Tag Archives: technology

Grant to pay for PTC technology on Poughkeepsie train lines

In the early morning hours of December 1, 2013, a Metro-North passenger train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, killing four and injuring 61. The National Transportation Safety Board has said the crash, in which a train conductor fell asleep as the train barreled through a curve at 82 mph, could have been avoided if positive train controls (PTC) ... Read More »

Trump FY18 request offers plus-up for technology programs

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2018 budget requests $574.5 billion in base funding with another $64.6 billion in wartime supplemental funding, with a focus on near-term readiness over long-term modernization. The budget is largely in line with work that begun under the Obama administration, a result of both logistics – budget planning began more than a year ago for ... Read More »

Blogging for Seniors: Resident Consultant Finds Technology Not Just for the Young

  Though technology may be dominated by younger generations, Cindy Mund knows the internet and social media have power with senior citizens. Mund, a resident consultant for Stillwaters Estates, has found a large following in a blog she writes for the senior living community in Centralia. When she started the blog seven years ago, she had a list of about ... Read More »

Technology leap: ‘5G to usher in higher speed, reliability’

All operators, in one way or the other, will start to provide data that consumers are asking for. Source: Thinkstock Ericsson’s Head of 5G & Radio Access Network Architecture JOAKIM SORELIUS tells what the latest technology holds for India. Excerpts: It appears that 5G has more of a B2B (business to business) angle with internet-of-things (IoT) and machine-to-machine communications being ... Read More »

Technology: Robot Fighting Invasive Species

In many parts of the world invasive species contribute to destruction of local ecosystems, already threatened by climate change. One of the most pervasive is the lionfish, a voracious predator from Asia that is depleting native coral reef fish in the Caribbean. Now, a new underwater robot is showing off a way that technology can help on the front line ... Read More »

A shortage of women in technology Not in Russia

If you’re part of the technology industry in the United States, then you’ll no doubt agree it’s a man’s world. TechCrunch reported last year on the “pipeline problem” created because a mere 18 per cent of undergraduate computer science degrees and 26 per cent of computing jobs are currently held by women. In the corporate world, only five per cent ... Read More »

For golf instructors, a technology debate rages on

The lesson tee at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas is one of the most comfortable places to be in all of golf. Randy Smith works the back of the club’s double-sided range with the easy good humor and expertise that has made him a popular and indispensable coach for major-championship winners, club champions, nationally ranked juniors and plain old ... Read More »

Technology is great, but are we prepared for the consequences

Our dependence on these gadgets has dramatically changed how we communicate and interact, and is slowly eroding some of our core principles, said Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. Bugeja is not advocating against technology — in fact, he relies on it for his work and personal life — ... Read More »

Cincinnati police chief uses technology to stop crime

CINCINATTI, OHIO Cincinnati’s police chief is leading an effort to fight crime with technology. The Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/2p08BUf) that Eliot Isaac has sought to expand the force’s technology efforts since becoming chief in 2015. Isaac’s three-point plan includes new gun violence technology, body cameras and a witness advocacy program. The department aims to curb violent crime and increase community engagement ... Read More »

Suddenly, you’re a technology company. Now what?

Traditionally, organizations in the industrial sector and the technology sector looked for different strengths, skills and strategies from their marketing communications and PR teams. Now, however, with connectivity and digitization on the rise, industrial brands are increasingly asking themselves how to prepare for a future in which their products are judged as much by their intelligence and ability to share ... Read More »