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As we get into the full swing of the new year and put another CES behind us, it’s time to take a look at the current trends in technology and get a feel for some of the developments we can expect in 2013. There are a lot of interesting products just around the corner – some of them will seem revolutionary while others will be a big update to current technology – and many of them are well worth a look. Touchscreen Ultrabooks The release of Windows 8, which was optimized for touchscreens, is encouraging a lot of companies to really innovate with their laptops. Last year we saw the trend toward ultrabook computers – all sleek design and impressive form factor – and now the new operating system is giving them a chance to develop even more. Touchscreen ultrabooks are going to provide the simple convenience of a tablet while offering the power and capabilities of a compe... (more)

A Change in Commerce: Open-Source 3D Manufacturing

In Shelly’s awesome post on 3D printing,he hints at a future where spare parts will live on files and not shelves. It completely upsets our notion of manufacturing, where commodities are tangible objects. Physical would become virtual. The question would then become: open-source or closed-source? What’s the Difference? Open-source software and application-development tools are available to anyone for free over the web. Could open-source CAD/CAM files be the same? (There are already plenty of free designs available online at sites like As a real-world example, let’s take a look at the bicycle manufacturing industry. It’s an industry that uses the latest materials, manufacturing and design principles and techniques. High-end carbon fiber bicycles today are works of engineering art, the same as Formula 1 cars or MotoGP motorcycles or fighter jets, e... (more)

Winners revealed in 2012 Extreme Redesign contest by Dimension 3D printing

Engineering students worldwide recognised for innovative designs FRANKFURT - 11th April 2012 - Dimension 3D Printing, a brand of Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), today announced the winners in its eighth annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The global contest encourages students to submit an innovative product design, a redesign of an existing product, or an original work of art or architecture. Dimension 3D Printing is awarding each of three student winners $2,500 (approx. £1,630) or $1000 (approx. £650) scholarships in the categories of Middle and High School Engineering, College Engineering, and Art & Architecture. A list of winners follows. For full descriptions and supporting artwork of designs, visit Designs are awarded based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics. Instructors of the three fir... (more)

Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 – Emerging Technologies

Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies” for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred. This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high impact in potential. Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last 10 years 48 technologies are listed in this year’s hype cycle which is the highest in last ten years. Last year they had 42 – year 2008 was the lowest (27) – year 2005 was the previous highest (44). What does this imply? May be Gartner is right when it says: We are at an interesting moment — a time when the scenarios we’ve been talking about for a long time are almost becoming reality. Which macro trends are stated explicitly in the report? Any Channel, Any Device, Anywhere — Bring Your Own Everything Smarter Thing... (more)

Cloud Computing for the Health of It

Cloud computing must have been brushing up on its bedside manner. HIPAA requirements now stipulate everyone in the health-care industry must begin migrating patient records and other data to cloud computing. By 2015, all medical professionals with access to patient records must utilize electronic medical and health records (EMR and EHR), or face penalties. A recent study by MarketsandMarkets revealed the health-care cloud computing market, which is only currently about 4% of the industry, is expected to grow to nearly $5.4 billion by 2017. The cloud migration process, however, can be daunting for health-care organizations since they have to move an incredible amount of data, according to an article on Cloud service providers are now offering a variety of new ways to access information via cloud applications and microsites designed for mobile devices. To ... (more)

Cloud Player – Lon Binder, Vice President Technology, Warby Parker

Lon Binder, VP of Technology at Warby Parker Recently we had the pleasure of sitting down for an extended conversation with Lon Binder, VP of Technology at Warby Parker. We discussed a range of issues central to how Warby Parker approaches IT, including new store launches, what IT is meant to achieve for a business, cloud strategy, and much more.  This is the first of two parts. Check out Part 2 here. Thoughts? Feedback? Let us know on Twitter @CloudGathering. Gathering Clouds: So you just had your recent store launch. How did that process go and what was your involvement from the perspective of the technical head of the company? Lon Binder: The process of opening the store was really like launching a whole new business.  We were technically multichannel before, because we generate the vast majority of our revenue through the E-commerce website, and have showrooms ... (more)

3D Printing: Sit Back, Relax and Watch a Revolution Unfold

Athletic shoes. Medical implants. Cars. As 3D printing becomes more affordable for small businesses and consumers, an ever-increasing array of products are being produced outside of large assembly lines and manufacturing facilities. Instead, they’re being printed, one-at-a-time, layer-by-layer, using a variety of materials. 4imprint’s newest Blue Paper®, podcast and infographic, entitled 3D printing: Sit back, relax and watch a revolution unfold, outlines how 3D printing works, provides some practical examples of how well-known companies are using 3D printing and discusses the impact 3D printing may have on your business. “If a small business or organization wants to understand how 3D printing works, this Blue Paper is one place to start,” said Greg Ebel, vice president of sales and marketing at 4imprint®. “It gives some helpful background on 3D printing and desc... (more)

IEEE CCNC 2015 to Host 12th Annual Technological Forum Dedicated to Next Wave Consumer Communications Advancements

New York, NY, July 28, 2014 --( The IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2015), the leading international conference dedicated to driving the advance of networked consumer technologies, will hold its 12th annual meeting of global communications experts from January 9 – 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Held each year in conjunction with the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the “Call for Papers” deadline is September 7, 2014 for original technical paper submissions. Conference organizers invite papers that explore key industry topics ranging from wireless home and vehicular networking and peer-to-peer video conferencing to phishing and spam detection, mobile cloud computing, gamification and social signal processing. “For more than a decade, IEEE CCNC has focused on the consumer technology breakthroughs continually sha... (more)

2013 International CES Exhibitor Profiles: A through M

The 2013 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology event, takes place January 8 - 11, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the LVH, and The Venetian. Listed below are CES 2013 exhibitor profiles (A through M). Links to important information: 2013 International CES Press Kit CES Exhibitor News: Follow the International CES on twitter: @intlCES Follow breaking CES Exhibitor News on twitter: [email protected] Download the CES Mobile App: Exhibitor Press Kits (A through M): bēm wireless; Behringer; Canonical / Ubuntu; Canopy; CSR; Dacor; Directed; Electric Friends; Genesis Advanced Technologies, Inc.; Haier; Jasco Products; Liberty-ivoke; Liquid Image Co, LLC; Mad Catz Interactive; MEMS Industry Group; Motorheadphones.     Company: 30 DAY WIPES Booth: 70006 Web: www.30day... (more)

Advanced Manufacturing Trade Show Opens in Philadelphia June 18-20

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon's Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Expo and Conference returns to Philadelphia June 18-20, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.  With nearly 1,200 exhibiting companies, this event co-locates six tradeshows, along with seminars, industry speakers, industry awards and product teardowns to provide the most comprehensive manufacturing event for visitors and exhibitors on the Atlantic seaboard. (Photo: (Logo: The expositions include the 30th annual MD&M East (Medical Design & Manufacturing East), EastPack (packaging), PLASTEC East (plastics), ATX East (Automation Technology Expo East), Atlantic Design & Manufacturing and Pharmapack North America (pharmaceutical packaging & drug d... (more)

Deloitte and 3D Systems Form Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Adoption and Implementation of Advanced Design and Manufacturing Solutions

NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte, a recognized leader in consulting services for manufacturing and supply chain, change management, and innovation strategy, and 3D Systems Corporation, a leader in 3D content to print solutions, today announced an exclusive alliance to jointly assist companies and industries adopt and integrate 3D printing design and manufacturing systems and solutions into their business for sustainable competitive advantage. This first-of-its-kind, multi-year alliance will combine 3D System's leading products and solutions with Deloitte's leading strategy, technology, and industry-specific consulting services to develop a platform for learning, experimentation, adoption, and business transformation powered by 3D printing solutions and capabilities. (Logo: )   The announcement ... (more)