Sharon Chen

Posts by Sharon Chen

What's cooking? IoT in the Kitchen

by on August 3, 2018 2:57 pm
WHAT IS IoT According to Forbes, IoT is basically “connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet and/or to each other” [1] You can literally connect all the devices in your house, from cellphones, lights, coffee makers, baby monitors, TVs, toothbrushes (but why though?), computers, and even your beds. However, as… Read more What's cooking? IoT in the Kitchen

Hacking: For Money or Change

by on July 27, 2018 1:12 pm
A few years back, I became slightly obsessed with the show Black Mirror. One of it’s episodes, “Shut Up and Dance,” thoroughly freaked me out and got me paranoid about whether hackers could see what I was doing on my laptop screen or see my face while I was on my laptop (I covered up… Read more Hacking: For Money or Change

Twitter’s Magic Pony

by on July 20, 2018 2:15 pm
One of the most annoying things about clicking on an image or video online is finding out that it is extremely blurry or low-resolution. I never really knew how to deal with those low-resolution videos, other than waiting and hoping that my internet connection would somehow get better. But it seems that a more timely… Read more Twitter’s Magic Pony

Fashion in the Cloud

by on July 13, 2018 11:59 am
Over the past few years, fashion retailers, brand owners, and manufacturers have all slowly begun to realize and incorporate cloud deployment and machine learning into their business models. When considering the fashion industry, there are many potential applications and improvement that can be made using cloud computing and technology. Here we will take a closer… Read more Fashion in the Cloud

Data Privacy in the age of Big Data

by on July 9, 2018 5:54 pm
During last week’s guest lecture, Carl Eschenbach mentioned that Sequioa Capital had turned down investing in certain companies in the past because of ethical reasons. This led me to think more about the ethical implications of big data and predictive technologies. Just how much of my data is being collected and what is being done… Read more Data Privacy in the age of Big Data