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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/4/2017 4:01:27 PM
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Re: Self-cannibalization
> "I think some people like to signal their impatience..."

Ugh! I hope people come up with nicer ways to signal impatience. And I think the "looking at your watch" action is often done without thinking about the other people nearby -- just like people staring at smartphones over a dinner table isn't supposed to be a polite signal to others that the conversation has run its course.... 

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Ariella
Ariella
1/4/2017 3:42:39 PM
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Re: Self-cannibalization
@mhhf1ve but I think some people like to signal their impatience, or maybe find it useful to give that hint that they are very busy and you are wasting their valuable time in certain contexts. In other contexts, you'd want to pretend that you really are in the moment and not thinking about the text you're waiting on.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/4/2017 2:37:45 PM
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Re: Self-cannibalization
Smart rings are getting better. There's a new(ish) one called Motiv that claims to have a bunch of fitness tracking features -- and it looks like a big ring, not like a gadget trying to be a ring.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/03/motiv-ring/

Wearing a smart watch that turns into an ugly bracelet when its battery dies seems worse than a ring that could do some neat things when it works and look inconspicuous when its not working... plus you dont need to ever stare at it like you're impatient.  

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batye
batye
1/4/2017 1:13:58 PM
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Re: Self-cannibalization
@mhhf1ve in Canada I have not seeing smart rings yet... only hear about them and read few things online... but technology does changing our life.... in interesting way...

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Ariella
Ariella
1/4/2017 8:37:49 AM
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Re: Self-cannibalization
@mhhf1ve I looked up smart rings and found this article on them http://www.wareable.com/smart-jewellery/best-smart-rings-1340 It seems that the chocies now boild down to a version that looks like a gadget you're just wearing as a ring and one that can pass as something you're wearing for looks but that has very little actual functionality. The latter type was showcased on an episode of "Gadget Man." All it did was notify the wearer if she has a call on her phone, though it would not relay a text or allow a response to come through the ring.  There are some designs that do offer more functionality like payments and can pass for modern versions of wedding bands like http://nfcring.com/

 

I'm thinking, though, that perhaps some people don't want their smart wearables to pass as ordinary rings and would want people to notice that they have gadgets with abilities. Hiding that reduces the conspicuous consumption effect to some extent.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/4/2017 4:26:42 AM
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Re: Self-cannibalization
Beyond smart watches, there are some smart rings that can do most of what a cheap smart watch can do. I think smart rings might have a more robust market considering that rings might be more commonly worn as accessories that don't necessarily need to do anything.

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batye
batye
1/4/2017 1:26:26 AM
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Re: Self-cannibalization
@mhhf1ve with Apple watch now I see prices of smart watches keep droping as only big players stay on market.... most of the smaller players droping smart watch from they portfolio... few days ago I see Cogitio pop - semi smart watch under $20, cookoowatch under $30, fitbit smart bracelet under $25 with prices falling Apple would have not an easy time keep selling it Apple watch 2... - how I see it...

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batye
batye
1/2/2017 1:12:23 PM
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@freehe interesting point I could not agree more I think this way more life could be saved if disaster hits and good communication line is available...

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freehe
freehe
2/19/2016 11:51:50 AM
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Re: Mobile TeleSystems
This may appeal more to Generation X and Baby Boomers. However, millennials love apps and gadgets. They love using the latest technology product and are happy using multiple apps. MTS will have to do more to lure millennials customers. In addition, some smartphones customers are loyal and continue to remain with a telcom company even if they are not completely satisified with the service provided.

I saw this quote in the article, "With MTS Connect you can send and receive calls and messages on WiFi even without 2G, 3G or 4G network coverage, so our customers can get crystal clear reception in every corner of the building," says Betti.

This would be great if it happens especially in the U.S. This would also be extremely very helpful in cases of natural disasters or other catastrophic events. If this technology was available during 9/11 many would have been able to reach their loved ones much sooner. I am excited to see how this progresses.

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batye
batye
2/15/2016 12:31:10 AM
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Re: Mobile TeleSystems
interesting observation, as this days consumers do ask for more data to use 

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