Mickey Mouse, the Cyber Chef

internThe Internet skipped a beat recently when Disney posted a job listing for a “Global Intelligence Analyst Intern.” Looking for someone to assist with counter-terrorism, the post went viral and was later taken down.

“Wait, what?? But this is the happiest place on earth,” said the Internet. However, Disney is one of many big businesses stepping up their defenses for both physical and cyber attacks.

Amusement parks, […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:41-07:00October 21st, 2015|Categories: Big Data, IoT, Mobile|Tags: , , , , , |

I’ll Take My Eggs With A Side Of Beacon

bacon

Using contextual data to offer users personalized and relevant advertisements, using location data to nudge consumers towards stores and products they may be unaware of, or physically following how much time consumers spend at certain places – the applications for data tracking with smartphones is endless. Beacons are the most recent way to obtain and apply this data.

A beacon is a small device that uses Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) […]

Mastery of The Interview

microphoneI was one of the millions who watched The Interview over the weekend. Did I spend $5.99 to watch it? Yes. Would I have seen it in the theatres without all of the attention it got in the past few weeks? Absolutely not.

The movie itself is typical; it’s not near the comedic level necessary to become an annual holiday tradition and I won’t go out of my […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:49-07:00December 29th, 2014|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , |

Cell Phones Are the New Black

prison-phoneCell phones facilitate crimes and allow inmates to continue to threaten the public while inside correctional institution walls.

Cell phones are often a symptom of other illegal activity.

So, in order to protect and secure, it is necessary to detect all mobile devices and alert the corrections officers on their location to take action.

Federal and state prison authorities have confiscated thousands of illegal phones in the past few years […]

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: , , , , , , |

Smart Bulbs Are C Students

bulbFirst we had the innovations of Mr. Miyagi: wax on wax off. Then we were given the clapper: clap on clap off. Now we have the smart phone: app on, app off. With the smartphone, we have smart products; but how smart are they?

With that said, we have the smart bulb. Yes, the smart bulb. Engineers have figured out how to […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:53-07:00October 29th, 2014|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Freedom On The Go

BYOD juggleWhether your company has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy established or not, employees are accessing corporate content on personal devices. And now, they’re doing so on the go. This should be seen as a step in the right direction as the ability to store and sync content from one device to another creates a collaborative, in-sync mobile workplace. However, it also creates new viable […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:54-07:00September 24th, 2014|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mobile Devices are the Ultimate Anti-Wearables

wearableYears ago, Nike released Nike+ – a magical little device you could put into your shoe, connect to your iPod or iPhone and track your distance and calories burned. It took off like wildfire but not many users truly understood the sensor qualities of the device.

Today, Bluetooth is one of the first words out of newborn’s mouth. Using Bluetooth technology, wearables have taken off. […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:57-07:00August 14th, 2014|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dizzy with Data

foottrafficFoot traffic data is spinning around us with a dizzying effect.

Why are we losing our equilibrium when looking at the conclusions of data? Think back on the days of Analytics 101, garbage data in -> garbage results out. What’s the value of data unless it captures what is really going on?

We all have the same problem – we want an accurate view of people. Methods that only capture […]

By |2017-04-27T03:15:58-07:00July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Mobile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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, […]