LightBlue Bean has been discontinued but is now open to all
It appears that the wonderful Bluetooth-enabled microcontroller, the LightBlue Bean, is now being discontinued. However, it is open for all to make their very own using the hardware files, if you (understandably) can't bear to see it all come to an end.
Particle Mesh: Easily add mesh networking to your next IoT creation!
Particle had a pretty darn exciting announcement this week — their latest series of devices available for pre-order have mesh networking built in! Here's a summary of the new devices, along with some questions Zach Supalla, founder and CEO of Particle, was kind enough to answer for us!
Is 2018 the year you’ll have smart tech in your ears?
If the latest AirPod news is anything to go by, hearables are on the rise. Or maybe not. Other hearable news isn't so positive. Is 2018 the year we will all wear smart headphones in our ears so we can be guided by an omnipresent assistant? Here is where things are at.
Particle for Good — empowering groups using IoT for social good!
The team at Particle have put together a fantastic new program to help groups who are looking to use the IoT for social good called "Particle for Good". The program will provide these groups with additional benefits and resources, helping them reach new heights with their endeavours. I spoke with Jeff Eiden, Product Manager at Particle, about the program.
11 lessons on building & shipping a smart device from Ray Wu, founder of Wynd
Wynd is one of the best Kickstarter projects I own. It has both an air purifier and air quality tracker that work together to help improve the air quality around you. It is a great example of using technology to improve society's quality of life. For those with allergies and/or highly polluted environments, this can make a world of difference. Ray Wu, founder and CEO of Wynd, was kind enough to answer some questions around building and shipping a hardware product. Here are 11 lessons I drew from what he shared.