Monday, August 11, 2014

IoT: Business, Intel, MIT

How the Internet of Things Will Change Business | MIT Technology Review:

Internet of Things: Know all about the top technology for 2014 - The Economic Times
MIT Technology Review, which has listed the "Internet of Things" as the top technology for 2014
Intel wants to power the Internet (of all things) - SFGate
"Intel, with its powerful, power-hungry chips, was shut out of phones. So was Microsoft. Now both these companies, and many others, are groping to find the winning combination of software, interfaces, and processors for whatever come next."

Intel already did it once before, by switching from core memory business to making CPUs.
But at that time, there was a big and slow IBM to drive that business, for Intel and Microsoft...

deal: $99 Nokia Lumia 635

"the first phone with Windows Phone 8.1"

Buy No Contract Nokia Lumia 635 for AT&T (Black) - Microsoft Store
Buy No Contract Nokia Lumia 635 for T-Mobile (White) - Microsoft Store:

Not great specs, but usable... A better deal than any Android at this point. 
Not available in AT&T Stores, only in Microsoft Stores...
  • no-contact
  • 4.5-inch display
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • 8GB storage
  • quad-core

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid vs. Tesla Model S

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid vs. Tesla Model S - Video -
"Unlike misbegotten comparos between barely similar plug-in cars pitted together mainly because they run on grid power, a Porsche vs. Tesla shootout is almost valid."

This may be like comparing BlackBerry with iPhone a few years ago...
A "classic improved" vs. "pure, new". Not a contest...