I couldn't imagine not wearing a watch, but in the past several years, I rarely do because I have cellular phones, although they aren't as convenient for the time as glancing at my wrist.
I'll sometimes dig out my Cartier if I want to be a snob and try to impress someone! The Cartier is beautiful, but, frankly, the numbers on the dial are a tad small, and the date is very small. Cheap digital watches with numerous functions are actually more useful and rugged, and I really did enjoy Microsoft's FM subcarrier watches, their size notwithstanding.
I haven't thought about a 3D watch because 3D is often nausea-inducing! But a holographic watch, phone or TV -- now you're talking!
I'd much rather jack into the Internet with a plug in the back of my neck, like all good science fiction movies (i.e., "Matrix"). However, a wireless connection would be much better, perhaps with an implanted chip in the neck or skull. An Internet-connect "cap" on the head also could make sense, wired or wireless.
Fully functional cellular phone wristwatches are popular with some people in Japan, but I don't know how many people actually use them. I've seen prototype watches with video calling capabilities, but I don't know if they're commercially available.
Businesses helped neighbors with Internet access and mobile device charge-ups during Sandra. Following that example, enterprises should consider preparing Internet disaster plans to help the public during disasters.
A survey by JD Powers found that customer interest in product features is lessening as phones evolve. Rather than features, price is driving purchases, and that change could have a dramatic impact on how IT departments secure these devices.
Marissa Mayer at Yahoo has come out with her strategy on turning the company around: culture, company, calibration, and compensation. But Yahoo needs to have a technical approach to the mobile cloud opportunity, not a management theory lesson.
We think Amazon's Kindle Fire is pushing Apple to a smaller iPad format. But Sony's Vita and the interest in a small device for portable gaming may create the real threat. Keep your eye on the tablet-gaming space!
Linux Journal recently released its 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. As an Ubuntu convert in recent years, I was glad to see Ubuntu took the top spot for "Best Linux Distribution" (at 16 percent, edging out Debian, which took 14.1 percent).
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