Okay, it's something we girls have long suspected, but now it's confirmed: Stuff Magazine reports that British men find electronic gadgets more fun than their wives or girlfriends, and a quarter of them leave their partner alone in bed so they can spend time on their gadget addiction. A full third of 952 British males polled by Stuff say they have more fun playing with video games, web surfing, or watching DVDs than spending time with their mates. A quarter indulge in electronic entertainment while their mates are in bed, with 10% saying they spend up to four hours with their gadgets.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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