• May: Networks, Sensors & Mobility

    May 05, 2016

    Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

    By Michael V. Hayden
    (Penguin, 2016)

  • Len Kleinrock Stands the Test of Time, 300 TB of CERN Data Fun, and MS DNA Storage

    April 29, 2016

    Happy almost-May! Our next meeting, Networks, Sensor, & Mobility, is just around the corner. The complete agenda is now available, as are the pre-conference readings.

  • Hertz Power! (Lawyer), Google Books Seach is Legal, AI+People=Heaven

    April 22, 2016

    TTIV Advisory Board Michael Hawley has announced the presenters for the annual EG conference, and—wow—take a look for yourself!

  • Bacteria Rules!, VR Surgery, and the Breakthrough Starshot Project

    April 15, 2016

    Want to be humbled? Not only are the cells of your body outnumbered by bacterial cells in and on your body (Jessica Richman, Austin, Feb 2016; Jonathan Eisen, San Jose, Feb 2012), but eukaryotes like us make up just a small offshoot on the tree of life (David Hillis, Madrid, Jul 2003), which is dominated by bacterial species.

  • Coke in the Cloud, 22 Cores, and an Interrobang‽

    April 08, 2016

    The secret formula for member firm Coca-Cola’s signature product will never live in the cloud. But almost all the rest of the company’s business will—and more than half of it already does (Guy Wollaert, Atlanta, Feb 2014).  Read how our member Alan Boehme spearheaded the strategic initiative:

  • 473 Genes, Holoportation, and Big Ben

    April 01, 2016

    The clock on London's iconic Big Ben is set to become digital clock with the hands replaced with LED numerals and the famous "bongs" at the top of the hour replicated with a state-of-the-art synthesizer. That was our favorite April Fools Day joke back when the BBC ran it in 1980, and was still beloved when International Business Times reprised it in 2014. A classic never goes out of style.

  • Tay the offensive Tweetbot

    March 25, 2016

    Boston Dynamics wanted to continue its drive toward excellence in the robotics domain; Google/Alphabet wanted it to head down a path of revenue generation. The two will part ways once a buyer has been found. In any event, founder Marc Raibert will be a featured speaker at our Autonomy meeting in New York City in July.

  • Microbots, Blimps (Again/Still), and Sponsored Content

    March 18, 2016

    Wall Street analysts have proclaimed Tesla’s progress in the last year “stunning” after touring the Tesla Factory. Want to see what has them excited? Get on the list for the May 5 field trip when you register for the conference on Networks, Sensors, & Mobility in San Francisco. Space is limited, so please register today.

  • Go, Invisibilitiy Cloaks and Micobiome IDs

    March 11, 2016

    Can the Pentagon become more like Google?  It has formed a Defense Innovation Advisory Board with that in mind, and maybe it can succeed, with Eric Schmidt (San Jose, Sep 2000; St. Louis, Apr 1994) agreeing to be its founding chair. He and Secretary Ash Carter, who is highly respected in tech circles, will select up to a dozen people to compose the board.

  • Pi3, Hound and Taking the Scenic Route

    March 04, 2016

    Yes, you left Austin with a coveted Raspberry Pi Zero tucked in your bag. Perhaps you need for a bit more oomph or built-in connectivity? If so, you’re in luck, because Eben Upton has just announced the Raspberry Pi 3, now with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.