Are Smart things making us smarter?

Are Smart things making us smarter?
by Prakash Mohapatra on 07-08-2016 at 12:00 pm

Nowadays, we don’t have to learn how to drive a car well because there are systems (automated braking, monitoring, etc.) in the car that is taking care of many things without our knowledge. We don’t have to remember whether we have switched off the lights before leaving the house. The smart home automation system will switch off the… Read More


Waze May Not Be So Evil After All

Waze May Not Be So Evil After All
by Tom Simon on 03-21-2016 at 7:00 am

In contrast to the opinions in a recent article here, I think Waze is extremely beneficial to the individuals who use it, other drivers – by virtue of more efficient road usage, and the various jurisdictions that oversee roads and highways. For those not familiar with Waze, it is a smartphone app that provides navigation and… Read More


Waze Stealing the Keys to Your City!

Waze Stealing the Keys to Your City!
by Roger C. Lanctot on 03-03-2016 at 12:00 pm

Waze’s Connected Citizens program continues to get a lot of positive attention for its partnerships with cities and states around the world. The program provides free access to Waze traffic and crowd-sourced data in exchange for information about road closures and traffic incidents.… Read More


What is Casio’s Strategy for Smartwatch

What is Casio’s Strategy for Smartwatch
by Pawan Fangaria on 09-21-2015 at 7:00 am

Although many traditional watch smarties have remained in business since centuries, Casio can be attributed to be the modern dark horse of digital watches who entered the watch market in 1974 when the wave of digital watches had just started; not many could survive for long but Casio is still there in that segment. Casio had gathered… Read More


An Open Letter to Qualcomm CEO

An Open Letter to Qualcomm CEO
by Pawan Fangaria on 08-05-2015 at 12:00 pm


Dear Steve,

Let me first clarify about myself that I am a humble blogger at Semiwiki and admire your company as the #1 Semiconductor Fabless Company and #4 in terms of overall semiconductor sales of the top10 semiconductor companies in the world as per 2014 data. Also, I must mention another point of admiration that your company is… Read More


Google Glass with purpose, not just another smart wear

Google Glass with purpose, not just another smart wear
by Pawan Fangaria on 09-02-2014 at 4:00 pm

Last year or earlier (when it was in the making), when I first heard of Google Glass, I was of the opinion that it’s yet another device with a screen in front of your eyes, with wearable glasses through which you can see the virtual extension of reality you are interacting with (here is a demo); a technology called Augmented Reality (… Read More


It’s not a fiction, it’s about to turn into reality

It’s not a fiction, it’s about to turn into reality
by Pawan Fangaria on 08-01-2014 at 2:00 am

Often I used to wonder why a search engine company would invest so heavily and indulge into stuff like smartphones, home automation devices, servers and many other exotic, innovative things they are doing internally and externally. But when I connect the dots, I find that this company in on certain massive missions which, if accomplished… Read More