Counterfeiting as an Art Form

Today, I was thinking about what is behind the relentless surge in counterfeiting beyond the obvious motivation of greed. I couldn't help but think about the intellectual drive and challenge that made hacking, which was initially an insider sport, evolve into the very real and present threat of cyberterrorism. I doubt if the first hackers…

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Conflict Minerals Resolution for Supply Chain?

The problems technology creates are most often solved with other technological innovations. During this process, not only do existing conflicts get resolved, but new market opportunities emerge and entrenched power brokers are sometimes stripped of the fleeting chokehold they have over the industry. Such a development is happening now in the production of titanium as…

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The Startup of You: Are You Ready?

This is the inaugural post from noted electronics-industry career consultant Ruth Glover, who will offer insight and information about how you can engineer your career. I might not have read The Start-Up of YOU, if I hadn't attended a “by invitation only” LinkedIn presentation in Dallas recently. With 100+ degree temperatures, I trudged into the…

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MWC: Mobile Technology Madness

BARCELONA, Spain — An estimated 70,000 people — mobile executives, analysts, app developers, tech geeks, and industry watchers — have descended again on Mobile World Congress here to Barcelona for a few days to talk shop and wheel-and-deal. They're also trying to figure out — in this very noisy environment — what it all means.…

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The Smart Watch Is Already Here

I am even more convinced today that we live in a cocoon in the United States, self-insulated from developments and — surprisingly — technology innovations in other parts of the world. How else can we explain the hoopla about the “smart watch” {complink 379|Apple Inc.} is reportedly developing to “bring technology closer to the consumer…

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