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What Happened to General Magic?

Chances are that you’ve never heard of General Magic, but in Silicon Valley ... This Microwave Dungeon First of all, why? And second of all, what? 8/1/2018 at 8:00 a.m. The Company That Invented the i... read more

At premiere of General Magic doc, tech icons consider the future

The film follows the ambitious '90s startup, spun out of Apple, that set out to create the world's first mobile computer -- with apps, mail and a touchscreen. The device it came up with, called the Ma... read more

The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won

With the spread of smartphones and health apps ... Mactaggart was wary of proposing a sweeping law like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or G.D.P.R., fearing that Californians ... read more

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I tried Magic Leap and saw a flawed glimpse of mixed reality’s amazing potential

But it’s not the kind of revolutionary (or downright magical) advance that Magic Leap has teased for years. It’s a better version of a thing I’ve tried before ... into three-dimensional space. Modern ... 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

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

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

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

Apple's and Qualcomm's ugly fight may end up drawing blood

What the case is really about, according to Don Rosenberg, the company’s executive vice president and general ... Kyocera smartphone may go for less than $100. The consumer value of connectivity is ab... read more

iPhone 6 Plus review: oversized and undercooked

these are a little inelegant on an otherwise gorgeous smartphone. Not to mention, this is the first iPhone with a small camera bump. Apple worked some of its magic to get the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plu... read more

Google gives up on tablets: Android P marks an end to its ambitious efforts to take on Apple's iPad

Here's a look at why Google failed to make ... the outline of its hardware. It has also failed to develop a market for tablet-specific Android apps, instead relying on developers to simply stretch the... read more

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