If all you do is consider AirPods earphones, you limit your ability to think expansively about what they could be, and what they presage.
The advent of wearable technology like smartwatches has ushered in what's been called "glance journalism." Newsrooms are beginning to give special attention to the glance.
After months of speculation, Apple's Watch is finally on the catwalk and ready for its closeup. Although Apple has always been about elegance, now it's about elegance, fashion and actions.
If Apple wants to make an iWatch, it's going to need to be a category changer.
How might Apple envision an iWatch? It would need to be the same kind of product the Macintosh, the iPod and the iPhone were -- category changers.
This week the battle of the smartwatches began in earnest. Google announced Google Wear and Motorola took the wraps off the Moto 360, a stylish round smartwatch that tastefully mixes tech and fashion.
In 2014 devices will be smaller, closer and smarter than they ever have been, as our computers and computing devices become more ours, more personal, more aware and more social.