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The Internet of Things is getting smarter, integrating circuits and sensors into so much more of our lives that it’s predicted 20+ billion devices will be running the IoT by 2020. Besides smarter thermostats and watches, hopefully there will be devices that help save our planet—including our bees.

In the IT world, we often hear about product lifecycles and what it takes to envision, develop, and maintain a product over its lifecycle. More specifically, we hear about its subsets, such as the software testing lifecycle. But one thing that we don’t often hear about is the technology lifecycle.

This is the first time young people have had such great technology so readily available to them, and parents face a new opportunity as well as a challenge in how to raise their "geeky" kids. How can you maximize the chance to raise a child whose quest for technology is higher that most? Read on.

Last year, researchers introduced the NIST-F2 atomic clock, the world's most accurate time standard. This year, the NIST announced the world’s record-setting atomic clock was modified to be more than three times as precise and set a new record for clock stability.

The world we live in is highly competitive, which isn't always a bad thing. Competitors want Apple to succeed with its watch to show the world the potential of the wearables market. They are not concerned that Apple through its success would hold a large part of the market share for itself.

Last year, Google discovered that the health and fitness section within its app store was the fastest growing category. Beyond the personal uses for fitness apps, some companies are putting a new emphasis on a healthy lifestyle by offering more tangible rewards.

As testers, we need to recognize our own biases and limitations. It is misjudgment to think that we can just close our eyes to be blind or to believe that we understand how someone with Parkinson’s disease functions. Recruit test users other than just a formal test team and learn who your users are.

Sports is one discipline where technology adoption has been growing tremendously in recent years, and 2015 is shaping up to be an important year in building a pronounced acceptance for technology across many sports disciplines—for the teams, the leagues, and even sports fans themselves.

Google announced earlier this month that Project Loon—a plan to provide wireless connectivity via a network of high-altitude balloons floating in the stratosphere using only the wind for steering—is making progress. The project’s longest duration balloon was airborne for just over six months.

A recent IBM/Ponemon study shows that mobile application development for a high percentage of large companies—which includes some Fortune 500 members—has significant weaknesses, leaving enterprise data susceptible to theft. These apps just aren’t being properly security tested before release.