January 2015

3D printers go mainstream: UX may be the key

January 29, 2015

I was excited to see Hoover partner with MakerBot, to allow people to 3D print their own vacuum cleaner accessories. It’s another brand that’s embracing maker culture; the mix of technology and DIY that’s starting to move from a group of enthusiasts to a mainstream audience. But if you’re …

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Safety first: the road to self-drive

January 23, 2015

Not so long ago it was a concept associated with science fiction. Now the dream of the self-driving car is on its way to becoming reality. Obviously there are legal and regulatory hurdles still to overcome, but self-drive technology has been developed and refined, and self-driving cars will …

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The corporate IoT and security

January 15, 2015

The "Internet of Things" (IoT) is one of the most revolutionary trends in technology today. It is often referenced in relation to the ‘smart home’, where household appliances, meters and devices autonomously communicate with each other via the internet and wireless signals. Yet the IoT is …

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The Power of Ethnograpic Immersions

January 13, 2015

“I want to understand the world from your point of view. I want to know what you know in the way you know it. I want to understand the meaning of your experience, to walk in your shoes, to feel things as you feel them, to explain things as you explain them. Will you become my teacher and help …

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Show me an app that can sell…

January 8, 2015

Despite the fact that we all know better, at times we eat food we shouldn't, we don't get enough exercise, and we don't get enough sleep. In short, we put off things that cause us short term pain even though there are tremendous long term health benefits. Our financial health involves these …

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2014’s Most Notable Media Insights

January 7, 2015

It’s the end of the year and time to look back on the reports released through The Home Technology Monitor™, our syndicated series of reports on media ownership, usage, and attitudes. What were the most important – or at least most notable – insights which came out of 2014? In no particular …

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