The design of Motorola’s new Project Ara, an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones will be shaped by Ara Scouts, who will do research over the next 6-12 months and be invited to share their ideas.
(via Motorola’s Project Ara Looks to Create Modular Smartphones | News & Opinion | PCMag.com)

The design of Motorola’s new Project Ara, an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones will be shaped by Ara Scouts, who will do research over the next 6-12 months and be invited to share their ideas.

(via Motorola’s Project Ara Looks to Create Modular Smartphones | News & Opinion | PCMag.com)

Mobile computing across the enterprise
Just as e-business fundamentally shifted how business got done in the late 1990s and early Aughts, we’re witnessing a similar disruption and transformation in mobile computing. One key component of a successful mobile strategy: a governance structure, with representation from across the organizations.
(via IBM Mobile Study: Towards The “Upwardly Mobile” Enterprise at Turbo Todd)

Mobile computing across the enterprise

Just as e-business fundamentally shifted how business got done in the late 1990s and early Aughts, we’re witnessing a similar disruption and transformation in mobile computing. One key component of a successful mobile strategy: a governance structure, with representation from across the organizations.

(via IBM Mobile Study: Towards The “Upwardly Mobile” Enterprise at Turbo Todd)

Companies that provide social-mobile-data in the cloud to knowledge workers have the competitive advantage over companies that don’t.

As we get better at security, encryption and protection of corporate and personal assets in the cloud there is no reason not to enable everyone to have access. Unlocking knowledge and freeing up innovation from “cul-de-sacs” improves time to market and the bottom line.

 Beverly Macy4 Big Trends in 2014 — Social/Mobile/Data in the Cloud |

66% of successful cloud adopters are using cloud to strengthen the relationship between IT and lines of business and the majority are using cloud to integrate and apply mobile, social, analytics and big data technologies.

City University London explores multi-sensory human communication via mobile
This chemical pack, attached to a phone, can transmit smell over the Internet —  an example of how smart phones can go beyond audio and visual senses to engage other senses. 
Now under development:
Wearable technology to provide trading executives with real-time data 24 hours a day.
An advertising app for a restaurant that allows you to smell the food.
Technology that triggers smells in your room as a reminder to take medication
Sending hugs to your children when you’re on the road through pj’s and jackets!
There’s a limit after all to how much information you can absorb looking at a screen.
via ComputerWeekly 

City University London explores multi-sensory human communication via mobile

This chemical pack, attached to a phone, can transmit smell over the Internet —  an example of how smart phones can go beyond audio and visual senses to engage other senses. 

Now under development:

  • Wearable technology to provide trading executives with real-time data 24 hours a day.
  • An advertising app for a restaurant that allows you to smell the food.
  • Technology that triggers smells in your room as a reminder to take medication
  • Sending hugs to your children when you’re on the road through pj’s and jackets!

There’s a limit after all to how much information you can absorb looking at a screen.

via ComputerWeekly