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AT T H E E N D of a long day, there are
few things more relaxing than sitting
in front of your television and watching a favorite show. Many of us have
newer televisions, with features like
high dynamic range. But unless you
live in South Korea, if that program is
on a broadcast channel, you can't take
advantage of the better sound and picture quality and you can't watch it on a
mobile device when it first airs.
That's about to change thanks to
ATSC 3.0, a new suite of voluntary standards for digital television, featured
in our cover story [p. 6], by Assistant
Editor Amanda Davis.
A lot of us might have a habit we'd
like to break-smoking, for example-
or perhaps the goal is to adopt a new
habit such as taking a long walk each
morning. For extra motivation, we
might rely on a wearable device or on a
mobile app. In "How Persuasive Technology Can Change Your Habits" [p. 7],
Associate Editor Monica Rozenfeld
talked to IEEE Senior Member Samir
Chatterjee, a persuasive-tech pioneer,
about how designers try to alter behavior by having such aids ply you with
reminders, triggers, and rewards.
If, like me, you thought Silicon
Valley got its start because companies there crafted innovations in
computing, you'll learn otherwise
from Life Fellow Paul Wesling's
article on page 8.
Also in this issue are a selection of
responses to three blog entries that
stirred many readers to voice their
opinions [p. 13]. One blog entry discusses the state of research and where
it's headed. Another explores how
some employment ads on Facebook
discriminate against older workers.
The third deals with what millennials
expect from their employers.
-Kathy Pretz, editor in chief
C O L L E G E S TATI ON, T EXA S
Rowan Student Branch @RowanIEEE
Despite IEEE's triumphant victory
in a snowball fight against ASME
today, both clubs decided to put aside their
differences and build a giant snowman
The IEEE student branch at Texas A&M
University held a 24-hour hardware hackathon
in February. Students built an automatic
bartending machine, a music synthesizer
for an electronic keyboard, and a voiceactivated home automation system.
WA S H I N G TO N , D. C .
Middle schoolers Vinay Ayala [below, left] and
Nikhil Kuntipuram present their team's smart
city design at the 2018 Future City Competition
Finals, held in February during U.S. Engineers
Week. The team, from Edlin School, in Reston,
Va., won the competition and also took home
the IEEE-USA Most Advanced Smart Grid prize.
Iolani Palace March 23, 2018
Today, Iolani Palace and King Kalakaua
were honored with an IEEE Milestone
for lighting the way for the Kingdom of Hawaii
to be illuminated with electric lights. This
is an honor we know the king would have
been proud to receive. Mahalo, IEEE.
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