One of the things I see over and over in these stories about product malfunctions is that the user went to Internet forums to see if others have encountered similar product failures. Time after time, our bloggers report that their problem was discussed by many fellow unfortunate consumers on the Web.
I've always wondered whether brand owners make it a practice to read these forums to find out what their customers are suffering due to design SNAFUs. Seems the forums would be an excellent source of post-purchase feedback.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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