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Thanks to our friends at financesonline.com, our nerdy crew looks at the winners, contenders, game changers and even the clunkers of 2013 through the power of the infographic. The infographic covers the gadget categories of Smartphones, Tablets, Gaming Systems, Wearables, Other Gadgets, Mobile Apps and Mobile OS. Here are the criteria for each category and what they mean:
Winners: They’re a cut above the rest. Best in class. Clear standouts.
Contenders: Would have been winners, but beaten to the tape by millimeters.
Game changers: There’s something to them that might upset the old order and start a whole new way of doing things.
Clunkers: Bright ideas when they were rolled out, but consumers didn’t think so.
Casual Connect USA Starts Today Casual Connect USA Starts Today The 2016 Casual Connect USA opens today in San Francisco. Casual Connect USA is about matching the creativity of the games industry with new media innovation and investment. There will be many talented speakers at Casual Connect USA 2016, and today we’re highlighting some of the Industry Insights track speakers . The Nerd Stalker team will be learning the inner workings and current trends of the games industry from those who know it best and will be reporting on this later. The Industry Insights track is designed to help people in all aspects of the gaming industry create more potent strategies with global and region-specific insights. Check them out below!
On Wednesday, March 6 , Notion released a host of new features to make it easier for Evernote users to switch over. This is a trend Notion has been observing since launching the 2.0 version of its all-in-one note-taking, wiki, and task management tool last spring. Now, if you want to migrate your data from Evernote to Notion, you can do so in just a few clicks: In addition to this feature, Notion also launched its own Web Clipper , allowing users to save any content on the web to their Notion workspace. This is available on both desktop with a Chrome extension (Safari and Firefox support to follow soon), and on mobile if you upgrade your iOS or Android app. Here's how it looks on Android: On mobile, you can also use this tool to save photos from your phone to your Notion workspace. These features, combined with Notion's ability to sync across apps on unlimited devices, makes it an appealing alternative to Evernote. The company i
IoT Growth Hurdles Raised by Security, Software Interoperability amongst others Our friends at NJIT, aka New Jersey Institute of Technology, put together the following infographic on what the beginning of the next decade will look like for IoT. As the infographic state, 1.9 billion devices are connected today. But, in a recent Entrepreneur article " what could be limiting IoT growth will be Security and Software Interoperability ." As pointed in the infographic below, Security, Lack of Interoperatbility, Massive Data, Wireless Connectivity Costs, and Power Consumption are some of the hurdles that need to be solved in the coming decade. However, there will still be use cases driving IoT. For example, current use cases amongst municipalities will be through utilities and traffic. CIO of San Francisco, Mario Gamiño predicted that " Edge Computing ", putting algorithms into local devices, could drive IoT in cities in the area of transportation. The McKinsey Globa