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What Happened to General Magic?

Chances are that you’ve never heard of General Magic, but in Silicon ... the next product that we should try to build should actually be a cellular phone. And so Andy and the other engineers started t... read more

'General Magic' tells story of Apple vets who created a smartphone, 15 years too early

The company's project was a "personal communicator," resembling a very early version of the smartphone, which would bring the personal computer into people's pockets. And while the company ultimately ... read more

Is it the end of Math Homework?

“Why are you getting complaints ... a word problem in math notation it shouldn’t be an issue. I also tried it on a weird fraction from an AP algebra exam, which it kind of failed at, but then I swiped ... read more

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Introducing the 2018-19 NBA Irrational Confidence Rankings

(But) I always tell the guys, ‘Why not take it a step further and try to win a ... Steve Clifford, Magic coach, Sept. 21 Everyone in the organization, from general manager Rick Weltman to ... read more


The next major innovation in batteries might be here

The versatile batteries now power everything from tiny medical implants and smartphones to forklifts and ... is littered with examples of companies that tried to build a lithium-metal battery but fail... read more

Why These 'Revolutionary' Phones Failed So Hard

Every year, gadget companies like to flaunt out their latest flagship smartphones and ... at video telephony into the 1990s failed too. Back in the mid-aughts, there was a bizarre trend where non-phon... read more

'Love Notes to Newton' is documentary about the before-its-time '90s Apple product

Earlier in 2018 saw the premiere of "General Magic ... tried and failed to build a smartphone-style device, more than 15 years before the iPhone hit the market. Now, another film documents a completel... read more

What is Squad X, and how much will it change the U.S. Army?

That’s why squads are easily surprised “due to their lack of real-time data about squad members, their surrounding environment and the threats present,” the Defense science agency added. The Pentagon ... read more

12 Toys That Got Pulled From Store Shelves

"What we try to do is ... it released the Nestle Magic, a round chocolate shell that was coating a plastic ball with a small Disney figurine inside. The reaction to the product was intensely negative, ... read more

Why the Internet Needs Cognitive Protocols

But here’s the harsh reality: Without a radical overhaul to its underpinnings, such a massive, variable network will likely create ... or a failed node, only after it starts causing trouble. Routers, ... read more

Asus, Razer, Samsung: Gaming Phones Are Here to Stay

Gaming’s growing reach into smartphones was also driven by a more general growth of gaming culture into mainstream ... The past is littered with examples of spectacular failures that tried to marry ga... read more

Understanding Nokia's smartphone strategy decision

Its totemic smartphone software business will be washed away. While significant software engineering capacity will remain, the idea that Nokia has the capacity to solely create and shape ... of Nokia' ... read more



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