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3 Tips to Make Your Meetings ‘Lean’ and Reduce Miscommunication

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The principles that drive lean manufacturing are focused on reducing unnecessary actions and increasing quality and customer satisfaction. Some businesses focus their “lean and mean” strategy on processes. They can even apply to how you run your meetings. We’ve discovered the hidden waste of miscommunication in manufacturing is a critical gap to address.    Here… Read More

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Big Data for Weather Forecasting: A Change in the Tech Climate

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“If you don’t like the weather, just wait ten minutes.”  Long before there were “meteorologists”, we had “weathermen”. Their job was to give us their weather forecasts. And we took their predictions with a grain of salt. Recently, Hurricane Matthew raged onto the eastern coast of the southern Atlantic states. It was initially predicted to… Read More

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Is eBay getting inside your mind as well as your pockets?

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Twenty-one years ago, shoppers discovered the thrill of the online auction when eBay was born. Since opening on Labor Day weekend in 1995, eBay has grown to become an e-commerce powerhouse that has challenged Amazon for world domination. While eBay began with people selling their own “stuff”, about 80% of what’s now sold on the… Read More

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Augmented Reality Gives Enterprises a New Perspective

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The advancement of technology is both a curse and a blessing for today’s businesses. It’s great for the productivity benefits that stem from the exploration of what’s possible. The curse is trying to sort through what’s here and what’s coming, and determine where you should invest—and when. At what point do you adopt a new… Read More

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10 Ways to use 2D Barcode Scanning in Manufacturing, Part 3

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In Parts 1 and 2 of my series, we discussed 6 ways that the manufacturing industry can use – and has been using – 2D barcode scanning technology to improve traceability: Print Circuit Board Component Reels, Print Circuit Boards & PCB Arrays, Board Sub-Assemblies, Final Board Assemblies, Finished Product, and  Finished Product Boxing. You can read… Read More

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10 Ways to use 2D Barcode Scanning in Manufacturing, Part 2

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In Part 1 of this series, discussion surrounded the first 3 ways that the manufacturing industry can use 2D barcode scanning technology to improve traceability: Print Circuit Board Component Reels, Print Circuit Boards & PCB Arrays, and Board Sub-Assemblies. In case you missed it, you can read more here. Today, I will share the next three… Read More

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10 Ways to use 2D Barcode Scanning in Manufacturing, Part 1

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2D Barcodes have been prevalent for several years across industries such as Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Government, Warehousing and Transportation. The Manufacturing Industry, however, has always seemed to lag behind, sticking to legacy applications and linear barcodes for traceability. Due to increasing end user requirements regarding product lot traceability, manufacturers have had no choice but… Read More

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Does this technology make me look fat? The rise of wearables in 2016.

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A few years ago, I would have thought that “wearing a smartwatch” meant keeping an eye on the stock market. Sure, we saw the likes of James Bond and Maxwell Smart having futuristic techno-watches decades ago, but that was science fiction. Actually, it was a preview—as is most sci-fi gadgetry these days. Before Apple launched… Read More

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AI Earbuds: That new, little voice inside your head

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Wearable technology is on the rise. Smart watches sparked our fascination not long ago, and smart sensors are now being found on just about anything we wear. Enter the iPhone 7 with something new. Almost every year since Apple first launched the iPhone in 2007, the company has brought on a new and improved version… Read More

California, United States - July 30, 2016: Close up of a man holding a smartphone with his right hand while playing Pokemon Go on a road. Pokemon Go is a free-to-play location based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokemon Company as part of the Pokemon franchise.

The Ups and Downs of Pokémon GO

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I admit it. I never accepted an invitation to play Candy Crush, in spite of my friends who said I would love it. When Pokémon GO emerged on July 6, 2016, I shrugged it off. Seriously? I should spend my time wandering around in search of some virtual cartoon characters? Then feeding and training them… Read More