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Consumer Electronics: More Than Just Fun and Games

Video games, e-readers, smart phones and other gadgets have changed the way we interact with each other and the world around us. What's next?

  • March 5, 2010

Creating Darwin's Biopic; and Consumer Electronics

Science Talk correspondent John Pavlus talks with Jon Amiel, director of the new Darwin biography movie Creation, and with Randal Keynes, Darwin's great-great-grandson and one of the film's scriptwriters. Then we'll hear from a few of the exhibitors who spoke to's Larry Greenemeier at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

January 23, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Apple introduces the iPad and iBooks

What do you know? McGraw-Hill CEO Harold McGraw was on the money yesterday when he said Apple would announce a tablet on Wednesday. The iPad now has officially arrived, weighing in at less than a kilogram, with a 25-centimeter LED-backlit display that is just over a centimeter thick.

January 27, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier

4G networks open for business (sort of) in Norway and Sweden

Fourth-generation (4G) broadband wireless networks are a few years away from widespread use, but the technology (designed to be 10 times faster than anything available today) got a big boost Monday when Nordic telecommunications operator TeliaSonera opened up the first commercial 4G network.

December 14, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

Microsoft Windows 7 has mixed reviews

As Microsoft unleashes Windows 7 on the world Thursday, the consensus among those who have already taken the new operating system out for a spin is that while it's no PC panacea, at least it's not a repeat of the mistakes Microsoft made with Vista, which was launched in January 2007.

October 22, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier
The Origin of the Computer Mouse

The Origin of the Computer Mouse

Now an endangered species, it was crucial to the development of personal computing and the Internet

August 18, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

CES 2009: The Consumer Electronics Show

Netbooks, stars and cars:'s Larry Greenemeier reports from the keynotes and convention floor at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

January 9, 2009