Each time a new technology is introduced, concerns are raised on the effect on us as human beings. When the locomotive railroads were new, many people had doubts of the effects on the human body to travel at those “fast” speeds (60 KM/h?) the new technology offered. Eventually we learned that no such thing happened. That’s not to say new technologies doesn’t have effect on us, planes can be uncomfortable to some people, diving and going out of space puts the human body in places it can’t survive without the aid of machines and technology. Point is, yes, new technologies could have an impact...
As always, there’s buzz about something. Among many topics, one that touches our domain is SmartCities. Long history short, SmartCities is based around the concept of everything and everybody in a city communicating. So, the challenge here is getting this communication take place.
But what precisely is being communicated?
The idea is that buildings can communicate their status, weather is their internal temperature, available services you name it. Transport services should also be capable of broadcasting their status like next train/bus arrival, or any delays on the service. The same...
This year we got the great opportunity to participate again as volunteers on the Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS). As always, great talks and knowledge being shared. Here, we’ll write about what we were able to witness, however, it was far greater than that.
We got the chance to assist to a VR talk and to experiment with the Oculus VR. The tech is great, however, motion sickness is very real. So, we’ll need to wait for Oculus to improve (which they’re) in order to be really ready for the mass market. The specifics of this phenomenon, I’ll share it in a future...
As we have mentioned earlier, we were invited to the MarketLink event in San Diego to show our solution to several companies. MarketLink is a great program that puts to talk directly companies with potential providers, with little red tape in between.
From our part, we got a chance to visit San Diego several times, a beautiful city in itself. Last but not least, we also had the opportunity to interact with companies like: ZTE, Samsung and Huawei. What else could we ask for?
Because of these Marketlink trips, we also had a chance to go north to Silicon Valley,...
Since the dawn of the iPhone, Apple has tried to shun away from operators, however reality says they’re a necessary gatekeeper to deal with. For the time being, it will continue to be this way as the operators lease the cellular frequencies on each country.
As always, I like to look back to know where we come from and possibly where are we going.
When cellular phones were starting to be used widely, at least on the AMPS, NAMPS and TDMA networks, each device had an ESN (Electronic Serial Number) or something similar. This was the internal number that the operator equipment used...
As you might have heard, Burger King just merged with our beloved (for people living in Canada at least) Tim Hortons. I’m not an accountant, nor a tax specialist, so take this as it is: A far away armchair opinion of the events. Naturally, feel free to correct any wrong statement. That being said …
The reason Burger King merged with Tim Hortons is to apply an inversion. Long history short, by doing this, Burger King will change its headquarters to Canada. What do they gain by doing this? Lowering their corporate taxes. Of course, now the new company becomes Canadian, it won’t...
After our grandiose launching of Terra Icons v 2.0 :-), we think it would be nice to share an update on how the content progression is doing.
Added cities (services):
San Diego (Icons & Trolley)
Caracas (Icons & Metro),
Added services to existing cities:
Mexico DF (EcoBici)
Of course we haven’t stopped our content expansion. If you haven't downloaded Terra Icons, now is a good time to do it!
There’s a saying:
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it
That’s a motto I try to follow, as such, history is something that I like and I always factor in an analysis. There’s also another quote that I factor in an analysis:
Being early is the same as being wrong
The previous, I try to apply to augmented reality (AR), and to some extend to Mollejuo, because you don’t know if you’re being too early until you’ve failed and some years later, someone with the same idea succeeds. Let it be said, that an idea on itself is meaningless, what matters is the execution of the idea,...
Last week the Amazon Fire phone started to sale, while reviews has not been kind to it, the phone does brings a host of new technologies that will influence user expectations and experience as a whole, not only for Amazon Fire Phone users.
Specifically (in our point of view), one of the technologies that are changing all this, is the FireFly feature of the phone, which in short, it’s an aid for Amazon to sell you more stuff. Regardless, FireFly is a quite interesting mashup of technologies.
We have wrote previously:
Augmented Reality is a new medium, as such, it offers new opportunities...
Last week Apple-IBM break ended in a new reunion, promising to renew their vows on this new stage of their relationship. Yes, this relationship is not new, is an old love-hate adventure the two of them need in order to keep them in business they neither attack correctly. Apple on the corporate side, IBM on the consumer side.
Today, specially on established (i.e. More than 10 years in operation, medium to big) companies, is rare that it has an IT department. The way it goes on the IT side, is by outsourcing this task to other companies like IBM, HP, CSC, etc. These outsourcing...