September 1, 2012

It's About Time We Rethought Gadgets on Planes

Tony Bradley, PC World

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Did you know that if you turn on your cell phone during takeoff or landing on a commercial airline flight, the engines will spontaneously combust and the plane will drop from the sky like a brick? No? Well, that’s because I just made that up.

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August 29, 2012
The Gadgets of IFA 2012
Hunter Skipworth, Pocket-Lint
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August 31, 2012
Why All Gadgets Look the Same
Tom Chatfield, BBC News
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Keyboard & Stylus Refuse to Die
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August 28, 2012
What You Need in a Connected Device
Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOm
Today you can buy an alarm clock, a pill bottle and even a scale that connects to the web. The question is, should you? As I pondered the purchase of a $130-Wi-Fi enabled scale that would talk to my Fitbit, I realized that there... more ››
August 25, 2012
Why Gadgets Need Real Buttons
Danny Sullivan, CNET
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