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IoT Application: Road Biking Fitness

IoT Application: Road Biking Fitness
by Daniel Payne on 08-10-2014 at 8:00 pm

Eleven months ago I started a fitness kick in order to lose some weight, get healthy and have more energy, so I picked a familiar activity, road cycling. Being an engineer I have always loved measuring things, like my speed and distance, however I had an old-fashioned cyclocomputer called the Cateye Velo 2. This device connected … Read More

What is the Latest in Mobile?

What is the Latest in Mobile?
by Paul McLellan on 08-06-2014 at 8:01 am

Most of the results are in for mobile for last quarter, plus the earnings calls are all over. The picture is not pretty. The big picture is that low-cost Android-based suppliers, primarily in Asia, are starting to eat a lot of market share from Samsung (#1) and Apple (#2). There were about 295M smartphones shipped in Q2, a measly 2% … Read More

Clever IoT Devices are Coming!

Clever IoT Devices are Coming!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-24-2014 at 4:00 pm

Paul McLellan and I spent the evening with Samsung at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco last night. One thing I discussed with them in great detail was IoT devices. Samsung is investing heavily in IoT and the supporting infrastructure. In fact, there is a rumor that Samsung is acquiring home automation company SmartThings for… Read More

Google Glass Fail!

Google Glass Fail!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-23-2014 at 4:30 pm

Not a total fail but I would classify it as a Segway type fail meaning that while society on a whole will shun Google Glass there will be a number of teksters that will keep the technology in circulation. Teksters is a word I just made up and submitted to the Urban Dictionary. Kind of like hipsters, teksters is a subset of counter-culture… Read More

Are iPhones to Die For?

Are iPhones to Die For?
by Daniel Nenni on 07-10-2014 at 3:00 am

First there were car phones and admittedly I waited in line to get one when they went mainstream. It was a Motorola something or other and it came with a curly antenna for the back window. From there I got a Nokia, a flip phone, a BlackBerry, and now iPhones. These life changing devices would not have happened without the fabless semiconductor… Read More

Mobile: China Rising

Mobile: China Rising
by Paul McLellan on 06-09-2014 at 3:00 pm

The mobile numbers for Q1 are now published. At #1 as always is Samsung, who shipped 86M phones for 30% market share. At #2, with almost half as much volume, is Apple who shipped 44M phones. Round here in silicon valley pretty much everyone has either a Samsung Galaxy or an iPhone so you don’t get any sense of who the other major … Read More

8 Reasons Why I Love My iPhone 5

8 Reasons Why I Love My iPhone 5
by mbriggs on 11-29-2012 at 10:12 am

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This is a follow up post to 8 Reasons Why I Hate my iPhone 5. The reader’s digest summary is that I started my smartphone journey with Android and became accustomed to the Android way of doing things. It was a difficult jump into the Apple ecosystem. I’d wager that the vast majority of smartphone users stay with their initial platform,Read More

8 Reasons Why I Hate My iPhone 5

8 Reasons Why I Hate My iPhone 5
by mbriggs on 10-17-2012 at 8:05 am


Not really, but I regret upgrading from my Verizon based HTC Incredible to the iPhone 5. If you are on the fencebetween and iPhone 5 and a Samsung S3, consider reading this post.

I’ve been an anti Apple fan boy of sorts for the duration, but have gradually been sucked into the Apple eco system. I really like my iPad (3) and my “recliner … Read More

Smart mobile SoCs: Intel

Smart mobile SoCs: Intel
by Don Dingee on 05-16-2012 at 3:59 pm

Talk about an unusual position. Intel finds themselves very much currently outside when it comes to mobile SoCs for phones and tablets. After several attempts at soul-searching and a true understanding of the term “low-power” (not meaning 3W, but instead < 1W), they finally have a part – in the form of “Medfield”, aka the Atom… Read More