Over the past couple years, mobile games–video games for cell phones and PDAs–have been positioned as a new killer app. Cool games, in theory, would drive people to buy cool phones, and spend buckets on subscriptions and data fees.
Today, that prospect gets better with news that Nokia and Vodafone are spearheading the deployment of a leaner, meaner version of the essential Java programming language. A less fragmented Java environment would mean not only smaller, less expensive phones, but a much more interesting array of entertainment services and games.
Of course, there’s still the question of who really wants to play these games to begin with. In Japan, the i-mode service has created a so-called “thumb culture” around portable, entertainment services, but we have yet to see such a phenomenon break out in the U.S.
Embracing CX in the metaverse
More than just meeting customers where they are, the metaverse offers opportunities to transform customer experience.
Identity protection is key to metaverse innovation
As immersive experiences in the metaverse become more sophisticated, so does the threat landscape.
The modern enterprise imaging and data value chain
For both patients and providers, intelligent, interoperable, and open workflow solutions will make all the difference.
Scientists have created synthetic mouse embryos with developed brains
The stem-cell-derived embryos could shed new light on the earliest stages of human pregnancy.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.