Why Hardware is the New Software

Consumer electronics makers are cranking out new devices at an increasingly rapid clip, leading to software-like product lifecycles. That may end up hurting them in the long run.

Hardware just isn’t what it used to be. Recently, Underwriters Laboratories, a product testing and certification company, issued a study that found that 48% of consumers think tech manufacturers are shipping new products faster than they need them, the end result being a sort of “global gadget fatigue.” Either consumers in general just can’t keep up with the rate of innovation

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