Tech Insights
Apr. 1, 2015

Forums tailor offerings to specific interests
With the proliferation of technology and the divergent needs of the industry, the MTBC began last year on a concentrated effort to develop forums built around specific technology or business verticals where members could meet and share ideas around areas that would most benefit their careers and the future of their companies.More

Big data certifications: Finding the one that works for you
We can't tell you which big data certification programs to choose — that depends on a number of variables in your personal IT career goals and work situation. What we can do is provide you with a selected list of the vendor certifications available.More

Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force field technology
The Economic Times
U.S. aviation giant Boeing has been granted a patent for a "Star Wars"-style force field technology that would protect vehicles from nearby explosions. Although the force field system would not block bullets, it would deflect the shockwaves resulting from an explosion to shield military vehicles. More

Robot room service delivers the goods
If you welcome your new robot overlords, they may bring you toiletries. This is how the robots arrive, not with a bang but with a phone call to alert you to open the door of your hotel room.More

Verizon CEO blasts FCC in new letter
RCRWireless News
Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam recently pressed federal lawmakers to rein in the Federal Communications Commission, the regulatory influence of which he wrote has reached "absurd new levels."More

7 bugs, breaches and compromises to rock 2015 — so far
We've only gotten through a single financial quarter and already 2015 is on pace to be a doozy of a breach year. With a pair of the biggest healthcare breaches on record, along with some eye-opening compromises and continued examples of zero-day exploits and DDoS attacks, the year to date shows that CISOs and risk officers still have a lot of work to do in order to mitigate IT risks to their organizations. More

When technology helps us become more human
The human desire to help, combined with new technological tools could create solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.More

How will deep learning change SoCs?
EE Times
Deep Learning is already changing the way computers see, hear and identify objects in the real world. However, the bigger — and perhaps more pertinent — issues for the semiconductor industry are: Will "deep learning" ever migrate into smartphones, wearable devices, or the tiny computer vision SoCs used in highly automated cars? Has anybody come up with SoC architecture optimized for neural networks? If so, what does it look like?More

Fancy a game of Pac-Man? Head to Google Maps
Ever imagine what it'd be like to play a monster game of Pac-Man through the streets of your hometown? Now you can, sort of, as Google has built a fully playable game of Pac-Man into Google Maps.More

Drowning in big data — Finding insight in a digital sea of information
For roughly a decade, businesses and governments have been collecting digital information about the world's citizens; not just names and numbers, but loads of data, big data. The International Data Corporation recently predicted that the big data industry will experience a 26.4 percent compound annual growth rate, reaching $41.5 billion by 2018. What this means is that more and more companies and organizations are paying top dollar to media agencies to be deluged in never-ending monsoons of big data, and lots of money is being spent figuring out how to harness its power. More

Alcatel-Lucent optimizes for metro networks
RCRWireless News
In the race to keep up with growing demand for data from enterprises and individuals, Alcatel-Lucent has created new optical transport platforms that it said are optimized for deployment in dense metro networks.More

4 ways to make successful decisions
Decisions are about the future, and while we can speculate about the future, we cannot know it because it hasn't happened yet. So each decision, in essence, says: I hypothesize that if I do this, then that will happen.More