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Consumer Electronics in 2011: Connecting Every Aspect of Our Lives

Gadgets of all shapes and sizes are emerging that provide convenient, full-function access to communications, GPS, social networking and other information from wherever we are. Scientific American takes a look at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

  • January 10, 2011

Verizon CEO: Stay online, we'll just build a faster network

LAS VEGAS—It's easy to poke fun at people so absorbed in their smart phones, tablets and other mobile technology that they're oblivious to anything outside the virtual world (stop signs, theater etiquette, live sporting events, children etc.).

January 6, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier
2011: The Year of the Personal Robot?

2011: The Year of the Personal Robot?

A standardized robotics kit promises to advance the field in ways not previously possible, making robot assistants, especially for elder care, more affordable

January 4, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

Keep it fun, simple and social, says Twitter ex-developer and user no. 9

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—In any given second, an average of 600 Twitter messages ("tweets") are sent. The secret to its success: it's fun, simple and social—a set of criteria that all entrepreneurs should keep in mind when pursuing their ideas, Dom Sagolla said here Friday at Idea Festival.

October 1, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier

Chevy Volts to hit the road as GM meets year-end deadline

Amidst frigid weather conditions, 350 ice-covered Chevrolet Volts hit the roads aboard transport trucks headed from General Motors's Detroit assembly plant to car dealerships in California, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.

December 14, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier

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