technology

100 Must Watch Trends in 2013

Want to know what’s hot for 2013? You don’t need eagle eyes; you just need this long list from JWT. Ann Mack and her team at JWT have hit a homerun. In my years as a technology writer and researcher, I’ve seen more than my fair share of prognistication. Trend watching can be a combination [...]

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Electric Imp Is Path To Internet Of Things

Perhaps you have heard of the Internet, of Things. It is how devices and machines communicate with one another and with you via the internet. Up until recently, most of the technologies to do this were expensive or limited in focus. Electric Imp wants to change that and make it affordable and ubiquitous with a [...]

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Automotive Technology Programs Changing With the Times: Build Electric Cars

The EV (electric vehicle) Challenge is a program for high school students to replace traditional automotive technology programs with a new idea: Take a donated (or even abandoned) gasoline-powered car or truck and convert it into an all-electric vehicle. Students learn about design, engineering, electronics, math, and science. They make hard decisions and learn about [...]

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Microsoft Xbox Kinect 1.5 Creates Shift in How We Interact with Technology

“The future is more than entertainment, gaming, or play time with the new Microsoft Xbox Kinect 1.5 launch coming in May. While Xbox is an ultra-cool gaming platform, it is really much more indicative of coming shifts to how we interact with technology when you add the Kinect into the mix. Industries such as Healthcare, [...]

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First Public Library to Create a Maker Space

Technology has made it possible for each one of us to play a role beyond that of a consumer – that of a creator. This massive technological potential has been creatively channeled by Lauren Smedley to create a unique Maker Space within the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) in New York State. Ms Smedley inspired among others, [...]

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Crowdfunding for Makers and Artisans with IndieGoGo

Funding startups and new ideas has been historically difficult and notoriously so. IndieGoGo and the concept of Crowdfunding aim to change that. Salva Rubin tells me IndieGoGo is a commercial venture that brings together the collective resources of people who in turn help to fund efforts of others. Starting a cancer research charity at age [...]

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3D Printing Will Transform Education

A computer on every desk is the present. In the future there will be a 3D Printer on every desk too, and this will transform the way that our kids learn about the STEM Principles, says Bre Pettis from MakerBot Industries. Imagine if, instead of the standard Lego set, every child had the ability to [...]

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