August 23, 2017 09: 19 AM Published by Tom Foster

Experience ZipKey: WiFi Connection Management Made Easy

At Cirrent, we’re always thinking about the challenges to Wi-Fi setup and Wi-Fi connection management because we’re passionate about making products..

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August 08, 2017 09: 55 AM Published by Samantha Wheatley

Guide to Great Connected Product Reviews

For every product that I buy, I will spend between 15 minutes and an hour reading online reviews. Whether it’s for a bag, a TV, a pair of sunglasses, a..

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July 26, 2017 07: 34 AM Published by Samantha Wheatley

Out-of-Box Experience: No Second Chance to Make a First Impression

First impressions matter. There are thousands of articles that talk about how much they matter -  with clients, with new friends, at work, with your..

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July 10, 2017 12: 18 PM Published by Rob Conant

Ten Years Later: How the iPhone Changed User Expectations

 Ten years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone and for those of you (like me) who had a Palm Treo, it was a breakthrough.  Jobs summed it up quite..

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June 20, 2017 03: 01 PM Published by Samantha Wheatley

How Does NPS Affect Market Penetration of Connected Products?

Making better products drives revenue.  It seems obvious, yet so many connected product companies make mistakes when it comes to launching a product...

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June 13, 2017 09: 35 AM Published by Tom Foster

The Dream (or Nightmare) of the Connected Home

The Dream

Imagine all the tasks that you must do to keep your house (and life) running: Washing, drying and folding laundry, pressing fresh juice,..

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June 06, 2017 09: 12 AM Published by Barbara Nelson

The Challenges of SoftAP: What Goes Wrong and Why

Billions of browserless Wi-Fi products are shipped every year, and many force users to use Wi-Fi SoftAP to get the products connected to the internet...

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June 01, 2017 01: 30 PM Published by Rob Conant

Is the Internet of Things really a Thing?

About 15 years ago, I and a group of smart and talented people started Dust Networks - one of the early Internet of Things companies.  And 10 years..

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May 26, 2017 04: 49 PM Published by Rob Conant

Wi-Fi, Connectivity, and High-Speed Data in the Connected Home

We at the Cirrent team spent much of this week at the Parks Connections Conference in San Francisco.  The conference pulled in an incredible group of..

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May 23, 2017 10: 50 AM Published by Barbara Nelson

A Matter of IoT Security

Consumers used to take security for granted. They would buy a connected product and trust they were safe - no questions asked. There was no reason to..

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