Friday Wrap Up: August 12

A weekly wrap up of some relevant news of late, or otherwise interesting articles we think are worthy of passing on to you. So sit back, catch up on some news and enjoy your Friday.

The PC is History: On the 30th anniversary of the PC, Mark Dean, one of the IBM engineers who designed the first IBM PC, says they are going the way of the vacuum tube, typewriter, vinyl records, CRT and incandessant light bulbs.

Note to Tablet Makers – You’re Doing it Wrong: Zach Epstein at BGR laments that most tablets on the market are absolutely useless. A few reasons –  consumers don’t need oversized smartphones and  slapping Android on a slate and shoving it out to market simply isn’t an effective strategy.

911 Emergency Will Soon Accept Text, Video and Pictures:  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a five-step plan on Wednesday to update the technology that powers the 911 emergency response system.

Near Field Communication – A Quick Guide to the Future of Mobile: There has been a lot of hyped up talk around NFC technology, but will it really ever make a dent in daily life?

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