On September 26, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will discuss the Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Plan.  According to the Operating Plan, in fiscal year (FY) 2019, CPSC will continue supporting nanotechnology research and working with other federal agencies under the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to minimize duplication and overlap of existing research efforts.  CPSC will undertake the following collaborative research activities: Develop tools to prioritize and investigate human exposures to nanomaterials;…
I live in an environment which there is a passion to drive innovation. We want to make things better, cheaper, faster, seamless, more intelligent, and a hundred other adjectives to support our goals. When I read an article this morning from Mark A. Cohen on Forbes’ website this morning, I felt like he was speaking my language. Cohen starts off by saying that one of the reasons law firms struggle with keeping pace with business…
I listen to a lot of podcasts when, as in the past, I was driving to and from my law office: now, since my office is just a couple of steps down the hall from the kitchen and I have no commute, I listen while I am exercising. Some of my usual podcasts are good and some average but every now and then, I get one that really makes me see things in a new…
Earlier this year, Mark Britton left Avvo, the often-controversial company he founded in 2006 and led as CEO, after selling it to web behemoth Internet Brands. Explaining his departure in a memo to his staff, he wrote, “It’s time for me to go.” In the latest episode of LawNext, Britton reflects on his 12 years at Avvo. In a face-to-face interview I conducted with him last week in his home base of…
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has published a paper on the security challenges that arise from the convergence of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud computing. The paper is directed at IoT developers, IoT integrators and Cloud service providers, and concludes with a number of suggested steps to achieve secure solutions. ENISA defines IoT as “a cyber-physical ecosystem of interconnected sensors and actuators, which enable intelligent decision making”. This would…
Quick, take a guess. What’s the fastest way to boost productivity, increase your firm’s revenue by 50 percent and strengthen client relationships? There’s a simple strategy you can use to achieve these results almost overnight. Give up? Dump your time tracking spreadsheets. If you’re using an excel spreadsheet to manage […]…
Across Canada, technology is disrupting the way justice is delivered. And reform will continue. Indeed, in March of this year, the Liberals tabled a massive piece of legislation to overhaul the Canadian justice system. Let’s take a look at what has happened over the past couple of years… Project Description Canada’s Civil Resolution Tribunal stole headlines back in 2016 when it began operations in British Columbia (BC). The CRT is an online civil tribunal that…
T-Mobile Reveals Plans for 5G Home Internet, Possibility of Opening Up Phone Hotspots %u2013 Droid Life. Cable companies don’t just fact a threat from Internet TV developments. T-Mobile is promising that its new 5G service will, in a couple of years, provide mobile Home Internet service between 100 mbps and 300 mbps, which is as fast as Cable solutions now. Look, ma, no cables and no cable boxes! The future is truly wireless.  …