I will be presenting at GITPRO World Conference 2016 on April 23rd.
Creating Fun with Wearables, IoT, & MQTT
The purpose of this talk is to inspire an exploration of creativity utilizing the skills you already have and maybe some new ones to create and have fun doing it. This is a 30 minute talk that is designed for all skill levels. So if you are new to Wearables and IoT or an old pro just looking for new ways to think about things this talk is for you.
During this talk I will be presenting an interactive experience with a one of a kind wearable and discuss how I turned the wearable into an IoT device using MQTT. I will discuss the path I traveled to create something new and how you can do the same thing. This talk will also explore how to use your expanded skill sets in your projects.
LAS VEGAS — Of all the problems with Google Glass, the biggest one was social acceptance. No matter what they did for you, the device simply looked too dorky for the vast majority of the public to consider wearing.
But what if it had looked almost exactly like a regular pair of glasses? That’s the dream of smart glasses, and companies like ODG and Vuzix have been working toward that goal for years. There’s been progress, but there hasn’t been a smart-glass concept that addresses what consumers ostensibly want: A device that looks like a regular pair of glasses.
While companies like Microsoft are showing off augmented reality tools like the HoloLens, which is designed for stationary users, a company called DigiLens has just unveiled a kind of mobile AR tool that motorcyclists will soon be able to use to navigate the road
At first glance, the easiest way to describe the device is as “Google Glass for motorcycle helmets,” except the viewing lens is significantly larger
DigiLens’ device magnetically fastens itself to the rider’s helmet, just in front of the eye, delivering real-time updates on information including traffic warnings, fuel usage, speed and engine functions. The outside world data streamed into the lens is culled from a 360-degree view of traffic and road conditions around the biker Read more…
2015 was a big year for Australian startups — the government decided it wanted an “ideas boom,” announcing a A$1.1 billion (US$799 million) innovation fund, and Sydney-based software darling Atlassian went public in a big way.
Startup fever has hit Australia, and 2016 should be just as eventful. Here are 4 startups — some big, some up-and-coming — to keep an eye on in the new year.
It’s been a bumper year for Sydney-based graphic design startup CanvaFounded in 2012 by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams, Canva this year claimed 5 million users who have created more than 35 million designs on the platform. Read more…
The augmented reality glasses shown in the images are reportedly for the Google Glass “Enterprise Edition,” the rebooted version of Glass being worked on by Tony Fadell and his team
Whereas the original Google Glass “Explorer Edition” was aimed at consumers, the Explorer Edition is designed to help in the workplace. As previously reported, the new version of Google Glass has a larger glass prism, a faster Intel Atom processor, 5GHz Wi-Fi for more bandwidth-intensive tasks such as video streaming, and a more rugged and waterproof design. Read more…
The smartwatch market is still in its infancy, and as tech companies and traditional watchmakes alike scramble to capture the interest of would-be buyers, consumers have almost too many options
Do you opt for the high-priced wrist candy advertised by Apple as the Tiffany of wearable tech, or do you wade into the world of a hundred notifications and apps that typify Android-powered devices? The choices can be daunting, especially if you’re rushing to get a holiday gift for the techie in your life
An illustration in the patent, above, shows a snake-like device that only occupies one side of the face. It looks like it rests on one ear, and the display extends to the front, hovering above the eye. The patent says the band is adjustable for each user and can maintain that configuration for later use. Read more…
Google is about to make its famous moonshot projects a little more grounded.
Alphabet, the newly created parent company for Google, is planning to make its most ambitious — and some would say unrealistic — divisions more fiscally responsible by requiring them to pay for “backoffice” corporate necessities like recruiting, finance and marketing rather than simply mooching those services off the mothership. The move was first reported by reportThe Wall Street Journal
Google, er, Alphabet (we’re still getting used to this too) have a range of standalone moonshot companies, including Google X, a secretive lab that previously developed projects like self-driving cars and Google Glass, and Google Life Sciences, for ambitious healthcare research Read more…
I finally received an official notice from google that my little corner of the internet has been restored to the Google search index. It never feels nice to be falsely accused of something. It is a small victory in that there should also be consequences for Lionsgate filing false DMCA notices and interfering with the freedom of speech.
Google’s smart glasses just can’t keep a name. The project, initially called Project Glass, was subsequently renamed to Google Glass, and is now called Project Aura, according to multiple reports.
According to Business Insider, whose report was confirmed by The Wall Street Journal, Project Aura started in June, with Google hiring electronics experts from Amazon’s research division, Lab126, to revive the Glass project
Aura should result in a next-generation Glass, but other wearables are also a possibility. The Aura team will work hand in hand with several other research groups within Google, including those behind Project Soli and Google CardboardRead more…