CHICAGO -- Motorola launched four new devices on Friday: the next-generation Motorola X smartphone; the Moto G, an update to its best-selling smartphone ever; the tiny Motorola Hint Bluetooth; and the Moto 360 smart watch.
To unveil the new devices, Motorola Mobility LLC invited reporters to its Chicago headquarters for an in-depth look at what goes into making its devices, from the nitty-gritty engineering to the design aesthetics, to the fun stuff (i.e. smashing phones on the ground in the name of testing). (See Motorola Mobility Revives Its Gadget Mojo.)
This has nothing to do with Motorola, but interesting sculptures made out of donated cans welcomed visitors to the Merchandise Mart as they boarded the elevators, at least proving what a hip area Moto has set up shop in.
Kruz, User Rank: Light Sabre 9/6/2014 | 5:47:55 AM
Re: Hint, Hint I tend to agree. While this looks slighty better than the regular earpiece, it is still bulky and feels like a hearing. People will fear wearing this as they we look ridiculous in a way. And pricing wont help as well: better looking tiny chineese blutooth earbuds are sold for 10$.
mhhf1ve, User Rank: Light Sabre 9/5/2014 | 5:06:48 PM
Re: Hint, Hint Yuck. It's not quite small enough. The Hint still looks like a bluetooth headset -- and still has the drawback of having people shouting to themselves, looking like crazy homeless people dressed nicely.
To me, it looks like a fancy hearing aid, maybe? And maybe I'd actually consider getting one if it actually was a fancy hearing aid!
I've been disappointed with most bluetooth headsets.. I got a Jawbone way back when, and it didn't live up to its hype at all. Noise reduction was just OK at best, but I still had to scream and couldn't hear a thing if it was windy outside.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.