Rumor: Google planning ‘Andromeda’ OS Device in 2017

  OK OK OK … This is one of those super long range, but exicting rumors.  Seems like Android Police has a good degree of confidence in their sources and frankly if the OS is real, than a halo device makes total sense.  The challenge of course is that it’s a year away … so while we are actively excited about what is expected in a week, we can’t get distracted by the plan for next year.  That said … I’m in! Bison is planned as an ultra-thin laptop with a 12.3″ display, but Google also wants it to support … Continue reading Rumor: Google planning ‘Andromeda’ OS Device in 2017

OK Oakley, “Start a Ride”

I doubt I’ll be changing my Oakley’s for these, but still … an interesting concept.  Instead of forcing something into your line of sight these are designed as a hearable … you speak and get feedback without having to change your view.  In theory this is a safer way to roll .. though interesting the focus of the demo was running vs cycling.  I realize it was a single event and inside on a treadmill, but the sports are quite different and have different needs to consider. As you can see from the screenshots of the app it’s pretty basic stuff … Continue reading OK Oakley, “Start a Ride”

10.4 — Looking forward to the Google Event 

As a geek and huge Google brand fan I am really looking forward to the event on 10.4  While I won’t be there in person (non press / non employee) I will definitely be watching the livestream.  As I am sure many others have also read we are likely to see a few new products and perhaps a surprise or two.  On the new product side, it is very clear from the hint dropped that we’ll be seeing the new Nexus, Pixel phones, but we are also likely to see the Google Home smart assistant / speaker and as well as an … Continue reading 10.4 — Looking forward to the Google Event 

The Future is Logistics 

  Uber has been investing heavily into new transportation sectors in the past year, including food and commercial delivery. Long haul trucking might seem like a huge step for the private firm—valued at more than $60 billion—but it is just another move to make Uber the de-facto brand for all types of transport. The acquisition announcement came a few hours after Uber and Volvo announced a $300 million investment into self-driving. Volvo will provide 100 SUVs to the Pittsburgh research center, which will be deployed on the roads by the end of the month.  via ReadWrite Continue reading The Future is Logistics 

Alexa leaves me wanting more … is Google Home going to be the answer?

We’ve had an Alexa in our kitchen since close to when the device launched and it’s certainly been a fun and interesting product.  It’s limits however are quite clear even with as many additional skills as have been announced and delivered since it was first shipped.  Amazon doesn’t really have any of my personal or our household information loaded so it’s not a very helpful agent in managing things and the shopping list is a bit of a chore to use once loaded if you aren’t actually buying on Amazon. The more I’ve thought about it the more excited I … Continue reading Alexa leaves me wanting more … is Google Home going to be the answer?

iPhone 7 Global Campaign Translation Challenges  

The importance of working your global team a bit before giving  launch clearance … Here’s why they’re different: Hong Kongers speak Cantonese, while mainlanders and Taiwanese speak Mandarin. Speakers of the two biggest dialects of the Chinese language can find each other impossible to understand and even use different written characters. And in Cantonese, “seven,” or 柒, is pronounced tsat, and is also slang for “penis.” The word isn’t particularly offensive. Instead, it is often used to describe a hilarious person or thing, or mock someone gently. Let’s say a friend slipped in public, or got a goofy haircut: you can say to him in Cantonese … Continue reading iPhone 7 Global Campaign Translation Challenges  

Car Dreams

  I woke with to the Mercedes AMG GT Roadster in my feeds and damn it’s a beautiful car.  While not even remotely practical, it’s an absolute stunner and clearly a bit of a fantasy machine … at least for me. Another more practical car has also captured my attention now that it’s been revealed as well … amazingly it’s a wagon!  The Volvo V90 Cross Country is also a beautiful ride of a very different kind.  I think it actually suits all the needs a suburban dad needs … holds my gear, dog and of course safely carries my family. Neither … Continue reading Car Dreams