• How Do You Calm a Crying Baby? With a Little AI, and Lots of Design

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    I remember when Yves B?har first showed me the August smart lock. It was years ago, before the product-which replaces the conventional combination of a metal key and mechanical tumbler with an authenticated mobile device and WiFi-connected electronic unit-was announced to the world. The designer dropped by my office at the Time & Life Building in Midtown Manhattan to give me a sneak peek. He demonstrated its utility by using his smartphone to digitally grant me access to his California beach house, right then and there. With a tap of his finger, he revoked it.
    Good thing he did. Today I...
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  • Data Sheet-How to Calm a Crying Baby? By Design

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    (Today's essay comes from Fortune digital editor Andrew Nusca)
    I remember when Yves B?har first showed me the August smart lock. It was years ago, before the product-which replaces the conventional combination of a metal key and mechanical tumbler with an authenticated mobile device and Wi-Fi-connected electronic unit-was announced to the world. The designer dropped by my office at the Time-Life Building in Midtown Manhattan to give me a sneak peek. He demonstrated its utility by using his smartphone to digitally grant me access to his California beach house, right then and there. With a...
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