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​QR codes aren't useless after all, study says

Nielsen finds nearly half of the consumers it surveyed like using quick response codes on their phones to buy things in stores.

By July 10, 2014

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Artist pranks LA Best Buy stores with 'useless' gadget

Five Best Buy stores unknowingly played host to a thought-provoking art exhibit that questions our obsession with gadgets.

By August 14, 2013

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The noPhone: A fake phone to help you talk to people

Created initially as a joke, a piece of useless rectangular plastic may have a use after all.

By August 25, 2014

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Scientists brew tea in a chocolate teapot: Did it melt?

Chocolate experts from Nestle set about crafting a chocolate teapot that can stand up to boiling water and still turn out a lovely cup of tea.

By September 8, 2014

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Coffee shop bans laptops and tablets, business grows

A Vermont bakery and coffee shop shuts off its Wi-Fi and discovers that people quite like it.

By September 7, 2014

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BlackBerry CEO says tablets will be useless in five years

In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Thorsten Heins questions the value of tablets, pouring cold water on a PlayBook successor.

By April 30, 2013

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Google stops displaying content authorship in search results

Presenting author information in search results wasn't as useful as Google had expected.

By August 28, 2014

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Robots could murder us out of kindness, says futurist

Engineer Nell Watson worries that it won't be easy to teach powerful robots values.

By August 22, 2014

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Dropbox's Gentry Underwood on great design's disappearing act (Q&A)

Dropbox's design chief arrived at the online storage company with his stylish and popular email service, Mailbox. Now, as Dropbox evolves, he's helping it design a way into every facet of our digital lives.

By August 19, 2014

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In 2025, our lovers will be robots

A new Pew Report examines the world in the near future. It'll be one in which robots aren't confined to machine-like tasks.

By August 15, 2014