The current generation of tablet computers are being used primarily for "lean-back" activities like watching videos and browsing. We recently conducted a consumer survey of 8000 consumers in 8 countries and found that the primary activities on tablets are browsing the web (76% of consumers surveyed), checking email (75%) and watching videos (64%). Maybe time to check out an iPad? Kumu
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The tablet story continues to fascinate me. I purchased one of the early non-Apple tablets 4 years ago only to return it after few weeks of usage. Neither a cell phone, neither a laptop I could not find any meaningful use of it. I am still puzzled what people use it for! Any ideas why this device seems to be getting so popular...Kris
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.