According to 9-5 Mac – Verizon Wireless, once the gold standard for LTE, has admitted that it is struggling to keep up with demand in the big cities – with some users being dropped down to slower 3G speeds.
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.
From Wired Science.
From Jessica Lessin: One of the most important questions about the future of computing is this: wrist or face?
Despite billions in revenue each quarter and owning the dominant desktop platform in the world, people still find it easy to criticize Microsoft.
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.
From MIT Tech Review – A startup spun out of Stanford says it has solved an age-old problem in radio communications with a new circuit and algorithm that allow data to be sent and received on the same radio frequency—thus doubling wireless capacity, at least in theory.
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.