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Innovation & Tech Today

Innovation & Tech Today

Summer 2020

The leading publication for cutting edge, innovative technologies and those individuals driving the industry forward, Innovation & Tech Today is committed to featuring fascinating stories, products, and people across a plethora of industries. From education, engineering, photography, and smart fabrics, to wearables, the latest in smart home technology, business innovations, and so much more, our team of experts and journalists celebrate passion for innovation driving economic growth forward. With a different theme and special contributors every quarter, I&TT offers something for everyone. Whether your interests lie in sustainability and clean energy, innovations in businesses and their strategies, the latest sports and medical technology, or home automation technology, Innovation & Tech Today is your tech magazine.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Innovative Properties Worldwide, Inc.
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One-off
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in this issue

3 min.
new beginnings

“Solutions are born from innovators of each generation — people dedicated to science, humanity, civilization, and improvement.” No doubt, this summer will be much different for all of us. We’ve been introduced to new words and phrases like COVID-19 and social distancing, we’ve seen Elon Musk, NASA, and Boeing reinvigorate space travel, and we are experiencing national unrest reminiscent of the American civil rights movement 50 years ago. There are now major shifts in industry research and development with an emerging emphasis on medical tech and digital health. Movie-going, grocery shopping, and a thousand other routines are on-hold and will most likely never return to their previous design. But as the old proverb summarized so nicely, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” and whether it is a pandemic, technology, or social inequalities, solutions…

2 min.
collision from home

While the coronavirus pandemic nearly erased the entire 2020 event schedule, Collision from Home pressed forward in 2020 by taking its invite-only event online. Already boasted as North America’s fastest-growing tech conference, Collision ran from June 23-25 and featured more than 600 speakers ranging from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and New Yorker Editor David Remnick, to former athletes turned entrepreneurs like Terrell Owens and Rob Gronkowski. The unique virtual conference saw over 32,000 attendees from 140 different countries worldwide. Of the attendees, 45.2% were female while over 1,000 start-ups from the U.S., Europe, Asia, and everywhere across the globe made an appearance, Collision reported. Designed as a two-screen experience — using the web app on your computer and a mobile app in your hand, the online event also featured media roundtables, Q…

1 min.
by the numbers

COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders created one of the strangest events of this century. In a world devoid of human activity and contact, many of us were forced to reach the outside world via screens. To understand just how significant those first few months of "shelter-in-place" were, we can easily take a look at the stats pertaining to the two things that most of us were doing: Zoom-chatting our friends and coworkers and streaming content. With major surges on many platforms, the effects of COVID-19, both positive and negative, will likely persist for years to come. BUSINESS IS ZOOMING Source: businessofapps.com THE LATEST REVENUE STREAM…

5 min.
quick bytes

You Can’t See What a HummingbirdSees We’ve all watched them flutter over a flower through the window. We’ve seen them dart and zig-zag like carpenter bees while foraging. What we didn’t know until recently is hummingbirds are not only masters of acrobatics in flight, their eyes can see more colors than the rainbow, perceiving a spectrum beyond that of human vision. A study by the National Academy of Sciences revealed birds have four color cone types in their eyes, compared to just three in humans. According to the data, this should allow birds to discriminate a broad range of colors, including colors outside the light spectrum. Researchers say when broad-tailed hummingbirds look at objects like plants and bird plumage, they see colors that we do not. Colors outside the classic rainbow may account…

2 min.
of poker and pandemics

I, along with our Dent community members, had the good fortune to participate in a conversation recently with author Maria Konnikova. She has a Ph.D. in psychology and is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes and The Confidence Game. In addition, she’s authored scores of articles for The New Yorker on psychology and science. Her latest book is The Biggest Bluff of All: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win. The book is notable in that while researching her original thesis (the synthesis of luck vs skill using poker as a model for real-life), she found herself immersed in a new career: professional poker player. Entering tournaments to better understand the world of poker, Konnikova quickly became a consistent…

3 min.
the new office

Innovation in office technologies and distance communication were already revolutionizing the American work experience before the COVID-19 pandemic put ‘leaving the house’ on-hold. Before the virus, “many companies did not use or consider health screening processes for employees and visitors,” Nathan Bennett said, VP of Technology at Life and Safety Consultants Inc., a company specializing in OSHA compliance and cutting-edge safety tools. “If a facility did use a screening process, it was likely a digital receptionist tool used to inform visitors of the company’s safety procedures, violence prevention measures, or their visitation policies,” he said. Now, mitigating health risks is not only the chief concern of businesses around the globe, it appears a high item agenda for the federal government and health organizations as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Equal…