Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Competition at work

When companies compete, they see things that others have done, and imitate them - improve on the accomplishments of others.

I pulled a big chunk of the article, but not all of it, check it out at the source.

Remember, SONY already sells components to Apple, and MVIS does NOT have to be in the loop if SONY is selling to Apple.

THIS IS ONLY A PLACE TO WATCH. It's possible we have PicoP in an iPad, I do NOT think it is likely.

Great article from FastCompany.

"I don't know about you, but I'm in desperate need of some new gadgets. My 2011-era MacBook Pro just doesn't pack the same punch when I'm editing video, and the battery of my screen-shattered (and now tiny-feeling) iPhone 5s feels like it barely lasts a few hours before needing a charge. My phone contract is up and I'm ready for whatever Apple announces on Wednesday."

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When you factor in all of these forces, it's understandable that the iPad has seen its fortunes decline. But at the risk of riling up the most dedicated Apple devotees, perhaps part of the reason the iPad is losing its edge is simply because it's not evolving quickly enough. Maybe it's starting to go a little stale.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro
WHERE NO TABLET HAS GONE BEFORE

Last week, I sat in the conference hall of a Manhattan hotel as Lenovo unveiled its latest devices ahead of the IFA conference in Berlin. At the briefing—a tiny gathering compared to the crowd Tim Cook will wow on Wednesday—Motorola's design head Jim Wicks told an off-the-cuff story that seemed more significant than he likely realized. One day after school, his young daughter and a friend were busy with homework. They quickly became distracted by a device sitting nearby. The tablet, Lenovo's recently announced Yoga Tab 3 Pro, is a fairly typical-looking 10-inch Android tablet with one less-than-typical feature: It has a built-in projector that can beam a 70-inch image onto any surface. The girls became transfixed with the device, mesmerized by how easily they could project their work (and any other content) onto the wall, and wound up playing with it for hours.

Obviously, Wicks is biased, not to mention professionally obligated to hype up his employer's products. But the story he told, which seemed unscripted, described something you don't see or hear about very often these days: somebody being genuinely and enthusiastically excited by a tablet. And it's no wonder: That feature sounds awesome. Imagine laying in bed with a tablet and effortlessly projecting a movie onto the ceiling of your bedroom. Or sharing a presentation in a work meeting with a few taps and clicks without having to call IT.

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