Articles by author: Alinda Quinn

The Cost of Poor Transportation Is Hitting Your Dinner Table

Transportation safety impacts everyone, even those who never leave their homes. It is a topic with implications that reach far beyond being safe on the roads or in the air. It effects the efficacy of our food and other products and can even have ripple effects on our overall quality of life. The National Transportation…

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Why a 17th Century Phenomenon Is Key to Architecture Today

As odd as it sounds, in the ancient languages, humans did not even have names for colors. Today we have names to represent almost every nuance and shade, but hundreds of years ago, the words used to describe the visual experience we know as color were primarily derived from moods and included examples like lively,…

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What the Micro-LED Revolution Means for Your Next TV

Samsung’s recent rollout of a gigantic wall-sized TV has created a huge buzz in the digital display sector. The 146-inch microLED screen is the first brand-new display technology to be commercialized in more than a decade. Whether it was worth the wait remains to be seen, but the subject of microLED technology is currently on…

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Why a Watch or Bracelet Might Save Lives Soon

According to a recent study published by Markets and Markets, the wearable medical device market is predicted to reach $14.1 billion by 2022 from USD 5.31 billion in 2016. Players in this highly competitive industry design and manufacture diverse technology, from blood glucose meters to heart monitors to pain management devices, but they have one…

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How Pro AV is Making the Work Space More Efficient

The workplace is an ever-evolving institution, and the changes are always closely linked to various aspects of modern culture. With technology influencing contemporary life, it is bound to also affect how people work. One category of technology that is poised to revolutionize office culture is Pro AV. These applications are making jobs easier, faster, and…

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Why the Energy Sector is Calling Drones Into Action

Drones are reporting for duty in increasing numbers over the past few years, and 2019 will likely see continued growth. Useful for diverse tasks from photography to shipping, and from crop monitoring to law enforcement and rescue operations, the drone is an important technological advancement. According to a recent independent report released by the Energy Drone…

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What Hotels Are Doing to Stay Fresh in 2019

Hospitality is one of the most innovative industries in modern day. The sector has seen gradual but consistent growth in the last decade, and that trend will likely continue. Since supply is high, so is competition, which drives much of the evolution currently taking place. The new trends manifest themselves in various areas, but two…

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Why Hardwired Buttons Outperform Wearable Devices in School Safety
July 15, 2024

In a recent episode of “Secured” with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation revolved around the evolution of safety systems in schools and wearable devices. The discussion highlighted the simplicity of understanding effective systems, using Buc-ee’s gas stations’ success, known for their clean restrooms, as an analogy for consistency and excellence. Matranga…

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Fact or Fiction: Do All Boats Show as AIS Targets on Radar?
July 12, 2024

In this latest episode of Icom’s “Fact or Fiction,” Captain Kelly Gordon tackles a common misconception about marine radar systems: Do all boats show up on radar as AIS (Automatic Identification System) targets? Many believe every vessel on the water appears as those distinctive little triangles on radar screens, representing AIS targets. However, Captain…

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Generative AI in Content Marketing: Why Creativity & Authenticity Will Make it Work
July 11, 2024

Will 2024 be known as the year AI made waves in content marketing? It sure seems so, with recent AI-driven ads from Toys R Us and Under Armour generating significant buzz online. Not just this: Despite having no official ties to the brand, a mock Volvo ad created entirely by AI has also gone…

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Hiring Made Human: Hiring When You’re a Start-Up
July 11, 2024

The challenges of hiring for a startup have become more pronounced these days than ever. With technological advancements and evolving market demands, startups must be agile and strategic in their hiring practices to ensure success. According to some studies, nearly 90 percent of startups fail, with a significant factor being the inability to attract…

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The One Process That Is Launching Building Management Into A New Era
December 17, 2018

Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a long list of benefits to various professionals in the sub-sectors of the building industry umbrella, but first—what exactly is BIM? Autodesk defines it as “an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage…

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What Your Car Can Tell You About The Future
December 7, 2018

No doubt about it—IoT is hot. Technology is getting smarter, from our phones to our refrigerators and from our hotel rooms to our medical devices. Recently, Business Insider predicted that 82 percent of the 94 million cars that will become available for purchase in 2021 will be connected cars. That’s roughly 77 million new smart…

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Will the Medical Technology Evolution Excel Next Year?
November 29, 2018

Healthcare is constantly evolving in an effort to keep our world functioning. As a society we have come a long way since the days of archaic methods such as bloodletting and radium therapy. However, while these practices seem bizarre and frightening today, those innovations taught medical scientists much about the role of blood in the…

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Why Retailers Need to Stock Up On Something Customers Cannot Buy
November 28, 2018

IoT is without a doubt transforming the way we live, whether we are at work or play. It also changes how we do business, from both sides of the desk—or cash register. This is the case in a long list of industries, and retail is high on that list. IoT is changing the face of…

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How Businesses Are Adapting to An Increasingly Connected World
November 20, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) has experienced phenomenal growth over the past few years and is not expected to slow down soon. With its current progressive trend in mind, IoT is predicted to soon occupy the top spot in the device market worldwide. While its advantages have been plentiful, the primary benefits occur in the…

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A Digital World Brings New Security Concerns to Building Managers
November 15, 2018

The previous two decades have seen an increase in building management security threats. Historically, building security systems were far too complex for most criminals to crack, but that has changed with the growth of knowledge among hackers. Today, the most important role of the building manager is security, and these tasks continue to evolve in…

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Restaurant Innovation Summit Brings Leaders to Dallas
November 5, 2018

The 2018 Restaurant Innovation Summit hits Dallas this week, bringing hospitality and food & beverage industry leaders together. With mind-expanding, profit-building insights changing the future of the restaurant industry, the event will offer a chance to network with, learn from, and be inspired by other forward-thinking professionals. The event will take place at the Empire Room…

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How Pro AV Is Turning Holograms Into Headliners
October 16, 2018

Few experiences are as exciting and immersive as that of attending the live concert of a great band. The crowd, the music, the energy—it is a complete entertainment package. However, musical acts have a shelf life as singers lose their pitch and technical abilities with instruments and bandmembers go in different directions. Luckily for fans…

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When Retailers Move Out, What Moves In?
October 9, 2018

The ecommerce boom has caused a seismic shift in the way consumers shop, and has forced the retail market to reinvent itself. This revolution has not only changed retail strategy, but real estate strategy as well. Stores have been closing their doors, leaving thousands of empty storefronts across America. However, with necessity remaining the mother…

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