CarPlay, Android Auto and the Future of Connected Software in Cars

By Brian Geary on May 21, 2018 9:05:00 AM

If you have only recently started hearing about Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto, you may be surprised to learn that the technologies have been available since 2014—almost ancient history when it comes to mobile tech. It seems that the technologies have at last become available in enough new car models to make their way into the public consciousness.

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Factory Robotics - Can There Be Too Much Autonomy?

By Brian Geary on May 16, 2018 9:05:00 AM

A common theme in science fiction is that of robots who are, or somehow become, intelligent enough to have opinions on the way humans are running things; invariably, the opinion is that they don’t much care for it, and they decide as a group to take action in the form of the violent overthrow of their human masters.

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5G Cellular is coming - does it really matter?

By Brian Geary on May 14, 2018 9:05:00 AM

By now, you’ve probably started reading and hearing about fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks, how they will enable lightning-fast download speeds and low latency, and how 5G is a disruptive technology that will change everything for everyone everywhere. Oh, and that every mobile carrier is the undisputed leader in 5G technology.

Topics: 5G Cellular
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7 Things That Can Derail Your Product Launch

By Brian Geary on May 7, 2018 9:05:00 AM


It's wonderful when startups succeed and burst into the limelight, but one of the sad facts of entrepreneurial life is that startup companies often fail. The biggest reason, according to some observers, is lack of a market for the product or service the company is building. But even in those companies that have a compelling idea and large, strong market, startups often fail to deliver a product that lives up to its expectations—or, sometimes, any product at all—before the cash runs out and investors become disenchanted. Many great ideas have withered on the vine for want of a solid product launch.

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ARKit vs ARCore

By Brian Geary on May 2, 2018 9:05:00 AM

As you’ve probably gathered by reading this blog, we’re really excited about the future of augmented reality (AR) technology. That’s especially true now that the two biggest mobile ecosystems, iOS and Android, have development kits (ARKit and ARCore, respectively) that enable developers to bring AR apps to the mass market, without having to fuss around learning the science behind AR.

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FirstNet - Cellular Network for First Responders

By Brian Geary on Apr 30, 2018 9:05:00 AM

The events of Sept. 11, 2001—as well as those of many large-scale disasters since then—highlighted the shortcomings of the communications systems used by first-responder emergency services agencies. Various police, fire, and emergency medical services personnel operated on different radio communication channels and thus could not share information with each other. Even within agencies, communication channels became overloaded with traffic. It was clear that the traditional network of dispatchers, command centers, vehicle radios, and walkie-talkies was not up to the task, and a better solution was needed.

Topics: FirstNet
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