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Marketplace Tech for Monday, August 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Monday, August 26, 2013

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With 7.1 billion people and counting on Earth, there are growing concerns about feeding the population. A recent United Nations report has a creepy, crawly solution -- eat more bugs. New technology and design provides a way to efficiently farm bugs and turn them into food. Today, we get a first-hand look, and taste, of some of the new technology and thinking behind insect farming. Plus, a writer on his week-long experiment connecting objects in his home to "the internet of things."

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Eating crickets to save the world (recipes included!)

Aug 26, 2013
The world's growing population needs protein. Insects provide at the fraction of the cost of beef.

'The Internet of Things': The future is now

Aug 26, 2013
A future where every object is connected to the internet is almost here.

With 7.1 billion people and counting on Earth, there are growing concerns about feeding the population. A recent United Nations report has a creepy, crawly solution — eat more bugs. New technology and design provides a way to efficiently farm bugs and turn them into food. Today, we get a first-hand look, and taste, of some of the new technology and thinking behind insect farming. Plus, a writer on his week-long experiment connecting objects in his home to “the internet of things.”

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