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 Bingo.  This is when wearables become mainstream.  When there's no interface.  When it monitors and anticipates.  When a voice-driven UI actually works.  Not when I'm forced to interact with it on a tiny little screen.
 I certainly cannot argue with this scenario.  I think sensors and health-related features are definitely the future of the product.  As we evolve into machines, first we'll wear the sensors, but soon they'll just be implanted.  And health (and all the fear-based marketing associated with it) will drive the wearables market.  We're also sicker and more drugged out as a society than we've ever been and that isn't likely to change thanks to the general ignorance of the...
There's a huge difference between the smart phone and a watch.  Only the most stubborn can't see that.  The smart phone put a computer in your pocket.  Coupled with wireless data service, it made all sorts of things possible that previously required one to be tethered to one's computer.  The watch extends some of these things, but it offers nothing revolutionary in the way the smart phone itself did. Wearables aren't on the cusp of anything today.  They are boring and...
Are you joking? Wearables are not on the cusp of anything. They're a niche market that only hardcore techies find interesting. the public has never embraced them and unless someone comes out with something truly revolutionary, I don't see that changing. Some people have just convinced themselves that wearables are "the next big thing" despite a wealth of evidence to the contrary.And yes, MP3 players did fix a major problem. Instead of carrying my Walkman and a bunch of...
I agree with everything in the article. Except i think it'll be a few quarters before we can know whether or not it flops. The first two quarters, sales will be strong. Supply will no doubt be constrained and there will be a long list of excited fans waiting to get their watches. But after that? Will the general iPhone using public plunk down $350+ for notifications on their wrists? I seriously doubt it. By then the tech press will have thoroughly reviewed it and we'll...
I feel very much the same way. The more I see of the watch, the more convinced I become that there isn't some secret wow feature, but that it's all rather predictable. And not the least bit interesting. I'm sure there's a niche market for people who want to get notifications on their wrists, send heartbeats (so lame), and talk into their watches like power nerds, but I think that market is very small.No doubt this will blow away the conpetition, but considering that...
5 years?  That seems incredible optimistic.  Personally I found the article rather amusing and very much agree with the vaporware gist.  HoloLens looks interesting, sure, but practical?  Useful?  Yeah, right.  Who is going to wear something like that?  It makes Google Glass seems downright stylish.  That said, I'm glad to see companies like Google and Microsoft pushing the envelope.  Apple seems rather conservative these days by comparison.  Of course, who knows what...
Interesting perspective, but I don't think for a moment that we get the government we vote for anymore.  It's absolutely impossible today to run for any serious national level office without massive amounts of money.  The only people who make it through and stand as candidates were bought long before the election. Furthermore, our government has waged a relentless fear campaign since 9/11 gave them the blank check to wipe their collective ***** with the Constitution.  Most...
 Oh, so anyone who doesn't hate Snowden hates his country?  Doesn't matter if what the country has done is outright WRONG?  Never mind that.  Snowden would never, EVER get a fair trial here.  He'd be whisked away, psychologically abused like Manning, and eventually find himself locked up for life - and the public wouldn't be privy to any of it.  You're getting your panties in a bunch over breaking a confidentiality oath while giving our government a free pass to break the...
But it's fine when his country betrays the people.  Got it.
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