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Imagine the possibility of an Internet 1000 times faster than the one of today.  Dr. Vincent Chan, a great hero of modern telecommunications (and a mentor I’ve been honored to serve on an advisory board with) is leading research into developments that can produce just that. Dr. Chan has been leading a research team at MIT in design efforts that have produced demonstrations that would eliminate inefficient conversion processes in optical signal processing, resulting in dramatic increases in Internet speeds while actually reducing the amount of energy consumed by transmission devices. This method is called Optical Flow Switching (OFS).  OFS exploits optical switching, routing and transport technologies to continue lowering costs while providing this higher speed. The following is from research announced on the MIT website: QUOTE: One of the reasons that optical data ... (more)

Always On: Proof Consumers Are Enslaved and the Consequences for Brands

Social Networking We’ve all been culpable at one time or another.  We have glanced at our smartphone in a business meeting, or other sensitive occasion, to check our emails or social media when we know we shouldn’t have.  But why do we do it?  Why do we feel compelled to sneak a peek at our phone even when we know it’s rude while in the presence of others or it may cause us to lose our concentration in a critical meeting.  This is the world of “Always On”.  “Always On” is the concept of our being in constant proximity to our smartphone, computer, or tablet where we feel a frequent inner urge to look and check in with that technological device which is always close to hand. Intrigued by this phenomenon, we sought some insights from UM’s panel of preselected, academic psychologists about “Always On.”  These psychologists come mainly from U.S. universities and similar ... (more)

Is AOL Still Relevant?

While Yahoo has gotten lots of attention in the past week with its latest CEO switchover, we now turn to another early Internet pioneer AOL. The company has a new version of their Web-based email software to add to the good news around its quarterly earnings announcement and stock price, which briefly reached a yearly high this week. Ironically, it was because of one of their lowest rates of decline in revenues that prompted the rally. AOL had a good year because of selling more than a billion bucks worth of patents to Microsoft. Had they not made that deal, they would have lost more than $30 million for the quarter. Like Yahoo, they are a big company who has lost their way. And no better example of that strategy is the update of their webmail that is being brought online in the next week. The update is the first major overhaul of AOL mail in nearly five years. In ... (more)

May 24th, 2013, Las Vegas, NV: MMGuardian™ Wins Prestigious CTIA Show Emerging Technology Award for Best Mobile Productivity and Public Safety Application of 2013

LAS VEGAS, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MMGuardian is an Android application that enables parents to comprehensively manage their child's smartphone use, protecting teens and pre-teens from dangerous mobile activities including texting while driving, cyber-bullying, inappropriate language or applications, distraction from studies or sleep, and sexting.  Out of a large pool of applicants, fifteen semi-finalists, and five finalists, MMGuardian was selected as the winner by CTIA Wireless' panel of carefully selected wireless industry experts. "We are very pleased to win this prestigious award and to be recognized by CTIA and respected industry experts for our technology leadership in the exciting and rapidly growing mobile parental control space.  We continue to rapidly innovate and create the best possible feature set and user interface, to provide parents wit... (more) Examines Doctor and Agency Hostility amid Growing Republican Support of Cannabis

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Marijuana News Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of DigiPath, Inc. (OTCBB and OTCQB: DIGP), has just released its seventh unbiased cannabis news show. Hosted by Todd Denkin and Jen Gentile, the program explores how institutions are still fighting against the use of medical cannabis, while fiscally conservative Republicans embrace legalization. "This segment of TNMNews underscores the need for increased levels of cannabis news and education to overcome widespread ignorance in the government and medical community," says TNMNews cohost Todd Denkin. "As Sierra Riddle points out in her interview, 48 children are diagnosed with cancer every day, and not all of them can tolerate chemotherapy. It's irresponsible to pretend there are no alternatives." In her interview with TNMNews, the mother of a two-year-old leukemia pa... (more) Asks: What's in a Sext?

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (, America's most trusted source for adult products, has more questions when it comes to sexting. This month, the company asked over 1,000 men and women what is included in their sexts – and their answers may surprise you! While nearly 95% of the Americans who admit to sexting (sending sexually explicit photographs or messages via cell phone), say they send sexual thoughts or ideas, 38% say they send sexy selfies and 36% send explicit images. Of all the sexters, nearly 20% say they show their faces in their sexts. "Sexting, for better or worse, is here to stay," says Dr. Kat Van Kirk, resident sexpert for "While it can play a fun and flirty role, I encourage anyone who sexts to protect their privacy by not including their faces in images or video." "Adam... (more)

China to Continue Driving Molybdenum Demand

LONDON, January 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Cutbacks by major producers, combined with stockpiling in China, resulted in a tightening of supply, causing prices to spike in mid 2009. Between July 2009 and August 2009, prices for both molybdic oxide and ferromolybdenum almost doubled, only to drop by 50% in the next two months. From November 2009, in line with the general trend in commodity prices, molybdenum prices have increased, reaching US$15/lbMo by January 2010, an increase of almost 50%. Nevertheless, with demand expected to rebound in 2010, prices could consolidate at current levels. China to continue driving molybdenum demand In 2009, molybdenum consumption is estimated to have declined by as much as 9%, as end-users curtailed their requirements. Although consumption has declined on a global level, emerging markets such as China have seen demand continue to increase... (more) Announces Full Commercial Launch of Mobile Application That Reduces the Dangers of “Texting While Driving”, a free mobile application that reads text messages (SMS) and emails aloud and automatically responds, will officially launch on September 23, 2009. After several months of beta testing, is ready to launch a full version of its application, which will be universally available as a free download for consumers. This free, easy-to-use application was designed specifically to help combat the dangerous, often deadly trend of “texting while driving.” The full version will offer more robust features and functionality than the beta version such as a more diverse word bank, a variety of additional options and a whole new look. Developed by founder Heath Ahrens, utilizes software as a service (SaaS) to convert text into the highest quality speech available and automatically reads incoming text and email messages ... (more)

CES Features Record 330 New Exhibitors

A record number of new exhibitors – more than 330 companies – will join more than 2,500 exhibitors in unveiling their latest technology innovations at the 2010 International CES. With more than 20,000 new products on display, the International CES is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. CE Spotlights throughout the CES show floor will feature key market categories including apps, green technology, gaming, location based services and more. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2010 International CES returns to Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2010. “With a record number of new exhibitors, scores of new product introductions, several new Spotlights on the show floor and a dynamic lineup of keynotes sessions, the 2010 International CES will be our best show yet,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “More technology deals w... (more)

RTT (Round Trip Time): Aka – Why bandwidth doesn’t matter

A great post over on ajaxian got me to thinking today.  Why is it whenever you hear people talking about speed on the internet, they use a single metric?  Whether they’re discussing the connection in the datacenter, their residential DSL, or the wireless connection via their mobile device, everyone references the bandwidth of their connection when talking about speed.  “Oh I just got a 20Mb/s connection at home, it’s blazing fast!".  That’s all well and good, and 20 Mb/s is indeed a lot of throughput for a residential connection. Unfortunately for Joe Average, about 98% of the population wouldn’t know what the heck to DO with 20 Mb/s of download speed, and even worse than that…they would likely see absolutely zero increase in performance while doing the one thing most people use their connection for the most, browsing the web. No one seems to ever bother mentioning... (more)

Southern Companies Showcase Latest Innovation at 2013 International CES

More than 230 technology companies based in the Southern region of the United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia) will debut their latest consumer technology innovations at the 2013 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2013 CES, the world’s largest annual innovation event, will feature 3,000 exhibitors across more than 1.85 million net square feet of exhibit space. The 2013 International CES will run Tuesday, January 8-Friday, January 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “CES is the perfect platform for introducing Valencell’s PerformTek Precision Biometrics sensor technology. People stopping by our booth – #26315 – will get a first-hand look at PerformT... (more)