How do you solve a problem like Nokia? The company has been foundering for years, and at this point may have taken on more water than newish CEO Stephen Elop CEO can bail. But how did a company that once defined the mobile industry fall so far behind? It might be more a matter of distance than ideas. »
Here's an interesting bit: The Lenovo x300 almost had the old IBM butterfly keyboard of old. This detail and others were revealed in a Businessweek cover story on the ultrathin, quickly being recognized as the antithesis to the Apple Air. The piece has a lot of other interesting background, like the above info graphic… »
Too long since your last shot of format-war speculation? BusinessWeek uses three indicators to call Blu-ray (and Sony) the current leading contender:
1. Blu-ray has sold more than twice as many discs as HD DVD this year.
2. While HD DVD has a larger number of dedicated players in the market, 2.3 million PS3s offer an… »
In a breaking BusinessWeek story, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam says that it will support Android, Google's new platform for phones and mobile devices, making Verizon a member of sorts in the Open Handset Alliance. While this seems to be the logical conclusion to Verizon's weeklong openness bender, McAdam claims… »
This year's award winners tend to fall into two categories: old, at least to up-to-date gadget hounds like y'all, or not there yet, with no good way to figure out when they will arrive. That doesn't mean they're not the epitome of great design, though, and it doesn't mean they're not worth having a gander at. I put… »
This, my friend, is the Vapor Tracer, a device being used in the drug wars to sniff out narcotics. Its nose is a mass spectrometry sensor, which finds little bags of cocaine in your ass by detecting the "mass-to-charge ratio of ions". Yeah, neither do we. Anyhow, it's the coolest of all the hardware in this BusinessWeek… »