Parents afraid of losing track of their children might want to consider purchasing a pair of sneakers with a GPS chip tucked into the bottom of the shoe.
The sneakers, which will be available this summer, were created by Isaac Daniel, an engineer who started working on the idea after his son was reported missing (the boy was safe). Continue Reading GPS device in shoes could ease parents’ worries
Technology that allows folks to watch television on a mobile device is generating millions of dollars in revenue, according to Frost and Sullivan research.
The market revenues for digital video broadcasting-handheld (DVD-H) technology totaled $60 million in 2006 and could reach $2.04 billion by 2010. Continue Reading Television for handheld devices gaining traction
Nanotechnology and alternative energy sources fueled the Colorado technology environment in 2006. Alliances were formed with other cities to recruit high-tech companies, and an international partnership will create technological breakthroughs at Atmel and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Continue Reading 2006 Nanotechnology, flex fuel lead advancesContinue reading …
Human resource departments are rapidly embracing technology systems to deliver services more efficiently and to improve the management of other programs, according to a study of major corporations in several industries.
Sixty-one percent of human resource managers reported a reduction in workload — some as high as 50 percent — as a result of employee self-service systems, which free them to focus on more strategic initiatives. The systems allow employees to sign up for benefits, change their benefit plans or write evaluations via a computer. Continue Reading Self-serve HR programs fast becoming the norm
Spending and hiring in the technology sector grew this year, but a third-quarter spike in tech-sector job cuts might indicate that a slowdown is under way.
Planned job cuts announced by technology firms surged 74 percent during the third quarter to 50,957, up from 29,226 during the previous quarter. That is the highest quarterly figure since the first quarter of 2005, when cuts totaled 59,537, according to a report by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Continue Reading Planned job losses rise, hiring slowdown is next
The Celebrate Technology awards showcased the best in Colorado technology by giving 12 awards for innovation, emerging venture, venture capital, breakthrough technology and manufacturing.
The ceremony was held earlier this month at the Pikes Peak Center, and roughly 300 people turned out for the event.
IP Commerce of Denver won for Colorado innovation. The software company allows banks and service providers to deliver payment services seamlessly to any business. The software can be used for hosting payments networks, connecting services, devices and applications, and breaking down the traditional barriers between financial institutions, payment service providers and business. Continue Reading Celebrate Tech awards innovation, technology
A Colorado Springs corporation is challenging design engineers to use its VersaKit-30xx development system to create new designs — and win $2,500.
Ramtron International Corp., a developer of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, launched the design contest to introduce engineers to its 8051-based microcontroller with nonvolatile FRAM memory. Continue Reading Ramtron offering incentive to design with 30xx
When Amnet Inc. took over the information technology contract at Mitsui Advanced Media-America, the office of 40 ran on eight different servers, some of which couldn’t communicate with each other.
The company’s software and hardware was “antiquated,” said Amnet owner Trevor Dierdorff, and it was using a variety of operating systems, including Unix and Novell. Continue Reading Amnet in rare company among Microsoft partners
A resurgence in consumer technology spending and the expansion of Web 2.0 helped drive tech-sector job-cut announcements to the lowest quarterly total in nearly six years, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
Job cuts in the tech sector, which encompasses telecommunications, computer, electronics and e-commerce, fell to 29,226, down 25.8 percent from 39,379 in the previous quarter. The second-quarter figure was the lowest since 26,583 job cuts in the third quarter of 2000. Continue Reading Tech sector notes fewest job cutbacks in six years
For seven years in a row, Colorado has been ranked as having the highest concentration of tech workers in the nation, according to the American Electronics Association.
Data for 2004 shows that of every 1,000 private-sector workers, 88.7 were employed in the high-tech industry.
Colorado’s high tech workers earn an average salary of $76,000, the AeA study found. The state’s high-tech payroll amounted to $12.2 billion in 2004. Continue Reading Colorado: highest tech worker concentrations