Lets Get Context-Weird

Internet of ThingsStill being in the early days of the Internet of Things, new ideas and new companies are popping up left and right and bigger players are swooping in to acquire them. These pioneers showed their guns last week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Although CES 2015 ended, we left with enough weird and wonderful tech to […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:48-07:00January 13th, 2015|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , |

Poker, Personalization and Pancakes

pancakeHow Smart Is Your Casino?

The Intro
With smartphone hardware advancements, we are seeing a shift of attention into mobile applications. Some apps cater social media, others deliver pizza, and some are trying to become smarter. Not just better, but smarter.

What does this mean?
With GPS on smartphones, it’s possible to track someone’s location and with the right software apps, to know not only where you are, but if you’ve […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:51-07:00December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , |

(Ice) Buckets of Dollars

dollar bucketWe’ve all heard of it, some have done it and the number of people that actually know what it’s for is somewhere in between those two.

Although there are debates that the Ice Bucket Challenge is a cry for attention or a waste of water among others, the viral campaign to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disesase) has successfully […]

Godzilla: The IoT Monster

godzilla“The great thing with technology, is that if you don’t like it now, wait, it’ll change.” (WSJ Blog, 2014)

Of everything online news has brought us, one of my favorite features is the comments section at the end of the article. I never skip it. Yes, it can be a depressing look at the writing skills (or lack thereof) of my fellow readers, […]

The End of Permissionless Tracking

shoppingApple sent a collective shudder through location-tracking and mobile marketing companies earlier this month when it announced that its upcoming iOS 8 release will include a feature that will dynamically generate a MAC address for the device when it’s looking for, but not connected to, a WiFi network. The MAC (media access control) address is unique to every device and is broadcast as part of the scan […]

Replaying What’s Live

A member of the media takes a cell phone picture of the Vince Lombardi Trophy at a press conference before the Super Bowl XLVI NFL football game in IndianapolisThe sun shining, a cool breeze carrying you the scents of fresh fireworks, and endless WiFi to live post, Tweet, etc. to your heart’s content – it’s heaven on earth. It’s too good to be true.

And, it was.

Here are […]

By |2017-04-27T03:16:08-07:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ambient Location

locationarrowWe’ve reached an interesting predicament. We’re constantly on the move, and we want our devices to keep up. We want smart devices – ones that feed us what we need at just the right time. Oh, and we want these devices to be secure and have a respectable battery life. Ironically, the necessary power to make devices mobile is ruining our ability to use them the way […]

By |2017-04-27T03:16:11-07:00December 17th, 2013|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , |

My Grandpa Box and Me

There’s a generational gap in the Internet and I might be on the wrong side of the canyon.

Greetings from my “Grandpa Box.”

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If you’re wondering if that’s a term for some sort of geriatric storage container, no, it’s not. It’s what my 23 year-old son calls my year-and-a-half old top-of-the-line laptop.

“Grandpa Box.” It just sounds old. As if my sleek little machine were in the same class as […]

By |2017-04-27T03:16:12-07:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , |

Anything but Disappointing

googlebargeWhen I first heard about the Google Mystery Barges, I couldn’t wait to figure out what they were. As an innovative company and a leader in new technology solutions, these HAD to be something great. And they might be, but the breaking news is that they aren’t anything earth shattering – possibly just a place for people to try Google’s new technology.

Feeling a little like my […]

By |2017-04-27T03:16:12-07:00November 8th, 2013|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , , |