Gifts from the Future: Nine Items That’ll Take You to Tomorrow

Wired: As 2011 comes to an end and our smartphones, tablets and thick, chunky laptops slowly lapse into obsolescence, we're forced to either refresh our hardware or fall behind.

Staying current is no easy feat. Today, tablets are quickly growing as widespread consumer devices. Having a monster stereo speaker setup is more common than ever. Our phones are even capable of talking back in subtly reassuring tones (though not entirely devoid of sass).

Rather than catch up to what's hip right now, here are our picks for top technologies for 2012.


James Webb Space Telescope finds 'extremely red' supermassive black hole growing

The supermassive black hole is 40 million times as massive as the sun and powers a quasar that existed 700 million years after the Big Bang.


I flew to Europe and forgot the OnePlus Watch 2's charger – here's how long it lasted

The OnePlus Watch 2 is touted for having incredible battery life for a Wear OS watch, and that saved me when I forgot the charger on a trip.

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Vision Pro is here and it’s a surprisingly capable device. Apple has also loaded the headset with a ton of options and features that aren’t obvious at first glance.

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