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  • You wake up in the morning and get ready for your daily jog: workout clothes – check. MP3 player – check. Compact human-powered energy harvesting system? While it may be a mouthful to say, this energy harvesting system powered by your movements...
  • Gene Frantz TI Principal Fellow, Futurist and Business Development Manager, DSP I am now finished with the details of our “2020 vision” that we did two years ago. It is always fun to look back on a prediction of the future and see if it’s...
  • Gene Frantz TI Principal Fellow and Business Development Manager, DSP As I was sitting in the airport in Shanghai waiting for my flight back to the US , I thought it would be a good time to reflect on what I saw in China . My original purpose for...
  • We’ve all heard the saying, “The future is in the palm of your hand.” With the proliferation of biometric technology, it has never been truer. The future really is in the palm of your hand, but did you know it’s also in the pattern...
  • Superhero [ soo -per-heer-oh] / noun / a fictional character having extraordinary powers; also an exceptionally skillful or successful person. Since the proliferation of the Internet, the “do it yourself” (DIY) community has established...
  • Gene Frantz TI Principal Fellow, Futurist and Business Development Manager, DSP I am currently running a series looking at where technology will be in 2020. I hope you are enjoying it! I wanted to break into that series for a minute to comment on...
  • The words used to describe insects almost always have a negative connotation: Pests. Nuisances. Gross. But to Michel Maharbiz, associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, he uses another, very positive word: Beautiful. “Think...
  • Pocket-sized satellites are about to be deployed in space, and the most important elements of these tiny spacecraft run on TI technology. Cornell University aerospace engineering PhD student Zac Manchester started this project as an undergrad student...
  • Gene Frantz TI Principal Fellow, Futurist and Business Development Manager, DSP It's a fun time in the world of vision systems. Technology is blossoming all around us in the area. We are seeing several trends simultaneously happening: - We want more...
  • Adrian Fernandez is the customer experience manager for TI microcontrollers (MCUs). He’s also a self-described maker and hobbyist. I always get excited this time of year as I head to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW) Create , the annual...