The End Of The Smartphone Era Is Coming – Business Insider

The End Of The Smartphone Era Is Coming – Business Insider.

The glasses that Microsoft is working on look a lot less “obvious” than the Google Glass ones. And I think the way Microsoft is displaying the data is much better as well.

Google Glass actually uses a tiny screen whereas Microsoft are laying the data on the glasses lenses as “augmented reality”.

What an exciting time. Self driving cars, rollup screens and tablets, augmented reality glasses…. what’s next?

How do you feel about the technology rolling through? Good or bad?

 

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We’re fortunate to be experiencing the second most important communication revolution in history

David Meerman Scott speaks about the second most important communication revolution 

Gutenberg Printing Press

in history; obviously the Internet.

 

 He believes the most important one to be the printing press.

 

I agree with that position as well. It brought education and knowledge to the man in the street and the Internet has done the same, although it is still in its infancy.

Read his preamble here and then watch the clip. 

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5 Eye Opening Stats That Show The World Is Going Mobile

Mobiles are here to stay

The world is definitely going mobile

It’s obvious that the world has changed forever with the explosion in mobile devices; not only phones but also with tablets and e-readers.

 

This article is well worth reading. It relates to American stats but if anything, the figures here in Australia are even more eye opening.

1) Nearly half of all American kids want an iPad for Christmas…. Durrrr… A quick look shows that almost half of Aussie mums want an iPad for Christmas.

2) Globally, mobile traffic represents roughly 13% of Internet traffic. Three years ago, that figure was 1%. In Australia, we are the 4th best in the world for 3g penetration (76%). The only countries with better penetration than us are Japan (95%), South Korea (85%) and surprisingly Portugal (78%).

3) Nearly 1/3 of American adults own a tablet or e-reader. In Australia, that figure is already at 38% and an amazing 76% have smartphones.

4)There are now 5 billion mobile phone users in the world but “only” 1 billion smartphone users. Smartphone users are growing at the rate of 42% year on year, globally. Watch out for India to disrupt the mobile world in the next 3 years or so. They already have 44 million smartphone users but that represents only 4% of their market.

5) Android is growing faster than anything. It is growing at 6 times the rate of the iPhone and 3 times the rate of the iPad.

The full report is available here and I think it makes for fascinating reading.

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9 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier

At this time of the year, I guess we all wind down and have a look back at the year we’ve just had and think about what we could have done better. It’s also a time for us to look ahead to next year and see if there are ways we could improve over what we did this year.

Happy

I know I have plenty of things to change. One of mine is to plan better so I don’t continually feel that I don’t have time to do things. I also need to be thankful for the things I have. I’m surrounded by wonderful friends and family. Some of my family are still sleeping peacefully while I know others will have been up at the crack of dawn.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas Day. I hope these 9 habits will help to make a good year, great….

http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/9-daily-habits-that-will-make-you-happier.html 

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Aspirin, the 2,000-Year-Old Wonder Drug

The statistics in this article are amazing. I thought Bloomberg was a bit of a nutter banning XL soft drink and trans fats but maybe it will catch on. We could certainly do with more people watching their health in this country. The article shows that aspirin not only lowers heart attacks but dramatically reduced the incidence of many cancers, by as much as 47% http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/opinion/the-2000-year-old-wonder-drug.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

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