Apple Fans Put September 12 On Their Calendars: CNET is reporting what they describe as a credible rumor that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 and an iPad Mini on September 12. This same report indicates that Apple may also unveil a new iPod Touch on September 12 and that the iPhone 5 will go on sale on September 21.

The article, titled Apple Reported to Unveil iPhone 5, iPad Mini on September 12 can be accessed by clicking on this link:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57482033-37/apple-reportedly-to-unveil-iphone-5-ipad-mini-on-sept-12/

Machine To Machine Communication: In our high tech age machines have begun to talk to each other in earnest via the Internet. Machines have been communicating with each other in a minor way for two decades; however, we are at the cusp of a revolution that will make the process of machines talking to each other and reporting that information to other machines a ubiquitous one.

Current examples of this technology include digital utility meters which transmit meter readings to computers at utility companies and the refrigeration trucks of commercial food sellers who deliver their products to consumer’s homes – the company can ensure the temperature of the food is kept at a constant temperature because the computer system in the trucks relays temperature information to the computer system in the home office thus ensuring that adjustments are made, if necessary, to keep the food in the truck chilled to the appropriate temperature. However, refrigeration trucks and utility meters are only the tip of the ice burg. Within ten years it is expected that most automobiles produced will have built in machine activated communication technology so if you’re in a car accident the computer system in your car will communication will the computer system at the local police, hospital and ambulance offices to send you assistance in the same minute the accident occurs. And in the future it is expected that this technology will branch out and control things like opening and closing the windows of a building based upon the temperature, humidity and time of day – so machine to machine communication is indeed likely to make a huge impact in our lives in the near future. The New York Times offers an article today on just this subject, it is titled Talk to Me, One Machine Said to the Other and if offers a more in-depth analysis of this expanding communication technology – here’s the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/technology/talk-to-me-one-machine-said-to-the-other.html?_r=1&ref=technology

Linda R.

2 Comments

  1. Machine to machine communication is continuously growing. This is really a great improvement for everybody since we are all relying with the internet. It doesn’t only work for our communication purposes but for almost every needs of human. Thank you for this blog. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something that’s eye opening and important. You clearly know so much about the subject, you’ve covered so many bases. Great stuff from this part of the internet. Again, thank you for this blog.

    1. Thanks for the kind words. I too find the evolution of technology and how that translates into it become a better and better tool for us to be a fascinating subject. In relation, the speed at which technological progress is occurring is really something and correspondingly the technological advances in the next ten years should really be something to see!

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