Apple's Tim Cook has been unusually candid in recent months about some of what lies ahead in the company's normally secretive pipeline. Besides empowering the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of a home automation play, Apple has invested substantial R&D resources in developing the best Augmented Reality (AR) experience possible, the way only Apple … Continue reading You will soon be able to measure objects with your iPhone camera using Augmented Reality
Smart homes of the future may just as readily respond to instructions sent by text, as the voice-powered interfaces that dominate the early entrants to the market for the Internet of Things in the home. Amazon, Google and Apple all have technologies largely relying on speech recognition, but as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discovered after … Continue reading Solving the User Interface problems associated with Smart Home technology
Part of the magic that separates Apple from being just another consumer technology manufacturer is the relentless pursuit of perfection. Steve Jobs famously describes lessons imparted from his adoptive father imploring him to make the unseen components of a product just as beautiful and carefully executed as those that are plainly visible. Jobs' final product, possibly his … Continue reading Apple is either the best kind of construction client, or the worst, depending on your perspective
My son was just a few weeks old when I got my Blackberry. He turns 15 in two weeks. Risking repetitive stress injury to my thumb, that device allowed me to keep a $500-million R&D campus construction project moving forward, while still being able to go to doctor appointments and spend time with my young … Continue reading Bye Bye Blackberry: End of an Era?
Listicles, or articles that consist primarily of a series of items, do really well on the Internet in terms of attracting readers to click on a headline to read the full post. Buzzfeed, Mashable, and others have generated millions upon millions of page views using list posts. As a result, I typically ignore them. Gizmodo's 14 … Continue reading A listicle worth clicking on: 14 iPhone gestures you may not be aware of