Searching for Heroes of Innovation

My company, Arrow Electronics, is likely older than you are. For the last 80 years, Arrow has been supplying components to technology innovators around the globe. We happen to think that these innovators deserve much more ink than they’re getting — and not just electronics innovators, but all the innovators who are making the world…

New Developments in Mobile Device Security

The past few weeks have brought two notable developments in mobile device security. First, OpenSignal, an online resource of cell phone towers, cell phone signal strength readings, and Wi-Fi access points around the world, updated its count of Android operating systems to 24,093 active variations. In the world of mobile devices, the proliferation of variations…

Mega e-Waste

Most of us have a pretty tough time grasping magnitude. If we haven’t experienced it directly, it’s often difficult to imagine. And I think our inability to comprehend enormity contributes to our complacence toward environmental stresses. For example, we don’t come into direct contact with 7 billion people – we experience population in our local…

The Good, the Bad and the Most Popular

“The time has come,” my colleague says, “to repurpose, reuse and revisit some of your blogs.” So just like those holiday episodes of “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!,” I’ve pulled some of my favorite threads with the hope that if you missed them, you’ll enjoy them, and if you liked them the first time, you…