CInO

The need for a Chief Innovation Officer. Someone who goes across all departments and looks not only at the best way to integrating technology but also the process and policies, organization structure, etc that is needed to be a lean and innovative (thus profitable) company. In this age what you offer has to be “mashable”,…

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Proof the World is Flat

So today, I found more proof the world is flat. I had some free microchips shipped from Thailand to the Philippines to Alaska to Indiana to Tennessee to me. That was for free, no shipping and handling even. But the real proof is that I knew it was delivered to my home while at the…

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Computer Chronicles

Looking to get a nostalgic fix on the personal computer, click here to watch Computer Chronicles. I had never seen this even though it ran until 2002.

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Review: X10 Home Automation with Arduino

Thanks for making this article a success, we we re recognized on MAKE Magazine’s website!  UPDATE 12/2010:  If you are curious on how to receive X10 commands with Arduino, check out this update.  Recommend reading and understanding this article first then jumping over to the update.My current project revolves around using the Arduino and the…

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Review: SparkFun DAC Breakout Board Tutorial

I’ve been tinkering with SparkFun’s MCP4725 I2C Digital to Analog converter or DAC. Buy yours here. I have been reading about the I2C or Two-Wire protocol but this is the first time I’ve used it. I did not see a useful tutorial out there for this breakout board (aka BoB) so I decided to throw…

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The World Is Flat

I am in the middle of reading a terrific book called by Thomas Friedman called “The World is Flat”. Back in college I had to read another book of his called the “The Lexus and the Olive Tree” for a political science course. I should clarify at this point, I am actually listening to the…

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Shift Happens

I saw this incredible video in my grad class last night and had to share. It reinforces my believe we are grossly under prepared for life in the 21st century in this world. The longer we fight to keep things they way they were, and not focusing on how best to use technology to our…

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Technology Revolution

I am a firm believer that when it comes to predicting the impact of future technology that if you’re revolutionary in you’re thinking that sometimes you will be wrong, but if you aren’t then you’ll never be right. Here are my thoughts on the future: – In 5 years, newspapers and magazines will be a…

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USB PC Repair Tools

For better or for worse, part of being a geek is that you become the computer “repair guy” within your circle of friends and family. Just like your car mechanic, you are only as good as your tools in your toolbox. Now, I don’t go everywhere with my laptop, but I do always have my…

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