Tech Insights
Jun. 24, 2015

Rise of the machines: The industrial Internet of Things is taking shape
The next wave of innovation about to wash over the connected world is the industrial Internet of Things. Beyond smart watches and FitBits, forward-thinking businesses are applying the concept of IoT to complex, psychical machinery, like jet engines and locomotives, to unleash unexpected growth opportunities and fuel innovation. Combined with data analytics, companies can leverage the industrial IoT to impact the economy, the job market and the future; and it has the potential to add $15 trillion to the global economy in 2030, according to Accenture.More

Dallas-Fort Worth makes Forbes list of best cities for paycheck value
Dallas Business Journal
Forbes ranked Dallas-Fort Worth No. 11 of the top 25 U.S. cities where residents can get the most out of their paychecks.More

Researchers advance mobile augmented reality technology
Anyone who has seen a spy movie remembers their favorite agent donning special eyewear or using a device to scan surrounding objects and extract information about them. Once an action movie fantasy, augmented reality technology is now almost, well, reality.More

Is your company culture driving away women tech workers?
How long would you stay at a job, or in a career field, in which — regardless of your passion for the work and your talent, skills and achievements — you were consistently bombarded with both overt and subliminal messages that you just did not belong?More

Irving's OneSource Virtual raises $150 M investment
Dallas Business Journal
Irving-based OneSource Virtual raised $150 million to support global expansion, develop its finance and accounting outsourcing offering and expand other technology-enabled products and services.More

Managers in the digital age need to stay human
Harvard Business Review
The technological advances of the digital age have allowed the global workforce to be better connected, more collaborative, and have greater personal impact than ever before. More information is immediately available, through more channels, than at any time in history. Clearly, workplaces are now optimized for high levels of workforce engagement. Or are they? More

Say what? Here are the top paying technology jobs in Dallas-Fort Worth
Dallas Business Journal
Chief information officers and chief technology officers are the highest paid tech professionals in Dallas-Fort Worth this year.More

These robots will 3-D print a steel bridge over a canal in Amsterdam
Three-dimensional printing is stuck in a box. Most of the printers on the market are relatively small, and the scale of objects is limited by the print area. This is acceptable for parts, tools or toys. But let's say you want to print something bigger — like a building. You could scale the box up and print it piece by piece, assembling the pieces on site. Or you could get rid of the box entirely.More

The struggle for accurate measurements on your wrist
MIT Technology Review
The Apple Watch and Microsoft Band use optical sensors to measure heart rate. The Jawbone Up3, which instead tracks your resting heart rate, uses bioimpedance sensors and several electrodes to measure your skin's resistance to a small amount of electrical current. These sensors and others in the bands are adequate for measuring routine activity levels, but is the technology really accurate enough to turn wearable devices into digital medical tools?More

Austin's Chaotic Moon to hire 250 at new Dallas creative tech studio
Dallas Business Journal
Creative technology studio Chaotic Moon soon will open a local office in Dallas, the first city to which it's expanding outside of Austin, and will hire about 250 people within the next three years.More

Who needs nest? A Finnish startup wants to give you the power to design and program your own 'smart home' devices
Boy Genius Report
The next big battle for tech giants is in the realm of the Internet of Things, which is an industry buzzword used to describe the way all our home gadgets and appliances will soon be connected to the web and will be able to communicate with one another. That said, you shouldn't need to rely on Apple, Google or other companies to hook up your home — instead, you may be able to use an Internet of Things development platform that's being crafted by a Finnish startup called Thingsee that aims to make programming Web-connected appliances and devices easy and intuitive.More

IR cameras soon a commodity, warns Yole
Over the next several years, uncooled thermal camera shipments will accelerate rapidly, with volumes growing at 22 percent CAGR between 2015 and 2020, according to Yole Developpement's latest report, "Uncooled Infrared Imaging: Technology & Market Trends."More