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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 ScientificAmerican.com'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 arrived...to 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

CES 2009: The Consumer Electronics Show

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

January 9, 2009

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