Google’s Potential End Game – Transport and Organize the World’s People, Not Just Information

Graph showing evolution of the vehicle in the digital age.

The Year 2040 – Somewhere in Silicon Valley It’s 8:07 am and my next door neighbor, cheapskate Charlie, has been waiting outside his door for a few minutes for his ride, which is guaranteed to be at his house within a 10 minute window. He looks at his garage and is reminded that he will…

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Technology Outlook: The Cable Show 2014

An image of the Imagine Cafe at the 2014 Cable Show.

The Cable Show 2014 was back in Los Angeles this year – which usually allows for a larger contingent of content folks to attend given the proximity of Hollywood. This year saw a good mix of technology folks rubbing shoulders with content-types but it almost felt like two shows in parallel – one set of…

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Are the Internet of Things (IoT) & Internet of Everything (IoE) the Same Thing?

May 23, 2014
An image of an Internet Connected Water shut-off valve is shown.

Introduction: For quite some time, Cisco and Qualcomm have used the term Internet of Everything (IoE) to describe what almost everyone else refers to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Qualcomm says on its IoE web page “When smart things everywhere are connected together, we will be able to do more and be more. This is the…

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The Software Driven Vehicle

A picture of an electric vehicle from LIT Motors at CES 2014.

As simple and as safe as a car combined with the benefits of a motorcycle is what LIT Motors promises with its C-1 electric vehicle. With a projected range of almost 200 miles, a top speed of over 100 miles per hour and anticipated pricing in the mid-20 thousands (before tax credits), the C-1 (working name) has potential…

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Ethernet Tech Summit Reveals Many Paths to “Open SDN”

May 10, 2014

  Introduction: “SDN” and “open networking” were very hot topics at last week’s Ethernet Technology Summit in Santa Clara, CA. You might be wondering what SDN has to do with Ethernet, as it’s not specified in any SDN or open networking standards. The answer is that Ethernet is the underlying Layer 1 and 2 (PHY and MAC)…

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