Minded Systems

Sorry IoT hubs, its not personal

The "Internet of Things" (IoT) market has been around as a bit of a wannabe-mainstream consumer product category for a while now. Sadly it continues to go through the same old cycle; shiney new up-n-comers wow an audience followed quickly by total non-adoption by consumers. Generally speaking, the main show-stoppers have always been (in one form or another) compatibility and security; or lack there of. Most IoT systems and home automation kits are built around the general idea of a hub-and-spoke architecture. In recent years there has been near fever-pitch debate over the ideal IoT hub. While I respect that this sort ...

Google’s machine learning coup on UI design

It's been a couple weeks now since Google I/O 2016 came to a close and with very few tangible products released there has been a lot of time to come up with some crazy theories on what Google is up to. So here's one of my left-field theories on where Google is headed. I believe that Google intends to use its machine learning to generate user interfaces for most standards apps. This year a lot of focus was brought on the Google's application of machine learning as well as the new 'conversational UI'. Previous years there was a lot of "voice"; ...