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How Apple is Winning a Secret War

5:00 PM, Jan. 23rd, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

When observers analyze a new or existing product from Apple, they tend to focus on the design, operation and features. In some cases, the conclusion is that some competitor, X, has a better product. That misses at least half the story of Apple's secret product war.

Graphene Will Change Everything from Smartphones to Electric Cars

1:10 PM, Jan. 20th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

Graphene, developed by British scientists, in an incredible material. It's one layer of Carbon atoms thick, highly conductive, and 100 times stronger than steel. It can be placed on a flexible substrate and is 97 percent transparent. While current iPhone displays are made with the rare and expensive element Indium, Graphene is pure Carbon, a very abundant element on earth. This video, from the summer of 2013 on the BBC airing of The One Show, while not recent, still takes your breath away at the prospects of Graphene for our future electronics. The concept shown in this video suggests a future smartphone about as thick as what we use today as ultra-thin screen protectors.

Mac Experts Weigh In: OS X Quality is Declining

4:45 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

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More and more Mac experts are weighing in on the idea that OS X quality has declined and has become noticeable and annoying in Yosemite. This is a new, uncomfortable feeling that Macintosh customers are unaccustomed to. That OS X no longer "just works" is an emerging meme.

The Two Big Tech Hits of 2015 Will be UHDTV and Apple Watch

4:55 PM, Jan. 9th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

The two big hits of 2015

The two biggest tech things in 2015 will be UHD/4K TV and the Apple Watch. The TV industry is working hard to make sure it doesn't have another "3D" debacle, and Apple will use its enormous resources to make sure the Apple Watch is successful as the best and most famous wearable, propelled by Apple Pay. This week's Particle Debris looks at both.