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Banksy Had Inside Help

Today’s discussion at Cardinal Peak involved Banksy’s latest stunt. In case you missed the news, a print of one of Banksy’s most famous street murals, “Girl With Balloon”, appeared to destroy itself only seconds after it was auctioned by Sotheby’s for a record sum of $1.4M. Shortly after the destruction, Banksy posted an Instagram video…

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IoT Temperature Monitoring

Cardinal Peak just completed the initial phase of an interesting IoT project that was slightly afield for us. Six months ago, a volunteer for the Emergency Family Assistance Association, a food bank in Boulder, asked me to develop a solution to track temperatures inside freezers and refrigerators. Embarrassingly, we haven’t done much pro bono work—and…

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Where There Is No Vision…

I was disappointed in CES this year. Aside from minor tweaks, virtually everything on display in 2018 was also on display in 2017. Although I did see the world’s first “mixed reality dimensional guidance device”—I’m not sure what it is, but with that name I want it! Evidently, I’m not the only one whose expectations…

IoT in the Medical Device Industry

The medical device industry is rapidly adopting Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that are dropping costs and improving healthcare outcomes. Such IoT systems typically include edge devices (e.g., glucose monitors, ventilators, pacemakers), gateway devices that aggregate edge device data and transmit it to the cloud, and cloud-based systems that analyze device data to draw conclusions,…