Category Archives: Convergence for a Converging World

Testing.

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Time’s Up…

Moto 360: the new smart watch from Motorola made a relatively quiet debut this week. Granted, said firm has fallen on hard times… evidenced by Google’s failed attempt at reviving them. Yet, with their ownership set to change to Lenovo … Continue reading

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Whose Best?

Cortana vs. Siri: While it does sound ideal, consumers might not be the ultimate judge. In other words, like many technologies that have been developed, first-mover advantage is not always an advantage… i.e., having more users (initially) is not the … Continue reading

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Under Siege.

Kudos to Microsoft for continuing to push-back regarding not turning over emails that are stored in Europe per a US court order. The on-going challenge now is how long the firm will keep fighting this motion and if / when … Continue reading

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Game, Shirt, Match?

Ralph Lauren’s decision to ‘equip’ US Open ball-boys with their ‘Polo Tech’ shirts is not just a potential first-mover advantage but could also be a harbinger for wearable technology being considered fashionable whereas becoming mainstream is a foregone conclusion. (Source) … Continue reading

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TTYL.

Launched as a rival to AOL’s IM (which has also largely gone by the wayside) Microsoft’s MSN Messenger’s planned end-of-service announcement (in China) will essentially signal the demise of two former icons within this space (who have since been passed … Continue reading

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Non ‘Pace’-Setter.

It’s a surreal comment on the current state of affairs when a software update causes important landmark civil rights legal records to not be included with said upgrade… and, adding insult to injury making them available via hardcopy for a … Continue reading

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Kill Switch.

California has put into law (effective next July 1st) a kill-switch law that’ll (as it now stands) effectively render a lost or stolen, etc. Smartphone useless. As is the case with most progressive legislation expect other states to (potentially) follow … Continue reading

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New Day…

It seems like the same news as Sony’s PlayStation network has been temporally shutdown due to a DNS attack (amongst other fairly high-profile news that hit the firm). The ultimate irony in the on-going cyber-attacks, etc. that make the headlines … Continue reading

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In Another World.

Although now / oftentimes (unfortunately it seems based on being a Smartphone peripheral) considered a ‘throw-away’ item, the Grado family (makers of headphones since 1955 in Brooklyn) think and demonstrate otherwise! (Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/GRXXJ2

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