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.
Insertables — why wear tech when you can have it inside you?
There's a whole area of emerging tech which I've honestly never tried to get into before. It takes things to the next level in a way that nothing else in tech really compares to. I'm talking about "insertables" — putting tech inside you. Kayla Heffernan is doing a PhD on this very topic! I just had to throw a bunch of questions her way... there's so much I want to know!
Neural lace — open questions on this emerging tech
Matt Weinberger at Business Insider recently wrote about the death of the smartphone and beyond. One technology mentioned in the distant "really crazy future" is neural lace — the very technology which is the focus of Elon Musk's latest venture, Neuralink. Antony asks some open questions about neural lace tech.
Wearables are not dead
People often make huge judgements on tech solely from the headline. The growing claim that "wearables are dead" I've found in stories in the media and my conversations with other tech people just feels incredibly shortsighted. Wearables aren't dead or dying. Here's why.
6 incredible smartwatch hacks
Smartwatches are actually pretty incredible things. We are in an age where we can wear relatively powerful computers on our wrists (a very cool age indeed!). This has lead to inevitable smartwatch hackery by some very talented people who've run the unexpected on their smartwatches. Here are six of my favourites, along with some links to how you could get started doing your own tinkering!
What happened with Pebble and what will happen to its developer community?
Pebble's announcement that they were shutting down and being partially bought by Fitbit has brought mixed emotions. Pebble's demise is incredibly sad (I was personally a huge fan of the platform and still have a Pebble watch on my wrist today), but there is an independent developer movement afoot to keep things going! Here's where things are at!