This Week in Sensors

Intel developing pollution "heat maps" enabled by sensors Smartphones may soon be able to detect earthquakes Sensors enable navigation for the blind by next year, nearly all equipment made by GE will be equipped with sensors China's Oppo to ship the first MEMS based smartphone camera Using iPhones and MEMS sensors as earthquake sensors imaging…

The Iterative Nature of Technology - Stopping what you Started

With a rapid rate of technological change, comes another technological development. In the digital world that we now live in, it has become common we often create technology to stop other technology from working which in turn spawns additional innovation designed at stopping that technology from working. Wide deployment of home telephony spawned the creation…

Historical View of iPhone Pricing

The new iPhones went on sale today.  Since the announcement, much as been written about the two models - and especially the implications for Apple.  I previously reviewed some of the insights gleaned from Apple's financial statements and wanted to enumerate on that discussion.  As the following charts illustrate, Apple's reported price for the iPhone…

This Week in Sensors

  Charge your smartphone by creating electricity through walking Pixie Scientific has developed a diaper to detect possible urinary tract infections, kidney dysfunctions, and dehydration sensors for turning plain surfaces into low-cost touchscreens Wimoto motes - series of $39 sensors for measuring climate, plant growing conditions, moister, motion, etc (CNET and their first and second indiegogo…

Access over Ownership

Colin Dixon recently wrote how "in the digital world...rentals outpace sales more than two to one." Colin posits that access not ownership is the driver behind this dynamic. In the physical world, disk sales are almost double disk rentals in terms of revenue. I would argue it is access not ownership that also drives this dynamic.…