The remake of Total Recall illustrated an interesting concept for the future of communication technology. People could embed electronic circuitry into their hands and use their palms as smartphones. Insert your joke here about where they embedded fax machines. The interesting and relevant cinematic device was the use of external glass surfaces as remote screens, engaged merely by touch. Now it certainly looked cool and I’m sure we can all agree that at some point transparent substrates and circuitry may permit for clear screens but to me the impact of this idea is more immediate.
I often write about disruption and evolution of technology. The iWatch is certainly one of the most anticipated new technologies, perhaps more so because of what it could be or become then what it is likely to initially arrive as. Pebble is a great idea but much like the TI-99 in comparison to the iPad there is certainly a long way for it to go.
Imagine an iWatch that through Bluetooth, NFC or another next gen communication protocol could take over any compatible screen around you. In the car, it could take over your ultra high res nav screen. At home it could take over your iTV. At the office it could take over your computer monitor. Unlike Total Recall, you won’t need to touch a screen to engage and certainly won’t need a bottle of Windex at hand. It’s been reported recently that Apple has applied for patents in the area of eye movement and detection. As I mentioned in a previous article, I see this as core to the evolution of a next gen Google Glass like product. Imagine if Apple integrates the iWatch with this technology. Browse TV programming through eye movement on your iTV. Navigate your computer screen or navigation unit by eye tracking. Apple has already demonstrated their prowess in hardware and has the ability to disrupt all screen technology. This cocktail of technologies can easily position the iWatch as the next flexible and wearable computing platform. What do you think?
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The 2012 reboot of the sci-fi classic Total Recall illustrated an interesting concept for the future of communication technology. The envisioned future portrayed a time in which people could embed electronic circuitry directly into their hands and use their palms as smartphones.
Insert your joke here about where they embedded fax machines.
What’s truly remarkable, however, is the number of cutting-edge futuristic technologies in Total Recall that actually already exist or are poised to launch in the coming months.
Posted in Google Mobile, iOS, IPad, Mobile Devices, Near Field Communication, NFC, Platforms, Rant, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology, Wi-Fi, Wireless Carriers
The window hasn’t been slammed shut on Windows phone users just yet. Following recent confirmation that it would end consumer support for Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync protocol on January 30th (yesterday), Google reconsidered the matter.
As a result, Google is pushing the cutoff date to late summer in a move that will allow mobile users to continue accessing all the bells and whistles of Gmail messaging services on their Windows-powered smartphones.
“We’re happy to share today that Google will extend their support for new Windows Phone connections via Google Sync until July 31, 2013,” a post on the Windows Phone Blog reads.
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On Tuesday, Google gave us plenty to consider with a new report on the impact of the Olympic Games on our mobile search behavior.
As widely anticipated, the 2012 summer games from London exerted dramatic influence on what we talked about on social media networks and also what we searched for on Google.
At the 2012 Olympics we’re seeing new records set everyday, not only in athletic performance, but also in global search behavior. It’s clear that these are the first multi-screen Olympics, as users are engaging across TV, computers, smartphones and tablets, often at the same time!
Posted in Announcements, Google Mobile, Infographics, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Devices, Mobile Fun, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Search, Mobile Social, News, Platforms
Apple is reportedly planning to dump its relationship with Google Maps for the launch of iOS 6.
If so, what will be in Google’s place?
According to John Paczkowski of All Things D, Apple could unveil at the company’s WWDC next month an amazing 3D Maps service and platform that will wow smartphone users like nothing has before.
Posted in Announcements, Google Mobile, iOS, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Location, Mobile Marketing, News, Platforms, Predictions, Rumors, Smartphones, Technology
Internet search giant Google revealed this week that mobile search ad request volume doubled in late 2011 when compared to the same time frame in 2010.
In a new interview with Tech Crunch, Google’s mobile search ads chief Surojit Chatterjee admits that mobile search has increased five-fold in the past two two years alone.
Chatterjee says that quality of search ads is increasing thanks to some of the new factors being considered in mobile search ad rankings. For example, mobile web-optimized sites are now ranked higher. Since August 2011, Google has seen more than a 50 percent increase in the number of AdWords advertisers with a mobile optimized sites.
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According to prominent Wall Street analyst and leading tech market watcher Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray, Google’s mobile ad revenue may exceed $4 billion in 2012.
Munster says AdSense for mobile and the AdMob unit have been huge cash generators in the past and 2012 will be no different.
Unlike Apple, however, which continues to fall short of initially high expectations surrounding the iAd mobile ad service, Google’s mobile ad business has consistently grown – from $1 billion in 2010 to $2.5 billion in 2011.
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