A review of CES 2019. From afar. … More The CES2019 Snore Fest for Technology
Remember when you’d be wandering through the shopping mall and it seemed every second person had a light blinking on their ear and some form of cyborg looking device plugged into their ear? Before that, you had to listen to people talking louder than they had to showing they had a mobile phone. Fast forward … More The Role of Social Signals & Technology
The challenges of developing technologies for seniors. … More Technology for Seniors: The Tension
IoT Device makers creating bathroom tech will have some cultural hurdles to overcome. … More IoT and Bathrooms: The Biggest Hurdles
The smarthome market, meaning the home where your fridge, stove, microwave, lights, furnace and perhaps soon your toilet, are all connected via WiFi and managed through your smartphone, is set to reach $137 Billion by 2023. This according to research firm MarketsandMarkets. The first major entrant into this space was thermostat company, Nest. Google bought … More Smarthomes: The Big Challenges
The race to bring IoT or Internet-of-Things devices to consumer homes is a few years old now. Right now, it’s a plodding sort of race. Most people are familiar with the Nest home thermostat, then their smoke detector that has had its share of issues. There’s the rather fun but nowhere near essential Phillips Hue … More The Smarthome: The Golden Market Being Missed?
We’ve seen what happened when Google launched Google Glass; anyone wearing them became a social pariah and was called a “glasshole”. Snap has been clever to make their version very visible and over-the-top. But the market is niche, just like Google Glasses. Then there’s all the devices you can connect in your home; thermostats, smoke … More IoT Technologies Need to Become Invisible