Expect posting to be a little light around these parts tomorrow. Unless the Singularity happens between now and lunchtime tomorrow, our plans have room for little other than Coronas on the beach or, in the event of thunderstorms, Magic Mike.
However, Betabeat would never be so neglectful as to leave our readers without a little Read More
The Future Will See You Now
Sci fi nerds, ready your engines: the flying car carved a space inside the American psyche long ago, but it looks like flying to work could soon become a reality. The newest prototype of the Transition flying car, built by Terrafugia, Inc., will debut at the New York Autoshow this week, according to the AP.
Say you know a special young person who happens to have an inordinate amount of money to spend on ridiculous things because they’ve been blessed with cash following the selling out of a great idea (or the selling of a terrible one) to someone with Scrooge McDuck-money. And let’s say you need to get them a gift, or simply, a gift for them to buy themselves, because you can’t afford anything they have a taste for in life anymore, even if that taste is strictly centered around nothing more than the factor of out-and-out opulence multiplied by the stupidity and lack of need for the potential gift in question.
Well, here you go. And yes, this is real:
Did you go out and early-adopt yourself a new phone with a capricious new ladyfriend who talks dirty to you when you push the right buttons (literally)? Well, about your new investment: it sucks. Technically speaking, it’s the speakers. They’re broken, and they were probably delivered to you that way.
This is a guest post by Ben Duchac. You can find his work here.
The other day I bought the newest, fanciest flagship Android phone for my mother and it was an unmitigated disaster. She has an iPhone now, which she loves, and when I read that 30-40 percent of Android devices are being returned, I honestly wasn’t surprised.
With a user experience as bad as I saw on a brand new Android device, I’m considering an iOS device for my next phone, and I’m a big Android fanboy and proud PC owner. Of course, that 40 percent number is very hard to verify and I’d guess that it’s a bit of an exaggeration – but still, something is rotten in Android town.
David Pogue was voted the most influential tech writer of our times today, as well as the most influential tweeter, even beating out Mashable’s social media maven Pete Cashmore. It’s a reminder how powerful a personal brand he has built, and why the NY Times hasn’t given him the boot after numerous conflicts of Read More