Analects Book 1: Confucius in his own words

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rooster! It looks like we have some interesting times ahead of us. I’ve been taking advantage of the holiday to clean up my translation of The Analects and organize the materials into a book. Continue reading Analects Book 1: Confucius in his own words

Smart slumber at CES 2017

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When I went through all the photos I took at CES earlier today, I was struck by how many pictures I shot of smart beds and related sleeping aids. I can’t for the life of me remember why I did this. Perhaps it was because I was subconsciously drawn to the soothing images of restful slumber by the dreadful jet lag I was suffering, or perhaps it was simply because the booths displaying them were close to mine. Continue reading Smart slumber at CES 2017

Kérastase Hair Coach: the smart brush arrives

Kérastase Hair Coach
Kérastase Hair Coach

Since I have no understanding at all of the mysteries of the beauty business, I have no way of judging whether the Kérastase Hair Coach that has been launched at CES will be a success or not. However, I’m pretty confident that having seen the announcement more than a few companies in Shenzhen will already be working on similar smart brushes and will probably beat L’Oreal to market with significantly cheaper devices. Continue reading Kérastase Hair Coach: the smart brush arrives

From embedded products to customizable Enterprise IoT systems

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My team’s biggest and toughest job of the year comes right at the end of it when we have to update our annual VIA product guide. This is a painstaking task because of the need to check and recheck the specifications of all the different products we offer to make sure that they are correct when it finally goes off to print. It’s also an extremely important one too because it gives us the opportunity to think about how we position ourselves and define the value that we deliver to the market. Continue reading From embedded products to customizable Enterprise IoT systems