With the future yet to come, we must resort to reading the tea leaves of the present—as it were. (Remember kids, don’t mix metaphors—it’s a dangerous business.) Whether it’s the iPhone’s status as an emblematic gadget, Apple’s business plans, or even the technology preferences of the next most intelligent species on the planet, only time will tell. But fortunately for fans of the remainders for November 2, 2010, the future is now.
Why the iPhone is the Greatest Gadget of the 21st Century (CNet UK)
That’s right: it’s so good, we don’t even need to wait another 90 years to see what else might get invented.
Exclusive: Apple, Google are sniffing around mobile payments startup BOKU (TechCrunch)
According to TechCrunch, both Google and Apple are eyeing a mobile payment startup company by the name of BOKU—possibly for acquistion, possibly just for a partnership. The service would potentially allow the use of a mobile device to pay for goods and services. Plus, I bet they could totally get Richard Lewis to hock it on TV ads.
Merlin the dolphin prefers PC over Mac (Toronto Sun)
Apparently Merlin the dolphin prefers using a Panasonic Toughbook to communicate with humans over an iPad, which he was using earlier in the year. Advanced species, ha.
There’s an app for that (Sesame Street)
Given that there’s apparently nothing the iPogoStick can’t do, I’m considering trading in my iPhone 4 for one—though there’s no word on what kind of reception AT&T gets on Sesame Street.