Once upon a time (around 14 years ago), I was a Tablet PC developer, MVP, and all around fan boy.
In other words, I was into tablets before they were cool. Indeed, I was in to tablets before they were practical.
And this review by RetroManCave of a Azus R2H UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) indicates many of the shortcomings of this area in mobile computing.
The dark ages of mobile technology were tough. We knew we wanted portability and convenience but the monolithic tech firms of the time were slow to deliver and left the door open for much needed competition from Apple, Samsung and Google to give us what we wanted. The Asus R2H is a relic from that period before the dawn. It is, the tablet Homer Simpson might have built.
The Verge explores Ikea’s push into smart home technology and why that’s a big deal.
For seven years, Ikea has treated the smart home as a hobby. That’s changing now that Björn Block’s Home Smart division has been promoted to the same importance as Living Room, Bedroom, and all the other Ikea businesses that have come to define the company. Ikea faces the challenge of teaming up with Google, Amazon, Apple, and other tech giants while also battling them for primacy in the home.