First Steps

Google’s

Revolution

Third Industrial

“Planes”

Disney’s

Made by Bose

Easy Listening,

Futurist Paul Saffo in front of an ATM

of Money

The Future

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Razer co-founder Min-Liang Tan

Razer Sharp

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Among gamers, Razer has become a household name for cutting-edge entertainment gear – from mice and keyboards to gaming tablets and laptops like the new Razer Blade that CEO and co-founder Min-Liang Tan is presenting here. And if the big PC makers were a little more nimble on their toes, this amped-up, slimmed down Windows […]

Samsung NX300 Review

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Small cameras that go beyond point-and-shoot have become all the rage: they promise better pictures and more versatility than smartphones, thanks to their bigger sensors and interchangeable lenses – but they’re nowhere near as big and heavy as traditional SLRs. I got a chance to take a closer look at Samsung’s NX300, the top model […]

Easy Listening, Made by Bose

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, audio giant Bose just paid its much smaller rival Sonos a huge compliment: with its new SoundTouch system, Bose acknowledges that modern home entertainment is married to the Internet. People want to listen to online music services like Pandora and then switch to their home music collection […]

High-Flyer From the Lowlands

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A fear of heights isn’t ideal if your big dream is to become a stunt flyer. But it’s the perfect premise for a Disney movie, so here we go… Dusty, the hero of the new animated adventure “Planes,” leads a (relatively) quiet life as a crop duster in the Midwest when all he really wants […]

A Heart for Invention

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Dr. Thomas Fogarty with a model of the human heart. Until fairly recently, trouble with the pump that keeps us going used to mean that surgeons had to cut the body open and try to fix the problem hands-on – a risky and traumatizing affair, even if all went well. Then a brilliant young heart […]

Futurist Paul Saffo in front of an ATM

The Future of Money

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The moment of truth for any analyst and forecaster comes when looking back: five years on, how true or false do your predictions turn out to be? Well, kudos to Paul Saffo, Managing Director of Foresight at Discern Analytics and former Director of the Institute For the Future (as well as one of the smartest […]

Google’s First Steps

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When I rang the doorbell of a nondescript suburban home in Menlo Park, back in January 1999, I had to laugh: “Google World Headquarters,” said a handwritten sign next to the entrance. Inside were a handful of programmers, sitting in the kitchen, their PCs towering over the toaster and microwave oven. The garage, Silicon Valley’s […]

Olympus OM-D EM-5 Review

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Thanks to my friends at Ubergizmo.com, I got to play with a nice camera for a few weeks: the Olympus OM-D EM-5 is a very capable “compact system camera” – meaning it tries to be as powerful as an SLR, but without the size and weight. In many ways, the EM-5 managed to wow me. […]