In August of 2017, I tried using an Apple Watch 2 as my only communication device for a week. I left my iPhone at home and only used the watch while out. In October of 2018, I tried doing this again but using an LTE enabled Apple Watch 4 for a month. After a month, […]
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Challenge: Using Apple Watch as My Only Communication Device
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 […]
Smartwatches: To Get or Not To Get?
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 […]
Blinds controller using AllJoyn, Arduino, Linino
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, […]
Android Installation in My Car: Origins
Part 1 of my experience with Android based auto infotainment systems.
Google’s Commitment Issues, Miracast, and Android Fragmentation
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 […]
what did you do in your Ph.D. again?
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 […]
Phone Carriers: Main Threat to The Future of 4G Devices?
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?
Home eNB: Great Oppotunity for 3GPP LTE
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 […]