Category Archives: Consumer technology

2017 IEEE Fog World Congress

IEEE Fog World Congress was a blast. It takes a lot to put together an inaugural conference on a new topic — the organizing committee did a great job putting the event together. Moderating the Fog and Edge from the Practitioners’ … Continue reading

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How Slow is a Pebble Watch?

Just as a I started considering using Pebble Watches as a low-power IoT platform for my experiments with fog computing, Pebble announced that the watches will not be manufactured anymore. Pebble is sold to Fitbit; independent operation of Pebble stops. … Continue reading

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Shelved Project Ara: Would Have Made a Great Research Project

Google’s project Ara, aimed at creating a smart phone consisting of easily interchanged modules, is officially shelved. Ara should have been a research project, and not a productization attempt. As a product, it was always questionable: it’s hard to figure out what … Continue reading

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IoT Spectrum Devices: Unusual Design Choices in Amazon Dash Button

Amazon recently announced that it will be partnering with over 50 additional brands in deploying its Dash buttons, small electronic buttons that can be sprinkled around the house and clicked to order the product a button represents. There are now … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016: Does It Affect My Purchasing Decisions?

Coming to the Consumer Electronics Show is like stepping into a geeky adults’ version of a candy shop, except that some of the candy you see won’t be on sale for several months (if it reaches the market at all), … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016: First Timer’s Impressions

The legendary and glorious Consumer Electronics Show. A congregation of more than 170,000 people (for comparison, I grew up in a city of only 30,000), in the shiny artificial Las Vegas. A happening that takes over tech pages in all … Continue reading

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Quirky, which Brought us Pawcet and Hundreds of Other Products, Is No More

Quirky, an invention platform startup that created the magnificent Pawcet, a drinking fountain for dogs, is, alas, no more. After raising more than $180 million from investors and bringing more than 400 products to the market over its 6 years … Continue reading

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Experience with Manufacturing

When I was interviewing for PM positions a couple of years ago, I wanted to do what I do now – build exciting real-world products soup to nuts, concept to manufacturing to deployment, algorithms to software and hardware design to … Continue reading

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Nike Will Stop Making Wearable Hardware

Oh, Nike, – really?! Nike’s Fuelband Hits the Wall Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware A company with such rich history of innovation surely could have tried harder to gain and preserve its strategic positioning … Continue reading

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Visualizations: my CV and my Research Statement as Word Clouds

As far back as I remember, I was a fan of clear, catchy, and entertaining visual data representations. Like those that often appear in the National Geographic or the Economist – the engaging ways of presenting scientific facts and data. … Continue reading

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