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Should You Contribute To The “Orlando Tech Community” Kickstarter?

In case you missed it, Wednesday at around 10:00 AM the Orlando community started buzzing with requests to contribute to The Orlando Tech Community Kickstarter. The campaign is a Hail Mary pass at the start of the season; they are looking to raise all of the funds required up-front to keep several well-known local tech-centric organizations [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00January 20th, 2017|Business, Orlando, Tech|

Review: “Enchanted Objects” by David Rose

David Rose's "Enchanted Objects" book is a great start for anyone who wants to design IoT devices for, well, people. As IoT design matures, we need to look beyond what's possible and look more at what is actually going to help our lives. Computers have become so cheap, so small, so fast, and so efficient [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00January 13th, 2017|Future, IoT|

Can Ubiquitous Computing and Minimalism Coexist?

I was starting to watch a documentary on Netflix called "Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things" when my heart began to sink. What is going on with the world? Are we just robots responding by instinct to shiny, colorful commercials, working ourselves to death to afford things we really don't even want? After a [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00January 4th, 2017|Future, IoT|

A Very IoT Christmas

Opening gift after gift Christmas morning is an event. Accompanied by family and laughter, gift after gift is opened, and this year my wife, Sarah, got me an Echo Dot, a Phillips Hue starter kit (with two white Lux bulbs included), and she helped her mom and stepfather pick out a Phillips Hue Color Ambiance as [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00December 26th, 2016|IoT|

‘Twas The Night Before an IoT Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, in the automated home, Not a device was stirring, not even one; Google Home was set by the chimney with care, Waiting for "Hey Google" to hang in the air; The children were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of Phillips Hues danced in their heads; And mamma [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00December 24th, 2016|Future, IoT|

Death By 1,000 Subscriptions: Figuring Out The IoT Business Model Of The Future

A path diverges in a wood. ― Robert Frost The future involves a monthly bill. Microsoft is Office 365, the cloud service with the monthly or yearly fee. Adobe has completely phased out their buy-once use-forever model, favoring a $50-a-month service. Same-same with Quickbooks. TurboTax. Amazon Prime. Netflix. Spotify. Even smaller, more niche software have jumped on the [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00December 12th, 2016|Future, IoT|

Modularizing The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things has many design considerations, and one very important tool that needs to be considered in all but the most disposable IoT devices is the idea of modularization. You might be of the age where you remember going to work on the ol' Buick with your dad. You handed him crescent wrenches [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00December 12th, 2016|Business, IoT|

The 5 Principles of IoT UX Design

I had a great conversation with Jenae Ramos, UX designer and co-organizer of Orlando's Downtown UX Meetup, talking about design and the Internet of Things. Jenae joked that designing for the screen involves many permutations of "fancy rectangles." While that is completely selling the complexity of UX design short, I get the point. After years of  designing [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00December 12th, 2016|IoT|

Internet of Things vs. Ubiquitous Computing vs. Pervasive Computing

What are the differences between ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, and the Internet of Things? These terms are full of subtleties, but my simplified is simply that the Internet of Things is ubiquitous or pervasive computing in a more limited scope. Ubiquitous and pervasive computing, which you can think of as pretty much the same thing, is the [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00December 5th, 2016|Future, IoT, Tech|

The Future Has Never Been More Promising and Unpredictable

When I think about the future, often in the realm of technology, I tend to look specifically at computers and even more narrowly the Internet of Things (which is kind of my thing). I read Ars Technica, Tom's Hardware, and Reddit, and I talk to other developers. Often I see the future through that narrow lens. [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00November 30th, 2016|Future, Tech|