Wearable tech: It’s not a device, it’s a system

From GigaOm – The majority of products to this point haven’t successfully married the hardware and the software in such a way that there is anything that actually makes life better, easier, smarter for the consumer. We have a lot of products that can add value, but there is a heavy onus on the user to continually plug in, check in, and get the most out of the experience. We’re feeding the big data machine, but we’re not solving any problems. That’s where the opportunity lies.

via Wearable tech: It’s not a device, it’s a system — Tech News and Analysis.

We’re About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It

From Wired:  Net neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn’t set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently — say, by letting some work better than others over their pipes — the dead man walking isn’t some abstract or far-removed principle just for wonks: It affects the internet as we all know it.

via We’re About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com.

Apple, Google, and What May Be the Floating Store of the Future

From Wired – With a glamorous, modular showroom to sell what could be the most radical advance in wearable communication technology ever, Google may have done just that. Until Apple puts a Genius Bar on the moon, its stores are in serious danger of looking like the past. If its floating store is real, Google looks like the one barging in on the future.

via Apple, Google, and What May Be the Floating Store of the Future | Wired Business | Wired.com.