Special feature The Rise of Industrial IoT Infrastructure around the world is being linked together via sensors, machine learning and analytics. We examine the rise of the digital twin, the new leaders in industrial IoT (IIoT) and case studies that highlight the lessons learned from production IIoT deployments. Read More "We're now in a complete transformation, where the most important skills are what we call digital dexterity," says Dr. Irene Petrick, Intel's senior director of Industrial Innovation.Intel supplies components such as wafers and solutions such as AI programs for manufacturers. Patrick, along with colleague and Dr. Faith McCreary, spent the last two years studying industrial trends. They investigated 404 manufacturing and ecosystem company participants, including 193 technologists -- the people who are directly responsible for adopting industrial technologies. The researchers compiled their findings 700-page document that is being split into more accessible … [Read more...] about Intel says manufacturing is sexy again
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I told you it was going to be a busy couple of weeks! Between the house parties, work parties and community holiday events, I've been bouncing all over the South Bay. As I mentioned last week, we have a really crowded calendar of events, so we're going to miss out on some of them. Most of the holiday events are annual, and while we all have our favorites, I always make an effort to attend at least one that I haven't been to before. Then again, there are always a few one-offs that you might not want to miss. Decisions, decisions. I hope to see some of you out and about this weekend!Don't know if it's too late to order one, but definitely worth a try…. The Women's Club of Hermosa Beach is Caroling for a Cause tonight, Thursday, December 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Know someone in Hermosa Beach in need of some holiday cheer? Sponsor a carol for yourself or send a friend or loved one a carol, sung by the members of the Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach. This unique holiday offer is available for … [Read more...] about South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide December 12, 2019
Rick Dalton to the … rescue? Photo: Andrew Cooper/Columbia Pictures As critics have said, ad nauseam at this point, there is a lot to love in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s grand, meandering flashback to the final months of the 1960s. It’s got outstanding performances from an exceptional cast; production design that plunges its audience into a distinct time and place that is — and this is an enormous added bonus — different from the same damned portrait of the ’60s we’ve seen a jillion times before; a fantastic, idiosyncratic soundtrack (a Tarantino specialty); and camerawork that is stylistic and dynamic without coming across as too showy. I fully enjoyed all of these elements and, for the most part, the entire movie. But I was also disturbed by it in a way that I have not been able to shake. It took some processing and deeper consideration of the film’s context, within 1969 culture as well as the culture of today, … [Read more...] about On the Troubling Subtext of
…put economic hardship behind him, optimistic despite looming uncertainty ahead of 2019 By Emma Amaize (Editor, South-South), Dayo Johnson (Editor, South-West), Sam Oyandongha (Yenagoa), Festus Ahon (Asaba), Gabriel Enogholase (Benin-City), Emmanuel Unah (Calabar), Hari-Okon Emmanuel (Uyo), Chioma Onuegbu (Uyo), Emem Idio (Yenagoa), Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu (Benin-City), Ola Ajayi (Ibadan), Rotimi Ojomoyela (Ado- Ekiti) and Gbenga Olarinoye (Osogbo) MOST of the respondents, who spoke to Sunday Vanguard in the South-South and South-West, described the ever-increasing unemployment and agonizing poverty situation in the country in 2018 as staggering, declaring that the Federal Government failed Nigerians. With the benefit of hindsight, many were doubtful that 2019 will be better whereas there were those who thought government did its best under the circumstances and expressed optimism that 2019 will be healthier. Poverty rate got worse – Ekwere, businessman In Akwa-Ibom, Uyo … [Read more...] about Common man laments on 2018: This is one of the worst years in recent history
Hurricane Michael, the third most intense storm on record to make landfall in the U.S., has caused widespread destruction, turning places like Mexico Beach, Florida, into a hellscape of broken homes and overturned cars. It will be a while before we learn the full extent of the damage — and the human suffering and death — caused by the storm’s 155 mph winds and the 14-foot storm surge that swamped the coastline. Bad as the hurricane was, imagine the damage and destruction if that storm surge had been 15 feet or so higher. And if instead of receding, that wall of water never went away. That is what we could be facing in the not-so-distant future if we don’t dramatically cut fossil-fuel pollution. If that sounds alarmist, watch this short video. In it, you’ll see a scientist named Richard Alley in a Skype discussion with students at Bard College, as well as with Eban Goodstein, director of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard. It would be just … [Read more...] about What’s Another Way to Say ‘We’re F-cked’?