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So totally off topic, but prompted by your last sentence: I'm currently renting a car, a Toyota Yaris, I think. They moved the WHOLE DASH to the CENTER.
Oh my god, It is the worst ever. I feel like I'm a danger on the road every time I try to check my speed. Who in their right minds thought this was a good idea?
My xA has the same setup. It's fine...if your staring at the speedometer, you're doing it wrong. You should be glancing down and with the xA the gauges are almost always in your peripheral vision. This means that our eyes are mostly on the road ahead.
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What advances in Cellphones? A little faster, a little smaller, a camera, maybe a 'full' keyboard for texting.
I'd argue that cellphones have really started to make the just from mobile phone to personal mobile computer. Every year it becomes easier to use them to truely intergrate the online world into our personal life. They are becoming the Tricorder or Hitchhikers Guide. The next few years the features of the high end phone will become common for all users. Data will be a standard addition to every cell phone plan.