Howdy Pierce

Pro1 Enters Smart Thermostat Market

Our customer Pro1 — the second-largest thermostat vendor in North America — was featured in an article in the Boulder Daily Camera over the weekend: And thanks to a coordinated effort of businesses in Boulder County, Pro1 is looking to expand that market share with an “Internet of Things” technology that would compete with the…

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Mike Perkins

Sometimes, Noise Helps

I’ve been working on a fun problem lately that involves estimating a scalar parameter from a set of repeated observations. It turns out that in certain circumstances, the presence of noise in the system can actually make the estimate more accurate, which is a little counterintuitive and also kind of cool. In my case, I…

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Howdy Pierce

CurrentC and the Problem of Consortia

Two friends — both evangelical acolytes of the Church of Apple — have been talking this week about the news that ApplePay and Google Wallet have been turned off by retailers who are backing a not-yet-released payment alternative called CurrentC. (And really, how dare RiteAid try to grab a few cents from each transaction? Clearly…

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