I tried leaving my phone at home for a week, and just using the Apple Watch for communication. Apple Watch is beyond just an accessory for your phone. It can directly connect to WiFi! It can do messages, voice calls, and even do basic tasks like summoning a Lyft ride. With these capabilities, plus all […]
The questions of getting a smartwatch is slowly getting to minds of people who are not exactly the geeky type. Having used 3 different types since last December, I thought maybe I should narrate my opinion and share my “wish list” for the devices that will come. Summary of My Inventory LG G2 Garmin […]
Long ago I had thought about having blinds that would open in the morning to let sun in and close at night to block the outside spotlights. It would also be nice if the blind behind behind my TV would close when I started watching a movie. Since there is not much necessary need for it, […]
Part 1 of my experience with Android based auto infotainment systems.
I bought a recently released HP 7 Plus tablet, a very nice device with bare minimums and a decent price tag ($100). But it still is on Android Jelly Bean. What it means is some (popular) apps, such as Instagram, no longer support it. It makes some sense, as it is not the latest flavor […]
Recently I was asked to provide an overview of what I did through my Ph.D. in UTD. Although my research work is mostly wireless networking, I realized the “embedded systems” topic fits my development expertise the best. I will repeat that summary here too. My experience with programming embedded systems can be divided into two […]
While a Swedish company has started offering 4G plans, AT&T is considering limiting data usage of iPhone owners. Are US carriers ready for 4G cell phone networks?
In the recent years more and more wireless providers have started to provide femtocells to their customers. The customer can deploy the femtocell in any location that the coverage of normal towers are weak or absent.Â Consider a product like Samsung’s Ubicell. The user can plug this femtocell in their home internet switch, and use […]
One of my lab-colleague friends Ryan created 15 images for our Ember Zigbee devices to run on all the channels up to 26. We jokingly attributed it to my 26th birthday today, as well as an April 1st joke. Anyways, I prefer to regard it as my birthday cake and its candles 🙂 Here is […]