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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Apple Watch’s nose-dive predictions suggest Apple needs a new way to innovate

With Raspberry Pi, FitBit in mind, BBC device targets microcomputer arena | HP Pro Slate 8 features magic pen

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Apple Watch's nose-dive predictions suggest Apple needs a new way to innovate
Slice Intelligence's Apple Watch estimates confirm that Apple needs a different narrative for innovation in new product categories. The company's Wizard of Oz –like assertion that it knows everything that consumers might ever want hamstrings its ability to introduce an Apple version of an evolving product category that's not perfect.Business Insider and MarketWatch have both announced the death of the Apple Watch, with data from Slice Intelligence pointing to a 90% decline in Apple Watch sales since the device's opening week on the market. It might just be a bad case of schadenfreude due to the ingestion of bad data. Literally translated from German, schadenfreude means damaging joy, but often is interpreted to mean evil glee. Apple, the most valuable brand, is under a microscope because of its success compounded by persuasive marketing. Now that a marketing survey may indicate a drop in Apple Watch sales, many observers are rejoicing with evil glee that the hugely successful company might fail. But the shipment data hasn't been verified by Apple, and no one knows the company's expectations for Apple Watch sales over the entirety of its debut year.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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With Raspberry Pi, FitBit in mind, BBC device targets microcomputer arena
The British Broadcasting Corporation announced yesterday that it would jump into the burgeoning market for small form-factor computers with the BBC Micro Bit, a microcomputer that’s sort of a cross between a FitBit and a Raspberry Pi.Like the Raspberry Pi, the Micro Bit is designed primarily as an educational tool – a simple, programmable board that should help teach kids the basics of electronics and programming, either as an introduction to further computer science studies or just as a general horizon-broadener.+ ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: Ouster of Kubuntu founder leaves its future in doubt + In Pictures: Hacking Team's hack curated +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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HP Pro Slate 8 features magic pen
Trying to spark tablet salesIt’s been reported of late that tablet sales have stalled, so some tablet makers have responded by designing premium-priced devices with powerful specs and unique features. To this category, I would add one of HP’s latest efforts: The Pro Slate 8, which is designed to serve primarily as a digital notepad. What’s interesting is that this tablet can detect vibrations that its digital pen (called the Duet Pen) gives off while you use it on paper, and, based on this information, replicates the pen’s movements on its screen.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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6 affordable Android phones you'll actually enjoy using
Affordable and advantageous Image by ThinkstockIt wasn't long ago that budget-level Android phones were universally dreadful devices.For years, paying less than $300 for an unlocked smartphone got you a barely usable handset with subpar performance, ancient software and an appalling display. It was only around 2013 that the standard started to evolve.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Your email deluge is not in your imagination. According to a recent study, the average worker spends 28 percent of the workweek managing email. It’s a lot like leveling up a video game, where each time you fend off an assault, another wave is on you before you’ve had a chance to catch your breath.MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: Why Google Apps is winning IT hearts and minds But you can get the edge on your inbox. The following services take the reins of email management, highlighting, sorting, and deleting messages so you can process the daily onslaught quickly and get back to your actual full-time job. Best of all, they all take only minutes to set up, and in most cases you’ll see your inbox slimming down within a week.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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