Innovation Requires Market Enablement


In this age of tech industry consolidation, one has to wonder what will happen with the pace of innovation as a few large companies begin to dominate. In personal computers, the WinTel marriage continues to control the technology, while Dell, HP and Lenovo control the devices. Similarly, in smartphones, Apple and Samsung, which both design their own chips and devices, dominate the market, especially in North America. It is natural for market leaders to emerge as technologies and markets mature. However, that maturity often is accompanied by a change in the strategy of key players.

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Drones put on stunning 'Wonder Woman' display

Following the remarkable success of “Wonder Woman” at the box office this summer, Warner Bros. has spared no expense, putting 300 drones in the night sky to celebrate the home release of the movie.

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Researchers say they've found lost wonder of the world

They were considered the eighth natural wonder of the world and the greatest tourist attraction in the Southern Hemisphere in the mid-1800s—and then they were gone: The Pink and White Terraces of Lake Rotomahana in New Zealand’s North Island spellbound visitors until June 1886 when Mount Tarawera erupted, wiping the silica sinter (a kind of quartz) formations off the map.

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Here's how 'invisible armor' could defeat bullets and blades

Ever wonder if there was such a thing as transparent armor? It sounds like something straight out of a comic book, but it’s something the Navy has actually created.

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Why the iPhone SE will appeal to new smartphone users

Article Image Although long-time iPhone owners might wonder what the fuss is, Apple’s iPhone SE is carefully calculated to attract people who may have never even owned a smartphone before.

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The first fully-2D, wonder-material graphene-molybdenite transistor could be the future of fast electronics

Flexible graphene circuit
Researchers at Berkeley Lab, using a trio of single-atom-thick wonder materials — graphene, boron nitride, and molybdenite — have created the first all-2D field-effect transistor. This FET could also be the first in a new class of electronic devices that are held together with the van der Waals force — the same force that geckos use to walk up a piece of glass. According to Berkeley Lab, these 2D, wonder-material FETs could be the key to a ‘faster electronics future.’

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Why do we have a love affair for curved screens and devices? Because your brain finds curves beautiful.

Samsung curved TV
Have you ever stopped to wonder why we seem to have such an infatuation with curvy things? Why do we think that a curved smartphone or TV is better than the planar version? Why did we go gaga for the Nexus S, which had a curve that can probably be measured in fractions of a millimeter? Why has the highlight of CES for two years running been a curved Samsung or LG TV? According to some neuroaestheticists (my new favorite word), it has nothing to do with improved functionality, or even some kind of rational response — it seems our brains are just hard coded to find curvy things more beautiful.

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