Talk about an occupational hazard: the moment I step into a store these days I find it almost impossible to stop myself from analyzing the “customer experience” and working out in my head how it could be improved by new smart shopping technologies. Continue reading Mirror, Mirror in the Store
The Emperor’s New Clothes or The Road to Nowhere? I can’t quite figure out which of these two phrases best sums up Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge. Continue reading Bleeding Edge
It’s great to have the chance to catch up with some reading at the end of a hectic week in which we managed to launch the new VIA Embedded website just in time to attend the annual company Chinese New Year Party on Thursday evening (except for my colleague Greg who had to dash off to the airport for his honeymoon). Continue reading Weekend IoT Reading
How will the hospitality industry change when restaurants and coffee shops install beacons and other IoT technologies and integrate them into their operations? Continue reading Restaurants and the IoT Transition
When I was walking around Dihua Street (迪化街) on Saturday, I couldn’t help wondering whether the Taipei City government has missed a trick in its gentrification of the area. Continue reading Smart Gentrification?
How will the “New Age of Data” change the way we live and work? This is the question that Shawn DuBravac addresses in his excellent new book Digital Destiny, in which he examines the potential impact of digitization on pretty much all the key aspects of our daily lives ranging from politics and business to entertainment and education. Continue reading Digital Destiny
If you’re interested in learning about the potential of the Internet of Things to influence people’s behavior, one of the best places to start is by downloading one of the many fitness apps that are available to your smart phone and use it to track your exercise activities. Continue reading 10,000 Steps: January Fitbit Analysis