At NewieVentures, not a week goes by without us being asked “How much is an IoT sensor?”. Given that a large part of our business is designing IoT sensors, we’d love to have an answer. Unfortunately, it’s a lot like answering “How long is a piece of string?” with the extra complication of the act of measuring string being a significant part of the cost.
We like to think the passion for problem-solving is something we share with history’s forefathers of the sciences, which is why our product codenames pay homage to a number of our earliest heroes from the world of engineering and invention.
No matter how strong your clickbait immunity, it’s likely that you’ve still come across a number of end-of-year trend predictions feeding through your newsfeed.
Sure, 2019 might not be the ‘year of IoT’ that a number of tech publications would have liked us to believe year after year, but hey, at least it’s still a long way from being dead.
There’s something in the air, maybe it’s an idea, or maybe it’s just coal dust. In Newcastle, the line of difference between the booming industries of coal and innovation aren’t always plain for the eye to see.
Conversations around a safe and vibrant Newcastle at night needn’t be intrinsically linked to pub and club opening hours and how to reduce statistics in alcohol-related violence in our CBD and outer suburbs. Although these numbers need to drop, the subtle social and cultural shifts that smart, civic lighting can inspire might just be a piece of the night-time strategy puzzle that the poorly lit urban landscape wasn’t able to show us until now.
We’re looking upon the aftermath of a city constantly under fire from idea bombs, pitch-fest projectiles, hackathon hand grenades, creative talk torpedos and any other military themed simile you can dream of for these networking nuclears.
Despite what climate change might throw at us, the Australian farming industry is here to stay. A rapidly growing population has to eat somehow, after all.
If you’re going to release a federal budget, you want to think of the children. Nowadays, it would seem you need to think of the computers, tablets, educational apps and gaming, programming software, robotic kits, drones, camps, workshops and lego.
Big businesses are making big mistakes in the innovation space. But why is it so hard for them to crack this creativity nut?
Why jeopardise the progress of driver assistance techniques for the moonshot of autonomous techniques?
Ever since my first day with the company here at NewieVentures, I’ve been told that innovation is our specialty. I never really stopped to think about what that meant. This is until the Head of Tech at NewieVentures suggested I write a blog post about it.