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Innovation in my mind is the art of intersecting great constraints with great engineering. So this month, RelateIQ's Adam Evans challenges you to feel grateful for constraints. Instead of asking what constraints you’re operating against, ask: Do you have the proper design constraints to bring out your best work?
With Thanksgiving around the corner and family coming into town, November is all about gratitude for me. Frankly, it’s easy to feel grateful for all of the energy, innovation, and success we see around us every day here in Silicon Valley. But this week, I’m actually feeling grateful for something unique — something many programmers…
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Will machines simply speak to each other [and us] directly, eventually burying the relevance of mobile devices? Perhaps, but this end has a number of determining factors yet to be agreed upon, normalized or further innovated, writes Derek Schoettle, CEO of Cloudant.
Image: UniBul/Flickr We’ve been living in the oft-referenced “mobile age” for some time now. “Mobile” used to mean you sent and received phone calls on a p
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IoT is overhyped, I believe. And, with the exception of a few professions and industries, of very little use to most people in their daily lives. 
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When the Internet was in its initial years, many felt that it was both an elite construct (because of the “digital divide”) and a commodity (because of its mass appeal and mass reach). However, the trends discussed here point to the fact that the Internet is reaching a stage in its evolution where like other media and business products, the classification and categorization of users according to individual tastes and choices is creating “walls” between them, writes Preetam Kaushik.
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There are thousands of hungry, would-be contributors to our future tech economy that are depending on us. All you need to do is find one to take under your wing. The future depends on it, writes Dev Bootcamp's  Dave Hoover.
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When both risks and rewards are used properly, innovation sheds its Frankenstein-like mask and becomes a positive goal for everyone, writes Estel Masangkay.
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Akimbo's Adrienne Rochetti asks/notes, 'In my lifetime, I will see a world connected like never before, but the burning question remains… what will we do with this newfound power of technology and connectivity?'
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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) offers exciting opportunities for our future, but without Human-to-Human (H2H, we will never be able to unlock its full potential, writes Polycom's Marc-Alexis Rémond.
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology is here to stay and will continue to be one of the fastest growing areas in technology — both in enterprise and consumer markets. Devices like the Apple Watch are not only capable of telling time and providing restaurant recommendations, they also come with sensors that monitor activities, capture data and report…
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The NAACP and the National Council of La Raza are right. The Internet needs to be kept democratic. And big data needs to support that cause, not hamper it, writes Higinio “H.O.” Maycotte, founder and CEO of Umbel. 
Image: Thomas Leuthard/Flickr Big data may be the buzzword of the past two years, but much like BitCoin and Google Glass, it isn’t going away -- even if yo
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The patterns for building Big Data Applications, the underlying technologies and the impact that these applications have on an enterprise’s ability to create better user experiences are clear from Silicon Valley to the Big Apple. In order for enterprises everywhere to keep up, they need to follow these very clear patterns and embrace Hadoop and the entity-centric systems that make Big Data Applications possible, writes WibiData's Christophe Bisciglia.
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Not sure why this hit my What's Hot, but interesting article. :)
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TopCoder's Narinder Singh asks, is coding fundamental to future of education or just one more approach in how to educate kids on STEM? 
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Cloud. It’s the IT world’s darling. It’s fast, efficient, distributed computing that makes it possible to do everything from bank online to start a business. But, asks IBM's Keith Walker, despite all this goodness, could the cloud actually have a negative impact on … the environment?
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Is OSS all that to innovation? 
 
One of the most transformative platforms for innovation is open source. The solution to helping solve problems in the world not just technology problems but social and political problems can and should benefit from open source, writes Mark Hinkle, Senior Director of Open Source Solutions at Citrix.
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  • Wired.com
    Editor, Innovation Insights, 2012 - present
  • Computerworld
    Senior Editor, 2008 - 2011
  • PCWorld
    Senior Editor, 2007 - 2008
  • InfoWorld
    Online Editor, 2006 - 2007
  • The Newcastle Herald
    Sub-editor, 2005 - 2006
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
    Online Producer/Journalist, 2000 - 2005
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This is my work profile for Wired.com, where I am Editor of Innovation Insights, where your ideas become part of the conversation on the next-generation of technology.
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  • San Francisco State University
    Journalism, 1996 - 1997
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Environmental Studies, 1992 - 1994
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