Technology Topics

3D Printing
4D Printing
4G Technologies
5G Technology
Ambient Intelligence
Audio Fingerprint
Autonomous Vehicles
Big Data
Cloud (Digital) Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
Cloud Computing
Context-Aware Computing
Convergence, Interoperability & Quadruple Play IP
Cyber Intelligence and Protection Act
Cyber Threats
Data Mining
Data Theft
Defense Applications & Social Networking
Digital Books (e-reader)
Digital Divide
Digitization and Copyright Law
Disaster Preparedness/Recovery
Electric Car/Electro-mobility
Face Recognition
Glasses free 3D
HDTV & HD Radio
Health IT
Hypertargeting & Personalization
Information Technology Security
Intellectual Property
Internet Censorship
Internet Dating
Internet Demographics and Major Global Indices
Internet Governance
Internet of Things
Internet Regulation
Internet Service Provider Filtering
Internet Taxation
Knowledge Management
Leap Motion
Legislative Initiatives
M Banking and Microfinance
Major Technology Trends
Malware and Spyware
Mobile Applications
Municipal Broadband
National Broadband Plans & Universal Services
Net Neutrality
Niagara Framework
One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
Outsourcing IT
Patriot Act
Phishing and Spam
Piracy & Napster Technology
Radio Satellites
Records Digitalization
Revenge Porn
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Web Analytics
Smart Grid
Social Networking
Spectrum Management
Technological Failures
Technology and Religion
The World is Flat
Think Tanks
Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
Wearable Technology

3D Printing

  1. Website with a comprehensive and brief overview of what 3D printing is, how it works, the 3D Printing industry, and its influence on other industries and fields.
  2. Article: World’s first 3D-printed printed bridge opens in Netherlands
  3. Article: New startup aims to cut price of rocket launches down by 90% using 3D-printing
  4. Video: US Navy’s first 3D-printed submarine (prototype)
  5. Report: 3D printing from EY
  6. Report: “The State of 3D Printing” from Sculpteo

4D Printing

  1. Article: The potential of 4D Printing in the aerospace industry
  2. Article: New breakthrough in 4D-printing
  3. Video: Director of self-assembly lab at MIT explains the potential of 4D-printing
  4. Video: MIT produces shape-shifting pasta using 4D-printing
  5. Article & Videos: “4D Printing: A technology coming from the future”

4G Technologies

  1. Article & Video: Explaining 4G, its predecessors, and its future
  2. Article: History of mobile technology
  3. Article: Differences between 4G & LTE
  4. Video: The evolution from 1G to 4G
  5. Report: “The State of LTE” from OpenSignal

5G Technology

  1. Article: What 5G Technology is, how it works, and projections of its arrival time
  2. Article: How 5G will impact the global economy and industries
  3. Video: Everything you need to know about 5G
  4. Report: “The 5G economy: How 5G technology will contribute to the global economy” from HIS Economics & HIS Technology

Ambient Intelligence

  1. Article: The application of Ambient Intelligence in making business decisions
  2. Article: Discussion of Ambient Intelligence as a major element in the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”
  3. Video: Talk from Eyeris CEO on Vision Intelligence & Ambient Intelligence
  4. Report: “When everything is media: The future of ambient communications” from IFTF
  5. Report: “A Smart City Based on Ambient Intelligence” by Tomoaki Ohtsuki

Audio Fingerprint

  1. Article: Audio Fingerprint and its applications in the music industry
  2. Article: Apple granted patent for acoustic fingerprint technology that could replace current Touch ID
  3. Article & Video: Apple’s new patent allows people to make emergency calls and other command using fingerprints and tab patterns
  4. Report: “Audio Fingerprinting for Speech Reconstruction and Recognition in Noisy Environments” by Feng Li
  5. Report: “A Review of Audio Fingerprinting” by Pedro Cano & Eloi Batlle
  6. Report: “Audio Hashprints: Theory & Application” by Timothy Jwoyen Tsai

Autonomous Vehicles

  1. Article: The estimated value of the self-driving vehicle market
  2. Article: Basic things you need to know about self-driving cars
  3. Article: Ford’s CEO’s perspective on the future of autonomous vehicles
  4. Video: TED Talk on driverless cars and moral decisions
  5. Report: “Making Autonomous Vehicles a Reality: Lessons from Boston and Beyond” from BCG

Big Data

  1. A beginner’s guide to big data
  2. Article & Video: Explaining Big Data
  3. Video: TED Talk on Big Data and its pitfalls
  4. Article: 5 myths of Big Data
  5. Article: “How Companies Say They’re Using Big Data”
  6. Report: “The Age of Analytics: Competing in A Data-Driven World” from Mckinsey Global Institute
  7. Report: Survey results for “Big Data Executive Survey” from NVP


  1. Article: Apple’s new products and technology could raise awareness of biometrics security
  2. Article: What to expect next in biometrics on your phone
  3. Article & Video: Biometrics as the end to passwords
  4. Report: “Special Report: Biometrics in Law Enforcement” from Biometrics Research Group
  5. Report: “Biometrics in Healthcare” from Biometrics Research Group
  6. Report: “Mobile Biometric Applications” from Biometrics Research Group
  7. Report: “DOD Biometrics and Forensics: Progress Made in Establishing Long-term Deployable Capabilities, but Further Actions Are Needed” from U.S. Government Accountability Office


  1. Article: JP Morgan’s CEO’s comments on Bitcoin
  2. Article: Story of millennials making fortune trading bitcoin
  3. Article: What bitcoin is and how it works
  4. Video: Explaining Bitcoin
  5. Report: “Terrorist Use of Virtual Currencies” from CNAS
  6. Report: “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” by Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman
  7. Report: “Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study” by Dr Garrick Hileman & Michel Rauchs
  8. Report: “Bitcoins India Report 2017” by Vallari Dubey & Team, Vinod Kothari Consultants

Cloud (Digital) Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

  1. Article: Explanation of what DMCA is and how it works
  2. Article: Current state of the DMCA and its flaws
  3. Video: Short lecture on DMCA
  4. Report: A study of section 1201 of title 17, a part of the DMCA, from U.S. Copyright Office

Cloud Computing

  1. Article: Discussion on the limits and challenges of cloud computing when facing current and future demands
  2. Article: Estimation of future market size of cloud computing
  3. Article & Video: Discussing the “The Cloud” and its heart located in Loudoun County
  4. Video: Explaining what cloud computing is
  5. Report: “Cloud Computing: Industry Report & Investment Case” from Nasdaq
  6. Report: “How Cloud Computing Enables Modern Manufacturing” by Stephen Ezell & Bret Swanson

Context-Aware Computing

  1. Video: A Ted talk on how Context-Aware Computing (AI) can make technology “disappear”
  2. Article: Context-Aware technology and the utilities industry
  3. Report: “Understanding and Using Context” by Anind K. Dey

Convergence, Interoperability & Quadruple Play IP

  1. Article: Interoperability challenges and opportunities in the digital age
  2. Article: India’s expansion of the QR code based payment system
  3. Report: “Bundling, consumer retention and entry: evidence from fixed broadband market” by Lukasz Gryzbowski, Julienne Liang, and Christine Zulehner


  1. Article: Crowdsourcing as a talent development strategy
  2. Article: MIT utilizes crowdsourcing to track and map flooding
  3. Video: GE Transportation uses crowdsourcing to solve its problems
  4. Report: “Conscious crowdsourcing” from Weber Shandwick
  5. Report: (provide information to obtain a PDF version of) “The state of crowdsourcing in 2017: The Age of Ideation” from eYeka


  1. Article: A beginner’s guide to cryptocurrencies
  2. Article: Discussion on cryptocurrency as an investment
  3. Article & Video: Other important Cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin
  4. White Paper: “Realizing the Potential of Blockchain: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to the Stewardship of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies”
  5. Report: Q3 2017 Cryptocurrency Report from CoinGecko
  6. Report: “The Economics of Cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin and Beyond”


  1. Article: The beginner’s guide to Cryptography
  2. Article: The science behind Cryptocurrencies, Cryptography
  3. Video: Lecture on different types of cryptography
  4. Website providing an extensive and detailed overview of Cryptography
  5. Report: “Report on Lightweight Cryptography” from the ITL at the NIST

Cyber Intelligence and Protection Act

  1. Article: Four most shocking internet privacy laws
  2. Article: Cybersecurity experts urge faster threat alerts from homeland security
  3. ITL BULLETIN FOR MAY 2017 – “Cyber-Threat Intelligence and Information Sharing” from ITL

Cyber Threats

  1. Report: An Accenture report on top Cyber threats of 2017
  2. Video: TED Talk on cyber warfare
  3. Article & Video: “Cyber threats and how the United States should prepare”
  4. Report: “Data Sharing Needs Refinement” from Lexington Institute
  5. Report: “The State of Cybersecurity in Mexico: An Overview” from the Wilson Center

Data Mining

  1. Article: How restaurants can leverage data mining
  2. Article: Data mining explained
  3. Video: A talk from Seth Stephens Davidowitz on data mining
  4. Report: 2016 Data Mining Reports to Congress from DHS

Data Theft

  1. Article & Video: How to prepare for the next Equifax-type data theft
  2. Article: Identity theft reaches new height
  3. Article & Video: The 16 biggest data breaches of the 21st century
  4. Report: “Data Breach Reports – 2016 End of Year Report” form Identity Theft Resource Center

Defense Applications & Social Networking

  1. Article: Social media checks can be performed on visa applicants
  2. Article: Russia’s utilization of social media in the annexation of Crimea
  3. Report: “2017 Cyberthreat Defense Report” from the Cyber Edge Group

Digital Books (e-reader)

  1. Article: “A dilemma: Digital or paper?”
  2. Video: TED Talk by Mike Matas demonstrating an interactive book for the iPad
  3. Article: Tug of war between paper and digital books
  4. Article: Discussion on the 2017 Global Ebook Report
  5. Report: “Global eBook (2014): A report on market trends and development” by Rudiger Wischenbart
  6. Report: “Academic Books and their Future” by Michael Jubb
  7. Report: “Turning the Page: The Future of eBooks” from PWC

Digital Divide

  1. Article: “The Unacceptable Persistence of the Digital Divide”
  2. Article & Video: The digital divide between rural and urban areas in America
  3. Article: Interview transcript between The Hechinger Report and Rory Kennedy on the digital divide
  4. Report: “Bridging the Digital Divide: Measuring Digital Literacy”
  5. Report: “Broadband Internet Access and the Digital Divide: Federal Assistance Programs”
  6. Report: “World Investment Report 2017: Investment and The Digital Divide” from UNCTAD

Digitization and Copyright Law

  1. Blog: A post on the “long and complex relationship” between copyright law and new technologies
  2. Article: “The impact of copyright law on the digitalization of library collections in academic libraries in Malaysia”
  3. Video: TED Talk on copyright laws
  4. Report: “Advancing the National Digital Platform: The State of Digitization in US Public and State Libraries” from OCLC
  5. Journal: “The impact of copyright law on the digitalization of library collections in academic libraries in Malaysia”

Disaster Preparedness/Recovery

  1. Article: Findings from a survey measuring America’s disaster preparedness.
  2. Video: Disaster preparedness checklist
  3. Video: 5 tips to keep family safe during earthquakes
  4. Video: TED Talk on the refugee crisis as a test of our character
  5. Report: “Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Local Governments” from FEMA
  6. Report: “Rebuild the plane now: recommendations for improving government’s approach to disaster recovery and preparedness” by Holly M. Leicht


  1. Article: How Doxxing became a weapon in the cultural war
  2. Article: Discussion on U.K.’s new anti-doxxing law
  3. Article: Reeses’s Puffs’ new strategy using doxxing
  4. Journal: “Organizational Doxing: Disaster on the Doorstep” by Colin J.A. Oldberg
  5. Report: “The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anaymity and Fake News Online” from the Pew Research Center


  1. Article: “The E-Commerce Benchmark KPI Study 2017: 15 Essential Takeaways”
  2. Article: “The Growing Role Of Automation In E-Commerce”
  3. Article: Discussion on the implications of having the mentality of separating e-commerce and traditional brick-and-mortar stores
  4. Article: China’s equivalent of “Cyber Monday”, 11/11 aka “singles day”
  5. Report: “China E-Retail Market Report 2016” form Deloitte
  6. Report: “eCommerce in China – the future is already here” form PWC
  7. Article & Video: The booming scene of e commerce in China


  1. Article: EU’s new initiative to accelerate adoption of e-government services
  2. Report: Office of Management and Budget’s 2016 e-gov report
  3. Report: E-Government Survey 2016 from the UN
  4. Video: “Korea’s e-Government: Future of e-Government”


  1. Article: Advantages & disadvantages of online gambling
  2. Article & Video: Discussion on the possibility of the return of legal online gambling
  3. Article & Video: Australia’s gambling issue
  4. Report: “Industry Report – European Online Gambling”


  1. Article: E-Learning’s rise
  2. Article: Online courses as an activity for the elderly
  3. Report: “2017 Online Education Trends Report”
  4. Report: “Online Learning Report” from GoConqr
  5. Video: Ted Talk – “The Era of Online Learning”

Electric Car/Electro-mobility

  1. Article: Electric cars’ impact on oil demand and consumption
  2. Article: General Motors plans towards an “all-electric future”
  3. Article: China’s demand for new energy vehicles accelerates the development of electric cars
  4. Report: “Choosing the Electric Avenue: Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community, Benefits of Electric Vehicles” from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance
  5. Report: “Global EV Outlook 2017” from the International Energy Agency
  6. Video: Explanation of the engineering behind electric


  1. Article: E-Sports’ development and issues
  2. Article: E-sports’ current condition and discussions of its future
  3. Article & Video: Story of pro female e-sports gamers
  4. Article & Video: Colleges are offering scholarships to e-sports athletes.
  5. Report: “2017 Global Esports Market Report” from Newzoo


  1. Article: A discussion on E-Voting’s feasibility after the advent of Blockchain
  2. Article: Estonia could serve as the model for how nations interact with its citizens in the future
  3. Article & Video: Vulnerability of voting machines and the network behind election systems
  4. Report: “Cost of Voting” from WebRoots Democracy
  5. Report: “The Business of Voting” from University of Pennsylvania


  1. Article: The future of electronic waste
  2. Article: Opportunities in the e-waste industry
  3. Article: “E-Waste and the Importance of Electronics Recycling”
  4. Report: “The Global E-Waste Monitor” from United Nations University
  5. Report: “Regional E-Waste Monitor: East and Southeast Asia” by Shuichi Honda, Deepali Sinha Khetriwal, and Ruediger Kuehr
  6. Video: “Reassembling Rubbish & Worlding Electronic Waste” by Josh Lepawsky

Face Recognition

  1. Article: Challenges and next steps for facial recognition technology
  2. Article: Questions and answers about Apple’s new facial recognition system with the introduction of iPhone X
  3. Article & Video: Apple lets suppliers to lower its Face ID system accuracy to speed up production
  4. Report: “Face Recognition Technology – DOJ and FBI Need to Take Additional Actions to Ensure Privacy and Accuracy” from U.S. GAO
  5. Video: “Facial recognition technology will change the way we live”


  1. Article: Changes in the gaming industry over the last decade
  2. Article: Warriors and Cavaliers moves into the competitive gaming scene
  3. Report: “Video Games in the 21st Century” from ESA
  4. Report: “Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry” from ESA
  5. Video: “Revenue Generation in the Gaming Industry”

Glasses free 3D

  1. Article: New technological breakthroughs by MIT for 3D experience at home
  2. Article: Pros & Cons of glasses-free 3D movies
  3. Report: “Virtual reality & Augmented reality – Hype? Or serious business?” from Brabant Development Agency
  4. Video: “Glasses-Free 3D with Light Field”


  1. Article: A breakdown of today’s most common hacking techniques
  2. Article: “What hacktivism in information technology”
  3. Report: “Russia’s Approach to Cyber Warfare” by Michael Connell and Sarah Vogler
  4. Video: “Art and Hacktivism”
  5. Video: Ted Talk – “Hire the hackers!” by Misha Glenny

HDTV & HD Radio

  1. Article: Dissection on the differences between Digital TV and HD TV
  2. Article: “The problem with HD Radio”
  3. Report: “Digital Dashboard Best Practices” from National Association of Broadcasters
  4. Video: Joe D’Angelo, SVP of Broadcast Radio, discussing the current state and the future of HD radio

Health IT

  1. Article: Challenges for health IT interoperability
  2. Article: 4 things to know about MIT and Harvard’s new development in CRISPR
  3. Report: “Health Information Technology – Annual Report” from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  4. Report: “FDASIA Health IT Report” from The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  5. Report: “Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry”
  6. Video: Talk on the historical development of Health Information Technology
  7. Video: Lecture on population health management and health IT
  8. Report: “The Internet-of-Things – A Revolutionary Digital Tool for the Healthcare Industry” from Deloitte

Hypertargeting & Personalization

  1. Article: Hypertargeting as the future of marketing
  2. Article: “How to use hypertargeting to find ideal customers on social media”
  3. Report: “The Power of Emotion and Personalization – How Brands Can Understand and Meet Consumer Expectations” from InMoment
  4. Video: Sharing of a “customer-centric framework for personalization”

Information Technology Security

  1. Article: IT’s biggest security threats
  2. Article: “4 ways to be mindful about IT security”
  3. Report: “Internet Security Threat Report” from Symantec
  4. Report: Cyber Security Report from Telstra
  5. Report: “Security Awareness Report” from SANS
  6. Report: “Cybersecurity Threats, Challenges, Opportunities” from ACS
  7. Video: “Information Security: Basic Principles”

Intellectual Property

  1. Article: China’s IP issues
  2. Article: Developing countries’ counter attack on current IP policies
  3. Report: “The Theft of American Intellectual Property: Reassessments of the Challenge and United States Policy”
  4. Report: “Annual Intellectual Property Special Report” from Raconteur and INTA
  5. Video: Lecture on Intellectual Property

Internet Censorship

  1. Infographics: Internet censorship around the world
  2. Article: China’s new internet censorship initiatives
  3. Article: Key findings from a study on censorship conducted by Freedom House
  4. Article & Video: India’s rising internet censorship
  5. Report: “The Shifting Landscape of Global Internet Censorship” by Jonathan Zittrain, Robert Faris, Helmi Noman, Justin Clark, Casey Tilton, and Ryan Morrison-Westphal
  6. Video: China’s Great Firewall and new updates

Internet Dating

  1. Article: Current state of online dating
  2. Article & Video: How online dating is changing the society
  3. Article: “First evidence that online dating is changing the nature of society”
  4. Report: “Marriage, Choice, and Couplehood in the Age of the Internet” by Michael J. Rosenfeld
  5. Report: “How Public is MY Private Life? Privacy in Online Dating” by Camille Cobb and Tadayoshi Kohno
  6. Video: Ted Talk – “How I Hacked Online Dating” by Amy Webb

Internet Demographics and Major Global Indices

  1. 2017 statistics of world internet users
  2. Internet/Broadband fact sheet from Pew Research Center
  3. Report: “Akamai’s State of the Internet”
  4. Report: “Digital in 2017: Global Overview” from We Are Social
  5. Video: Ted Talk – “Social Media and the End of Gender” by Johanna Blakley

Internet Governance

  1. A transcript of Dr. Roxana Radu’s research and findings on internet governance.
  2. Article: “10 major trends in internet governance”
  3. Report: “An Overview of Internet Governance and Infrastructure in the Phillippines”
  4. Report: “Final Report from The 11th Internet Governance Forum”
  5. Video: “Cyber Security and Internet Governance – Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith”

Internet of Things

  1. Article: Internet of Things’ future and its potential impact on the world
  2. Article: Concerns and possibilities regarding IoT
  3. Article & Video: “AI and IoT will drive digital transformation through 2020”
  4. Report: “Internet of Things – The Next Big Opportunity For Media Companies” from Accenture
  5. Report: “Internet of Things – Status and implications of an increasingly connected world” from U.S. GAO
  6. Report: “State of the Market: Internet of Things 2017” from Verizon
  7. Video: “Fundamentals of the Internet of Things”

Internet Regulation

  1. Article: Internet regulation’s role in combating extremist and terrorism
  2. Article: Discussion on a new bill that requires advertisement buyers and publisher to disclose their name in the ad itself
  3. Report: “The Net Neutrality Debate: Access to Broadband Networks: from Congressional Research Services
  4. Video: “FCC Chair Ajit Pai on Internet Regulation”

Internet Service Provider Filtering

  1. Article: China’s actions against What’s App
  2. Article: “56 groups call for deletion of internet filtering provision in EU copyright proposal”
  3. Report: “Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem” by Tim Polk
  4. Article & Video: FCC prohibits 9 companies from providing internet service to low-income groups

Internet Taxation

  1. Article: E.U.’s stance on internet taxation
  2. Article: President Trump on internet sales tax
  3. Report: “Paying Taxes 2018” from World Bank Group & PWC
  4. Video: “Internet giants: Too big to be taxed?”


  1. Article: Internt2’s recent changes in leadership
  2. Article: What Internet2 is
  3. Article: CENIC, PNWGP, and Internet2 renew their collaboration, and what the renewal means
  4. Report: “Proposals for Building our Nation’s Broadband Future”
  5. Report: “Internet2 Trust and Identify Accomplishments”
  6. Video: “The Internet2 Community: Enabling the Future”

Knowledge Management

  1. Article: Knowledge management’s place in the business environment
  2. Blog: Three ways to enhance the effectiveness of knowledge management
  3. Article: Explaining what knowledge management is
  4. Video: Knowledge management overview in 5 minutes
  5. Briefing: “How Knowledge Management Could Transform the UN Development System”
  6. Report: “ECE Knowledge Management Strategy and Action Plan”

Leap Motion

  1. Article: Leap Motion’s recent moves to advance VR technologies
  2. Article: Former Leap Motion employees find new solution to authentication
  3. Report: Virtual Puppetry: Real-time gestural control of 3D facial models” by Rithvik Gambhir
  4. Video: “Leap Motion CEO & co-founder Michael Buckwald demos VR hand tracking”
  5. Video: “Augmented Reality Tutorial: LEAP MOTION HAND TRACKING in AR/VR with Unity Vuforia”

Legislative Initiatives

  1. Article: Legislative initiatives and their impact on small businesses
  2. Article & Video: The 53 bills signed by President Trump and what they do
  3. Report: “2017 End-of-Session Report State Innovation Exchange”
  4. Report: “Three Years: Expanding the New Virginia Economy”
  5. Article & Video: Trump’s administration’s accomplishments in the first 100 days

M Banking and Microfinance

  1. Article: Insights into today’s mobile banking climate
  2. Article & Video: “Mobile banking trends 2017-2018”
  3. Report: “Banking on the future – The roadmap to becoming the baking partner of Gen Y professionals” from KPMG
  4. Link to download – “ING International Seurvey Mobile Banking 2017 report”
  5. Report: “Digital Banking Benchmark – Improving the digital performance” from Deloitte Luxembourg
  6. Video: “Is Mobile Banking a Good Idea?” from Bloomberg

Major Technology Trends

  1. Article: Three technology trends that have dominated 2017
  2. Article: “Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018”
  3. Video: “10 hottest tech skills for 2017”
  4. Video: “7 amazing technologies we’ll see by 2030”
  5. Article: “10 Breakthrough Technologies – 2017” from MIT Technology Review
  6. Report: “Technology for People – The Era of the Intelligent Enterprise” from Accenture
  7. Report: “Tech Trends 2017”

Malware and Spyware

  1. Explanation of how malwares attack networks via cloud
  2. Article: “Hackers linked to Chinese government used mobile malware to spy on ethnic minority”
  3. Video: Lesson on Malware
  4. Report: “Analysis of Malware Trends for Small and Medium Business”
  5. Report: “Kaspersky Security Bulletin – Overall Statistics for 2016”

Mobile Applications

  1. Article: Precautious measures that could protect you from apps that collect information about you
  2. Article: “How artificial intelligence is driving mobile app personalization”
  3. Video: “Microsoft Build 2017 – Designing mobile applications”
  4. Report: “2017 Mobile Gaming Apps Report” from LiftOff
  5. Link for downloading “The 2017 U.S. Mobile App Report

Municipal Broadband

  1. Article: Discussing the pros and cons of municipal broadband
  2. Article: Fort Collins will vote on whether to have municipal broadband
  3. Article: Discussion on Comcast’s fate if municipal broadband takes off
  4. Article: “Comcast Tries To Stop Colorado City From Even Talking About Building Its Own Broadband Network”
  5. Article: Voters in Fort Collins, Colorado, voted yes to build city’s own broadband network despite Comcast’s campaign against the initiative.
  6. Report: “How Broadband Populists Are Pushing for Government-Run Internet One Step at a Time” from Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
  7. Report: “Public Investment in Broadband Infrastructure: Lessons from the U.S. and Abroad” form the Technology Policy Institute
  8. Video: ISP spends hundreds of thousands of dollars for anti-broadband campaign


  1. Article: Nanotechnology applications in injury recovery
  2. Video: Ted Talk – “The next step in nanotechnology”
  3. Interview transcript: Chad Mirkin and Teri Odom, director and associate director of International Institute for Nontechnology at Northwestern University
  4. Report: “Nanotechnology in Agricultural Production”
  5. Report: “Report to the President and Congress on the Third Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative”
  6. Video: Ted Talk – “The next step in nanotechnology” by George Tulevski

National Broadband Plans & Universal Services

  1. Article: Discussion on Australia’s challenges with its National Broadband Network
  2. Article: Ireland’s National Broadband Plan
  3. Article & Video: Explaining NBN’s website that can inform you about estimated timeframe of service availability in your area
  4. Report: “The State of Broadband: Broadband catalyzing sustainable development”
  5. Report: “A Global Broadband Plan for Refugees” from Migration Policy Institute\
  6. Video: “Senate & House Democrats Unveil ‘A Better Deal On Universal High-Speed Internet’”

Net Neutrality

  1. Article: Explaining what net neutrality is and its significance
  2. Website with a collection of information and videos about net neutrality
  3. Video: Ted Talk – “A Magna Carta for the web”
  4. Article & Video: “What’s at stake with the FCC’s net neutrality vote”
  5. Short Video: What Net Neutrality
  6. Report: “It’s Working: How the Internet Access and Online Video Markets Are Thriving in the Title II Era”

Niagara Framework

  1. Video: An overview of the Niagara Framework
  2. Article: Huawei and Honeywell announce collaboration to develop “Smart Buildings”
  3. Article: Introduction to Tridium and the Niagara Framework
  4. Video: Demo/overview of the Tridium system

One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

  1. Article: Criticisms for Maine’s “One Laptop Per Child” initiative
  2. Video: Ted Talk – “Taking OLPC to Colombia”
  3. Collection of blogs of stories from around the world concerning OLPC
  4. Video: “Chancellor’s Lecture 2017: Connectivity as a Human Right”
  5. Report: “Annual Report OLPC 2016”
  6. Report: “The Effect of One Laptop per Child on Teachers’ Pedagogical Practices and Students’ Use of Time at Home” by Gustavo Yamada, Pablo Lavado, and Guadalupe Montenegro

Outsourcing IT

  1. Article: The pros and cons of outsourcing IT vs. in-house IT
  2. Article: “IBM Should Cut Down On Outsourcing To India”
  3. Report: “State of the Outsourcing Shared services, and Operations Industry 2017” from KPMG
  4. Report: “Outsourcing Public Services Across Local Government – Survey Report 2017”
  5. Video: Lesson on how to “improve your IT outsourcing strategy for maximum value today and tomorrow”

Patriot Act

  1. Article: Discussion on the future of the controversial spying program
  2. Article: “French Muslims enraged by passage of Macron’s version of Patriot Act”
  3. Short Video: Major facts and provisions of the Patriot Act
  4. Report: “Report to Congress on Implementation of Section 1001 of the USA Patriot Act”
  5. Video: Ted Talk – “How the US Government Spies on People Who Protest – Including You” by Jennifer Granick

Phishing and Spam

  1. Article: New phishing schemes exploiting Google Docs
  2. Article & Video: “How to identify the different types of phishing attacks”
  3. Report: “Phishing Activity Trends Report”


  1. Article: EU’s study on how piracy affects sales of music, books, movies, and games
  2. Video: “10 Anti-Piracy Measures In Video Games That Were Total Genius”
  4. Report: “MUSO Global Piracy Report”

Piracy & Napster Technology

  1. Article: Brief history of Naspter
  3. Report: “A Call to Action – Disruptive Technologies Barometer: Media Sector” from KPMG
  4. Report: “Influence of Social Media on the Management of Music Star Image” by Michael Margiotta

Radio Satellites

  1. Article: Explaining what a satellite is and how it works
  2. Video: Ted Talk – “How radio telescopes show us unseen galaxies”
  3. Article: “Radio Pollution Creates Space Shield for Satellites”
  4. Report: “State of the Stellite Industry Report”:
  5. Report: “NASA’s Management of Electromagnetic Spectrum”

Records Digitalization

  1. Article: Benefits of Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  2. The National Archives’ “Strategy for Digitizing Archival Materials”
  4. Report: “Federal Agency Records Management 2016 Annual Report”

Revenge Porn

  1. Article: Revenge porn’s impact on people’s lives
  2. Article: 18 facts about revenge porn
  3. Article: “Facebook teaming up with Government to stop nude photos ending up on Messenger, Instagram”
  4. Report: “Nonconsensual Image Sharing: One in 25 Americans Has Benn a Victim of “Revenge Porn”” from Data & Society Research Institute
  5. Report: “2017 Nationwide Online Study of Nonconsensual Porn Victimization and Perpetration” by Dr. Asia A. Eaton, Dr. Holly Jacobs, and Yanet Ruvalcaba
  6. Article & Video: “Facebook anti-revenge porn test “remembers” users’ nude photos”
  7. Article & Video: “To combat revenge porn, Facebook wants some users to send their intimate photos”


  1. Article: The Silicon Valley of Robotics
  2. Article: Google’s recent mess in the robotics industry
  3. Article: Small business utilizing robots to enhance productivity
  4. Video: Ted Talk – “Why jobs of the future won’t feel like work”
  5. Executive Summary: “World Robotics 2017 Industrial Robots”
  6. Report: “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Their Impact on the Workplace” from IBA Global Employment Institute

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Web Analytics

  1. Article: Most important SEO strategies in 2017
  2. Article: “Three defining moments in SEO”
  3. Video: Top 13 things for SEO in 2017
  4. Video: SEO explained
  5. Report: “Search Engine Optimization Strategy – Survey Summary Report” from Ascend2

Smart Grid

  1. Article: Opportunities and challenges for the future of Smart Grid
  2. Article: “How Smart Grid Technology Could Help Puerto Rico”
  3. Video: “The Smart Grid” by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  4. Report: “Smart Grid Top Markets Report”
  5. Report: “Smart Grid Projects Outlook 2017”

Social Networking

  1. Infographics and statistics on the 15 most popular social networking sites in 2017
  2. Video: Ted Talk – “The hidden influence of social networks”
  3. Article: “Using Social Networks To Advance Your Career”
  4. Article: “More People Are Getting Their News From Multiple Social Networking Sites”
  5. Report: “Implementing Federated Social Networking: Report from the Trenches”
  6. Report: “Online Actions with Offline Impact: How Online Social Networks Influence Online and Offline User Behaviors”
  7. Report: “New Trends in Scoial Media” from NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
  8. Report: “The state of Social Marketing”
  9. Case Study Executive Summary: “Social Networks, e-Commerce Platforms, and the Growth of Digital Payment Ecosystems in China: What It Means for Other Countries”

Spectrum Management

  1. Article: U.S. DoT explaining what spectrum management is
  2. Video: “History of Radio Spectrum Regulation”
  3. Article: EU aims to reform the radio spectrum climate to build and sustain a Digital Single Market
  4. Report: “Spectrum Management for Economic Growth and National security” from CSIS

Technological Failures

  1. Article: Time’s list of the 20 most successful technology failures of all time
  2. Article: Business Insider’s list of the 10 biggest tech product failures of the past decade
  3. Article: “The Museum of Failed Innovation: Celebrating the disasters that drive success”
  4. Video: “25 Most EMBARRASSING Technological Failures”
  5. White Paper: “Technology and Innovation for the Future of Production: Accelerating Value Creation”

Technology and Religion

  1. Article: Religious implications as Artificial Intelligence advances
  2. Video: Ted Talk – “Politics and religion are technologies”
  3. Article: “Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god”
  4. Report: “The Changing Global Religious Landscape” from the Pew Research Center


  1. Article: “Benefit Of Telecommuting For The Future Of Work”
  2. Article & Video: “The Growing Army of Americans Who Work From Home”
  3. Article: “The State of Telecommuting in the U.S. in 2017”
  4. Report: “2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce”


  1. Submarine Cable Map provided by TeleGeography
  2. Video: Animated map and facts about the submarine cable network
  3. Presentation on why we do and do not need more submarine cables
  4. Presentation Slides: “Submarine Cables: Are We in a New Bubble?” by Tim Stronge

The World is Flat

  1. Article: Reasons why some believe the world is flat
  2. Video: “Is The Earth Flat? | The Flat Earth Conspiracy Theory”
  3. Article & Video: “Flat Earthers Claim The Solar Eclipse Just Proved Earth Is Flat”

Think Tanks

  1. University of Pennsylvania’s list of top think tanks in public policy research
  2. Article: Google’s influence over think tanks
  3. Video: “Little-Known U.S. Libertarian Think Tank Is Remaking Latin American Politics”
  4. Article: The future of think thanks
  5. Report: “2016 Global Go to Think Tank Index Report” by James G. McGann from University of Pennsylvania
  6. Report: “Achieving Balanced Growth in Asia and the World for Sustainable Development – The Role of Think Tanks”

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

  1. Article: New start-up intends to create new V.R. experiences
  2. Article: MIT Technology Review’s interview transcript with Oculus Chief Scientist
  3. Article & Video: KFC used V.R. video to train employees
  4. Report: “An Introduction to Enterprise Virtual Reality” from PWC
  5. Report: “Virtual Reality Industry Survey” Conducted by VR Intelligence with the VRX event series
  6. Report: “Spotlight on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360 Video – A Look at the Opportunities Within Emerging Technology and Content Trends”

Wearable Technology

  1. Article: The Guardian’s list of the 10 most influential wearable devices
  2. Article: “How wearable technology is transforming aerospace”
  3. Article: The 3 key drives of the future of wearable technology
  4. Video: “Healthcare’s Future is Wearable Tech That Works in Real-Time”
  5. Report: “Smart Wearables: Reflection and Orientation Paper”
  6. Review: “A Review of Wearable Technologies for Elderly Care that Can Accurately Track Indoor Position, Recognize Physical Activities and Monitor Vital Signs in Real Time” by Zhihua Wang, Zhaochu Yang, and Tao Dong