Tech Insights
May. 13, 2015

Building startup community in Dallas topic at MTBC board meeting
At the May MTBC board meeting, the MTBC board was privy to an update by two of the Metroplex's top startup encouragers: Health Wildcatters and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. Trey Bowles, CEO and co-Founder of the DEC, spoke about some of the DEC's latest developments and successes.More

Nominations due on Monday for Tech Titans Gala
The MTBC is wrapping up nominations for the 2015 Tech Titans Awards Gala on Monday. Tech Titans recognize the most elite in North Texas technology — individuals currently transforming the high-tech industry and giving companies that competitive edge, as well as companies leading the way. The Tech Titans showcase the innovators, adopters and executors impacting the technology industry for the greater good. Nominate yourself, a colleague, your company or even a client. Nominations are due by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 18. More

Samsung readies new processors to power the Internet of Things
The hardware platform, which Samsung will reveal next week during a San Francisco event, will be called Artik, CNET has learned.More

Ultrasounds and plastic in place of complex electronics
EE Times
In a joint project from Carnegie Mellon University HCI Institute and Disney Research, researchers have demonstrated the use of cheap 3-D printed plastic parts in place of complex analogue electronic circuitry to build smartphone plug-in accessories such as docking stations and other playful extensions.More

The bidding war for Nokia's map technology is getting ugly
Business Insider
German car companies may need help to compete with a wealthy field of bidders for Nokia's high-tech mapping unit HERE, as the entry of technology company Uber into the fray signals interest from deep-pocketed Silicon Valley players, bankers and executives close to the deal said. More

Women in tech: The numbers don't add up
The percentage of female employees working at large technology companies is oddly consistent. But drilling down finds the problem is worse than the numbers suggest.More

UTA researchers unveil 'smart apartment' for seniors
It looks like an ordinary apartment — walk in and you'll find a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. "That's the idea," said Dr. Kathryn Daniel, an associate professor of nursing at UT-Arlington. "You're able to do that unobtrusively — behind the scenes."More

To retain more millennial employees, tell them to quit
Employee retention is a problem for most companies — especially startups that tend to hire millennials. After all, it's hard not to lose customers when your employee entrance is like a revolving door. It's even harder to find a solution to that problem — no matter how well you treat your employees.More

The 9 strangest flying robots from the World's Biggest Drone Show
Defense One
In the past year, drones have crashed onto the White House lawn, hauled radioactive cesium to the roof of the Japanese prime minister's Tokyo office, and swooped above battlefields in Iraq and Ukraine. The future of drone design is an area with huge importance for companies and for the military. At the recent Unmanned Systems 2015 show in Atlanta that future was on display. More

Internet founder: Internet of Things demands more Web addresses
USA Today
An explosion in the number of devices that needed Internet protocol addresses as part of the Internet of Things has created a slower Internet for some users and a series of website problems, online pioneer Vint Cerf said. Cerf, a founder of the Internet and chief Internet evangelist for Google, told an audience at the National Press Club that the world needs more Internet addresses.More

How NASA technology found trapped Nepal earthquake survivors
The Christian Science Monitor
After a large-scale natural disaster, such as the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, every second counts. After roughly 72 hours without water, victims buried in rubble begin to succumb to dehydration.More

High-tech fitting room 'smart' mirrors could help you be the fairest one of all
The Dallas Morning News
Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without you having to undress. More

Alert fatigue: 6 steps for dealing with constant security alerts
Dallas Business Journal
The amount of noise streaming into the typical security organization's work queue can quickly become overwhelming. Alert fatigue plagues even the most mature organizations.More

ADP makes a bet on big data
The Washington Post
Two days before the nation's jobs report is released every month, one New Jersey payroll company provides a snapshot of private-sector employment that economists and investors lean on for insight into the labor market.More

4 stages of hybrid cloud evolution
Digitization is accelerating the evolution of business processes, and the cloud is a key enabler in assisting companies to break their business processes into their core components. This is empowering companies to generate greater value from their data and applications. This can be seen in transportation with Uber, retail with Etsy, communications with WhatsApp, and wireless payments from Apple.More