Autonomous Trucks 2020

From the internet to mission to mars, there are leaps and bounds in technological advancement happening every second.  Perhaps most extraordinarily has been the progress of autonomous driving, a means of transportation that can guide itself without a human driver. Driverless trucks are coming to the forefront of the autonomous vehicle conversation, and that is a big deal.    They attract younger, and more tech savvy drivers. They are safer on the highways, and more eco friendly.   Also they are…

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The Real Digital Divide

During the COVID-19 pandemic, kids are forced to do virtual learning at home.  Their classes are online, which really put an urgency for viable devices and high-speed broadband internet to unserved and underserved areas. Digital divide is an ongoing reality for many kids. Although computers and the Internet are critical to their ability to access education, they are unable to do their schoolwork due to a lack of them.  Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said last week: “Less than…

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Destination Mars – The Human Spirit

“Humanity could have an outpost on Mars just a decade from now”.  Elon Musk Mars has long been the subject of human interest.  In ancient times, it was known as the “God of War” for the Romans.  The month of March is named after Mars.  The Martian, a book about how a stranded Astronaut on Mars uses his wits and spirits to survive, was turned into a movie in 2015, became a huge hit at the box office.  Do you…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Technology

As we challenge to contain and fight COVID-19, we have turned to technology as our saving grace.  From remote work and virtual events to virus-monitoring big data, technology trends are becoming main streams. We are in the middle of the biggest remote-work, remote-learning experiment in history.  Technology that we use to communicate and collaborate, like Slack, Zoom, and Dropbox, give us exceptional apparatuses to work and play during quarantine time. Virtual reality offers a captivating option to video calls, allowing…

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Internet from Space

Be prepared, this soon to be, new Internet technology services from Starlink; Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Tesla’s other company has the potential to be a game changer.   The company is currently deploying 12,000 satellites above the planet to form a “Starlink constellation” in the sky. Once it becomes fully operational, Starlink will be able to offer internet access from virtually anywhere on the planet.  Which means real time communications with areas that face destruction, and reliable way for first responders…

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Autonomous Trucks

From the internet to mission to mars, there are leaps and bounds in technological advancement happening every second. Perhaps most extraordinarily has been the progress of autonomous driving, a means of transportation that can guide itself without a human driver. Which has been getting a lot of attention lately: Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet in Pittsburgh, Tesla Autopilot, and the driverless Google rides that look like a cross between a Cozy Coupe and a golf cart. Quietly and without much fanfare,…

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Secure your digital information

Once your device is missing, your digital information is susceptible to scrutiny. The first line of defense is to secure the mobile device itself. Common sense, play it safe, mobile devices are small and lightweight, easy to carry, but also easy to misplace and lose. Have a strong security code that is easy to remember, but hard to guess. Use your device's auto-lock feature, I recommend you set your auto-lock to take effect immediately from the last activity. Don't share…

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My Digital Travel Companion

I discover the perfect travel companion and it doesn’t require an extra plane ticket or hotel room of its own.  I am amazed how with the appropriate app, my mobile device became  indispensable during my last trip. Scheduling and Planning: My flight to Chicago was scheduled for departing at 2:05 PM.  At 12:00 PM I was still at the office finishing an online meeting.  I launched my American Airlines app,  checked in, received, downloaded, and saved my digital boarding pass. …

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AI Home Invasion

Almost everyone with a smartphone is familiar with some of the capabilities of voice activated artificial intelligence, Siri from Apple Inc. may be the most well-known, Google Now from the search giant, and Cortana from Microsoft. But, anyone who’s used a device like Amazon’s Echo knows that the experience is compelling. Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines. The rapid rise of artificial intelligence systems such as Alexa, and Google Now to be used in virtual assistant like the…

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