Will your Apple Watch program YOU?
Enthusiasm for Apple Watch -- and its long line of apps -- could lift the fortunes of Samsung, Sony, Pebble and others pitching their own interactive watches, making the human wrist the most coveted piece of real estate since the redevelopment of Times ...
March 11, 2015
SFMOMA hails Jony Ive as a treasure
Ive briefly described the route of the wristwatch — from the solo timekeeping clock tower in a village and evolution of the pocket watch to the wrist. And not the ankle. “Obviously, you're Then we aspire to make it smaller and more personal.” For ...
November 4, 2014
Apple's screen size barrage with iPhone 6, iPad caters to enterprise
Apple's upcoming product launches of the iPhone 6 and iPad refresh are likely to include a wave of various screen sizes---larger smartphones and tablets---that on the surface merely mimic Samsung's approach of carpet bombing categories with devices of ...
August 31, 2014
Consumer Electronics - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2011-2018
Other (Consumer Robotics, PlayStation, Clocks and Home Products, etc.) The period considered for the consumer electronics market analysis is 2011-2018. The region wise distribution of the market consists of North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), ...
December 17, 2013
Where's our life of leisure?
They aspire to a nicer house, car, clothing and to keep up with their neighbours. It's not just about hedonic pleasures, watching more TV and drinking yourself under the table. . Put the two of us in a canoe in a national park or wilderness area ...
August 31, 2012
Keira Knightley: Playing the misanthrope
At this point the film's publicist -- who has been sitting in the corridor listening in on our interview -- approaches the big, round table where the actress and I are talking. He glances from me to her, her to me. Eventually he backs away, arms out to ...
January 31, 2011
Love her or hate her, the ubiquitous Esurance spokeswoman turns heads.
The sheer number of responses to Seth Stevenson's Ad Report Card is testament to the consumer awareness—if not success—of Esurance's latest ad campaign featuring the pink-haired anime figure Erin. For those of us unfamiliar, Rrhain recaps the origin ...
November 18, 2006
One of the most awaited features of Apple Watch will be its "taptic" engine, a sensory feedback tool derived from gamer joystick technology that allows for personalized tapping vibrations -- a "Yo"-like blip for a work pal or an echo of your own... Of course, your intended recipients will need their own Apple Watch to "feel" your greeting. Taptic wrist vibes can also carry a purpose -- reminding you to pick up a carton of eggs on your way home from work, or delivering an insistent flick from a client demanding a call-back. All of us are accustomed to electronic signals -- an alarm clock in the morning or a pop-up calendar invite on your phone. As an accessory, smart watches are perfect for new spatial positioning technology, such as Apple's iBeacon , which can triangulate a user's exact location inside a building and allow targeted messaging when deployed in, say, a supermarket. He wrote: "Imagine walking into a grocery store with a shopping list on your watch, which knows your location so precisely that it can plot a route through the store, saving you the frustration of wandering from aisle to aisle, wondering where...
Apple's upcoming product launches of the iPhone 6 and iPad refresh are likely to include a wave of various screen sizes---larger smartphones and tablets---that on the surface merely mimic Samsung's approach of carpet bombing categories with... 9 is likely to see a big upgrade cycle because the company will reach people who gravitated to Android largely over the device size. For the iPad, Apple is reportedly planning a 12. 9-inch iPad. A tablet that size can be mocked by tech insiders, but in corporations an iPad that large with a keyboard could easily be a Surface or 2-in-1 PC threat. The story lines behind Apple's screen size coverage could revolve around innovation (the company is out of ideas) and me-too (Samsung already has devices in all sizes), but both points miss the bigger picture. 9-inch iPad may seem absurd until you think about the enterprise where a tablet that size could snatch some of the laptop buying cycle. It's quite possible that Apple's screen size barrage is really about becoming the BlackBerry in its heyday---an enterprise juggernaut. Apple's deal with IBM is one obvious data point that the company under CEO Tim Cook is much more in tune with the enterprise. What if CIOs start saying "no one is fired for buying from Apple".
It's like a nightmare party, where we've somehow got stuck talking to one another, both wishing the conversation would end, but unable to find a suitable pretext for walking away. Unfortunately, here in this dark, distinctly unstarry London hotel room, there is no bar to disappear to for a refill, and no hostess we really must go and say hello to. My allotted interview time -- which usually feels like a race against the... Without wishing to shirk responsibility, it doesn't help that Knightley is bored out of her mind. She is halfway through a day's publicity for her latest film, an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker prize-nominated novel, Never Let Me Go, and she can barely summon the will to tell me about the Q&A session she'll be attending that evening. " she says in the brisk, artificially loud tones of one who is quite fed up and will brook no further questions. She's been sitting in this room all day being visited by a conveyor belt of journalists -- a process that, depending on the star's attitude, can resemble anything from a queen receiving a stream of adoring subjects to a caged animal being gawped... At one point, she tells me she has no problem doing sex scenes. "It's a consensual thing," she says in her head-girl's voice. "You say what you're comfortable with and everybody's incredibly respectful.