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On Technology Innovation, AI and IoT

Earlier this year, Prof Zicari had the pleasure of interviewing Philippe Kahn, a mathematician, well-known technology innovator, entrepreneur and founder of four technology companies: Fullpower Technologies, LightSurf Technologies, Starfish Software and Borland. “There is a lot of hype about the dangers of IoT and AI. It’s important to understand that nobody is building Blade-Runner style […]

Sensor Fusion Market 2016 – 2024: Global Major Key Players Hillcrest, Analog Devices, Fullpower Technologies, QuickLogic, AKM

Zion Market Research has published a new report that examines the Sensor Fusion Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016–2024, which forecasts that newer technology advancements driving the market globally. The report covers forecast and analysis for the Sensor Fusion Market on a global and regional level as well as country […]

Happy 2018 Sleep Report courtesy of the Sleeptracker AI platform

Figure 1 Self-explanatory: NY parties the most, and surprise, Las Vegas the least. The explanation is simple: That’s because Sleeptracker users in Vegas actually work in Vegas and are not visiting to party. In our little piece of paradise in Santa Cruz, SurfCity, we tend to go to bed early to catch the surf in […]

Optimizing Your Sleep

What does the data tell us? The fantastic team of Fullpower Scientists, using the AI-powered Sleeptracker® platform to analyze several millions of nights of sleep from millions of individuals worldwide, dating all the way back to 2011 find that: – 23% of sleepers are Owls (perform best in the evening) – 28% Larks (perform best […]

“1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone” Wins Industry Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The short film, “1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone,” has been selected as both a Vimeo Staff Pick and as a featured film on the Short of the Week website. Created by Conscious Minds, the film depicts how technology innovator Philippe Kahn (currently CEO of Fullpower Technologies) […]

The first photo shared from a phone just turned 20
Digital Photography Review

Sharing photos from a phone is easy as breathing these days, and we have Philippe Khan to thank for paving the way. In June 1997, he achieved a technological first that would be repeated countless times in the following decades: he shared a digital photo instantly.

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The story of the first digital photo ever shared via cell phone
TechSpot

Philippe Kahn may not be a name you’re familiar with (or maybe you are) but his contributions to early mobile technology and social media are difficult to overlook.

It was 20 years ago this past Sunday – June 11, 1997, to be exact – that Kahn snapped a photo of his just-born daughter Sophie with a mobile phone and shared it over the Internet with around 2,000 friends, family and business connections.

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Happy Birthday Camera Phone! Your Papa Is Very Proud of You

Twenty years ago, at the Sutter Maternity Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., while his wife was in labor, Philippe Kahn hacked together a Motorola StarTAC flip phone, a Casio QV digital camera that took 320 by 240 pixel images, and a Toshiba 430CDT laptop computer. When he took a picture with the camera, the system […]