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Sometimes Only a Pixie Can Find Your Stuff

Sometimes Only a Pixie Can Find Your Stuff

Location tracking technology or the cooler “Location of Things” (LoT) jargon uses small bluetooth-enabled tags to locate commonly misplaced items. New advancements in the technology from Pixie Technology improves on simple audio cues (one device activates beeping on another) by using signaling technology based on mapping the location of connected objects and an augmented reality (AR) interface to display the location of misplaced objects on a smartphone screen. We were given a Pixie system to test the advantages of their platform and compare it to existing systems. Read More

Stack Overflow: Aye Aye, Space Captain

Stack Overflow: Aye Aye, Space Captain

We’ve all got dreams. I grew up on Florida’s Space Coast and spent most of my young life watching rockets thunder off into space and cruising up and down the coast in small boats. I don’t suppose it would surprise anyone to learn that many of the dreams in my sun-baked mind involved plying the vast oceans of empty space in rocket powered sailing ships. I’ve since abandoned the coastal waters of my youth but to this day I still can’t get my head out of the stars. What I mean to say is, I’m a sucker for the kind of big space opera that takes the painful realities of Deep Space seriously. Read More