Tag: gadgets

Is smartphone use beginning to decline?

Is smartphone usage beginning to decline? According to Wired.com there are many reasons why the market has settled, but the biggest is this: everyone who wants a smartphone has one, and the phones they’re buying are so good that they don’t need to upgrade as often. As a nation and a world, we are now […]

Faces and fingerprints: impending changes to smartphone security

It has long been commonplace in science fiction and futuristic fantasy, but facial recognition and fingerprint scanning have quickly become a tangible reality in modern technology. Recently, I discussed how this technology has been used as a major focal point for Apple’s newest device, the iPhone X, and this feature alone has caused a rift […]

A closer look at the iPhone X

“Say hello to the future.” Apple’s slogan for its newest mega-smartphone device, the iPhone X, is far from original or catchy, yet it seems to capture a profound point in few words: the iPhone X (pronounced “ten,” contrary to semi-popular belief) touts itself as the “future” of the smartphone market — the biggest push against […]

Established telecom stocks – 2017

The end of the year is closing in quicker than many are currently aware, and soon 2018 will presumably give way to its own set of breakthroughs, implications, and rising names within the telecommunications industry. However, with a little less than four months left in 2017, there are still a variety of promising telecom names […]

Future implications of the smartphone app market (Pt. 1)

It is no secret that smartphones have embedded themselves in multiple aspects of our daily lives — from travel navigation to mindless animal video entertainment, and everything in between. Many of these offerings are accessed via mobile apps, which typically act as housing units for a specific service or function. These apps have become just […]

How the smartphone killed the iPod

  Back in July, Apple announced that it would be ending production of the iPod nano and shuffle, “ending an era” in mobile music entertainment and leaving just the iPod touch as its only continued remnant. There are several factors that could be taken into consideration when pondering the death of this longstanding iconic device, […]

Mobile web has been endangered, but is far from extinct

Many smartphone owners likely remember the era of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), or a late-90s standard in which phone users were able to “access information over a wireless network.” WAP set a precedent for mobile internet access, despite providing this convenience at the expense of choppy, limited usability. This standard served as an important foundation […]

Why the Solution to Information Overload is More Gadgets, Not Less

Why the Solution to Information Overload is More Gadgets, Not Less

We live in a world of information overload. How many times have you been paralyzed by choice when online shopping for a hundred iterations of almost identical items from different sellers? Or complained that people these days have their noses in their smartphones instead of paying attention to the world around them?

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