Monday, March 30, 2015

Guest Post: Apple Watch for Home Automation


Apple recently held their "Spring Forward" event and after watching the event and seeing the apps demoed on the Apple Watch, this could be valuable for home automation in future iterations of the device but it does not add any value at the moment.

I think the main point of the Apple Watch is really about detaching yourself from your phone. The watch is really a notification center that sits on your wrist. You would no longer need to pull your phone out of your pockets and instead just see the notifications on your wrist.

Of all the apps that are currently available at launch, there is no "killer" app that will make you think you need to purchase an Apple Watch. Until there is a killer app available, the Apple Watch is just an extension of your phone that sits on your wrist.


Phil

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New York New York

A couple weeks back I went to New York. One of my main goals was to visit some galleries. I managed to hit the MOMA, New Museum and Cooper Hewitt. At MOMA I just missed the Henri Matisse exhibit and the Bjork exhibit didn't open yet at but the Forever Now artwork was really inspiring. The New Museum is aways interesting, one of my favourite pieces involves viewing artwork with the Occulus Rift. I have been wanting to go to the Cooper Hewitt for a while now. I was there years ago not knowing that the museum was closed for renovations. It was well worth the wait, lots of great interactive exhibits. The immersion room was really cool,  got to design wallpaper and have it projected while you worked on it was awesome.

Aside from museums I did a bit of shopping. I visited Dover Street Market, really cool interiors there. I had to make my usual stops at Uniqlo for basics and my absolute must Muji. They had so many great house ware items at Muji, the next time I go I'll definitely get a few items for the lane way house.

Such amazing artwork at the MOMA
Love the new branding for Cooper Hewitt
A tunnel at the Dover Street Market
If you want to see more pics from my trip, I do have more images from the trip on my Instagram.


Vince