Our thoughts and forecasts on the trends happening in tech.
New Whitepaper: The “Internet of Things” Will Be Obsolete by 2020
San Francisco, CA - April 26, 2016 - In a new whitepaper, Living, Learning and Working in 2020 with the Internet of Things, San Francisco-based product development and design studio, Yeti LLC, takes a look at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is already impacting five key arenas of everyday life, and how in-development products will continue our march towards a new standard of technology-based living.
How to Create an Apple TV App Users Will Love
Apple TV is rapidly becoming a fixture in America’s living rooms. The technology giant’s video platform became its fastest growing hardware way back in 2013, and consumers’ thirst for the product has yet to be slaked. Although Apple didn’t release specific sales figures, CEO Tim Cook called the first quarter of 2016 the “best quarter by far for Apple TV sales.” It’s a boom that hasn’t gone unnoticed by software developers. Just one year after opening Apple TV to developers, Apple boasted that as many as 5,000 apps have made their way to the TV screen, and roughly 5,000 more are slated to debut this year.
Dressing for the Digital Age: IoT Fashion Could Save Your Life
Back in the old days, fashionistas accessorized their outfits with stylish scarves, jewels, and handbags. Today, however, technology has become so ingrained in our lives that items such as smartwatches and exercise trackers are being worn by even the most fashion-forward celebrities. In an incredibly short amount time, wearable tech has risen in popularity thanks to its versatility, usability, and attractiveness. With sales predicted to grow 18.4 percent in 2016, it won’t be long before we’re all lacing up smart sneakers and wearing brain-boosting smart hats.
Paper or Plastic — Google Cardboard & Oculus Rift
As a product designer focused on user experience, I've had the ability to witness the evolution of two of the newest virtual reality devices: Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift. The verdict? Both offer engaging VR experiences that highlight key differences in product design from parent companies Google and Facebook.
Savvy Countertops and Smart Gardens: The Exciting Future of IoT
Many fear technology is dividing us. With a portal to millions of people resting in our pockets, some worry we’re less physically present than ever. Thankfully, the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT) will unquestionably pull us back together, giving us more time to spend with family and less on household chores.