Could a sweep in technology be on the brink. LG sure thinks so with its advancements into flexible components for mobile devices. The article covers LG’s ventures into both curved screens and now curved batteries. Flexible power sources will be a key feature for the advancement of bendable mobile and wearable devices.
The article is short but shows the improvements Google is making to it Google Now. These updates mark a more user centralized approach. Its be interesting to see how these new functions take advantage of the extensive use of Google+ accounts across multiple sites. The article says one new feature is recommendations for movies and tv shows, showing the Google now will be in some form analyzing user preferences to offer up viable new options for you. This use of AI to improve user experience is the appropriate steps forward for the already capable of customization, Google Now service.
BioHacker Tim Cannon implants an health monitor device in his own body. Could this be the first step toward this type of augmentative technology. The article talks about how future versions may be able to take health data collected over a stressful day and relay it to your car or home and modify those environments to accommodate your mood. Or say if your body temperature is steadily going up the chip may text you warning of a fever and seek out data to explain why this fever might be happening. Least of all this is a brazen step toward a seemingly only envisioned future of cyborg beings, men medically enhanced by machine. Alas in its current state there is still work to be done, as the procedure is not technically sanctioned and seems rather crude. However reportedly, newer implant models are being developed to be smaller and cover a wider range of health monitoring features. It be interesting to see if something like technology implants could become marketable and commercialized for the masses, for now Tim Cannon may be the worlds first cyborg.
Gogo is unveiling a new feature for its in air wifi service. Now allowing passengers to send/receive texts and make calls in the air. Although no pricing strategy has been revealed this service will definitely enhance customer experience in the air. The convenience and usability of this new ensures its profitability. The feature however will not be available under 10000 ft despite recent deregulation on electronics by the FAA. It is interesting to see how this new development will impact development of other Gogo project like their recently announced ground-to-orbit service.
Article addressing the obvious dead end of rapid upgrades of mobile devices. The thing about always getting the latest device is that all your old devices must go somewhere a can impact the environment as well as market. In synopsis of the article, It is not sustainable to constantly upgrade devices, perhaps the company the supersedes this need will dominate the future market.