Could a personal avatar juggle our cross-platform lives?

From Stephen Lawson – Hewlett-Packard researchers are developing a cloud-based “avatar” to manage all of a user’s mobile devices and wireless networks.

Their idea is to give individual users an identity that transcends the many smartphones, tablets, and other devices they may carry, as well as all the Wi-Fi and cellular networks they use in different situations. HP’s avatar would pick the best combination of hardware and network for each situation and automatically set up and take down connections, said HP Fellow Paul Congdon, who works in the company’s Networking & Communications Lab… Read more: