It's almost a curse to know how easy it is to spy or steal an identity these days, tekochip. I have been intermittently tempted to cancel my credit cards and limit my Internet connections, but neither actions are practical. I couldn't do my job without an Internet connection. And travel (which I must do for work) would become very difficult without credit cars. So instead of doing something about it, I (like many people) continue with the status quo and occasionally worry about the long-term results.
Taking your point one step further, tekochip, what's to prevent the technology to bug / track / record being built in up front? Who actually "owns" the communication? The govenements can ask Google to supply certain communications, are they going to have the ability to make the same requests to GM?
Chuck, it applies to hardware, too. The principle of "never buy v1.0" may have started with software, but it expanded to include all electronics. IOW, not just when buying a separate software package or OS, but not buying the very first rev of any machine run by software.
Exactly shehan, this will greatly help to the businessmen. Of course there will be a anytime internet with smart phones, but it will only for the sake of connectivity, Personally for me it is not enough to handle any professional work(with the device). It will enough to the people who are always in face book or twitter.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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