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Verizon iPhone 4 Sales Seem Small

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Numbers that have leaked out of Apple show that the Verizon-branded iPhone 4 sold just under 4,000 units in its first five days. While many outlets are saying that these figures are disappointing, it's far from the worst news in the world. Read More »

Unevenly Distributed: Gadget Blogging, The Human Centipede

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If I were to equate gadget blogging to some occupation in a slice of modern cinema, the film that most immediately comes to mind is The Human Centipede: First Segment. That 2010 parable, directed by Tom Six, focuses on the misadventures of three people who, through a wacky series of missteps, are each sewn... shall we say... input-to-output to one another. Gadget blogging, you see, is primarily an act of chain digestion. Read More »

Automated Infrastructure

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A sleek, design-fictional robot railway inspector promises to make costly train derailments a thing of the past. It's a harbinger of the ambient, automated infrastructure to comeand a reminder that the future lies in the inevitable and necessary failure of beautiful ideas. Video after the jump. Read More »

Unevenly Distributed: What Gremlins Says About The 80s And Its Tech

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Even before the viewer catches a glimpse his first Mogwai, Joe Dante's Gremlins establishes the link between the titular goblins and malfunctioning technology by way of Randy Peltzer and his many incompetent inventions. It's a film very much of its time, with many fascinating things to say about the way Reagan-era Americans looked at technology. It's also a movie that would be impossible to remake today, for one big reason: the smartphone is our Bathroom Buddy. Read More »