The annual Mobile World Congress has just ended, and as the doors close behind me, I am wondering what exactly it is that we think we are paying for when we use the web.
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I have high expectations about how adding connectivity to different products will change my behavior and add benefits. While I do look forward to being able to scan my fridge and get automated messages on what groceries I should buy on my way from work, I think the connected car could be my favorite product [...]
I saw my first real telepresence robot today. I’ve only read about them and seen videos, and then I was sitting in a session this afternoon at La Fira, where one of the presenters, Erik Kruse from Ericsson (who blogs frequently on this site), introduced the audience to the VGo model.
I just heard another person talking about the iPot (note to editor, that’s not a typo) here at La Fira. So I had to look it up.
If, to paraphrase Google’s Eric Schmidt, the internet is a collective consciousness, wouldn’t it be amazing to have 5 billion more people connected to this digital community? Why deny ourselves the benefit of bringing the majority of the planet’s people into the information age?
Next time you meet a web or app developer, give him some respect. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, wants you to know that they are doing more than just writing code.
Doctors typically are careful about what they say over the phone to their patients – they generally like to see you face-to-face. So when they say something like, “You need to come in right away,” you may be well into something that started while you weren’t paying attention. One of mobile health’s main appeals to [...]
Traffic congestion in major cities is taken as a given – one of the necessary evils of modern life. But in less than 50 years, congestion could rise to the level of what one American auto executive calls “a human rights issue.”
In 2010, Sweden set itself a very ambitious goal: to become the first oil-free economy by 2020.
While Sweden is still far from achieving this goal, progress is being made. A great example of this is the innovative research project called ELVIIS. ELVIIS – or Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure – aims to use mobile connectivity [...]
Flocks of bloggers descend on Barcelona this weekend to cover the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, which starts on Monday, February 27. I’m one of them; I’ll be blogging live from the event. And as I pack my bags, I’ll venture a few predictions.