Tag: technology

The top 10 innovation sites

As a technologist and UX Lead for one of the world’s biggest software companies, I spend a lot of time reading about the latest trends in innovation and tech. How do I do it? I have a short list of sites I visit on a regular basis, and I thought you would like to see Read More

Photos: The Computer History Museum

Another week, another cool sightseeing destination. This week was the Computer History Museum, in the heart of silicon valley. If you are a geek, then here’s pictures from the museum covering the gamut of computing devices – from slide rules to smartphones. If you are not, there’s plenty of other sites on the Internet. Here’s Read More

Why do so few tech companies make integrated products?

The primary answer is simple: the companies who make these products have different divisions, with different management and (more often than not) different priorities. These divisions simply do not talk to each other, and when they do it is usually once a year, when the management teams get together. And even then, integration is one Read More

Why are our "smart devices" so dumb?

There are some practical reasons, and some pragmatic ones. A "thinking" device is a device that is consuming power to think (to run the processor), and hardware and software designers have to keep a core user need in mind: battery life. The more the device "thinks" the lower the battery life. So devices are designed Read More

Little Moments: How technology connects us more, not less

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, published a blog posting a while back that claimed that technology was making us more self-involved and narcissistic, that the end result of this self-centeredness would be a culture of sociopaths who are more attached to their devices and their gear than to people. Poppycock. Balderdash. He’s completely wrong. Read More