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frankspin

by frankspin

Does the remote control really need to die?
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A recent post[1] on the website Read Write Web discusses the remote control, and how the author feels it needs to "die." Over the course of the article, there are points made with regards to the current implementations of remote controls and their pitfalls, including:
  • Rather than evolve with televisions, remotes just got bulkier
  • Navigating endless amount of channels is cumbersome due excessive button pressing
The author goes on... Read more →
dave

by dave

Favorite gadgets and technology from 2013
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As 2013 winds to a close, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on some of my favorite gadgets from 2013. A lot has happened, though not everyone was impressed. Some, like Christopher Mims writing for Quartz, claim that "2013 was a lost year in tech." (via: http://qz.com/161443/2013-was-a-lost-year-for-tech/)
I don't really agree with that sort of assessment. Sure, maybe there haven't been revolutionary leaps and bounds in technology, but there's still impressive iterative improvements. With that... Read more →