The Apple Watch (iWatch) [Video]

The Apple Watch is finally here. This video, which was released four months ago, was pretty much accurate. With the exception of the NFC enabled payment system.

 

 

The Apple Watch might get Apple some more customers, and is another goodie for the fanboys to collect. However, it’s not clear if the iWatch has enough features to convince those of us who had forsaken a wristwatch for being a mono-functional device in a multi-functional world, to return to owning a timepiece. More discussions in #hkuiom !

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Automated Warehouse [Video]

Remember Kiva from #hkuiom – the mobile robotics company that provided automated warehouse solutions? After its acquisition by Amazon, Kiva’s sales efforts went quiet and it seemed that the technology had become ‘internal’ to Amazon. Here’s Auto Store, which offers more a space efficient solution, mobile robot based warehouse solution. Another step towards a future of automated, cooperative, self-learning agents with distributed intelligence.

 

 

Nymi: Identity through heartbeats [Video]

As discussed in #hkuiom over the past years, Identity Management is a major unsolved problem that limits the ability for seamless computing and digitized service delivery. A problem that can provide much profits to the company that solves it. Nymi, which ships this fall, proposes to use an individual’s unique heartbeat, combined with a registered smartphone, as a basis for authentication.

 

Radical Innovation Strategies [Video]

During our discussions on the value of IT in #hkuiom, I often draw upon examples from my research regarding the role of IT in enabling radical innovation strategies. While the focus of the discussions is not innovation, I use the below mini-lecture video by David Kryscynski, my senior colleague from the Emory Doctoral Program, to provide students a brief overview this topic.