Lee Stogner

9 Magazines | 21,953 Articles | 7,891 Followers | 11 Likes | @stogner | Lee Stogner is the President of the Vincula Group, a consultancy business in Systems Integration, Business Process Improvement, Project Management and the Internet of Things. Lee has over 30 years of design, consulting, project management and business development experience across a range of industries. Lee has driven growth at companies that include Digital Equipment, Fluor Corporation and Rockwell International. Customers around the world have benefited from Lee's expertise and leadership. Throughout his working career, Lee has been active in both local and international professional activities. Lee is the Chair of the Carolinas' Engineering Cluster and a past Director of the IEEE Board of Directors. Today, Lee is active in promoting the development of the Internet of Things through his participation in the IEEE Smart Grid Initiative, the IEEE Transportation Electrification Committee and as a Member of the IEEE Internet of Things Initiative, IEEE IoT. Lee can be contacted at l.stogner@ieee.org

The Tesla of garbage trucks wants to make city buses more sustainable

Wellington, New Zealand, had a serious issues with its beloved trolley system. Decades old, the vehicles rely on a system of overhead wires the city can’t afford to maintain, so it looked like municipal authorities would need to swap out the clean transport system for dirty diesel buses. But before …

Tesla

Samsung's 360-degree camera will arrive on April 29th

The Gear 360 hides two f/2.0 fish eye lenses in a tiny package.<p>Samsung unveiled its 360-degree camera, aptly called the Gear 360, earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Today, the company announced its ship date. The tiny ball-shaped camera will be available for purchase on April …

Samsung

Samsung is making a dedicated VR headset

You won't need a Galaxy phone to immerse yourself.<p>Samsung isn't betting <i>just</i> on phone-based virtual reality. The tech mainstay has confirmed that it's working on "dedicated" VR gear that doesn't require slotting in one of its phones. Software research lead Injong Rhee didn't delve into specifics, …

Samsung

Cracker Jack ditches toys in favor of augmented reality

Sorry buddy, you have to settle for a "mobile experience" instead.<p>Ah yes, Cracker Jack. The classic American snack food and ballpark staple that offers the thrill of finding a cheap plastic toy at the bottom of the box. Well, I should say offered, since PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division is modernizing …

Augmented Reality

Supreme Court approves feds' request for greater hacking powers

The changes will take effect after December 1st.<p>The FBI found an ally in the Supreme Court in its quest to expand its hacking powers. Today, the highest federal court in the US has agreed to the changes made to Rule 41, giving judges the authority to approve remote access to suspects' computers …

U.S. State Supreme Courts

The Harsh Reality of Running a Business

Not all dollars are created equal.<p><i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Today’s answer to the question “What are some tips for</i> …

Startups

Energy Harvesting, Steady Growth and Sensible Increase in Opportunities Forecasted

<b>Energy Harvesting, Steady Growth and Sensible Increase in Opportunities Forecasted</b><p>by Dr. Harry Zervos<p>Developments of energy harvesting technologies …

Securing Enterprise Networks in the Age of BYOD and the IoT

As if managing the BYOD phenomenon wasn’t hard enough, Microsoft made it harder with its free Windows 10 upgrade. That wasn’t Microsoft’s intention, …

The wildest experiences at Silicon Valley's Virtual Reality expo (pictures)

Over 100 VR companies descended on San Jose, California this week to show off some amazing projects. Here's a look inside SVVR 2016.

Silicon Valley

Egypt to build massive $3.5 billion suite of solar power plants

In Egypt, plans are coming together for a slew of solar power generating plants worth around $3.5 billion. The project is a partnership between …

Energy

Second electricity connection to Tasmania under consideration

The federal government has launched a feasibility study into a second electricity connector between Tasmania and the mainland, which Malcolm Turnbull has said is “very likely” to prove its commercial viability.<p>Speaking in Tasmania on Thursday, the prime minister said he and Tasmania’s premier, Will …

Electricity

Are Local Distribution Grids Lagging in Cybersecurity?

With a compliance deadline for new federal utility cybersecurity standards looming, utilities around the U.S. are assessing and addressing risks -- …

Clean Energy

Germany Is Investing A Billion Dollars In Electric Cars

Germany has announced it will put about $1 billion towards electric vehicles in a new push to increase clean transportation. Car buyers will see a …

Transportation

'We need to increase use of electric cars," says FIA president Jean Todt

Electric Vehicles

E-mobility to drive Europe toward decarbonizaton

Transportation is a basic element of our lives, but also a major source of emissions. E-mobility is spreading around Europe as an alternative to fossil-fuel-powered vehicles - but financial challenges remain.<p>Anyone living in a European big city knows first-hand how unpleasant smoking exhaust pipes …

Transportation

Hackers’ $81 Million Sneak Attack on World Banking

Tens of millions of dollars siphoned from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. A shadowy set of casinos in the Philippines. A large bank in Bangladesh with creaky technology. An unknown — and perhaps uncatchable — group of anonymous thieves with sophisticated hacking skills.<p>What unites this …

Security

New MIT Tool Quickly Roots Out Hidden Web App Security Bugs | Motherboard

It's a funny time for software testing. As more and more software is replaced by web applications—the cloud, that is—software bugs have more and more come to mean security holes. That is, interacting with software now so often means exposing data, which means trusting the builders of said software …

Security

Righting Old Wrongs: U.S. DOT Goes from Urban Renewal to Freeway Removal

Secretary Foxx tells NPR correspondent Brian Naylor how two interstate highways separated his childhood neighborhood in North Carolina.<p>"I didn't …

This Grid-Scale Battery Is Based on Train Cars and Good Old Gravity | Motherboard

A California start-up named Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) has a clever idea for storing electrical power at the most extreme scales, e.g. those of the power grid itself. It's a battery of sorts, but a battery that doesn't resemble anything we'd normally associate with the term. Rather than …

Batteries

Google, Fiat Chrysler In Talks To Build Autonomous Cars

Fiat Chrysler America is not the first automaker that comes to mind when thinking of self-driving cars. Unlike its Detroit rivals Ford and GM as well as most Asian and European automakers, FCA hasn’t made any significant advances into the escalating autonomous car race that also now includes the …

Google

Chevy's Camaro SS can wirelessly charge a phone... while doing donuts

The Camaro nameplate is about a synonymous with American muscle as NASA is with space travel and the Twinkie is with indestructibility.<p>With the sixth-generation Camaro, though, Chevy has massaged more into the iconic pony car than just burliness. Chevy furnished it with lots of technology, too.<p>To …

Phones

Dear VCs, there’s something you need to know about raising funds this year

Times are changing. Startups and VCs are facing tougher times, layoffs, down rounds and eroding valuations. However, already a record amount of money has gone into U.S. venture funds this year. As an LP (a limited partner, which is an investor in venture funds), am I seeing something others aren’t? …

Money

The NYT is giving out 300,000 more Google Cardboard viewers

The New York Times is giving out free Google Cardboard VR devices. Yes, again! The company had previously distributed a million some devices to print subscribers as part of the kickoff celebration around its then-new NYT VR app, built in collaboration with Google, back in November 2015. Today, the …

Google Cardboard

Google for Work and Google Cloud Platform get new security and privacy certifications

In what is clearly part of the company’s efforts to get more enterprise customers on its platforms, Google today announced that it has renewed its ISO 27001 certification for the fourth year in a row and upped its product coverage from 34 to 59 products. In addition, Google Apps for Work and the …

Security

Startups need to do due diligence, too

I hear a lot of horror stories about investors. Many are misunderstandings. Some are just outright false. Then there are those that are true. Sadly, there are a lot of those.<p>There’s the alleged angel in the Baltic region who committed (in an email) to leading a round and then refused to talk to the …

Investing

Elon Musk's AI initiative opened an online dojo

The idea is to create standardized test environments for reinforcement-learning-based algorithms.<p>I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the artificial intelligence you coded in your garage probably doesn't have the type of resources behind it that Google used to make DeepMind a fearsome Go …

Elon Musk

Security News This Week: The FBI Gets Creative to Avoid Disclosing Its $1M iPhone Hack

Yep, we finally did it. After years of pointing out the privacy and security issues in other web sites, WIRED.com finally addressed one of its own …

Big Data is Here and Getting Bigger

As a supercomputer maker, Cray has been delivering the massive analytic processing power required by scientists and engineers for the last 40 years. …

Big Data

The big data puzzle: Making sense of unstructured data

Never before has there been so much information available to businesses and individuals. In January 2015, Google estimated that there were 300 …

Big Data

Enterprises beware: An invisible revolution is coming--and you're not ready

Cloud computing is leading us to an invisible revolution in technology that most enterprises are not prepared for.

Revolution