Should I Create a Proof-of-Concept Prototype for My New Product? As the name implies, the purpose of a proof-of-concept (POC) prototype is to prove your product concept. A POC answers if a product is feasible. In most cases a POC prototype is only used internally to determine the practicality of a new product. Customers will rarely see a POC prototype. So do you need

Does tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018?  For over a decade now, Silicon Valley ideology has been to simultaneously:Move fast and break things. Make the world a better place. According to this article 2017 has been a demoralizing year. Our product innovations for accessible and affordable content have also been weaponized against society by bad actors. Social media became a vector of bullying and propaganda targeted with algorithms.

Innovation should be a school subject – Commissioner Navracsics Innovation should be taught as a subject in European schools, according to Tibor Navracsics, the EU’s Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, who says that education can be a defining factor in the life of young scientists. ‘Education can be a decisive force, an engine in the socialisation of young scientists,’ he said. ‘It

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions – MIT Technology Review We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and what they will do to jobs. A story in ­MarketWatch that said robots will take half of today’s jobs in 10 to 20 years. The claims are ludicrous. Today’s robots and AI systems are incredibly narrow in what they

ESP8266 IoT Contest – Simplify the Connected World – The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic in today’s tech conversations. Many times, IoT development and prototyping cycles are too long and too expensive due to the time and complexity it takes to build a simple IoT prototype. But the creation of IoT projects doesn’t have to be complex or expensive. myDevices,

Tech companies spend more on R&D than any other companies in the U.S. – Recode Tech companies lead top U.S. companies in R&D spending. Amazon is No. 1. That’s notable because spending on research and development is a key indicator for U.S. productivity, a measure of how well our economy is doing, and productivity has been decreasing lately. Amazon, Alphabet, Intel, Microsoft and Apple, tech companies spent more on research

25 Innovative IoT Companies and Products You Need to Know The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve and expand in terms of the number of companies, products, and applications.  There are numerous IoT companies you may not yet be familiar with but that could enhance how you work and live. This article introduces 25 innovative IoT firms and products.