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'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

How to Manage a Platform for Massive Growth: What Comprises a Platform

To make the magic work ... ultimately failed due to lacking a platform ecosystem.** In the Huffington Post, Amy Less quotes Myspace founder Chris DeWolff: “We tried to create every feature in the worl... 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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A Chinese revolution in karaoke is making it much better for introverts

A portable karaoke microphone invented by a former ... the “karaoke magic machine” is a seemingly simple combination of microphone and loudspeaker. When connected via bluetooth to a computer or a smar... 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

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

The students and their teachers were taking part in the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program to test out a virtual reality (VR) platform built for the classroom using Google Cardboard, which requires on... read more

The Mi TV Lineup Part Of Xiaomi’s Grand Plan For The Indian Landscape?

It was only a matter of time before Xiaomi tried to expand and replicate their ecosystem ... of Mi TVs has left plenty of people confused and led to the few questions: Why is a smartphone manufacturer ... 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

Bit by Bit: Inside the Rise of Retro Gaming

Last fall, when Nintendo tried to capitalize on its nostalgia factor by releasing ... Companies like AtGames, Retro-Bit, and others do brisk business selling equipment they didn’t invent. And it's per... 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

Top Alternatives to Paper Money

There are three general ways ... the first time ever. Why wait for monetary reform to come from the top? If the market wants a better-quality money, one that frees markets and makes economic exchange ... read more



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