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Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Image: Smart phone by refrigerator

Six ways to keep your mobile phone charged
The Daily Telegraph
30 October 2015

IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran discusses various ways to preserved a phone's battery life and says, “Charging overnight is not an ideal practice as the phone remains plugged in for longer than necessary, weakening the battery."



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On Friday, 28 August a live roundtable discussion with the brightest minds in the driverless vehicle industry was held. The panel of experts examined the current state of the industry, as well as the future as it relates to technology, policy, and ethics.

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Recent IEEE news

Date Media Source Hot Topic Category Story
29 October 2015 SC Magazine Future of Identity/IoT How to solve a problem like security update apathy?
IEEE Senior member and member of the IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communication Society Steven Furnell says, "Developers are moving towards more regimented patch releases, with only the critical updates appearing out-of-band."
22 October 2015 Nerd Stalker  

IEEE DIY Project Accepting Entries Now
IEEE Fellow and member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society John Cohn discusses the DIY project with Greg Viloria from Nerd Stalker.

20 October 2015 Popular ScienceRobotics Hugh Herr on the Future of Bionics
IEEE member Hugh Herr discusses the future of bionics, predicting that titanium and silicone may someday surpass flesh and blood.
20 October 2015
Popular Science
Transportation Survey Shows Amount of Trust in Autonomous Vehicles
IEEE member and member of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society and IEEE Microwave Theory and Technologies Society  Jeffrey Miller and IEEE Fellow and member of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Wei-Bin Zhang share their thoughts on the future and safety of driverless vehicle technology.
15 October 2015 Jornal do Comércio Future of Identity/IoT Mobilidade Urbana Otimizada / Optimized Urban Mobility (Portuguese Version)
IEEE Senior member and member of the IEEE Communications Society Raul Colcher explains how new technologies can help by providing information to users through applications and software, allowing communication between devices. 
13 October 2015 Business Insider   Our electric grids are equipped with a 'tsunami' of data, but they're still super vulnerable to storms
IEEE Senior member, member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society and IEEE Control Systems Massoud Amin discusses the future of the smart grid and its many applications.
6 October 2015 Popular Science   PODCAST: This is What Money Will Look Like in the Future (Read the article and listen to the podcast).
Futurist and IEEE member Heather Schlegel helps us understand why we have money in the first place, so we can see how that might change in our increasingly connected world.
17 September 2015 The Verge   Inside USC’s crazy experimental VR lab
IEEE member Todd Richmond discusses how the Institute for Creative Technologies is trying to create our virtual future.
16 September 2015 Media Planet—USA Today insert  

Urban Planning: Defining The Smart Grid
IEEE Senior member and member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society and IEEE Control Systems Society Massoud Amin says, "As the world's cities continue to grow denser, they are becoming paramount to clean living and efficient use of precious resources.  But to have a smart city, we must begin with a smart blueprint. 

12 September  2015 Tech Radar Pro  

Could device-to-device be the next big thing?
IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran comments on device-to-device communications and injectable technology.

11 September 2015
Gaming Why Gamers are Excited About Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
IEEE member Todd Richmond explains what's on the horizon for AR/VR technology and why consumers should be excited.
3 September 2015 SC Magazine   Injected Electronics: The next wave of wearable tech
IEEE member and member of the IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Computer Society Steven Furnell comments on Chinese phones with pre-installed malware and says this could be resolved by ensuring an appropriate security solution is installed to scan the device.
1 September 2015 Electronics of Future of Identity/IoT Expect To See More Neuro-Surgical Implantations of Wearable Devices Linking Our Nervous System
IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran talks to EFY about the impact of wearables in today’s society.
26 August 2015 Popular Science Robotics FUTUROPOLIS: Building a Bionic Human
IEEE member Dr. Hugh Herr helps us to see what that future will look like if bionics go even further.  He also addresses the philosophical questions of the difference between human and machine.
20 August 2015 iDigitalTimes Robotics Robots And Humans Must Get Along: How Human-Robot Interaction Researchers Are Building Our Future With The Machines
IEEE Senior member Cindy Bethel was interviewed by Andrew Whalen from iDigitalTimes discussing human and robot interactions.
19 August 2015 Wired  

Be Glad Tesla's Working on that Ultra-Creepy Charging Arm
IEEE Senior member Lee Stogner discusses the technology behind Tesla's robotic EV charging arm and the broader industry implications.

18 August 2015 IT Voice Gaming Time’s Up: IEEE Timeline Finds That Younger Generations Are Playing Video Games For Shorter Periods Of Time
IEEE Fellow Stu Lipoff says younger generations are spending less of their time gaming due to the ever-growing and ever-present social considerations around them.
15 August 2015 Slate   What's That Thing Hanging From Lampposts and Power Lines?
IEEE Senior member, member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society and IEEE Control Systems Society Massoud Amin discusses the future of Stockbridge dampers.
25 July 2015 TechRadar Pro   Can multinationals trust the cloud with precious corporate data? (Chinese Version)
Kevin Curran, IEEE member discusses whether or not multinationals can trust the cloud with corporate data. Kevin is quoted in the article, saying that “the cloud offers flexibility in that a company can offer a service prior to purchasing all the hardware needed, as in the pre-cloud days.”
21 July 2015 C114   Interview with Dr. Yu Yuan, “Development of telematics in China failed to hit the typical challenges” (Chinese Version)
IEEE member Yuan Yu during an interview C114, commented on the development of IoT, telecommunications, and wearable devices in Mainland China.
21 July 2015 Forbes
 Internet of Things Apple's HomeKit Is Proving To Be Too Demanding For Bluetooth Smart Home Devices
IEEE member Diogo Mónica during an interview with Forbes discusses the Bluetooth capabilities and protocol of Apples HomeKit system. Diogo states, “These security protocols are bleeding edge.”
18 July 2015 Estado de Minas  Internet of Things Comando do Futuro / Command of the Future (Portuguese Version) (PDF, 644 KB)
IEEE Senior member Raul Colcher comments on IEEE´s research, showing that mind control should be expected to be the technology of choice to control devices by 2025. 
8 July 2015 B2B Magazine  Internet of Things Exploração especial pode se beneficiar com impressão 3D / 3D printing could benefit space exploration
IEEE member David Alan Grier comments on 3D printing in space and how it could change space exploration.
6 July 2015 Silicon India  Robotics Future of Robots : Artificial Intelligence (AI), Space and the need for R&D (PDF, 5 MB)
IEEE member and member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Antonio Espingardeiro is featured in a blog where he discusses robots, artificial intelligence, and space.
1 July 2015 Express Pharma   Robotics in Pharmacy Automation
During an interview with Express Pharma, IEEE Senior member and member of the IEEE Education Society, IEEE Women in Engineering Society, and IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology Ramaltha Marimuthu discusses how robots will play a role in pharmacy automation.
19 June 2015   Freebie Friday: Innovator Honors
Reporter Brian Nadel from posted details on the Honors Ceremony in the Freebie Friday section of the website including a link to the live broadcast.
9 June 2015 Indiatechonline   Future of High Resolution
IEEE Senior member Tom Coughlin discusses the future of resolution and what advancements can be made.
7 June 2015 IT Pro  Internet of Things Will Apple Pay and Android Pay kill cash and credit cards?
IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran discusses what effect Apply Pay and Android Pay will have on cash and credit cards.
4 June 2015 CBS News Internet of Things The New Mobile World Order (Video Clip)
IEEE member Diogo Mónica discusses the future of mobile trends and the impact it will have on companies.
4 June 2015 Drive the District Internet of Things Controlling Stuff with Your Mind is Almost Possible
IEEE member Diogo Mónica discusses the IoT survey results and what they mean for the future of technology.
3 June 2015 Correio Braziliense   Controle colado na pele/ Control attached to the skin (Portuguese Version) (PDF, 1 MB)
During an interview with Correio Braziliense, IEEE Senior member Dean M. Aslam comments on the technology developed in the US that uses mini-patches that are attached to a person’s ear to control electronic devices with the power of the mind. 
31 May 2015 Business Insider Robotics This professor thinks he has the key to controlling your home with your mind
IEEE Senior member Dean Aslam speaks about his work in mind-controlled robotics and how this technology can be utilized for the smart home. 
9 May 2015 The Spectator   Seven gadgets to make you fitter, stronger and better slept
IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran discusses wearable technologies and says that “wearables will become more ubiquitous than computers in the near future.”
8 May 2015 Tom's Guide   How You'll Control Your Home and Car in 2025
In a contributed piece, Diogo Mónica, Chair of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee, speaks about the future of IoT and offers security tips for consumers as more and more devices become connected to the Internet. 
1 May 2015 Consumers Digest Consumer Electronics Advanced Digital Photography Coming
IEEE Fellow Stu Lipoff discusses how the advancement of chip technology will bring more functionality and features to cell phones.
24 April 2015 The Philadelphia Inquirer  Consumer Electronics Penn physicists honored for work that could take heat out of computing
IEEE Member George K. Thiruvathukal discusses how topological insulators may help with the energy equation in computers.
21 April 2015 ITWorld   Tech’s Ticking Time Bombs: The components you might (and might not) expect to wear out
IEEE Senior member Thomas Coughlin and IEEE Senior member Stu Lipoff during an interview with Josh Fruhlinger from ITWorld answer questions regarding power strips and the battery life of certain electronics.
18 April 2015 New York Times   Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes
IEEE Senior member Massoud Amin discusses the issues that cities face with power outages as solar power becomes more popular.
9 April 2015 Yahoo! Tech Internet of Things

Can Your New MacBook's USB-C Port Be Hacked?
IEEE member Diogo Mónica speaks about the potential security hazards to the new USB-C technology that will be appearing on the new MacBook computers.

2 April 2015 Microscope Internet of Things Wearables should be a health sector play
IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran discusses the value wearable technology can have for clinicians when it comes to learning about the efficacy of treatments and effects of technology on rehabilitation.
26 March 2015 ITWorld   Meet the IT dream team
Josh Fruhlinger at ITWorld addresses the top 20 qualities that make up an “IT Dream Team.” IEEE member George Thiruvathukal lists commutation and social skills as an integral part behind an individual’s success in the IT world.
23 March 2015 E&E Publishing   An 'extension cord' remedy for coal plant retirements
IEEE Senior member Massoud Amin discusses the rarity of high-voltage DC lines in the United States although they are a growing part of the power grid abroad.
March 2015 Internet of Things SXSW “Brain Hacking” Experts Promote DIY Mind Control
IEEE member Eliza Strickland discusses the current research on the ways people can alter their brain function through “electroceuticals.”
16 March 2015 Military & Aerospace Electronics​   Backplanes pushing bandwidth limits
IEEE Senior member Paul Kostek discusses how replacing wires, cables, and coaxial connectors with wireless systems has changed the nature of how backplanes and enclosures are built.
15 March 2015 Popular Science Internet of Things SXSW 2015: How Extreme Bionics Will Rid The World of Disability
IEEE member Hugh Herr discusses the future impact bionics could have on those with a disability as well as his many accomplishments in the bionics field.
10 March 2015 ComputerWorld Internet of Things Why the standards debate is hampering the growth of the Internet of Things in the UK
IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran discusses the potential obstacles and benefits of the Internet of Things.
3 March 2015 The Daily Mail Online  Internet of Things Forget virtual reality, now you can control games with your MIND: Racing game uses brainwaves to power cars on a track
The Daily Mail, one of the most visited English-language newspaper Web sites in the world, published an article on mind-controlled racing and how it works. The journalist recounted her experience using the device at Mobile World Congress in Brazil. 
20 Feb. 2015 BBC News Intelligent Transportation Systems Could Apple Really Be About to Make Cars?
IEEE member Jeffrey Miller comments on Apple’s intention of entering the driverless vehicle market and believes Apple’s involvement in this market will be with their software and products rather than an actual vehicle.
17 Feb. 2015 Folha de S. Paulo   Mal me quer/Barely wants me (Portuguese Version) (PDF, 1 MB)
Folha de S. Paulo, the largest Brazilian newspaper, featured an article that was the result of a survey IEEE conducted on the “least desirable” tech products.
15 Feb. 2015 Gazeta do Povo Internet of Things Impressão 3D ao alcance de um clique/3D Printing at the touch of a click
IEEE member David Alan Grier discusses how 3D printing is becoming a very important tool, reducing costs and lowering the time between order and delivery.
12 Feb. 2015 Jornal do Comércio Consumer Electronics CEOs, os mais velozes/CEOs, the quickest (Portuguese Version)
IEEE member Joyce Golomb during an interview shares her thoughts on why CEOs did better with mind-controlled race cars during a race than other participants.
3 Feb. 2015 The Huffington Post Consumer Electronics Wearable Tech 'Already Redundant' Claims Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The Huffington Post featured an article that was the result of a survey IEEE conducted with 2,000 respondents asking what the most influential technologies of 2015 are. 
29 Jan. 2015 Emergency Management  Robotics How Robots Are Changing Disaster Response and Recovery
IEEE Fellow Robin Murphy comments on how robots are aiding disaster response and recovery efforts.
25 Jan. 2015 The Guardian Internet of Things

How to improve your online security? Change your passwords now
IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran discusses what anti-virus software is available to consumers when it comes to protecting their smartphones and tablets.

25 Jan. 2015  Motley Fool Consumer Electronics Is 2015 The Year Voice Assistants Take Over Your Home?
IEEE Senior member Tom Coughlin comments on the impact voice assistants will continue to have in the home during 2015.
8 Jan. 2015  City AM   SpaceX launch Q&A: Expert explains the science behind landing a reusable rocket
IEEE Senior member Paul Kostek participates in a Q&A with City AM. Paul explains the science behind landing a reusable rocket.
Jan. 2015 CIO Today   Big Book of Things Technologists Say (PDF, 19 MB)
IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior member, Steven Furnell, IEEE member George K. Thiruvathukal, and IEEE Senior member Christopher James were featured in a collection of quotes, anecdote, and observations related to technology.



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