Gadgets are the future of you.
They're the things that anticipate your needs, appreciate the gaps in your life, and understand precisely what excites you.
So I found myself earlier this week wandering the halls of something called the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular, in search of signs of America's soul.
This Spectacular is "a media event dedicated to glimpsing the computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, apps, videogames, toys, gadgets, and consumer electronics that will be hot items this holiday season."
I am therefore your Xmas Paul Revere as to the state of the nation, seen through its most … Read more
Those colloquially known as grown-ups look down upon their youngers as lazy slobs, not deserving of the easy lives they lead.
They see them as lying in bed all day, their drapes permanently closed, their noses permanently buried in some technological device, ready to sext at a moment's notice.
May I present evidence to support this enlightened view?
Research in the UK suggests that those aged 18-24 have given up on what some regard as a life essential: walking.
The evidence revealed that a quarter of Britain's future adults walk for an average of only 5 minutes every … Read more
Last week I made the case for my theory that we are in a year filled with gadget fads. But really, I think it's equally true that we are living with a great number of mature technologies -- gadgets that have paid their dues, and may even be on the decline.
But before these staples of technology became inextricably woven into the fabric of our lives, they all started out as crazy, laughable ideas. Everything from the laptop to smartphone was once considered science fiction.
So to honor those pioneering gadgets that paved the way for the mundane, yet … Read more
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The Zebedee LIDAR laser scanner reminds us of that scene in "Prometheus" where David laser-scans the inside of those creepy caverns. Well, Australian scientists are doing that in the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Iran wants to launch a poor Persian cat into space, while Volvo is training hamsters to drive trucks with the automaker's new power-steering technology. This is the world we live in. All that and more on this week's episode of Crave. … Read more
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This week on Crave, we stand under the Listening Cloud, an LED sculpture that storms according to social-media activity. Jimmy Kimmel reveals that he's been making fake viral videos on YouTube, and a frog photobombs a NASA rocket launch. Oh yeah, and we listen to the soundtrack of outer space. All that and more on our latest episode. … Read more