Indeed. All in the name of furthering human knowledge. Still, every time I read one of these teardown reports, I always think about how many people would love to have the gadget the analysts just ripped to shreds. Someone from UBM TechInsights waited in line for hours to get their bands on this baby. It's a pretty unique line of work.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.