Would Planned Obsolescence Control Ever Fly in The United States?

Planned Obsolescence

LOS ANGELES, CA: Planned obsolescence is a type of policy that is particularly present in the technology industry but that is also expanding into many other areas, as well, in which consumer goods/appliances are deliberately created so that they will quickly need to be replaced. This occurs by designing and manufacturing those products by using non-durable materials, ending the creation of replacement parts, and frequently changing the designs for next gen models. Some countries have made specific moves to control the trend involving products that fall into the category of…

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Legal issues may define the future of wearable technology

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Wearable devices be defined by the laws policing their use in the future Wearable technology has managed to attract a lot of attention, but many people are focusing on the capabilities of new devices rather than the legal issues that may come to define these devices. Many tech experts believe that wearable devices will eventually play a major role in society in a similar way that smartphones do today. In the future, however, the value of wearable devices may be very limited because of certain legal issues that could prohibit…

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Keeping Up With Consumer Trends Through Mobile Apps

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Just a few short years ago, “there’s an app for that” was a confident slogan designed to get people to join the ranks of smartphone owners. Now it’s become a nearly universal truth about the world we live in. Millions of people are equipped with smartphones now, each augmented by a personalized selection of mobile apps designed to handle and streamline as many daily tasks as possible for on-the-go completion. Since the app has become almost as crucial as a website for businesses, how do you develop an app that…

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Preventing fraud with digital payment systems

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Mobile payment systems have gained a bad reputation due to past issues with identity verification. However, in recent years digital security has significantly improved and is now more secure than manual store methods. Digital payment technology is advancing at a very rapid pace and can provide users with tools through third party applications that can be used for anything from transferring money to processing payments. Identity Verification Tools Electronic signatures allow you to sign contracts via your tablet and smart phone from home. Processes like this present security concerns; however,…

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Fashion may dictate the success of wearable technology

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Fashion has a role to play when it comes to wearable devices Wearable technology is gaining momentum as more tech organizations announce plans for high-tech glasses, watches, and other gadgets. While people have shown a lot of interest in these devices, it is still difficult to say whether wearable devices will become commercially successful. Wearable devices are often billed as convenient and cutting edge, but what may actually determine their success may be whether they can be considered fashionable. Fashion plays a major role in society as a whole. While…

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