My oh my, look at how far we've come in the last decade. The evolution of the smartphone has been iterative, as devices continually become better designed, achieve outstanding quality with their cameras, offer longer battery life, and much more. Even with all of the advancements we've seen in roughly the last ten years, there have been several smartphones that were considered … [Read more...] about Do you remember this phone that had a projector on it back in 2009?
Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, TNW is running a series of profiles highlighting innovative companies led or founded by women. Have you ever received a terrible gift before? Socks for Christmas? Socks for birthdays? Just… socks? One startup taking aim at the scourge of crap presents is Gift Wink, which was co-founded by UK-based serial … [Read more...] about How Gift Wink plans to end the scourge of crap birthday presents forever
Our first take of the Google Clips, the newest self-proclaimed automatic camera that promises to be there for the moments you might miss, struck a chord with me. The device is the latest camera designed to surreptitiously record things in your life -- to remember in case you don't. I get the attraction of having that handled digitally, because I feel like my memories are … [Read more...] about Can Google remember it for me wholesale?
Steve Russell/Getty Images With the CD all but dead, see it off in style with this trip down memory lane. This week brought news that all but marks the end of an era in the world of recorded music. Best Buy, one of the last big-box electronics chain stores still in business, will be phasing out all CD sales by July 1, 2018. Target is expected to make a similar move, … [Read more...] about Remembering the rise (and final fall) of the late, great Compact Disc
Electric vehicles are a fixture of many a transportation utopia, and for good reasons. In a world still reliant on private transportation, they promise everything from lower pollution to higher torque. However, at least one counterpoint mars the dream of exhaust-free street racing: Today’s grid would likely fail catastrophically if the entire US car fleet immediately made … [Read more...] about Electric Cars Could Destroy the Electric Grid—or Fix It Forever