I’m about to start a new semester teaching about networks and physical interaction, so in preparation, here’s a collection of best practices for network-connected devices…Comments closed
I attended SneakerCon at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation the past two days. The conference was about examining systems of information exchange that bypass…Comments closed
Hansel & Gretel, a meditation on surveillance by Ai Weiwei and Herzog & De Meuron, is running at the Park Ave. Armory through August 6.…Comments closed
Happy Ada Lovelace Day. It’s one of my favorite celebrations of the year, a day to celebrate the contribution of women in science, technology, engineering, and…Comments closed
The Sketching in Hardware 2014 conference just ended, and before I leave Berlin, I want to get some notes down from the conference. Most of…Comments closed
Last week I went to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, mostly to see interesting connected devices. What follows is a summary of some of the highlights, for me.
If you’re in the motion tracker business, you’re in trouble. There were several dozen of your competitors on display. In fact, many of the trackers appeared to be little more than a light wrapper of user experience design and industrial design around existing accelerometers, gyrometers, and other motion sensors. The silicon vendors making the sensors themselves, like InvenSense, showed a wide array of sensors that have the motion detection algorithms built right into the sensor.
If you’re a Bluetooth Low Energy expert, you’re in high demand. a large number of the devices on display connected to other devices using Bluetooth LE. There were some WiFi-connected devices as well, of course. Other than Samsung and LG, I saw very few manufacturers using NFC to connect devices, however.2 Comments
The students in my Understanding Networks class had a short assignment this past week, to run a couple dozen traceroutes, and do visualizations with the…One Comment
Strategy & Business magazine has an interesting article on the shan zhai manufacturers in China at the moment. It’s the first business press article I’ve seen in the US that takes a relatively balanced approach to reporting on them. It’s worth a read, as it’s a trend that’s already affecting business, particularly the electronics business. It suggests a new approach to economic recovery as well, one based on small companies well-networked with each other.17 Comments
A few people asked for the story of my visit to Tony Di Fiore’s research site in chronological order.Â Here are all the posts in…Comments closed
I’m home now, after a couple days of traveling back from Tiputini.Â The trip home was calm, but not without a few interesting moments. The…Comments closed