If not, here’s a recap of some of the tinkering going on in OAUX Emerging Technologies land.
If you read here, you’ll recall that Noel (@noelportugal) and I have been supporters of the Raspberry Pi for a long time, Noel on the build side, many, many times, me on the talking-about-how-cool-and-useful-it-is side.
And we’ve been spreading the love through internal hackdays and lots of projects.
So, yeah, we love us some Raspi.
The little guy has become our go-to choice to power all our Internet of Things (IoT) projects.
Here’s the first of many OpenWorld-related posts, this one cross-posted from our colleagues and friends at VoX, the Voice of Experience for Oracle Cloud Applications. Enjoy.
Are you all set for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 (@oracleopenworld)? Even if you think you’re already booked for the event, you’ll want to squeeze in a chance to experience the future of the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) — and maybe even make a few UX buddies along the (more...)
Recently, my four year-old daughter and her little bestie were fiddling with someone’s iPhone. I’m not sure which parent had sacrificed the device for our collective sanity.
Anyway, they were talking to Siri. Her bestie was putting Siri through its paces, and my daughter asked for a joke, because that’s her main question for Alexa, a.k.a. the Amazon Echo.
Siri failed at that, and my daughter remarked something like “Our Siri knows the weather (more...)
For me, 2015 has been the year of the quantified self.
I’ve been tracking my activity using various wearables: Nike+ Fuelband, Basis Peak, Jawbone UP24, Fitbit Surge, and currently, Garmin Vivosmart. I just set up Automatic to track my driving; check out Ben’s review for details. I couldn’t attend QS15, but luckily, Thao (@thaobnguyen) and Ben went and provided a complete download.
And, naturally, I’m fascinated by biohacking because, at its (more...)
Noel (@noelportugal) talked about the technical bits in a post last week, and today, ODTUG posted an interview featuring our fearless leader, Jeremy Ashley (@jrwashley), and Noel from the conference wherein they talk about Internet of Things (IoT) and the IoT bits included in the Hunt.
If you read (more...)
After wearing the Fitbit Surge for seven weeks, I developed an ugly skin rash. So, I took a break and let my skin breathe for a while.
I’m all better now, thanks for asking.
For most of the year, I’ve been test-driving various fitness bands and super watches and journaling my impressions here as one man’s research. After all, wearables are, and have been, a thing for a while now. So, I need to know as much (more...)
I don’t particularly like protective cases for phones because they ruin the industrial design aesthetics of the device.
Here at the ‘Lab, we’ve had spirited debates about cases or not, dating back the original team and continuing to our current team.
I am not careful with phones, and the death of my Nexus 5, which I’ve only had since October 2014, was my fault. It was also very, very bad luck.
I usually run with a Bluetooth (more...)
Yesterday, our entire organization, Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps) got a treat. We learned about Oracle’s corporate citizenship from Colleen Cassity, Executive Director of the Oracle Education Foundation (OEF).
I’m familiar with Oracle’s philanthropic endeavors, but only vaguely so. I’ve used the corporate giving match, but beyond that, this was all new information.
During her presentation, we learned about several of Oracle’s efforts, which I’m happy to share here, in video form.
This here is a wrap-up of that content, but let’s be honest. If you like OAUX content, you really should follow the official blogs of OAUX: Usable Apps in the Cloud, VoX, user experience assistance: cloud design & development.