Lindsay Lohan allegedly dashed from rehab just minutes after stepping foot into the facility.
We’ve lived in the age of Internet-enabled information and entertainment for more than a decade and a half now. But you sure can’t tell that from the state of car electronics: Even now, the devices built into many dashboards remind me as much of the push-button cassette deck on my first car an extremely used 1982 Jetta as they do an iPhone or any other 21st-century gizmo.
Just a few years ago, Samsung was the brand you bought if you couldn’t afford Sony or Toshiba. Suddenly it’s the name that consumers all over the world–especially young ones–seek out for the most fun and stylish models of everything from cell phones to flat-panel plasma TVs.
This is partly a story about a company called Apple Computer. It’s also partly a story about a fancy new iPod that plays videos as well as music and that could dramatically change the way people entertain themselves.
When Steve Jobs strode onstage and unveiled the iPad in January 2010, he should have ended his presentation by firing a starting pistol. The news left nearly every other big computer and consumer-electronics maker racing to get into the tablet market that Jobs’ iPad had suddenly created
Several years ago, executives with Singapore’s major private banks came to the government with an enviable problem.
Since 2001, the company has posted a series of gag products on its site, everything from the World’s Largest Remote Control Car, a standard-sized car with its own toy-like remote, to a Monolith Action Figure a la Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, a rectangular black “figurine” of the shapeless villain with absolutely no moving parts. The joke?
The technology behind 3-D entertainment has come a long way since those “land in your lap” sci-fi shockers of the 1950s, which could be viewed only by theater-goers willing to wear dorky cardboard spectacles with red and blue lenses. And we’re not just talking about advances at the cineplex as evidenced by movies like Monsters vs.
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