CES is only around the corner and there are some exciting things to be revealed this year. A lot of excitement in the HDTV industry for the most part. This year Samsung has more heads turning in their direction for their hype building HDTV teaser, while most people don’t expect too many big things from Smart phones besides some mid-range device.
A Vimeo user by the name of alversae caught a UPS delivery man stealing his daughters Christmas present off their porch using their front door security camera. The Christmas present was an iPad Mini, which was probably easy to surmise by the delivery man from the size of the package and where it was coming from. The video, shown below, shows the Fedex guy find a pre-signed document for delivery, scans the package, and then drop it off. A while later, around 1pm, the UPS driver drops off his own package and sees the Fedex package. He leaves for about a minute, only to return, take a close look and appear to “scan” the device, and then walk off with it.
With the release of the Windows RT, which is the Windows 8 Tablet that is more tablet than PC, folks have been waiting patiently to hear of the price of Windows Surface Pros, the tablets that are more PC than tablet. Well, the cats out of the bag, along with a release date and specific hardware specs, and folks may not be too quick to purchase Microsoft’s newest experiment upon release in January.
Many months ago I wrote an article about the future of Google Wallet and it seems many other companies are jumping into the fray of digital wallet management. Some banks and credit card companies on their own are developing their own digital wallets, which is pushing all of these into a digital arms race. What does this mean for the possible future of digital wallets, and is this the end of plastic?
The world population is just over 7 billion people, a number I can’t even begin to visualize. Last year the Telecommunication Union said there were just over 5 billion subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2010. This year they claim that at the end of 2011, there were just over 6 billion… Which means by the end of this year, there may be as many subscriptions as there are people on the planet. Does that mean everyone in the world will have a cell phone? Of course not, but the number is impressive nonetheless.