This week began my quest for a Masters degree in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. What does that have to do with the Internet of Things? Nothing by itself. But my first and only class this semester is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and I’m finding … [Read more...]
Eye-gaze tracking on a smart display: The next smart home interface?
Earlier this week, Google introduced Look to Speak, an experimental Android app that brings input access for those who can’t speak or physically type. Look to Speak uses the camera of an Android phone to track the eye gaze of a user, allowing them to … [Read more...]
Why projectors could be the future screens of smart homes
Back at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show Stacey saw an amazing Bosch kitchen product that projected an interactive interface on countertops for cooking assistance. But we really haven’t seen many new products like this and I’m wondering why. Aside … [Read more...]
Microsoft’s plan to connect Alexa and Cortana is a UI bust
Microsoft showed off the interplay between its Cortana digital assistant and Amazon's Alexa at its Build developer event Monday. This was part of a theme on Microsoft's vision for running apps everywhere on anything. As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella … [Read more...]