Technology remains a key weapon in the fight against terrorism. The Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard are expanding the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program. The TWIC requires the nearly 1 million longshoremen, sailors, truck drivers and other laborers in the U.S. to use tamper-resistant smart cards when they enter U.S. port facilities. The TSA recently approved four biometric readers from Sagem Morpho. These point-of-entry readers use TWIC Privacy Keys to read encrypted biometric data such as digital fingerprints.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.