Just before the holiday, my friend and former boss Jim Louderback invited me to appear on his video show, downLOADED, to talk about the week’s top tech stories. To my surprise, Redg Snodgrass — another friend, who has worked with VentureBeat off and on over the past two years — was the other guest. The [...]
“It’s not working! Oh my god! Where did everybody go? It’s like being deprived of your oxygen or something.” I used those immortal words to describe the experience of being unable to access Twitter for about an hour last week. Jonathan Bloom at ABC 7 here in the Bay Area interviewed me last week about [...]
MakerBot from Venturebeat on Vimeo. Is there anything more American than a robot that can create anything you want out of a spool of plastic and some electricity? It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that 3D printers offer levels of Jeffersonian self-reliance that our founding fathers only dreamed of. “We have a consumer product [...]
Anyone can pick most interesting phones of 2011, but it takes real foolhardiness to predict the most revolutionary products of the coming year. Call me a fool. I’m placing bets on these five products that will revolutionize technology in 2012. I made these predictions recently in a TV segment on Bloomberg West with host John [...]
I have a cameo in the Monty Python-esque introduction to this video that I’m rather proud of, goofy as it is. The week in review: Jobs’ last words, Siri’s rough week & Google+’s last stand | VentureBeat.
I get to play Rambo in this video, which showcases some of the office warfare weaponry Wired recently tested. My favorite: the Z-Curve Bow. The video’s webpage is here, and talented intern Christina Bonnington wrote a the roundup review of office weapons.
Within a few years, your car may become a hub of interconnected devices, media and online services. And you thought it was for getting you around town. I recently spent a little time in a tricked-out 2009 Corvette whose dashboard included some proof-of-concept technology to integrate the car with a smartphone, a tablet, and the [...]
When the tentacled aliens from Gliese 581g arrive on Earth, they’ll probably be riding a YikeBike. At least, that’s how the YikeBike looks. In reality, it’s made for the posteriors of humans, not the glistening thoraxes of our future Gliesean overlords. It’s the most compact electric bicycle ever made, its creators claim, and it looks [...]
I give a quick, 3-minute overview of the top gadget trends that we predict will dominate CES — and the consumer electronics industry in 2010.
I spent a few minutes on CNBC Asia talking about Wired’s picks for the hottest (and most unusual) gadgets of 2009. Most of these came from Wired’s awesome Wish List 2009, a roundup of 100 amazing gadgets.