Intro To Haptic Technology

“All devices need to interact. If a thing does not interact, it will be considered broken.” — The Inevitable, by Kevin Kelly In my previous article, Why...

Why Touch is the Next Important Step for VR

It’s exciting to hear about VR being applied in travel, education, shopping, and gaming, or of Apple and Google dueling it out in the...
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Sound Classification with TensorFlow

Introduction There are many different projects and services for human speech recognition like Pocketsphinx, Google's Speech API, and many others. Such applications and services recognize...

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Sound-Classification-with-TensorFlow

Sound Classification with TensorFlow

Introduction There are many different projects and services for human speech recognition like Pocketsphinx, Google's Speech API, and many others. Such applications and services recognize speech to text with pretty good quality,...
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Virtual Reality and Your Smartphone

Maybe you haven’t tried any sort of virtual reality yet. Perhaps you’ve had the opportunity to visit a VR arcade and got a fully-immersive experience, or maybe you experimented with your...
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The Really Hard Thing About GPS and IoT

“All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.” - Baruch Spinoza TL;DR:Mobile IoT needs GPS GPS is traditionally not low power Getting GPS right with low power requires a tricky...
As technologies continue to evolve and prices continue to fall, high tech and interconnected products are becoming increasingly available to the public.Although consumers have been relatively slow to adopt ‘smart' devices so far, manufacturers and industry experts are in...
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4 Key Considerations When Developing Future-Proof Products

As technologies continue to evolve and prices continue to fall, high tech and interconnected products are becoming increasingly available to the public.Although consumers have been relatively slow to adopt ‘smart' devices...
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How To Prototype an Alexa Skill in Two Minutes

It’s been awhile since I talked about our gateway drug to Alexa Skill building — the Ubi Portal skill. With this skill, you can create a mock custom Alexa skill in two minutes....
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Why There’s No Killer App for IoT

Every new technology trend brings speculation and talk about a "killer app" that will be the solution to all of our problems.Tech publications and blogs produce countless articles searching for the...
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5 IoT Product Design Tips to Attract and Retain Millennial Consumers

Millennials are a new type of consumer, yet IoT products (things like smart TVs, wearable devices, and connected pet trackers) designed for millennials don’t always reflect this.Millennials are one of the...
Why do software vendors consider prototyping the essential step to IoT project success? How do you choose the right Internet of Things development board? Get your answers here! 3 reasons to prototype your idea using an off-the-shelf IoT board A prototype...
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IoT Development Board Overview: How to Choose Prototyping Tools for Your Project?

Why do software vendors consider prototyping the essential step to IoT project success? How do you choose the right Internet of Things development board? Get your answers here! 3 reasons to prototype...
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Face Technology in Business: A Practical Guide to Using Face Technology (Part II)

Intelligent IoT - Nice to See You In the next phase of IoT evolution, products are built for natural interaction with human beings. Similar to human-to-human interactions, the capability of knowing...
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FCC 3.5 GHz Rule Overhaul Could Devastate Smaller Carriers and Rural Areas That Need...

As discussed in a previous article, in June 2017 T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) filed a petition for rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) proposing changes to the rules governing the...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a record pace, from 8 billion connected objects today to a projected 20 billion by 2020, according to Gartner. We've been witnessing and participating in the creation of a wide range...
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How Devicification Can Transform Consumables

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a record pace, from 8 billion connected objects today to a projected 20 billion by 2020, according to Gartner. We've been witnessing and...
Why-I-Think-Spark-Will-Have-the-Staying-Power-of-SQL

Why I Think Spark Will Have the Staying Power of SQL

Old-timer Just Keeps on Tickin' SQL has been around for almost 40 years. SQL has been around in commercial form since 1979. That’s when Relational Software, Inc. (which later became Oracle) released...
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6 Things IT Executives Must Do To Accelerate IoT Adoption

Are you ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)? Despite its transformational potential, most organizations are not.In an era of rapid disruption and digital transformation, IT executives and managers must lead...
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6 Creative Uses of Virtual Reality That You’ve Never Heard Of

Virtual reality isn’t all about gaming, education, training, and health. Just in case you need some inspiration for your virtual reality project, we have listed six unusual yet creative uses of virtual...
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IoT Solutions World Congress 2017 Recap: IoT in an Age of Revolution

Before we launch into a “technological triumphalism” report on the gleanings from the 2017 IOT Solutions World Congress - Barcelona (IoTSWC17), lets take a little “bird walk” around the wider stage...
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Augmented Reality and Your Smartphone

New smartphones are being launched with the typical fanfare often seen from large companies, and tech predictions speculate 2018 will be the year augmented reality finally goes mainstream. The future of what...
New technologies and new processes are at the heart of any Internet of Things (IoT) deployment. They lead to new business models, new organizational structures, and—inevitably—new work roles. But rarely does this transformation happen as quickly and completely as...
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Generation IoT Goes to Work: A New Look at Work Roles

New technologies and new processes are at the heart of any Internet of Things (IoT) deployment. They lead to new business models, new organizational structures, and—inevitably—new work roles. But rarely does...
The 5 levels of autonomous driving

The 5 Autonomous Driving Levels Explained

Autonomous driving is no longer a futuristic dream, it’s becoming a reality. Every week, companies are announcing their commitment to developing and launching autonomous vehicles, and many of these announcements note...
Microsoft Azure IoT Edge: Conclusion & Next Steps

Microsoft Azure IoT Edge: Conclusion & Next Steps

In Part 1, we were able to learn a bit about what Microsoft’s Azure IoT Edge does, ran a sample app, and modified it. In Part 2, you got a couple simulated devices...
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Top 5 Digital Transformation Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)

Companies undergoing a digital transformation have likely enjoyed increased market share and customer engagement, higher employee morale and increased customer revenue, according to the Altimeter Group.As a companion to our previous...

A Practical Guide To Using Face Technology (Part I)

Overview In recent years, face technology is making its way into the mainstream. Advancements in Deep Neural Networks (DNN) and face scanning cameras greatly increase the accuracy of face detection and recognition....
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Design tools are running out of track. Here’s how we can fix them.

Rarely a day goes by where I don’t spend at least some time thinking about design tools. A few years ago, I built a design tool which was acquired by Marvel. That...
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How To Build a CNC Controller in Python

CNC machine controllers are typically implemented using the C or C++ programming language and running on OS-less or real time operating systems with simple microcontrollers. I will describe how to build a...
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8 Habits of Highly Effective Data Scientists

I’m fortunate to have met with some of the pioneers of data science and machine learning early on in my career. Their thoughts shaped my interest in the field and their habits...

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