Yesterday, technology enthusiasts huddled around blogs to learn about Apple’s new products. They were fine, but there was something about the hype surrounding them that felt familiar. And then, a few hours later, I realized it: The iPhone of today is the Nike Air shoes of the 1990s.
A couple years ago, when a 25-year-old law student in Texas said he was going to 3D-print a gun, nobody took him seriously. Then, he actually did it. And then, a lot of people started doing it. Now, it's so easy that some protestors are going make a gun inside the Texas State Capitol with a special gun machine. This…
Gillette just pulled back the curtain on its latest innovation, and guess what: It's not more blades. It's actually a new type of handle that swivels, inspired by men making funny faces when they shave. Gillette says this so-called FlexBall Technology is "shaving rebuilt." I'm not convinced.
Ever wondered what it would sound like if computers could talk to each other? Yes, we have an internet that links all the machines in a vast and glorious global network. But what if they really talked? What if computers could communicate using sounds that humans can't hear?
Not too long ago, a couple of MIT scientists asked themselves a lofty question: "Can you 3-D print an airplane?" It didn't take long for them to realize that 3D printing anything on that scale was impractical. But 3D-printing thousands of small, Lego-like building blocks? That could work.