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The Do or Die of Shenzhen Manufacturing: A Niche to Scratch

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Jul 2017

The Do or Die of Shenzhen Manufacturing: A Niche to Scratch

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

You’ve heard Shenzhen’s story: sleepy fishing village to mega-city. Only forty-or-so years and the ‘experimental zone’ that drank a rocket-fuel mixture of capitalism and ‘if you build it’ attitude already ranks next to the nation’s capital. It’s also a case study in China’s manufacturing growth – from the spectacular growth of the 80s, 90s and […]

Explaining OTA Updates for Android

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Jun 2017

Explaining OTA Updates for Android

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

What is OTA/FOTA? OTA stands for Over the Air (FOTA – Firmware Over the Air). It refers to the wireless delivery of new or updated software or firmware to devices such as smartphones and tablets. OTA can be used with Android, Apple, Microsoft, and virtually all other connected devices (such as tablets, smartphones, PC’s, and […]

Overview of USSD for IoT

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May 2017

Overview of USSD for IoT

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

What is USSD? Unstructured Supplementary Service Data or USSD, is a protocol used by GSM cellular devices (like a cell phone or M2M product) for bilateral communication between the device and the mobile network provider’s computers. USSD is commonly used for balance checking, adjusting mobile account settings, and adding credit. Anytime mobile phone users dial […]

Lessons from Custom Device Manufacturing

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Apr 2017

Lessons from Custom Device Manufacturing

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Working on custom Android tablets and smartphones brings about its challenges and lessons. It’s often the case that the custom tablet or smartphone will be the first device of its kind meaning that at least bits of its development are not only new for you, but for everyone involved. Prototyping is one of the most […]

The Evolving Role of China’s Electronics Factories

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Apr 2017

The Evolving Role of China’s Electronics Factories

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

by Ben Dolgin-Gardner

28

Mar 2017

Rugged Tablet Testing

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Last month’s article looked at what makes a rugged Android tablet or smartphone different from a standard Android tablet or smartphone by highlighting the most popular standards and rating systems. IP Ratings (International Protection Rating), NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association), and MIL-STD-810G (Military Standard) were all covered, and this month, we will look at some […]

MIL-STD, NEMA, IP rating: What makes a device rugged?

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Feb 2017

MIL-STD, NEMA, IP rating: What makes a device rugged?

In hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

written by Garry Doran

How To Judge An Investment Opportunity In Tech Hardware?

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Oct 2016

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