Staff picks for the week of July 13, 2015

Staff Picks GeneralFrom hunger and employee worth to treasuring the past, this week’s picks speak to the human needs in all of us.

Spoiler Alert App Makes Donating Surplus Food as Easy as Tossing it in a Dumpster (Read by Heidi B.)

A whopping 30 to 40 percent of the food supply in the U.S. is wasted. Ironically, nearly 50 million Americans have a hard time obtaining food. I try to be waste-conscious in the kitchen and supermarket, but since most waste occurs when businesses toss out products that are about to expire, a bigger effort is needed to make a real impact. That is exactly what Spoiler Alert is trying to do. The new B2B app connects businesses with donation organizations, keeping food in bellies instead of landfills, and saving businesses money along the way. Continue Reading…

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Staff picks for the week of June 29, 2015

Staff Picks GeneralIt must be summer: We’ve got travel and water on the mind.

Jaguar Land Rover wants to read driver’s brainwaves to predict car accidents (Read by Nick G.)

Sensors are invading our world, measuring and tracking all kinds of data points about us. You might think that tracking brainwaves may be taking it a little too far, but Jaguar Land Rover wants to develop steering wheels that can detect your brainwaves in order to keep you safe through steering wheel and pedal vibrations. Would you invite this tech into your life if it helps keep you safe? The trade-off is something we’ll all have to think about. Continue Reading…

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Staff picks for the week of June 22

staff technology picksSHI’s communications team meets with subject-matter experts each week, and we scan our news feeds daily for information about technology, products, and program changes that affect the way our customers do business. As we do, we come across technology-related stories that are interesting, but — like some top golfers this past weekend — don’t quite make the cut.

In the past, we would’ve read these stories and moved on to focus on other interesting news about, say, a change to a well-known volume licensing program or a Windows Server 2003 migration. But, we’ve decided that these stories are just too good to keep to ourselves, so we’re starting a new series to bring the fun, quirky, entertaining, or otherwise thought-provoking news to you.

Without further ado, here are four fascinating technology stories that we found riveting and potentially industry-changing. Continue Reading…

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