If proof were needed that more and more of us have screens we tap, pinch and scroll, last week’s six-fold profit rise at touchscreen chip firm Synaptics would be a good indicator.
Touch screens have raised the bar for our expectations of technology, fitting neatly into a lineage of pause-able live TV and entire record collections that fit in your hand, but it’s good to remember that not every screen needs to be touched.
A social-media assisted clinical trial and the potential for social media to detect adverse events were the focus of my column in the July/August issue of PME.
The examples suggest promising ways in which social media might move beyond its traditional uses – many example of which can be found in the recently expanded version of PMLiVE’s Digital Handbook.
Today marked the day one of no Google Reader service and the first time I, and the many other mobile users of Feedly who’d chosen it to replace Google’s RSS reader, came face-to-face with the ‘capacity cloud’.
The desktop services seems unaffected, hopefully indicating the company can legitimately claim the troubles to be mere teething ones, but it’s not quite the seamless transfer I had in mind.
Nevertheless, it’s perhaps a useful time to double-check that I have correctly downloaded my Google data via the company’s Takeout service.