What’s the Big Deal With Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality certainly isn’t new.  Popularized in the 1990s, gaming companies like Virtuality Group and Sega produced immersive stereoscopic visors and games. Sound familiar? Recent news surrounding the Oculus Rift virtual reality device brought the sleepy, niche technology squarely into headlines of major publications and onto the radar of all sorts of technology companies. Continue Reading →

Driving Advanced Manufacturing by Internal Crowdsourcing

By Freddie Agnir, Jabil Lead Advanced Technology Engineer

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Photo: James Cridland

If one only has a hammer, then every problem is treated like a nail. What does this mean?

For a wide range of industries, it means that if a company has only one process expertise, then all solutions tend to gravitate toward the use of that one area of expertise. As a result, the solution may not be the most desirable. Worse, if an application does not fit into the hammer/nail scenario, no true solution may be found. Continue Reading →

Will Hydrogen Fuel Cells Power Your Next Car or Laptop?

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Source: Tracey Adams

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. Many of us know it as H or the first element on the Periodic Table from our high school and college chemistry classes.  What you might not realize is that it has the potential to disrupt future energy markets around transportation and portable devices. Continue Reading →

Inside High-Tech Hobby Drones [Motion Infographic]

High-Tech Hobby Drones

Inside the tiny, lightweight bodies of these flying marvels resides some of the most sophisticated technologies available to consumers. From high-tech sensors to smart glass controllers and flight recorders, consumer drones are increasingly becoming part of the Internet of Things and the wearable technologies markets.

Learn more about what’s inside these high-tech consumer drones

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When the Time Comes, There’ll be a Drone for That

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The Internet is Just Getting Started

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The 2014 Geneva Motor Show: It’s All About Connected Tech

2014 Geneva Motor Show

The 84th annual Geneva Motor Show is under way, attracting the world’s leading automakers, and this year, technology companies. The demand for connectivity in consumer products is well documented in 2014. With the explosion of wearables at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the ever-expanding Internet of Things ruling the tech headlines, it seems the auto industry is next in line for a connectivity disruption. Continue Reading →