Lee Stogner

10 Magazines | 29,193 Articles | 8,705 Followers | 7,054 Likes | @stogner | Lee Stogner is the President of the Vincula Group, a consultancy business in Business Innovation, Systems Integration, 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

​How to tell if your Facebook has been hacked (and what to do)

Here's a simple way to see if there is someone messing with your Facebook account.<p>There are several different ways hackers use a breached Facebook …

Facebook

Venture debt is a good option to fund medical device technology

Venture debt has long been a favored source of non-dilutive capital amongst life science companies, particularly medical device companies. …

The U.S. is getting closer to Hillary Clinton’s vision of a ‘clean energy superpower’

During Monday’s presidential campaign debate, Hillary Clinton predicted, “Some country is going to be the clean energy superpower of the 21st century.”<p>The implication was clear: That country could be us. And a new federal report suggests that we’ve recently been making strides in getting there.<p>The …

Energy

One thing your router needs now to keep hackers out

There’s a gadget in your home that you don’t give much thought to until it stops working and you discover you’re lost without it. Then you curse it, reboot it and watch it spring back to life — or not.<p>It’s your router, your lifeline to the internet, an essential component in your household and …

Routers

Controversial AI has been trained to kill humans in a Doom deathmatch

Eep.<p>A competition pitting artificial intelligence (AI) against human players in the classic video game Doom has demonstrated just how advanced AI …

Artificial Intelligence

'My home-made battery pack means I heat and light my home for nothing'

A brand-new market is growing for home batteries that make it possible for British homeowners to store energy generated by solar panels and other renewable sources.<p>The “Powerwall” battery, from Tesla, the pioneering automotive company founded by Elon Musk, is now going on sale in Britain.<p>But one …

Batteries

Virtual desktop and cloud service pays £18,600 to ransomware extortionists

Crime pays.<p>| September 30, 20165:48 pm | Filed under: Malware, Ransomware | 0<p><i>The Register</i> reports:<p>Hosted desktop and cloud provider VESK is …

Cyber security: It's not just about Yahoo

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not surprising that some Yahoo users have decided to sue the company for negligence over a 2014 breach that was only recently discovered and announced. But before we blame Yahoo for this, we need to understand how hackers accomplish such breaches -- and what all of us should be doing …

Yahoo

BMW Confirms Plans to Offer Electric X3 and Mini Models

The rumors were true.<p>German luxury auto maker BMW said Friday it will offer all electric versions of its next-generation BMW X3 compact sport utility vehicle and electric Mini models, expanding its entries in the emerging electric luxury vehicle market.<p>BMW confirmed a report earlier Friday by …

Automotive

Maker Faire Founder Dale Dougherty's New Book Is A Guide To Remaking The World

The Maker Faire also celebrates its 10-year anniversary.<p><b>WHAT:</b> The new book from Maker Movement founder Dale Dougherty—<i>Free to Make: How The Maker Movement Is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, And Our Minds</i>—available now from North Atlantic Press.<p><b>WHO:</b> Dale Dougherty—who also founded <i>Maker Magazine</i> and …

Maker Faire

BMW Set to Roll Out Electric Mini, X3 to Counter Mercedes Push

BMW AG will roll out the first battery-powered model of its urban Mini brand as part of a broader push to make electric cars more mainstream and …

Automotive

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Building a Startup

There are no guarantees in the world of entrepreneurship.<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</i> …

Startups

What is the current state of AI?

With all of the advancements made in artificial intelligence and machine learning today, there seems to be an influx of tools and solutions that are …

Artificial Intelligence

The horrifying story behind the battery that powers your smartphone

A disturbing deep dive by the <i>Washington Post</i> today traces the pipeline of cobalt from underground mines in Congo to manufacturing centers in Asia, where the mineral is used as an ingredient in the lithium batteries that power mobile devices and laptops.<p><b>An estimated 100,000 miners, including</b> …

Batteries

Big Data, Bigger Wines: High Tech Vineyard Reengineers The Magic Of Winemaking

For businesses around the globe, there isn’t a single day that the innovation challenge doesn’t rear its head. Disruptors, new buying preferences, and new demographic and geographic shifts are all constantly impacting the way business has to be done.<p>It’s visible in every industry, from consumer …

IT

Hackers targeted voter registration systems in 20 states

A Homeland Security official confirmed details of earlier reports.<p>With the US presidential election just over a month away, a Homeland Security official says voter registration systems in 20 states were the targets of hackers. The <i>Associated Press</i> reports that an official from the department …

United States

Americans Unconvinced Of Potential Good Of Self-Driving Cars, Study Finds

Americans want to stay in control of their cars, a new study finds.<p>According to a study by Kelley Blue Book, 80 percent of Americans say people should always have the option to drive themselves.<p>This study comes just a week after the Department of Transportation released regulatory guidelines for …

Automotive

EFF Asks Court to Block U.S. From Prosecuting Security Researcher For Detecting and Publishing Computer Vulnerabilities

Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a court Thursday for an order that would prevent the government from prosecuting its …

Security

Sky-high electricity bill? Four ways to measure home energy consumption

Home energy management is all about tracking how much electricity your house or apartment uses, then finding ways to save. Monitoring your home …

Electricity

Volvo's Silent Electric Bus Will Now Detect Pedestrians And Honk At Them

Electric vehicles come with a huge benefit: peace and quiet. But that's just what manufacturers are afraid of.<p>Volvo has come up with a novel way to for its silent electric buses to let pedestrians know that they’re there: The new bus detects humans in the road ahead and honks at them, just like a …

Transportation

Electric car-charging etiquette 101: Five rules for a courteous power-up

Regardless of what kind of plug-in electric car you drive, if you use public charging stations, you can help make the experience a little better for …

Electric Vehicles

Working Out With Intel and Oakley’s Chatty Radar Pace Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

Intel’s Chris Croteau and Oakley’s Luiz Dias met with me this week to show off the Radar Pace smart glasses that will hit stores this Saturday, but …

Augmented Reality

A Health Checkup for Your Laptop Battery

<b>Q.</b> <i>How long do laptop batteries last? How do you know when it’s time to replace a lithium-ion battery?</i><p><b>A.</b> Lithium-ion batteries have a limited life span and eventually wear out after a number of charge cycles, as opposed to wearing out over a particular number of months or years. Some companies, …

Batteries

How to Steal an AI

In the burgeoning field of computer science known as machine learning, engineers often refer to the artificial intelligences they create as “black …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers file for access to court orders that force companies to break their own encryption

Stanford researchers filed a petition in a San Francisco federal court this week hoping to unseal judicial records that might reveal how the U.S. …

Encryption

UPS Is Conducting A Vast Rolling Lab Experiment To Create The Clean Truck Of The Future

In Hamburg, Germany, as in a growing number of crowded cities, large trucks are banned from the city center during business hours. The restriction is part of a 20-year plan to transform the city into a greener, healthier, vehicle-free metropolis.<p>For United Parcel Service, the world’s largest …

The Future

Sensitive US health and drug data left exposed by dozens of FDA security flaws

The US Food and Drug Administration hasn't had an OPM-style breach, but it's left plenty of doors wide open, says government watchdog GAO.<p>The US Food …

Security

National Cyber Security Centre’s new HQ is going to be based in London

The new wing of GCHQ is going to be fighting cyber crime from Victoria<p>The UK is going to be fighting the war against cyber attacks from a new HQ in London.<p><i>The Evening Standard</i> has revealed that the new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will be based near Victoria Station, and the centre will be …

Security

McLaren wins contract to supply batteries to Formula E amid rumors of tie-up with Apple

Earlier this year, McLaren confirmed its development of new hybrid powertrains to be introduced in its vehicle lineup and that it was even considering building an all-electric version of the P1 or P1 GTR. Now McLaren will have a great opportunity to showcase its battery technology as it was …

Batteries

Ransomware spreads through weak remote desktop credentials

Stolen or weak remote desktop credentials are routinely used to infect point-of-sale systems with malware, but recently they've also become a common distribution method for file-encrypting ransomware.In March, researchers discovered a ransomware program dubbed Surprise that was being installed …

Ransomware