At the ongoing CES in Las Vegas LG unveiled big plans for WebOS on TV. LG plans with big unit numbers and models. Maybe this is a break through in Smart TV, this time? Up and until now, users couldn’t be convinced on a really massive scale that connected TV’s are really usable as interface to the net, mainly due to usability and speed issues, as well as lacking offerings due to complicated licensing and backend contracts by the vendors. Read more about LG’s plans for TV on the Verge:
Beacon technology as supplied by apple with iBeacon and by other vendors who build Beacon hardware shall heavily impact Retail and SmartPhone Eco-Systems in 2014 BI predicts. Beacon technology bridges the Gap between pasively available SmartPhones and active online communications. They can be used in various ways to trigger SmartPhone users to pick up information, backgrounds and In-Store updates or rewards. In a Report published via the B.I. site the technology gets explained and why it will have such impact in 2014. Explore the research at B.I. and what Beacons may mean to you here:
A smartwatch can be so much more than a small iPhone on your wrist. It can filter the information overflow of today’s services, while getting you the information you need more conveniently. And it can do this while still staying true to the classic form and function of a watch, enabling non-geeks to wear and afford a smartwatch.
See it here: Design Study Smart Watch…