the network and have every piece of data tracked. The data could only be accessed by others with the express permission of the originator. “This service can be provided to that app by a platform via smart contracts and blockchain,” Vincent says.   Value exchange would remove the problem of ROI from having expensive technology in latent devices. When devices need to temporarily connect, “such as in a public safety app in a Smart City,” security cameras could collaborate through the blockchain, as needed, until the task was completed. Every security camera owner would be compensated and their camera then re-released.

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"The Internet of Things has its problems. Even the biggest advocate for IoT tech will admit there’s a lot of work ahead. Scalability and security seem to be major issues on the horizon, and the jury’s still out on whether blockchain can be part of the solution."

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“Blockchain will reshape the future,” enthuses Drew Prindle at Digital Trends. “This blockchain buzz will die soon,” barks Dary Merckens at Gunner Technology. So, what is (and what isn’t) going on with blockchain and IoT that’s dividing so many people?

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The CIA Made A Board Game, And It's Now Playable

The CIA Made A Board Game, And It's Now Playable | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
CIA Senior Collection Analyst David Clopper has, since 2008, created three complex board games designed to test employees. They used to be a secret, but a recent public showing, along with a Freedom of Information request, has resulted in the necessary rules and paperwork being released so anyone can play.
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CIA Senior Collection Analyst David Clopper has, since 2008, created three complex board games designed to test CIA employees. They used to be a secret, but a recent public showing, along with a Freedom of Information request, has resulted in the necessary rules and paperwork being released so anyone can play.   Sam Machkovech wrote a great piece on Ars Technica recently about the games, under the proviso that he played them at SXSW under Clopper’s supervision. But Douglas A. Palmer’s 2017 FOI request for more info on the games, which was surprisingly granted in full, meant that Two Bats Gaming were able to download and sort the paperwork (rulebooks, board design, card graphics, etc) needed to play not just two of Clopper’s games, but another CIA project called Kingpin: The Hunt for El Chapo as well.  They decided to recreate one called Collection. And I mean recreate. As the vid below shows, they had to basically rebuild the game’s assets from scratch, which is no small feat.

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The Use of Blockchain in the eSports Industry

The Use of Blockchain in the eSports Industry | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
As an industry, gaming and eSports can typically adopt new technologies far quicker than say financial or logistics industries – so aspects of blockchain technology can be expected in eSports very soon. This is due, in part, to the age of the eSports audience which is typically very young, and therefore tech-savvy. Major eSports events now attract more viewers and fans than traditional sporting events, and around $4.6BN was generated last year by gaming content on live and on-demand video services. By 2019, the eSports audience is expected to grow to around 330,000,000 people.
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A key area blockchain is set to impact the eSports arena is the streamlined way it facilitates betting. Betting is an extremely popular byproduct of eSports tournaments and accounts for a good deal of income in the space. Blockchain technology creates a trustless, secure ecosystem for low fee betting outside the control of a central party. This opens up the possibility of gambling to a whole new audience – as any who were once hesitant or fearful of getting involved, can now do so with their mind at ease. The use of the tech also makes it so much harder for those looking to fix match results to away with it, due to the way it logs and remembers every transaction of all participants across the network.  As well as this, the sale of gamer-earned goods is a huge source of contention in the gaming industry, with payment often being forged and people sometimes being conned out of their hard-earned reward. Use of blockchain technology can certainly be employed here, to increase trust and reliability when it comes to making money out of the time and effort spent playing a game. Blockchain makes payments just like these simplified and thus creates a genuine and secure means of income for gaming enthusiasts.  The use of cryptocurrency is a concept that is not new to avid gamers. Whereas many people take time to understand and trust a form of payment that isn’t a physical, tangible object – gamers having been adapting to digital payments for years. Virtual money has played a huge role in games such as World of Warcraft, from as long as ten years ago – where huge sums of real money was exchanged in return for the in-game currency, to buy items within the game that would otherwise take hours and hours of gaming time to earn.

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Video of NASA's Low-Boom Flight Demonstration

Video of NASA's Low-Boom Flight Demonstration | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
NASA is leading a government-industry team to collect data that could make supersonic flight over land possible, dramatically reducing travel time in the United States or anywhere in the world. The mission has two goals: 1) design and build a piloted, large-scale supersonic X-plane with technology that reduces the loudness of a sonic boom; and 2) fly the X-plane over select U.S. communities to gather data on human responses to the low-boom flights and deliver that data set to U.S. and international regulators.
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NASA is leading a government-industry team to collect data that could make supersonic flight over land possible, dramatically reducing travel time in the United States or anywhere in the world. The mission has two goals: 1) design and build a piloted, large-scale supersonic X-plane with technology that reduces the loudness of a sonic boom; and 2) fly the X-plane over select U.S. communities to gather data on human responses to the low-boom flights and deliver that data set to U.S. and international regulators.

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98% Innovation Failure Rate - What to do about it - Free webinar by Darrell Mann

systematic-innovation.com will be running their first webinar titled ‘TRIZ & First-Principles Innovation’ on 25 April at 14:00 BST (13:00 GMT). This free session is presented by Darrell Mann. The main thrust of the one-hour session is a recognition that 98% of innovation attempts – including those using TRIZ

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Our favorite Systematic Innovation Speaker and good bud Darrell Mann (systematic-innovation.com) will hold a FREE webinar titled ‘TRIZ & First-Principles Innovation’ on 25 April at 14:00 BST (13:00 GMT).  - The main thrust of the one-hour session is a recognition that 98% of innovation attempts – including those which use TRIZ – fail. This truth holds whichever method of innovation is used. The good news is that using TRIZ – or your preferred innovation method –  can and will improve your success rate, as long as you use it in  the right way.

The webinar describes what that ‘right way’ means. It will discuss complex adaptive systems, emergent behaviour and the importance of first-principle level of understanding of system behaviour. It will show that once these foundations are in place, the success of TRIZ is increased by several orders of magnitude.

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New Book on TRIZ/SI - the "Business Matrix 3.0"

Business Matrix 3.0 by Darrell Mann Years of ‘continuous improvement’ activity have pushed nearly every enterprise to the end of a dead-end road of ever increasing effort producing ever-diminishing returns. When we find ourselves in these situations, we have only two choices : to accept we’ll spend the rest of our
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Years of ‘continuous improvement’ activity have pushed nearly every enterprise to the end of a dead-end road of ever increasing effort producing ever-diminishing returns.  Business Matrix 3.0 is the latest distillation of the hundreds of thousands of innovative individuals, teams and leaders that have successfully identified and then resolved contradictions like yours.  Whatever your problem might be, the last twenty years of our research reveals, someone out there has found a breakthrough solution. The Business Matrix 3.0 book is the only place you’ll find reliable, repeatable access to these solutions: a means to allow you to stop spinning your wheels and start delivering meaningful, sustainable breakthrough solutions. The latest edition of the book also features the ‘COBRA+’ process: a low-effort, high impact means of guaranteeing success on any difficult and/or complex challenge in management of people, or processes.

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Inventive Principle No. 3 - The Deep Dive

Darrell Mann A couple of months ago we did an analysis on the case studies we’ve been involved with during the past few years. Projects that have either been our own, or ones where a client has asked us to participate in the solution generation activities. When it comes to contradictions and contradiction-solving, it
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A couple of months ago we (Darrell Mann and co.) did an analysis on the case studies they’ve been involved with during the past few years. Projects that have either been our own, or ones where a client has asked us to participate in the solution generation activities. When it comes to contradictions and contradiction-solving, it seems that we have consistently had our biggest successes coming through solutions generated with the assistance of Inventive Principle 3, Local Quality. 

 

Read on for an interesting point of view on how this Inventive Principle has been used, we think you'll agree that it is an excellent way to look at producing solutions to problems you face in design or manufacturing..

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Evolving the Potential of a Design to the Next Level - Hierarchies and Steps to Folloq

Darrell Mann Although widely established as a means of analyzing the maturity of a system, and for guiding the generation of future evolution direction ideas, there continues to be confusion over how to get the best out of the Evolution Potential process. I thought I’d use a simple example to illustrate a technique
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If you need to deal with complex designs (like this centrifugal impeller design) and you need to get some strong improvements on multiple layers / components of the product or process, then I definitely would recommend this tool, the "Best Practices" aspect is one that  I can professionally vouch for.  What Darrell, the author, lays out as a nice step by step means to establish (as a means of analyzing the maturity of a system), and then helps guide the thinking in the creation of solutions for that Next Generation / Future Evolution of your bright idea, just percolating in the back of your mind, that this tool brings out when you use it.

 

If you have never used EvPot (short for Evolutionary Potential), to help you in your design  / problem solving process, you're missing out.  This stuff works, you an also leverage other tools to use with it, e.g S-Curves / Performance Curve modeling to determine next steps re: your technology development plans and know that you have the best solution possible, presuming of course you've done the analysis up front.....oh but for love of better method.

 

Read on it's an excellent best practices approach to using the Evolutionary Potential software, not too pricey for what you get I'd give a 8.5/10 stars, but I haven't seen another tool that does this better, so for now it should be a 10/10, since the software doesn't have a "good enough" competitor that I've seen.

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Very Interesting Case Study on B2B Intangibles - Well Worth the Read

Darrell Mann Everyone involved in the Business-to-Consumer world is at least beginning to understand the importance of designing for the unspoken intangible outcomes customers are looking for. A lot of times those in the B2B world still don’t get it. We’ll hear sentences like, ‘the contract manager is simply looking

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From our respected colleague, Darrell Mann:

Everyone involved in the Business-to-Consumer world is at least beginning to understand the importance of designing for the unspoken intangible outcomes customers are looking for. A lot of times those in the B2B world still don’t get it. We’ll hear sentences like, ‘the contract manager is simply looking at a project with a B2C client with a number of adjacent B2B functions which might make it useful to let the B2B world see what they’re missing out on.

 

The story started a couple of years ago. For what will probably soon become obvious reasons, the name of the client has been removed from the story. We have their permission to ‘adapt’ the story… Which begins with their Patent (IP / Patent Attorney's) Department. A significant number of the Customer-facing people within the organization understand the ABC-M model and its relationship to mapping customer outcomes. Here’s what they suggested to the Patent Department people as a way of rethinking their relationship with their ‘customer’ – the Patent Examiner at the Patent Office:  Read on

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How Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Works - A Case Study For Entrepreneurs

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Finally a tell all on what and how BitCoin and Cryptocurrency works, who benefits and what it does.  Well worth the viewing

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North American Aviation MRO (Maintenance - Repair - Overhaul) Demand: 2018-22

North American Aviation MRO (Maintenance - Repair - Overhaul) Demand: 2018-22 | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The overall MRO market in this region is projected to represent $124.8 billion over the five years.
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The overall MRO market in this region is projected to represent $124.8 billion over the five years. However, the overall MRO growth in North America is expected to decline at a -1.5% CAGR because of a strong fleet replacement factor.

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Drive.ai announces on-demand self-driving car service in Texas

Drive.ai announces on-demand self-driving car service in Texas | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Drive.ai announced a pilot program to bring on-demand self-driving car service to the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, starting in July.
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Drive.ai announced a pilot program to bring on-demand self-driving car service to the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, starting in July.  Working with the Frisco Transportation Management Association (TMA), Drive.ai will offer rides to over 10,000 people in self-driving vehicles within a geofenced area comprised of retail, entertainment, and office space.  The initial pilot will run for six months, beginning with fixed pickup and dropoff locations around Hall Park and The Star locations within the test area. The program marks the first time that Texans will have access to an on-demand self-driving car service on public roads.  The project is one of many that are underway, but it also happens amid controversies related the fatal pedestrian crash by a Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona. Uber decided to put its testing on hold after the accident.  Leading up to the July launch date, office employees, residents, and patrons of these partners’ Frisco developments will gradually be added to the program, gaining access to Drive.ai’s ride-hailing smartphone app. Once the program is live, riders will use the app to hail complimentary on-demand rides in self-driving cars that connect to popular destinations in one of Frisco’s most lively areas.

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Why Blockchain Needs To Disrupt The Entertainment Industry

Why Blockchain Needs To Disrupt The Entertainment Industry | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The technology behind cryptocurrency has the potential to revolutionize Hollywood and give creatives more freedom–it just needs to rebrand its image first.
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Since blockchain blipped onto the public’s radar in 2008, it’s been met with equal parts skepticism and fanaticism. For some, it’s that shadowy thing that has to do with cryptocurrency. For others, it’s a possible game changer for how business can (and maybe should) operate. The possibilities of what blockchain can do–and what it’s already done–in the entertainment industry kicked off a panel discussion at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week.

As Daniel Hyman, VP of entertainment finance and development at SingularDTV, defined it during the panel, blockchain is a method of decentralized information sharing. In other words, there’s no one gatekeeper to a particular blockchain and whatever transactions occur within it are immutable. What happens in a blockchain stays in a blockchain for all participants to see. That can play into the entertainment industry in numerous ways, mainly crowdfunding, ledgers for record keeping, and smart contracts (agreements implemented through blockchain that cut out intermediaries and their fees).

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China at forefront of Car Tech Change

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An explosion of ingenuity is radiating from China in how to develop, engineer and market cars. Long derided as a fast follower, China has suddenly blossomed as the innovation nation.

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A curious eight-story car tower just opened in southern China.

Customers interested in a Ford, be it a Mustang, Mondeo, Explorer or any of the 130 vehicles on tap, roll up to the unmanned structure. They are scanned by facial recognition software and then check out with the vehicle of their choice for a three-day test drive.  More than 1,200 people have tried it since last month; some have even ended up buying.   "It's a neat, novel, fun way to engage consumers, but it's had a much wider reach," says Dean Stoneley, Ford's Asia Pacific vice president for marketing. "There's a lot of learnings from it."  The car "vending machine" in Guangzhou — a joint project between Ford and the country's e-commerce colossus Alibaba Group, the Amazon of China — is but one brainchild in an explosion of ingenuity radiating from China these days on how to develop, engineer and market cars. Long derided as a fast follower, China has suddenly blossomed as the innovation nation.

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Retailers Need to Embrace Technology to Survive in the Omnichannel World

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Here are the top ways retailers can embrace technology, both on the employee and customer sides, to thrive in the new retail reality.


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Here are the top ways retailers can embrace technology, both on the employee and customer sides, to thrive in the new retail reality.

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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Dueling neural networks. Artificial embryos. AI in the cloud. Welcome to our annual list of the 10 technology advances we think will shape the way we work and live now and for years to come.
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Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s a reasonable question—some of our picks haven’t yet reached widespread use, while others may be on the cusp of becoming commercially available. What we’re really looking for is a technology, or perhaps even a collection of technologies, that will have a profound effect on our lives.

For this year, a new technique in artificial intelligence called GANs is giving machines imagination; artificial embryos, despite some thorny ethical constraints, are redefining how life can be created and are opening a research window into the early moments of a human life; and a pilot plant in the heart of Texas’s petrochemical industry is attempting to create completely clean power from natural gas—probably a major energy source for the foreseeable future. These and the rest of our list will be worth keeping an eye on. — From the Editors MIT Technology Review

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9 Technology Mega Trends That Will Change The World In 2018

9 Technology Mega Trends That Will Change The World In 2018 | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond.

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Trend 1: The increasing datafication of our lives

Trend 2: The Internet of Things (IoT) and how everyday devices are becoming more ‘smart’

Trend 3: Exponential growth in computing power is fueling massive tech advances

Trend 4: The incredible rise of artificial intelligence (AI)

Trend 5: The unstoppable freight train that is automation

Trend 6: 3D printing opens up amazing opportunities for manufacturers (and others)

Trend 7: We’re interacting with technology in very different ways

Trend 8: Blockchains: An invention that could change our world

Trend 9: Platforms are the way forward for businesses

 

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Are you future ready?

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Intel: We now won't ever patch Spectre variant 2 flaw in these chips

Intel: We now won't ever patch Spectre variant 2 flaw in these chips | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A handful of CPU families that Intel was due to patch will now forever remain vulnerable.
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Intel is dropping plans to patch certain CPU families affected by the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, because it's impractical or they're not widely supported.  The chipmaker has spent the past few months releasing and re-releasing microcode updates to fix the Spectre variant 2 flaw. But while it's rolled out updates for all processors launched in the past five years, it has now revealed some older CPUs won't be patched at all.  Intel's latest Microcode Revision Guidance, dated April 2, applies a new 'stopped' status to several CPU product families for which it had been developing microcode updates. The product families include chips from Intel's Core, Celeron, Pentium, and Xeon-branded CPUs.

Most of the chips are older, with some starting production in 2008, and are probably less widely used today than the already patched Kaby Lake, Skylake, and Coffee Lake CPUs.

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How Israel Rules The World Of Cyber Security from VICE on HBO

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U.S. intelligence agencies accuse Russia of hacking the 2016 presidential election, VICE News' Ben Ferguson travels to Tel Aviv to find out how Israel is on its way to becoming the world's top cyber superpower.

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Intel's Vega-powered mini PC is the NUC gamers have been waiting for

Intel's Vega-powered mini PC is the NUC gamers have been waiting for | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A pre-production engineering sample of Intel’s eighth generation Hades Canyon NUC Mini PC (Next Unit of Computing) has made it into the hands of Korean hardware site, Playwares. This Vega-powered mi
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A pre-production engineering sample of Intel’s eighth generation Hades Canyon NUC Mini PC (Next Unit of Computing) has made it into the hands of Korean hardware site, Playwares. This Vega-powered mini PC seems to be capable of some pretty incredible 1080p performance despite its tiny size, and is expected to launch sometime later this month - potentially at GDC. This miniscule VR-ready PC runs at a TDP of 100W and is powered by Intel’s Kaby Lake G i7 8809G, a four-core, eight-thread processor running at 3.1 base clock and 4.2 boost clock with 24CUs of AMD’s Vega M GPU. Unlike AMD’s recently released Raven Ridge desktop APUs which rely on the system memory, this chip comes with 4GB of the super high-bandwidth HBM2 memory on the same BGA package.  The NUC itself features the usual compatibility for regular sized component’s you’d find on a full-sized PC, so these will differ from system to system. As you might expect, the engineering sample comes with some pretty powerful parts, including a Samsung 960 Pro 1TB M.2 SSD, and 16GB of 2133MHz memory. The OC scores bump the memory speed up to 2,666MHz, and the Vega GPU up to 1,300MHz, from the previous max boost of 1,190Mhz.  For an entire mini PC that could fit in a inside the box your graphics card came in, the Hades Canyon NUC sure packs a punch. Rise of the Tomb Raider manages an average of 53fps on the Ultra preset, and 59fps when overclocked. Rainbow Six: Siege reaches a whopping 96fps and 106fps while overclocked, even with the Ultra preset enabled. For the millions of players on Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, the Hades Canyon NUC manages 65fps on average, and 70fps OC, while utilising a custom preset comparable “to many gamers’ realistic custom options”.

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"Learning is in the Struggle" - I Want TRIZ To Be Easy And Difficult

Darrell Mann I was reading ‘The Dumbest Generation’ (Reference 1) the other month. It’s about Generation Y. If the title suggests some kind of a sensationalist hatchet-job on the Millennials, it actually betrays the presence of some really quite deep content. Of particular note, it seemed to me, was the research
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The title of this article says a lot. however I have to admit candidly, that if not for real experts out there to help you, the "struggle" part is most definitely a part of one's future in Systematic Innovation, however, it has proved to me at least, that having friend's with knowledge and know- how always helps to get the job done. Read on.

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Takata airbag scandal: Australia recalls 2.3 million cars

Takata airbag scandal: Australia recalls 2.3 million cars | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Millions of vehicles have faulty Takata airbags, forcing one the nation's biggest consumer recalls.
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The Australian government has ordered a compulsory recall of 2.3 million cars due to faulty Takata airbags.  Exploding airbags have been linked to at least 23 deaths worldwide, including one in Australia, the government said.  The move adds to a global recall of more than 100 million vehicles - the biggest in automotive history.  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it was also the largest ever compulsory recall of a product in the nation, and the first to hit cars.  Voluntary recalls conducted previously had not done enough to protect drivers, said Assistant Minister to the Treasurer Michael Sukkar.  "It is the safety of all Australians which is the first priority of this government," he said on Wednesday.  Mr Sukkar ordered manufacturers to replace dangerous units within two years.  Factoring in previous recalls, about four million cars - comprising two in seven Australian vehicles - had been affected

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