Tech Insights
Feb. 12, 2014

Beyond the Internet of Things: The amazing tech that's coming next
TechRadar
Texas Instruments' Gene Frantz and Dave Freeman comment about the Internet of Things where we can equip these trillions of networked nodes with different components to create new types of matter that we can manipulate with instructions from computers.More

The Internet of Things: What role will humans play?
The Guardian
It is impossible to ignore the current wave of excitement surrounding the Internet of Things. Listed as one of Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology trends for 2014 and taking center stage at this year's CES in Las Vegas, the implications of being able to connect almost any device to the Internet have set tongues wagging. But what exactly are we looking at here? More than a handful of "things" — a network of intelligent connected devices. Talking machines.More

Texas Instruments, UT-Dallas tackle sports concussions head-on
The Dallas Morning News
A North Texas team of medical researchers and techies is tackling the concussion crisis in football and other sports. The University of Texas at Dallas and Texas Instruments Inc. have teamed up to develop technologies to determine if a player suffered a hit that could lead to a concussion. It could be the next big thing in early detection systems.More

MTBC sponsors UTD ATEC series featuring cloud executive
MTBC
University of Texas at Dallas alumnus and tech executive Christian Belady MA'90 provides a voice from technology Feb. 26, as part of the ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series. Belady is general manager of Data Center Services for Microsoft's Global Foundation Services and a key player in shaping the direction of cloud computing, which is changing the way people, businesses and organizations store and organize mass amounts of digital information.More

US mobile data traffic to jump nearly eightfold by 2018
Reuters
The volume of data crossing U.S. mobile networks will grow almost eightfold by 2018, and demand for Internet-connected devices will also skyrocket, according to a report that poses questions about U.S. spectrum policy.More

Cloud computing: United States businesses will spend $13 billion on it
Forbes
Instead of a slow-moving fluffy white cloud image, the cloud computing industry should use a tornado — that might be a better way to visualize how fast cloud computing is growing today. Amazon is dominating, but is followed by the usual suspects: IBM, Apple, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce and Rackspace, to name a few.More

US mobile data traffic to jump nearly eightfold by 2018
Reuters
The volume of data crossing U.S. mobile networks will grow almost eightfold by 2018, and demand for Internet-connected devices will also skyrocket, according to a report that poses questions about U.S. spectrum policy.More

Invasion of the Internet of Things
TechRepublic
According to Patrick Gray, the "invasion of things" is already underway. Make sure your organization is prepared to use the new technology to its advantage instead of struggling to catch up.More

Swallow this 'password' pill to unlock your digital devices
Entrepreneur
Forget concocting long, complicated passwords to protect your digital devices and the precious information you access on them. Just pop Motorola's edible "authentication vitamin" pill and you can literally become the password.More

Huawei, Samsung smartwatches in wings
InformationWeek
Huawei plans to reveal its first smartwatch at MWC, while Samsung prepares its own lower-cost device. Is the wearable market poised for takeoff?More

The world's top 10 most innovative companies in big data
Fast Company
According to one projection, the sales of big data related products and services grew to more than $18 billion in 2013. Companies can now map your genome, find the best fit for clothing and improve students' grades, to name a few examples. Consumers, meanwhile, value privacy more than ever.More

US retailers face pressure to raise cybersecurity spending
Reuters
Target Corp.'s decision to speed up a $100 million program to adopt the use of chip-enabled smart cards is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to what retailers need to do to defend themselves against future cyberattacks, according to security experts and IT service providers.More

6 ways to use less energy to get more done
Fast Company
If the workday is a marathon, 3 p.m. might be that 20-mile mark when you hit your wall — the six-mile stretch that marathon runners claim feels like hell. In your workday, this is that moment late in the day when you're just getting started on the thing you planned to finish in the morning — feeling grumpy and groggy and impossibly far from getting everything done.More

5 apps that are changing how business is done
Washington Business Journal
The mobile revolution means an infinitely useful arsenal of apps in your pocket. And fortunately, those innovations are streamlining the ways that companies manage their time and money. Here are five ways that smartphone and tablet apps are making business more efficient.More