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Kodak’s First Smartphone is a Simple Photo-Centric Android-Powered Device

Kodak announced it would be jumping into the smartphone game late last year, and today the company did. The device is called the IM5 and is a …

Mobile Technology

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Bang & Olufsen's wooden touch interface music player is like magic

LAS VEGAS — The old Sci-Fi quote goes "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" (thanks, Arthur C. Clarke) and, along …

Goodbye smart gadgets. Hello dumb tech

Feature-filled phones, Apple Watches and expensive coffee machines are all very well, but sometimes they just make life more complicated. It’s time to learn the joy of low tech<p>This is going to be the year of the smartwatch. Thanks to several incredible boundary-smashing technological vaults, Apple …

Smartwatches

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Boris Johnson goes looking for Conservative friends in the north

Voters want to drink with him, but can Boris turn that into Tory votes?<p>Boris Johnson is on the march. <b>He goes north today, visiting marginal seats in Lancashire and Yorkshire</b>, and is trying to sell the Conservatives in places where they haven’t done so well.<p>The <b>Conservatives’ lack of friends in the</b> …