The Future!

Square Enix boss claims console gaming on its last legs (and he's right)

<img src="" />Yoichi Wada is the president and CEO of Square Enix. Square Enix is a very big video game developer and publisher, responsibl

Bill Gates on future: The Internet! Robots! Touch!

It seems to me that Bill Gates can’t be a geek anymore. At a recent Microsoft Asia forum he said that the future will be web-based apps, touch interfaces, and robotic artificial intelligence. Th

Lessig: prepare for "i-9/11" and "i-Patriot Act"

Lawrence Lessig, a noted legal activist and futurist if you’re not familiar with him, theorizes an “i-9/11” (inside job or otherwise) after which the Government would expand its cont

Going towards the light: Researchers look into replacing wire chip interfaces with optical

The interface between the CPU and the motherboard is a good place for electricity and heat leakage, and it’s also a computation bottleneck. In the interest of faster, better supercomputers (prob

ECTACO jetBook e-Book reader: BEHOLD THE FUTURE!

Here it is, you guys; the book of the future. It’s the $350 ECTACO jetBook — the “ultimate pocket library.” It’s got a 5-inch screen yet “fits perfectly in the palm

Airlines inching closer to paperless boarding passes

In another huge victory for paperless enthusiasts everywhere, it appears that using your cell phone as a boarding pass is on the horizon. Since December, Continental has been testing a paperless optio

'iPod Death Clock' predicts bucket-kicking dates

According to, the iPod touch I purchased a month ago has just under 800 days left until it leaves this world behind, touching the lives of so many people during its short stay here. Ha!

Smart shopping carts headed for London supermarkets?

Shopping carts rigged up with a touch screens and barcode scanners might find their way into London supermarkets soon, according to Reuters. You’d simply scan an item and get a readout of how ma

Desk From The Future, I Salute You!

We like The Future. Everything about The Future seems exciting, including desks. Yes, desks, as in Desks of The Future. What is so futuristic about this Herman Miller desk? It charges your gear, that&