Technology

Internet of Things Creates Excitement and Possibilities

The International Consumer Electronics Show is the King Kong of trade shows. Held in Las Vegas, this consumer electronics gathering attracts more than 150,000 visitors. It occupies 35 football fields of exhibition space where more than 3,500 companies come to proudly showcase their goods.

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Wearable Electronics Are the New Black

At the expense of stating the obvious, wearable devices are the new black when it comes to what’s fashionable in high tech right now. By 2018, wearable shipments are expected to jump to 112 million units, more than five times last year’s figure, according to market researcher IDC. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a vast assortment of wearable electronics — from multipurpose wearable devices to cheaper, single-serving products — debuted, giving manufacturers hope they’ve successfully predicted the future of consumer demand.

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How PLM Saved Christmas: A True Story

Christmas was as good as cancelled. The news was that bad. The once joyous event had become a PR nightmare. Trouble started last year when Santa had gained so much weight, he got stuck in a chimney. After being rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, he was arrested for illegal entry, an invalid passport and providing false information to a police officer who was seeking a true and proper address.

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Star Wars Saga: R2-D2 — The Wild Years

R2-D2 was an R2-series Astromech droid designed by high tech manufacturer Industrial Automaton. The brave droid — along with his persnickety protocol droid counterpart C-3PO— played a pivotal role in saving the galaxy.

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