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Utility Companies: Rethink Your IoT Information Security Strategy

5 minutes read

A few researchers plugged their laptop into a spot behind the dashboard of the Tesla Model S and started the car with a software command at a digital security conference this month. Even scarier: they planted a remote-access trojan while the laptop was plugged in and then cut the engine from the same laptop while someone else was driving later. That very night, Tesla sent out a patch to correct the vulnerability.

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O&G + IIoT = >$ | Benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things in Oil and Gas

5 minutes read

Have you realized? We're living in a world with drones and sensors. The sound of this is like something out of a movie, but it's real. In fact, drones and sensors are changing the oil and gas industry. Some oil and gas companies are already looking into deployment options for drones. Why are oil and gas companies investing in drones and the Internet of Things? The rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is allowing first-mover Oil and Gas (O&G) companies to dramatically increase...

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Evelina Tapia, PhD

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Evelina Tapia, PhD

Senior User Experience Researcher at ChaiOne

This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Evelina Tapia, PhD, a Senior User Experience Researcher at ChaiOne. As a Senior User Experience Researcher, Evelina helps companies define requirements for any technology that they are thinking of building from the perspective of the actual user that is interacting with the technology.

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Elixir Concepts : What You Need to Know Now

14 minutes read

Elixir is a language built on the Erlang virtual machine. It was written in 2011 by José Valim. Elixir has a Ruby-like syntax but it behaves in a much different way. In this blog post we won’t go over syntax. There are many resources that go into great detail on Elixir syntax, so I want to talk about the what makes the Elixir language intriguing.

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The Critical Role of Data in Reliability Centered Maintenance Programs

7 minutes read

Not all failures occur with age.

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Why Mobile Utilities Apps Matter for Customers and Profits

4 minutes read

Low prices and slim margins-- this is where analysts are predicting electricity providers are headed. To consumers, one utility provider’s kilowatt-hour is the same as one from their competitor; it becomes a better kilowatt-hour if it’s cheaper and their bills are lower.

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Augmented Exercise: A Meetup Review

6 minutes read

Houston has a vibrant iOS community, complete with a large iOS Developers Meetup. Between work commitments and three kids, it's been very long time since I've been able to attend one, but I made an extra effort to make the July meetup. I was impressed with how large the crowd was. We filled the Apple Highland Village briefing room:

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Why Every (Interaction) Designer Should Be A Writer

7 minutes read

Many people assume design is a type of art. Those people are wrong. Yet, the assumption is understandable when the products of our work tend to be largely visual. Communicating an idea visually is pretty abstract and requires practice in order to think in that way. It is the reason young designers are required to express their ideas with sketches. Most people are surprised then to open my design sketchbook and see more words than pictures.

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About Swift 4 JSONEncoder and JSONDecoder extensions

11 minutes read

With ChaiOne being a digital innovation agency, we are constantly finding ourselves on the bleeding edge of technology. Events such as WWDC becomes a department wide event in our offices. Developers from all different tech stacks can set time aside on their calendars to watch sessions and have discussions afterwards. This type of investment not only keeps ChaiOne up-to-date with what's new in the tech world, but helps the growth and development of it's engineers.

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