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Tech Titans’ Next Targets: Telcos and Cars

Apple has over $200 billion in revenue, growing 25% a year. Where are the next $50 or $100 billion going to come from? Mobile phones: no, that market is close to saturation. Desktops and laptops? Stagnant. Watch? Certainly not. All of them have room to grow, but not by 10's of billions of dollars every…

The opening shot for tech’s takeover of automotive: NVidia car computer

Techcrunch says: At its CES press conference, Nvidia today announced the Drive CX, a digital cockpit for car that is based on the company’s new X1 processor Never mind TC's grammar, this seems to be a significant announcement. I distinctly remember another press announcement from, as it turns out, thirteen years ago. Thanks, Internet! 'Dictator'…

Tech in 2020 is looking ever-darker

When I started this blog, I was a lot more excited about upcoming technology than I am now. Much more. Not that technology isn't evolving the way I was expecting; that's going just fine. It is the use of that technology by the Big Guys that worries me. Right now, I have to predict these…

Global war in your pocket

Imagine you are the Chinese government, and you read the various Snowden stories this summer. What are you going to do? For argument's sake, let's pretend that the Chinese government was perfectly innocent and totally oblivious to any of this before. I cannot imagine that they would do anything other than immediately start a crash…

My WiFi scale messages me: “we machines are ready to take over”

Got this e-mail yesterday: Hi Johannes.Ernst, Your Aria battery level is low. Replace your batteries as soon as possible. Your Aria scale is powered by 4 standard 1.5V AA batteries. This type of battery can be found wherever batteries are sold. To replace the batteries in your Aria... It took me a little while to…