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Michael Singer
San Francisco Bay Area
Editor-Writer-Web Personality
Interests: startups, web 2.0., internet life, mobile gadgetry, pc vs. mac, game-changing technology
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Hans-Jürgen Kugler is Chief Scientist of Kugler Maag Cie, an independent, international consulting company. The firm advises clients on how to improve business and product development processes, especially for those working in critical systems such as automotive and transport. In... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Bullpen Bulletins
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While some gadgets get snapped up for their dazzling graphics, sleek designs, and responsive features, there's a key aspect that many people don't consider when they snap a device off the shelf: Devices that also allow for extra storage capacity... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Bullpen Bulletins
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You might be anywhere on the planet—but you can still know all is well on the home front, thanks to consumer appliances that connect to the Internet. These smart home technologies allow homeowners to monitor and control their security systems,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Bullpen Bulletins
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At the JavaOne technical keynote, engineers with Oracle’s Java division unwrapped what they call theDukePad. The nearly 2-inch thick tablet device is powered by a computer the size of a deck of cards that is typically used for school instruction... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Bullpen Bulletins
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Our annual trek to Yosemite National Park is always filled with excitement and wonder. But we didn't want to wonder if we'd have enough room for all the photos we took. For the last nine years, we've taken thousands of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Bullpen Bulletins
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Over the past 12 months, TabTimes has been collecting the success stories of organizations that employ tablets as a competitive business advantage. We have scoured the globe looking at a wide range of industries, market segments and job functions. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Bullpen Bulletins
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It’s a tablet world, one about to be filled with less expensive devices, a decrease in Apple market share, and of course... more apps. This special report from TabTimes' editors is designed to give you a quick insight into the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Bullpen Bulletins
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TabTimes’ Michael Singer chats with Box vice president of platform Chris Yeh about how a new era of tablets and other technology are letting companies digitize parts of their business that PCs could never reach. Watch the full interview at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at Bullpen Bulletins
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Solid-state storage has become ubiquitous in mobile devices and increasingly in laptops as well. But it's also revolutionizing storage in corporate datacenters, cloud computing services and beyond. Read more at ReadWrite.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 7, 2013 at Bullpen Bulletins
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Researchers at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing announced a prototype system that uses a combination of motion detectors based on the Microsoft Kinect gaming technology and a hydraulic bed sensor that can measure an individual's pulse, respiration,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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We tend not to think about storage - until we don't have enough. We carelessly store documents, emails, images, video, and massive amounts of all kinds data only to wonder why there never seems to be enough places to put... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 19, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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Money will never be the same. The rise of e-wallets, mobile payment services and e-coupons won't put an end to old-fashioned money - though checks are quickly becoming an endangered species. But as e-payments become safer, cheaper, easier to use... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 13, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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Storage has always been important to the enterprise - but the rise of big data applications puts unprecedented pressure on storage strategies and technologies. It's also delivering unprecedented benefits to the companies that figure out how to do it right.... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 13, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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A new method for layering magnetic components atop CMOS wafers is showing promise for improved power management in life sciences devices, integrated navigation systems and portable consumer electronics. Read the rest of the article at EETimes.com Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 5, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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The era of less expensive Lithium-ion batteries for electric cars and consumer devices may be on the horizon if Finnish research proves true. Scientists at Aalto University in Finland have created safer methods for battery production they claim reduces worker... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 5, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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Engineers at startup Puzzlebox say they've designed a mobile-controlled toy helicopter that can lift off, fly around, and land by using only brainwaves. And while the company is looking for to broadly launch the product in time for Christmas, devices... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 5, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
Online payment services are evolving to include mobile wallets that give you flexibility when shopping at major retailers and small businesses. It might be time to leave your wallet - and your cash - at home. Courtesy of ReadWrite Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 30, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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While paying with cash or credit cards won't go out of fashion anytime soon, but they're getting some serious competition. Online payments and e-wallets are about to shape not only how, but where and when we buy things. Even more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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Innovation is harder than most business leaders expect. The EIU surveyed 226 senior global executives to find out the secrets of their success. While most valued innovation, more than half did not have a Plan B to deal with failure.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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Online payments may be the most truly portable and personal of all - but they're still only a small part of the larger financial environment. Why haven't they become completely mainstream? Read the rest of the article at ReadWrite. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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While it's not yet time to throw away your wallet, more people than ever are using e-wallets or "stored value" cards as a convenient one-step way to pay. Read the rest of the story at ReadWrite. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
Data has become critical for all mobile workers. How are executives grappling with the flood of consumer devices that may or may not belong to the company? Read more at the Economist Intelligence Unit: This is a motion graphic that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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Just as many companies won't hire the unemployed, new research suggests workers may tend to avoid jobs that have been open too long. A look at high-growth areas like Silicon Valley reveals some big disconnects between the expectations of tech... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 9, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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This report that I edited explores how companies can accommodate rising demands for mobile access to business information while minimising the security risks to proprietary data is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by Cisco. Read more at the Economist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins
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In many states, you could end up paying a stiff fine if you get caught driving while talking or texting on your mobile phone. But savvy consumers are learning that going car shopping without your mobile phone could cost you... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 3, 2012 at Bullpen Bulletins