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MTBC awards 3rd annual Florence Shapiro STEM scholarship
MTBC
Congratulations to Zachary Oldham, the recipient of this year's MTBC $5,000 Florence Shapiro STEM Scholarship. Oldham is a recent graduate of Plano Senior High. In the Fall, He will attend the University of Texas at Dallas, where he plans to study engineering. Oldham applied to four different universities and was accepted to all of them. He chose UTD because of its strong engineering program.
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New and renewing members — June
MTBC
Thank you to the MTBC members who either joined or renewed their memberships recently. Our members are the lifeline of our organization and serve to make us stronger and more successful. We hope you will join us in welcoming these new members, doing business with them and referring other members to the MTBC.
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7 data center disasters you'll never see coming
InformationWeek
These are the kinds of random events that keep data center operators up at night. Is your disaster recovery plan prepared to handle these freak accidents?
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Should a smartwatch be a watch?
EE Times
With iPhone, Apple wasn't making a phone. It was creating a new product category whose main purpose was a great Internet connection on a handset.
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Future airplanes will have self-healing wings using technology inspired by human skin
Tech Times
British scientists believe they have developed aircraft wings that are capable of fixing themselves even in mid-flight. Experts view this breakthrough as the next step to achieving self-healing technology.
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Transforming robot crowned the winner of DARPA's Robotics Challenge
The Verge
A South Korean team has won the $2 million top prize at the finals of DARPA's Robotic Challenge with a transforming bipedal bot that can scoot around on wheels in its knees. The winning design from Team KAIST managed to navigate DARPA's obstacle course in under 45 minutes, successfully completing eight natural disaster-related tasks including walking over rubble, driving a car, tripping circuit breakers and turning valves.
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The big data phenomenon is broken: 5 tips for doing analytics the right way
Information Age
Big data, big hype. Everyone in business seems to be talking about big data. Many have sat through bombastic and long-winded PowerPoint presentations about it, but relatively few seem to know how to use it effectively.
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North Texas App Incubator Seeks Startup Ideas
Code Authority Inc.
CodeLaunch is an annual App incubation competition accepting applications through May 31 for the fifth annual competition. All types of Apps are welcome, whether they be Mobile Apps, SAAS concepts, or something else. CodeLaunch is produced by Code Authority Custom Software. They provide the eventual winner with an investment in the form of free services.
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Need top technology talent? Look online
MIT Technology Review
Question: What's wrong with the traditional practice of interviewing and hiring only local technology professionals? Answer: Plenty, according to veteran technology executive Stephane Kasriel.
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Data privacy playbook for wearables and IoT
InformationWeek
Wearables and the Internet of Things raise significant consumer privacy issues that you need to prepare for now. We outline the key concerns with a primer on how to get your organization ready.
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7 critical criteria for data encryption in the cloud
InformationWeek
Encrypting the huge number of data files stored in a public cloud today is like bubble-wrapping an entire house. Better to focus on the fragile items that matter.
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Turn your car into a connected car of the future for $99 — No, for real
Forbes
Consumers say they want their car to be an extension of their smartphone, but that's hard to do unless you're willing to plunk down $30,000 or more for a new car that's connected to the Internet and loaded with apps. Web technology is constantly evolving, yet the average vehicle is about 11 years old. Even new models are often out-of-date as soon as they roll out of the factory because their technology was engineered two or three years earlier.
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