- The Internet of Things: Talking socks and RFID trash
At ZDNet, Eileen Brown discusses what happens when hosts of every-day objects can communicate with each other and the world
- As Apple and Samsung dominate, Japan’s tech giants are in a free fall
Companies such as Sony, Panasonic and Sharp once controlled the industry, outclassing and outselling their U.S. rivals. But now they represent the most alarming telltale of corporate Japan’s two-decade struggle to adapt, downsize and innovate—Chico Harlan at the Washington Post
- How a rogue appeals court wrecked the patent system
At Ars Technica, Timothy B. Lee writes that for 30 years the Federal Circuit Appeals Court has disrupted the patent systen
- Your phone will soon be your new doctor
Soon, your phone will know more about your health history and fitness goals than your doctor does. And according RunKeeper founder Jason Jacobs, when this plays out at scale, it will change the dynamic between you, your doctor and the traditional healthcare system.—GigaOm
- We’re spending a lot more on our phones, less on food, fun
The U.S. Labor Department released data this week that shows Americans spent 4 percent more on phone services last year, the biggest jump since 2005.
The average household’s annual spending on telephone services has risen to $1,226 in 2011 from $1,110 in 2007, when Apple Inc.’s iPhone first appeared, according to the Wall Street Journal.—TechFlash
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