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Developing and Testing IoT and Embedded Systems: Questions to Ask

Self-driving cars are the new big thing, and the operational and environment scenarios these vehicles will encounter are practically infinite. How we should develop and test these systems is a big question, and there are no easy answers. But Jon Hagar has some ideas about where to start.

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Jon Hagar
Dr. Google’s Symptom Search

Always consult a doctor for medical advice. Well yes, but for many of us, that’s after we first do an Internet search for our symptoms. Google recognizes this reality and is attempting to make web-surfing symptoms more accurate, with more helpful (and appropriate) listings served up.

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Pamela Rentz
Hurricane Season 2016: Luna and Surge Are Ready

The 2016 hurricane season is upon us and NOAA, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has more than tripled computing forecasting capacity thanks to two new Cray supercomputers the agency calls “Luna” and “Surge”.

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Pamela Rentz
It's Time to Reform Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements in the tech industry are very common; however, studies show that only 24 percent of the workforce actually know trade secrets that need to be protected through non-compete agreements. Rajini Padmanaban looks at non-compete agreements and the reasons to reform them.

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Rajini Padmanaban
How Poor Testing and an Early Release Can Damage Your App and Business

Mobile or PC apps that crash, have poor user experience, don’t run smoothly, or lack features give your customer the idea that whatever they bought didn’t get the tender, loving care it deserved—even if they know the issues can be fixed in a later release.

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Josiah Renaudin
NASA Patents and Searchable Database Inspires Spinoff Technology

NASA's Technology Transfer Program periodically releases formerly patented technologies to the general public. NASA recently made available more than 50 additional agency technologies, and a searchable database catalogs thousands of NASA patents already in the public domain.

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Pamela Rentz
Five Takeaways from Linus Torvalds’s TED Talk

Linus Torvalds's concept of an open source operating system and the Linux kernel helps power the Internet and millions of Android devices. In a recent Q&A TED Talk, Torvalds discussed how he likes to work (alone), his good and bad traits, and why he doesn’t see himself as a visionary.

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Pamela Rentz
How to Find Out If Your Mobile Health App Meets FTC Guidelines

How do you know if the health-related app you’re working on—or using—falls under federal guidelines? To help mobile app developers understand what federal laws and regulations they need to follow, the FTC has created a new web-based tool for developers of health-related mobile apps.

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Pamela Rentz