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About Mary Gorges

Written by Mary Gorges. Gorges is a former print and TV journalist (contributor to The Huffington Post, CNN) who is now a freelance writer and content creator. She uses her broad interest in technology and entrepreneurship to help companies tell stories that entertain and educate. Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com/.

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Offshore from the tiny country of Denmark stand enough wind turbines to power 42 percent of the homes in this country of 5.5 million people – the highest proportion of wind power in the world. More turbines are going up worldwide as concerns over global warming and demand for alternative energy sources grow. Many of […]

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With things like Bluetooth, sensors, cameras and even satellite radio becoming commonplace in today’s modern car, our vehicles are already ultra connected. But what if cars themselves were connected to each other? That’s the idea behind technology referred to as vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. The new technologies would enable cars to send drivers alerts […]

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Data scientists, working hand in hand with meteorologists and designers, have new tools today to create some awe-inspiring visuals to tell us about the weather. It’s never been so fun to watch a weather forecast …and so worthwhile. Now when forecasts say it’ll rain, it rains. The innovation explosion in weather visualization is being driven […]

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While much of the entire western U.S. is suffering from a drought now heading into its fifth year, in California especially – where high tech is in everyone’s backyard (instead of grass or flowers) – technology is playing a huge role in the effort to battle the drought. From Sensors to Satellites Everything from sensors, […]

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There’s a good chance you’ll be doing e-mail and video conferencing from home today. Friday seems to be the common default day to work from home (although a Fast Company story recommends Wednesday). But in today’s hyper connected, flexible work schedule world, we often work from home any day – and evening – so the home […]

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There’s always plenty of action, and drama, at a Formula 1 car race – especially at the raucous and colorful Monaco Grand Prix. In Monaco just over a week ago, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, in the lead this entire F1season, lost to fellow Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg with just 10 laps to go late in […]

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Is our car becoming a jumbo Smartphone? The new ones, at least, are loaded with apps, can be accessed remotely via other devices, be opened using a passcode, and have (sometimes multiple) electronic displays. It’s a whole new era in driving. And some cars even do the driving themselves. We’re not there, quite yet. But […]

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It’s getting harder to go anywhere where there’s not a mounted camera (even in people’s homes). They’re becoming so ubiquitous that shoppers hardly notice them …especially during the busy holidays. But businesses are starting to take great notice, and realizing there’s more value from a security or surveillance camera than just a live view of […]

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Tech is not the first thing to come to mind when we think of fashion. Technology often is about features and function. But those days are fading fast. ‘These won’t make you look geeky’ is becoming a mantra of companies that sell wearables. Vancouver-based Recon Instruments makes smart glasses and smart goggles that, to the […]

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It turns out Star Trek was more than a pioneer in space, but also in seeing the future of healthcare devices to come decades later. The famous Tricorder ‘Bones’ has shown up in this century as the Scanadu Scout, a hand-held scanning device that gives almost real-time readings on health vitals including blood pressure, temperature, […]

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While we hear a lot about drones carrying missiles for the military – or even packages some day for Amazon – the other real payload is often cameras and sensors. Drones from all over the world are being tested in Alaska’s interior, and are carrying up everything from a simple consumer camera like a GoPro or […]

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The final showdown in the World Cup recently shattered viewing records with one billion people from across the globe tuning in. History was also made at the very beginning of these games a month ago when a 29-year-old paraplegic kicked out the first ball. Juliano Pinto’s lower body is completely paralyzed. But in front of […]

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