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A Timeline of Nokia's Bizarre and Sad Relationship with Smartphones

When will Nokia get back into mobile? “It’s complicated,” said a company rep today. That should be Nokia’s official relationship status when it comes to smartphones. If you look at Nokia’s bizarre and contradictory statements, it really seems like the company has no idea what the hell it’s doing. Here’s what they’ve… » 7/14/15 5:15pm 7/14/15 5:15pm

Nokia N1 Hands-On: Pretty Great for a $250 iPad Mini Clone

Nokia is not dead (yet?), but their phones are. The company's latest attempt to be popular again is the Nokia N1, an new Android tablet announced a few months back. The good news is Nokia delivered a very good tablet at a very competitive price. The bad news? We still don't know if it's coming to the US. » 3/03/15 6:57pm 3/03/15 6:57pm

The World As Seen By a Self-Driving Car

For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better mapsmuch better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road. » 12/15/14 1:55pm 12/15/14 1:55pm

How to Get Next-Level Cryptography With a Crappy Old Nokia Phone

Remember the Nokia N9? Probably not—but geek points if you do—because it was a smartphone that was DOA and used by pretty much no one. But even a three-year-old smartphone is pretty sophisticated piece of machinery. Using just an N9 and light, physicists have found a way to generate the random numbers algorithms used… » 9/12/14 3:57pm 9/12/14 3:57pm