Innovation

Waiting for the new new thing

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/09/waiting-for-the-new-new-thing/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&sr_share=facebook The smartphone wars are over, and everybody won. Life without our phones is almost unthinkable.  But now that the gold rush is over, and we’ve entered the mopping-up phase – what next? What is, as Michael Lewis once put it, the new new thing? Conventional wisdom gives us five major contenders: AI, AR/VR, biotech,

The DIY electronics transforming research

http://www.nature.com/news/the-diy-electronics-transforming-research-1.21768 Arduinos are one of a growing number of low-cost, stripped-down, and highly configurable computing devices that have transformed the field of homebrew and do-it-yourself electronics. Increasingly, they are transforming the research community too.  Available for as little as £4 (US$5) Arduinos and similar devices, such as the Raspberry Pi, pack considerable power on their

Death of the smartphone and what comes after

http://www.thisisinsider.com/death-of-the-smartphone-and-what-comes-after-2017-3?utm_content=buffera9cb9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, like beepers and fax machines before it.  Make no mistake, we’re still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone.

The Ultimate Guide — How to Develop a New Electronic Hardware Product

https://blog.hackster.io/the-ultimate-guide-how-to-develop-a-new-electronic-hardware-product-6ec4c48a380f#.h8h5rk2r9 So you want to develop a new electronic hardware product? If so, you’re in the right place. Let me start with the good news — it’s possible! This is true regardless of your technical level and you don’t have to be an engineer to develop a new product (although it certainly helps).