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Apple gives up on insisting the iPad Pro is a computer replacement

 For years the company showcased the iPad Pro as not just a computer, but the computer. The only computer you will ever need. Cupertino based Apple Inc was very serious about the iPad Pro. Apple perhaps put more effort into branding the iPad Pro as a replacement for computers than they put in the iPhone 11. For years the company ... Read More »

Profiles In Innovation: Leading At The Edge Of Education

Innovation requires adding method to creativity, and innovation in the education sector particularly demands this. In our last piece we discussed the massive complexities of the sector including the fact that innovation takes place in 132,000 separate localities and that it necessitates changes in the interrelated parts that make up the core design of schools. In this piece we would like ... Read More »

The Organelle is a music computer that can do almost anything

Not long ago, “portable” was basically a synonym for “toy” when it came to keyboards and synthesizers. Sure, a classic Casio like the VL-1 is not without its charms. But it’s not exactly a serious musical instrument. That’s changed a lot in recent years, partially due to miniaturization and clever engineering but mostly thanks to the relentless march forward of computing power. ... Read More »

The biggest myths about the next billion internet users

A Kenyan farmer stands proudly, looking at his crops while talking on his mobile. A group of Bangladeshi women cluster around a phone to get some health information. Children in an Indian slum look absorbed as they navigate their way through an educational gaming app. These are some typical images that the media use to portray the way mobile technologies ... Read More »

The Vanishing Computer

Ever since financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote recently that he believed Apple would bring their first set of AR glasses to market in 2020, a lot of people in the Mac community have been wondering whether this rumor is true, and, if so, what would they look like. It is no secret that Apple has bet big on Augmented Reality. ... Read More »

The New Fire HD 10 Is Amazon’s First Gadget with USB-C

To date, every Kindle Amazon has ever made featured a micro USB port. The same goes for all of Amazon’s Fire tablets. But all that is about to change with the new Fire HD 10 tablet, Amazon’s first homegrown gadget with USB-C. The new Fire HD 10 is an update to Amazon’s previous 10-inch tablet, and comes with a slightly faster eight-core ... Read More »

With OnePlus 7T on the way, T-Mobile discontinues 7 Pro sales

OnePlus announced the refreshed 7T last week with an updated triple camera, bigger 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED screen, and faster Warp Charge technology. The phone launched in the US with a cheaper price point of $599 and the phone’s sales will begin on October 8 at 10AM ET. T-Mobile will also sell the 7T, as it has been carrying OnePlus phones since last year’s 6T. However, ... Read More »

Ashish Yadav becomes the most popular gadget supplier of bollywood

Ashish designed a website in where mobile accessories from all across the world would be available at a reasonable price. Generating a business in e-commerce Ashish at such a young age happened to grow strong and firm in his field. Today Ashish Yadav at the age of 17 has a vast range of accessories and a number of buyers online ... Read More »

The computer-human relationship is evolving

The way in which people interact with computers is undergoing a dramatic shift, and this will have huge effect on the way we work. Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, wasn’t far off the mark in predicting a future where an omnipresent machine (in this case, HAL) could assume the role of “colleague” or “crew member”, capable of speech ... Read More »

The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 3

During the development of the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) by the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory (see Part 1 and Part 2 for the complete backstory), an inauspicious event occurred sometime during 1965-1966, while the Gemini missions were going on. The Gemini program helped NASA get ready for the Apollo Moon landings missions by testing out rendezvous and other critical techniques and technologies. Ten crews flew ... Read More »