In the near future, today's smartphone could look pretty dumb. At least if Google and its new partner, Movidius, a maker of processors for "low-power machine vision," have anything to say about it.
Smartphone vendors shipped nearly 400M devices in Q4 2015 thanks to strong sales during the holiday shopping season, says IDC. The sales volume represents 5.7 percent growth year-over-year.
Has the mighty iPhone reached its selling peak? If good sales, as opposed to outrageously great sales, are any indication, that could be. Apple sold just 74.8M iPhones during its first fiscal quarter, ending Dec. 26.
It looks like the schematic for a new theme park ride: plummet from a lofty height through a series of stomach-churning twists. Unfortunately, it's a chart of the Dow Jones industrial average.
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