Apple's original iPod came out ten years ago this month. It will likely die tomorrow (at least its Classic form). Yet the original iPod begat the iPhone and iOS. It changed computing. Almost nobody realised that at the time.
The concept of a video/still camera didn't excite me much. But maybe that's because I've been waiting for a true video/still Hybrid. The sasquatch of the A/V forrest.
Human space travel! Already difficult because of the gnarly technology and expensive £$€ it costs but even more difficult because humans just can't stay alive long enough for interstellar trips. We need to, like, have sex to procreate and raise kids and stuff.
Tomorrow you will see Assistant working on iOS 5 and, presumably, the iPhone 4S. Assistant is an artificial technology that interprets what you are saying, like the Enterprise computer. It's like, magic, they say. This video mockup shows how it works.
Searching your Twitter stream is a pain in the ass. You usually end up scrolling down, down, down, until you find that gem of a tweet. CloudMagic will end the scrolling game with its updated browser extension.
This little piggy bank is cute, but the best part is the little dry-erase boards for savings funds. Just think. One for liquor and one for cigarettes. At that point you're not really gambling since you're always winning. £12. [Taylor Gifts via The Awesomer]
For those obsessed with all things industrial, the Timing Chain clock is a piece made for you. Just look at it, the thing looks like it was plucked from an Upton Sinclair-era factory machine and adorned with time markers.
Wild fish stocks around the world are crashing, in part due to over-fishing. Now, I'm not saying the Lafayette fish processing ship is the sole cause of the problem, but the 1,500 tons of fish it freezes and ships a day probably isn't helping the situation.
Facebook's new Timeline profile is really, really cool, and you were supposed to be using it by now. Unfortunately, the site's 750 million users are going to wait, Mashable reports. Why? That stupid, pissant trademark infringement lawsuit.
The Kindle Fire is a huge deal in part at least because it's so cheap. But reports that Amazon is taking a loss to make the tablet a bargain have been greatly exaggerated. The Kindle Fire is inexpensive by design.
On display at Japan's CEATEC tradeshow is a new technology developed by NTT Docomo and NEC that can fully charge a lithium ion battery in 10 minutes.
Everybody freaked out when Google bought Motorola Mobility for £8 bil, because they though that was the end of Android's openness, and Motorola would get the love of the favorite child. Google's Chairman just put the official kibosh on that.