Predicting the future is hard. It's nearly impossible to know what technological marvels await in the next few years, let alone the next eight decades. Undaunted, we've put together a list of 10 super-advanced technologies that should be around by the year 2100.
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This week on Meanwhile in the Future, we ask what would happen if Earth had a second moon. How exactly that happens I won't reveal — you'll have to listen! But once it does, there are some really interesting things that we might notice on Earth, from tides and the night sky, to the potential destruction of Earth.
Let's face it. The new Nexus 7 is no longer a surprise. We've already seen it. We've already seen press shots for it. Hell, we pretty much know all the details. And now here it is in its full packaging, which means someone was able to get a real version of it early. Which means the Nexus 7 is pretty much ready to go.
The Wall Street Journal is adding weight to rumours of growing iPhone screens sizes, publishing a report which suggests that Apple is testing larger displays for both the iPhone and iPad. Citing sources at suppliers in Asia, the newspaper claims that Apple is testing a 12.9-inch iPad design, alongside a range of prototype iPhones with larger screens.
A leak last week revealed details of Google's new Nexus 7 tablet — and now freshly leaked press shots and a Best Buy ad reaffirm its existence. The @evleaks Twitter account has published a set of press images of the rumoured new tablet. It shows a few subtle tweaks to the existing design: gone are the dimples in favour of a new horizontal Nexus branding.
According to a report by former WSJ reporter Jessica Lessin, Apple's long-rumoured stand-alone TV service will supposedly allow viewers to skip over commercials. While commercial skipping has been available as a feature for a while, networks have gone after and often crushed services into bankruptcy or caused them to retract said feature.
Just in case you thought there weren't enough monstrous phones on offer, rumour has it that HTC may be planning to roll out a 6-inch, 1080p version of its acclaimed One. Referred to as the One Max, Mobile Geeks reports that sources have revealed the phone could pack a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage and a 3200mAh battery.
A few months ago, a rash of headlines suggested you'd be wearing an iWatch on your wrist by the end of the year. They were almost certainly wrong — and now a Financial Times report suggests we could be in for an even longer wait.
Looks like BlackBerry’s might be interested in getting in on the enormo-phone scene, with the first leaked image of a phone destined to be known as the A10 seemingly confirming the existence of a 5-inch model. That could upgrade the Z10 with curvier lines and a newer version of BB’s mobile software.
A pair of photos posted to the Flickr account of Microsoft's Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore appear to be the first real-world samples taken with the Nokia Lumia 1020. Rumour has it the photography-oriented phone will be announced at an event in New York on Thursday. From what we can see in these images, the camera could be incredible.