WHEN it comes to apples, I've always preferred tart, crisp ones like Granny Smiths or Idas to McIntoshes. It seems to me, therefore, that as a new name in Apple Computer's growing orchard of machines one of those would have done admirably. What could sound more ''user friendly'' than a Granny Smith computer around the house.
With the launch of five Earth-observing missions in 2014 -- more Earth-focused launches in a single year in more than a decade -- NASA will be able to deliver even more crucial data to scientists trying to understand our changing planet.
What the news coverage of CES doesn’t show you is that 90% of the gadgets you come across there are either old, boring, or simply pieces of junk. Finding interesting, new devices is like hunting for buried treasure. After days of digging, here are the 15 things we wanted to steal most from the show.