Tech Insights
Dec. 24, 2014

Swallow this 'password' pill to unlock your digital devices
From Feb. 5: Forget concocting long, complicated passwords to protect your digital devices and the precious information you access on them. They're too easy for hackers to crack and for you to forget. Just pop Motorola's edible "authentication vitamin" pill and you can literally become the password.More

Why Obama's plan to save the Internet could actually ruin it
The Washington Post
From Nov. 12: On Nov. 11, President Barack Obama joined the chorus of those urging FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to inject federal and state regulators directly into the heart of the Internet, "reclassifying" wired and mobile broadband ISPs as public utilities under a 1934 law written to control the former Bell telephone monopoly. While Obama has long supported the notoriously slippery idea of "net neutrality," this is the first time the White House has explicitly asked the FCC to take specific action, let alone to embrace the most radical and legally uncertain approach being considered by the agency — what even many advocates for net neutrality consider to be the "nuclear option."More

Here are 4 everyday items about to be completely reinvented by the Internet Of Things
From June 25: By now you've probably heard the term Internet of Things, and while we can go into the historical or technology specifics of what these omnipresent buzzwords mean, what's important to know if you're a consumer is that soon everyday devices you once took for granted will change. From a practical sense, this means they will become smarter, have their own app, will be connected to the network and will spew data about you and your world. Depending on what your general inclinations are about technology's role in our lives, this will alternatively sound great or terrible, but make no mistake, it's gonna happen, so you might as well embrace it. To help you do so, here are four everyday, ordinary things about to change.More

New study: Dallas-area ranks near top for high-tech growth
The Dallas Morning News
From Sept. 10: The Dallas-area is ranked third in the country for high-tech jobs according to a new report by commercial real estate firm JLL. Only California's Silicon Valley and the Boston area have more high-tech workers. JLL estimates that the Dallas area has more than 142,000 high-tech jobs — most of them in computer systems design and product manufacturing.More

Texas surpasses California as top tech exporter
The Dallas Morning News
From Feb. 19: Texas is tops for tech exports, a new report says. Companies in Texas making semiconductors, telecommunications devices, computers and other items shipped more than $45 billion in products to other countries in 2012, according to a report by the TechAmerica Foundation, a lobbying and advocacy firm representing the technology industries. That's a $3 billion rise from 2011.More

Food technology: Texas Instruments' DLP technology is helping consumers determine what's in food
The Dallas Morning News
From March 26: Call it food technology. Texas Instruments Inc. and a Canadian startup company have teamed up to help consumers determine what's in food. TellSpec Inc. of Toronto just announced that it's using TI's digital light processing technology to update what it deems as the first consumer hand-held food scanner.More

Texas ranks as fastest-growing state for tech jobs in 2014
Dallas Business Journal
From Aug. 6: Texas is the fastest-growing state for technology jobs, beating out New York, Florida, Massachusetts and Washington. The Lone Star state's 5.99 percent increase in tech jobs leads the nation in the first half of 2014, according to a report by, a career website for IT and engineering professionals. The report studied the highest percentage of growth and the most new positions added, using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.More

Beyond the Internet of Things: The amazing tech that's coming next
From Feb. 12: 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

Tech Titans winners named
From Sept. 1: The Metroplex Technology Business Council announced the winners of its 14th annual Tech Titans awards. Tech Titans are recognized as outstanding technology companies and individuals in the North Texas area who have made significant contributions to their industries during the past year.More

Your 2014 heat map for enterprise technology
From Jan. 15: Slept through CES 2014? You didn't miss much. The real action is behind the scenes in enterprise technology, where old models are being smashed as ingenious new tech emergesMore