Tech’s next biggest challenge is holding itself accountable, as the industry prepares for 5G and a wearables boom

Angelena Iglesia



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a hand holding a cellphone: TikTok has emerged as a powerful — and polarizing — social platform Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images


© Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images
TikTok has emerged as a powerful — and polarizing — social platform Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images

  • Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple faced the U.S. Congress in a landmark antitrust hearing, capping off a year that saw new calls for accountability for market share and misinformation.
  • Privacy is also a growing concern for consumers, as demonstrated by the success of encrypted apps such as Signal. 
  • Meanwhile, tech innovation continues, as 5G emerges in increasingly accessible packages for consumers,  and health wearables have a moment. 
  • 100 People Transforming Business is an annual list and series highlighting those across industries who are changing the way the world does business. Check out the full list for 2020.

Technology and change often go hand in hand, but 2020 has marked a period of transition unlike any other. A pandemic upended daily life,

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Colordyne Technologies Unveils New Website Design

Angelena Iglesia

The updated website features a friendly user interface and a streamlined product portfolio.

Brookfield, Wis. – Colordyne Technologies, a leading manufacturer of efficient, high-resolution digital inkjet printers and retrofits for the narrow web label and tag market, announces the launch of an updated website, which offers an improved visitor experience and more accessible information.

The new design implemented on www.colordynetech.com offers users a better experience through functional navigation and a modern, visually compelling look and feel. The company focused on:

Making it easier to access resources like product information, eBooks and case studies.

Implementing online support requests with automated queueing.

Updating the corporate colors and branding used across the website.

Colordyne’s main product page on the updated website.

“The current market is driving greater engagement online,” said Katelyn Bohr, Director of Marketing, Colordyne Technologies. “With this in mind, we wanted to make it easier for our customers to access information

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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Tech Deep Dive

Angelena Iglesia

Every new Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a vast array of new features that tend to blow us away. Whether it’s Mercedes inventing something totally new, or just improving upon an older technology, the S-Class consistently sets the bar for every other big luxury car in the world.



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If you want a broader overview of what the new S-Class is like, check out our full reveal post that covers the car from bumper to bumper. Here, we’re going to take a closer look at the new gadgets and gizmos that owners will find hidden within their new Mercedes.

Biometrics

As cars get more digital, they tend to remind us of our smartphones. Mercedes is diving right into this with some serious biometrics. It’s all in an effort to personalize the driving experience. You can program up to seven different profiles (for seven different drivers) into the car. Mercedes estimates that these profiles

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Researchers on a path to build powerful and practical quantum computer

Angelena Iglesia

WASHINGTON — For the first time, researchers have designed a fully connected 32-qubit trapped-ion quantum computer register operating at cryogenic temperatures. The new system represents an important step toward developing practical quantum computers.

Junki Kim from Duke University will present the new hardware design at the inaugural OSA Quantum 2.0 conference to be co-located as an all-virtual event with OSA Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science APS/DLS (FiO + LS) conference 14 – 17 September.

Instead of using traditional computer bits that can only be a zero or a one, quantum computers use qubits that can be in a superposition of computational states. This allows quantum computers to solve problems that are too complex for traditional computers.

Trapped-ion quantum computers are among the most promising type of quantum technology for quantum computing, but it has been challenging to create these computers with enough qubits for practical use.

“In collaboration with

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Improving reliability and performance of RF ICs with advanced EDA technology

Angelena Iglesia

Introduction

With recent advancements in process technology, such as the development of high resistivity substrates, the integration of passive devices on-die, and the integration of bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technologies into a new BiCMOS technology, combined with general technology scaling, the integration of RF components has evolved from a purely discrete component solution space to more compact, low power IC solutions that provide good noise figures (NF) and linearity for a wide range of frequencies.

This evolution also amplified the trend toward system-on-chip (SoC) designs, where the RF front end exists on the same IC as the digital baseband processor and memory modules (Figure 1) [1]. It is now common to see auxiliary circuit blocks, such as analog to digital converters (ADCs), digital to analog to digital converters (DACs), phase-locked loops (PLLs), frequency synthesizers, voltage references, and biasing circuits (e.g., bandgaps and current mirrors), on the

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