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Rethinking the smartphone continuum, with the Runcible

All smartphones basically look the same and can do the same things, steamrollering along a tech-driven path of legacy incrementalism. Where’s the customer-centricity? On 27 February 2015, San Francisco design company Monohm Inc. announced the Runcible, which they called the first personal device for the post-smartphone era. It looks like no other communication device, and it seems like a radical rethink of pretty much...

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Rethinking classical music pigeon-holing

David Bowie’s Life on Mars reverberates on the organ, in a glorious, spine-chilling triumph of art and virtuosity over crass commercialism David Bowie died on 10 January 2016, orchestrated in a manner seldom before seen in the world of celebrity music. About which more in a separate post. Two days later, organist Christopher Nickol at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow played a powerful, surging...

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Planes starting and stopping – easyJet energy recovery

Aircraft use vast amounts of energy to speed up when taking off, and again to slow down when landing. What if some of that energy could be recovered? easyJet is a British low-cost airline carrier based at London Luton Airport. In February 2016, the company revealed plans for an innovative hydrogen fuel cell system designed to do away with the need for aircraft to...

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