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Tag Archives: hardware

Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS)

A couple of years ago I was talking with a company that wanted to build robots. Their proposed price point for the robots was about $20K per unit. It would be a brand new product, that people had never really seen or experienced before, and it would replace some amount of human labor. After thinking […]

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You Can’t Spell Hardware without H-A-R-D

I started my tinkering with hardware first. As a kid I used to trek down to the “electronics bazaar” in New Delhi, known as Lajpat Rai Market, and go store to store to try and find the components I needed for whatever I was building. It was both fun and frustrating at the same time. […]

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Coin: the missing link in payments

It’s 2013. We have a super computer in our pockets (or purses), but the way we pay for things hasn’t changed a whole lot. Yes, we don’t carry a lot of cash any more, but we all carry multiple credit cards. And the credit card hasn’t changed all that much since its introduction in the […]

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