This Week in Sensors

Intel developing pollution "heat maps" enabled by sensors Smartphones may soon be able to detect earthquakes Sensors enable navigation for the blind by next year, nearly all equipment made by GE will be equipped with sensors China's Oppo to ship the first MEMS based smartphone camera Using iPhones and MEMS…

Historical View of iPhone Pricing

The new iPhones went on sale today.  Since the announcement, much as been written about the two models - and especially the implications for Apple.  I previously reviewed some of the insights gleaned from Apple's financial statements and wanted to enumerate on that discussion.  As the following charts illustrate, Apple's…

This Week in Sensors

  Charge your smartphone by creating electricity through walking Pixie Scientific has developed a diaper to detect possible urinary tract infections, kidney dysfunctions, and dehydration sensors for turning plain surfaces into low-cost touchscreens Wimoto motes - series of $39 sensors for measuring climate, plant growing conditions, moister, motion, etc (CNET and…

Access over Ownership

Colin Dixon recently wrote how "in the digital world...rentals outpace sales more than two to one." Colin posits that access not ownership is the driver behind this dynamic. In the physical world, disk sales are almost double disk rentals in terms of revenue. I would argue it is access not ownership…