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Major Tech Companies Create Cybersecurity Charter of Trust

April 18, 2018

Eight technology industry partners have joined the Munich Security Conference in creating a charter to establish rules and standards for cybersecurity. The Charter of Trust is designed to foster trust in cybersecurity and further advance secure digitalization. The charter includes Airbus, Allianz, Daimler Group, IBM, NXP, SGS, Siemens, and Deutsche Telekom.

The Electrolyte: Enabler of Great Things

April 17, 2018

Batteries are made up of three parts: the anode, the cathode, and the electrolyte. The anode, which is the negative electrode, and the cathode, which is the positive electrode, gather all the glamour and headlines. Yet it is the electrolyte that does all the heavy lifting. That’s because the electrolyte facilitates the transfer of ions between the anode and cathode during charging and discharging, allowing the battery to operate.

The Vive Pro Is HTC's Push for Better Enterprise VR

April 17, 2018

While VR enthusiasts and consumers are waiting on the true next generation of headsets, HTC has released a new iteration of the Vive with a particular emphasis on enterprise applications.

The Four Industry 4.0 Tipping Points

April 16, 2018

At the turn of the 20th century, the third industrial revolution was driven by three major tipping points: improvements in agriculture, greater transport possibilities, and an economic boom. Now we’re on the fourth industrial revolution—Industry 4.0. Many businesses are welcoming economic globalization as an opportunity to spread their divisions worldwide and generate a virtual global factory. Among the factors underpinning Industry 4.0's tipping points are the following: connectivity, the smart factory, data, and the customer.

Silicon Supplants Carbon To Improve Li-Ion Batteries

April 16, 2018

Lithium-ion batteries power our lives. The electrical energy stored in their unique chemistry is changing how we live via applications like hybrid and battery electric vehicles, the support of large power grids, and cell phones, laptops, and other personal electronic devices. Limits to the amount of energy that can be safely stored is, however, becoming a problem.

Keeping the Driverless Car Unhackable – Securing the IIoT in Autonomous Systems

April 13, 2018

One of the key drivers of the Internet of Industrial Things (IIoT) is automating systems that were previously operated manually. The IIoT helps these systems go autonomous, whether it’s cars, medical systems, or the power grid. These complex systems require the coordination of multiple software components distributed across diverse platforms. Securing these complicated systems is not simple.