Will Android do for the IoT what it did for mobile? – Medium


Mainstream devices can use the new Android for out of the box.

If your device is overpowered, has a UI, and potentially difficult to support, using the Android ecosystem maybe for you. Surely, it will be less buggy and more rapidly supported. Obviously it will be heavy, and regression testing will be more complicated, but it could save a lot on the front end and the TCO.

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The critical role of systems thinking in software development – O’Reilly Media


a software system is little more than a formal mathematical model with incomplete, informally specified inputs, outputs, and side effects, run blindly by machines at incomprehensibly high speeds.

I like his simplification, too many people don’t see software as deterministic. I’ve taken over many embedded software projects, and it is usually very evident if the creator had these principals in mind. Here are some key tells:

  • Input limits checked
  • Single point of function return
  • Modular test scaffolding
  • MInimal or limited inheritance
  • Thread safe
  • Memory controls that catch recursion or overflow

Chicago deploys computers with eyes, ears and noses


The city now has eyes and ears

The data will be available on OpenGrid.io.. there is a team of 17 trying to figure out how to use the data.

At almost 7M, I am not impressed by the lack of utility they expect from these sensors. Any one of a number of applications could pay for it, but at least the article does not make it seem like they have an end in mind. It will be interesting to see of this is not a boondoggle. Technologists should certainly check out the website as data becomes available, there maybe some opportunities that would otherwise be impossible.

Z-Wave goes public


At least part of it…

any developer or manufacturer who desires to have their commercial products labeled as Certified will need to join the Z-Wave Alliance and submit their products for testing

So we’ll be able to see inside, but to participate, you will still have to jump through the hoops.

Toshiba Silmee W20 and Silmee W21 smartbands announced


Silmee biometric sensor

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.devicetowear.com

Toshiba has perhaps one of the most interesting biometric sensors out there "Silmee", but I fear the target market will reject such an ugly device. Athletes would wear this, but probably not Grandma. 

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