Things that made my day this week

Happy new year! I actually slept through the new year’s celebrations, so missed out on the fireworks and and free tube travel. One has to wonder about Amazon and IP enforcement Vuzix have launched a set of consumer facing glasses – if you can think that a $1,000 smartphone accessory is a consumer product. It […]

Most popular blog posts of 2018

It’s that time of year again when I reflect on the things that I’ve done and what I can learn from the year. I wanted to get this out there whilst I still have a bit of respite from the holiday cheer.  In reverse order Reuse, re-edit and remix – the quality and impact of […]

Throwback gadget: Nokia N950

Nokia N950 origins The Nokia N950 was designed at a weird time. Nokia’s position as the premier smartphone maker was under siege from Android and iPhone after seeing off the Palm OS and numerous iterations of Windows Phone. Nokia had missed the boat on devices with capacitive touch displays. It was using a smartphone operating […]

Apple Special Event – September 12, 2018

Random notes as I watched the iPhone Xr/s and Apple Watch Series 4 launch. Watching the introductory clip, this felt like an event designed mostly for an internal audience. The events have become a parody of themselves with very well worn tropes. Company and eco-system update Apple stores: 500,000,000 visitors per year. The stores have […]

The Internet of Stupid Things

A more charitable phrase for what many consumers call the Internet of Shit. Yes lots of products can be internet enabled, but should they be? There is a mix of challenges: Products that are internet enabled but shouldn’t be – the Happy Fork or the Griffin Smart Toaster being classic examples. I found the Griffin […]