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How the NFL uses Zebra Technologies’ RFID chips to track everything on the field but the ball

November 19th, 2014 at 7:30 pm » Comments Off

RFID tags can be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips are usually used as security tags on clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from Zebra […]

What’s wrong with our modern diet in 11 charts

November 19th, 2014 at 7:06 pm » Comments Off

When people consume modern processed foods high in sugar, refined flour, and vegetable oils, they get sick. The main reason why people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before is our modern diet. Everywhere modern processed foods go, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease soon follow.    

The future of the auto industry

November 19th, 2014 at 5:43 pm » Comments Off

Will the automobile keep its soul as the industry transforms itself? At the 1964 New York World’s Fair automakers were center stage. General Motors exhibited the Firebird IV concept car. GM explained how it, “anticipates the day when the family will drive to the super-highway, turn over the car’s controls to an automatic, programmed guidance […]

Top 7 countries where Americans can get a free or low-priced higher education

November 18th, 2014 at 3:42 pm » Comments Off

Germany’s universities have been tuition-free since the beginning of October. College costs in the United States have surged by about 500 percent since 1985, and tuition fees keep rising. In Germany, they’ve done the opposite.    

Link found between milk consumption and death: Study

November 18th, 2014 at 3:24 pm » Comments Off

The most likely culprit: lactose. The British Medical Journal published a large study that tracked the dietary habits of over 100,000 people in Sweden. The study followed the participants for 20 years taking into account differences in lifestyle and demographics. The researchers at Uppsala University found that women who drank three or more glasses of milk […]

The future of transportation: How humans will reach an average speed of 250 mph

November 18th, 2014 at 3:13 pm » Comments Off

Tube transportation – ET3 By Jared Lindzon: The average transportation speed of American citizens was 4 miles per hour in the year 1850. The primary mode of transportation then was a combination of walking and horse back.    

Input from humans can make the Internet of Things smarter

November 16th, 2014 at 8:16 am » Comments Off

Internet of Things (IoT) systems usually consist of a set of sensors that collect information, which is then transmitted between different devices without human intervention. At the same time, today’s mobile infrastructure — the devices, the apps — is typically all about human interaction.    

America is the no-vacation nation

November 16th, 2014 at 8:05 am » Comments Off

The U.S. is the only advanced economy in the world that doesn’t guarantee workers paid vacation. There’s a problem in the United States when it comes to Americans taking a vacation. Four in 10 employees offered paid time off don’t use it all, which is kind of a slap in the face to those who don’t […]

Why high schools should teach social media skills to students

November 15th, 2014 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Social media is a very real and ongoing aspect of our everyday lives. Recently, there has been some discussion on what schools should be teaching students. The United Kingdom announced last month to add cybersecurity to its curriculum in response to a lack of education in the field and the rising industry skills gap.    

The mobile world by the numbers

November 14th, 2014 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

Smartphone users found they use their smartphones for 221 tasks consuming three hours and 16 minutes per day. Here are a few stats that were pulled together for the Code/Mobile conference that provide a snapshot of just how pervasive mobile technology is today.    

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