5G Helmet’s Product Design Increases Accessibility

In 1894, deaf and hard of hearing players at Gallaudet University introduced the football huddle.  They were playing another school with deaf students who knew sign language, and they couldn’t risk giving away their plays.

Now, Gallaudet Bison’s football team has debuted groundbreaking technology developed in conjunction with AT&T. A new helmet allows a coach to call a play on a tablet from the sideline, and the information is transferred to a small display inside the quarterback’s special helmet.

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Demand for AI Chips Leads to Unbalanced Supply Chain

Demand for chips and memory for high-performance computing in AI applications has led to South Korean manufacturer SK hynix’s role as the main memory chip supplier for companies such as NVIDIA and Meta.

NVIDIA’s demand for HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) chips and Meta’s demand for DDR5 (Double Data Rate 5) memory have caused an order backlog for SK hynix, creating an “unbalanced” supply chain.


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Alef’s Flying Car Almost Ready for Lift-Off

Alef is a step closer to making flying cars a reality since its recent receipt of a Special Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The idea of a flying car was conceived in 2015, by Alef’s founders.  A prototype was launched in late 2022.

The certificate allows Alef to test fly the electric car.  Alef will start production and delivery of flying cars in late 2025.


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The Barcode Turns 50

The barcode’s origin story is somewhat in doubt. However, many people recognize April 3, 1973, as its birthday—making the barcode 50 years old.

On this day, the IBM version created by senior engineer George Laurer was approved as the industry standard. Shortly thereafter, the first barcoded product was scanned in Marsh’s supermarket near Troy, Ohio. The item was a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum for $1.39.

The use of the barcode has greatly expanded since 1973. Barcodes are everywhere. The Universal Product […]

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