Ah, the cautionary tale of the Polaroid Corporation.
They got a $909 mill payout from Kodak which propelled them into... well, not into the stratosphere but bankruptcy in 2001. You can't really blame them for thinking that the biggest profit centre was the Legal Department and cutting back on the costly innovation!
It's nice to see that they still around - in name - to produce, errm, a gadget.
Thanks for this. Gadget collections like this always also show a bit where we are all going.
I like to see the watch almost as a statement compared to the coming almight A-watch and the vessel as a reference to our interest in what we are already doing to keep ourselves alive, just in order to play the puzzle at the end:-)
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.