Let’s say that you’ve got some IoT equipment that you need to deploy out in some far-flung location. And you need to be able to connect to the cloud with it for data upload (and maybe download too). What are your choices?
No, this isn’t yet another Read More → "Wireless IoT Flexibility"
“The medium is the message” – Marshall McLuhan
Distinguishing between a live human speaking and a recorded version of the same person is trickier than it sounds, and it has a lot of developers scrambling for solutions. Amazon’s Alexa team, for one, has published some of its research results along with some ideas for improvement. The techniques range from the simple to … Read More → "Teaching Alexa to Ignore Your TV"
Anecdote 1. The familiar chime goes off on my phone: a text has arrived. I go to the phone to see what someone has to say, and I see the rather cryptic, “Unreceived message.” Well that’s odd… cuz the sound means I just received a text, right?
I click the “Download” button to receive the text I just received (but … Read More → "Outside the Silicon Valley Bubble"
“It feels good when it stops.”
It’s beyond dispute that cars are safer than ever before. Some of that is due to basic physics – cars have thicker doors, tougher roofs, shatterproof glass, bigger bumpers, and so on – and some is due to electronics. We now have cars with automatic cruise control, automatic distance-keeping, and limited automatic piloting. </ … Read More → "Don’t Trust the Robot Driving Your Car"
There’s a big change coming in the automotive world. “Duh,” you say? “Um, hello! Self-driving!” you insist? Well, yes, that too, but that’s not the change I’m talking about. This change applies whether self-driving ever happens or not.
It’s electrification. Drive-by-wire. As we alluded to Read More → "Putting Strays in their Place"
“Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four
Three engineers are sitting in a rowboat. None of them has any nautical experience or navigational instruments.
As hope for rescue fades, and with no other ships in sight, they pass the time discussing their careers (as … Read More → "The Old Man and the C Debugger"