Big technologies such as aerospace, defense and supercomputing and the systems, infrastructure and innovation that support them.
The integration needed to get even this far is impressive. But there is a lot more to do before real meaning is delivered to ordinary citizens concerning where their money is going.
1 | July 1, 2009 10:00am |
A month I ago, I walked into a Bank of America ATM to make a deposit and discovered I would need neither an envelope nor a deposit slip. All I would do is slip the check into a slot and the...
1 | July 1, 2009 7:53am |
Railroads are not the first industry that come to mind when the subject of smart technologies comes up, but you'd be surprised. One nifty software application known as SmartYard is shuttling...
8 | June 30, 2009 12:59pm |
Dr. Farwell calls it BrainFingerprinting, and his rather inelegant Web site is filled with plans to use it against terrorists and then general criminal defendants, even visa applicants. The Iowa...
1 | June 30, 2009 9:49am |
C'mon Verizon, Sprint and AT&T! You need to compete, not match each other's price and essentially collude.
2 | June 29, 2009 10:05am |
Because I work in the troubled publishing industry, I see rows of unused cubicles when I think of office space. So why don't companies use just what we need? We are starting to, but many...
4 | June 29, 2009 8:05am |
Staying safe online is no longer as simple as loading an anti-viral at start-up. In addition to malware dressed for special occasions, crooks put malware into useful utilities like those...
3 | June 29, 2009 6:53am |
The best template for Immelt's new direction might be Owen Young, who led the company during the Great Depression and made it dominant in home appliances. Immelt's vision turns toward health care,...
2 | June 26, 2009 2:03pm |
We are now in the last summer of what I termed in 2006 The Gadget Decade. Gadgets -- cellphones, iPods, handheld game machines -- have defined this decade in technology the way the Internet...
1 | June 26, 2009 1:14pm |
Comcast spokesman Jim Hughes called meÂ this morning to clarify that the cable company'sÂ expansion of of its digital network has nothing to doÂ with the federally-mandatedÂ DTV transition...
1 | June 26, 2009 11:28am |
Does a WiFi network require a deep pockets sponsor, a "big brother" who will take legal responsibility and impose legal conditions on all users? WiFi actually provides the only means we have to...
1 | June 25, 2009 9:11am |
My first reaction to installing Digital Transport Adapters (DTAs) for two TVs was, "great, two more things to plug in that will always be on." A quick check of 7x24 energy-siphoning devices such...
1 | June 25, 2009 8:15am |
A study by web site UberCEO.com reveals that an appalling two out of a hundred of 100 America's top CEOs have Twitter accounts (Warren Buffet and Proctor & Gamble's Alan Lafley). Thirteen have...
1 | June 24, 2009 11:58am |
When I was dating long ago, the notion of "biological compatibility (BC)" never entered my mind and I don't know quite what it is now. Maybe, that's why I didn't get dates. But that's the idea...
1 | June 24, 2009 10:25am |
Airborne turbines would harvest the energy and their tethers would deliver electricity to the ground.
1 | June 24, 2009 6:52am |
Boeing did the smart thing in taking its lumps this morning disclosing another delay in the hotly anticipated first flight of the 787 Dreamliner. I was anxiously expecting going to Seattle and...
3 | June 23, 2009 9:29am |
Here are the highlights of the Boeing 787 call starting at 10 EDT. The webcast is to explain yet another delay in the first flight and deliveries of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner which was announced...
1 | June 23, 2009 8:08am |
The way to assure new investors a profitable market for long-term projects is to wipe out the price advantage old, unreliable feedstocks. And the best way to grow all manufacturing is to provide...
20 | June 23, 2009 7:29am |
I knew something wasn't right. Boeing was supposed fly the much-delayed and ballyhooed Boeing 787 Dreamliner before the end of the month and there are only seven days left. Media types were...
1 | June 23, 2009 6:22am |
Imagine washing your clothes in plastic beads. A start-up in Leeds, U.K. last week demonstrated a washing machine that does just that and in the process promises to use 90% less water and 30% less...
June 22, 2009 11:06am |