Technology

The Creation of the Camera-Phone and Instant-Picture-Mail

Twenty years ago on June 11th 1997, I shared instantly the first camera-phone photo of the birth of my daughter Sophie. Today she is a university student and over 2 trillion photos will be instantly shared this year alone. Every smartphone is a camera-phone. Here is how it all happened in 1997, when the web […]

Sleep Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Fido

Border Terrier, ready any time for anything: Maximizes Sleep Opportunities Yes, Fido can teach us humans a lot about sleep. For dogs and humans our scientific approach to analyzing sleep cycles shows us that dogs and humans have similar sleep cycles but that dogs are much more opportunistic in finding opportunities to nap than humans. […]

An Introduction to Understanding Sleep

Introduction: As my colleague Mark Christensen and I were sailing across oceans double-handed (just two of us on a fast high tech sailboat), chasing and beating records, we discovered that we were both so busy that neither of us slept much more than 30 minutes at a time for weeks on end. And it worked. […]

Happy Holidays!

Hand model: Sonia Lee Jewelry by: Kirsten Merrill Sleep and Activity tracker by Jawbone

New A-Cat DNA Z-Boards

New A-Cat DNA Z-Boards, now single handed foiling. Wind and waves behind the storm today… Right off Steamers. Bumpy ride, great photography. Thanks Mischa and Bruce!

Wear Them, Forget Them

A prolific inventor argues that we are on the cusp of an explosion in truly useful and unencumbering wearable devices Scientific American, July 2013 Issue Forum by Philippe Kahn SCIENTIFICAMERICAN ONLIlNE Comment on this article at ScientificAmerican.com Click here to read the full article in PDF format  

Accelerometrics:
The art of motion sensing. Because motion is life.

  We look around, everything is in motion. When motion slows, life pauses. Motion shapes our lives and gravity defines motion. We want to use gestures to control mobile devices: ShakeShake to roll virtual dice in the iPhone, TapTap to adjust the volume on the headset, Tilt ‘n Roll to navigate Google maps. We use […]

Will my favorite Android soon dream of sheep?

People use AI as a buzz-word to promote the Roomba vacuum cleaner: That’s a great sign! To be fair, it does fit into a definition of AI of a system that perceives the environment and can make intelligent decisions. The kind of decisions that a reasonable human would make. Now imagine if every camera-phone had […]

Sensor-Based Phones are the Next Big Thing!

People are asking what’s next in wireless technology? It’s sensor-based camera-phones that integrate motion, light and touch technology and will do for camera-phones what the Wii has done for game consoles. Opportunities like this only come around every 5-7 years and it’s here now. For the last 5 years, Fullpower has been building breakthrough sensor-based […]