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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Bet on the Internet of Things
Rob Spiegel   12/22/2011 2:18:55 PM
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I agree Jerry. a lot of the Internet of Things is technology looking for a problem. Some things -- like checking the expiration date on milk -- are better done analog. Like the smart thermostat hat learns your patterns. Is it that hard to turn the heat down when you'll be at work, then turning it back up when you get home?

 

Jack Rupert, PE
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Re: Bet on the Internet of Things
Jack Rupert, PE   12/22/2011 4:23:29 PM
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Steve - Did your class happen to mention the best way of dealing with those RFID tags?  Are these the ones that are in the boxes to prevent shoplifting (so its just a matter of finding and destoying, or are these tags in the new TV's themselves?

Steve Heckman
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Re: Bet on the Internet of Things
Steve Heckman   12/23/2011 8:12:32 AM
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Most items have the tags in the packaging. And Walmart for one, mandates supplies use them for inventory control. Problem is that I retain my boxes, at least until the warrenty expires. Of course, placing a box for a 60" TV out for trash pickup lets everyone in your neighborhood know who got a new toy.

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Solar Antenna
JPW   1/3/2012 10:29:09 AM
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I thought it interesting to note that although we may not see them in 2012, solar antennea may be a new wave for the solar industry. In 2011 Tel Aviv University created a solar antenna where the efficiency has been recorded around 95%. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111110125955.htm

 

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   5/29/2014 1:26:22 AM
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MEMS technology has come a long way since this was posted. Apple is even thinking of incorporating MEMS actuators in future iPhones and tablets for faster auto-focus.

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