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Posted on July 23, 2016


By Iain Paul A company in Japan only recently realized it was time to stop making Video Home System machines—commonly known as VHS. Japan-based Funai announced earlier in July that it would cease production of its VHS player, which was sold under various brands worldwide. The company said it decided to cease production due to […]

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Video: A Low-Budget Trump YouTube Ad

Written by Gary North on January 16, 2016


I do not put any hope in national politics. But Donald Trump is about to pull off the first hijacking of the Republican Establishment since Barry Goldwater did it in 1964. This has happened only once before: in 1964. William Jennings Bryan pulled it off in 1896 in the Democratic Party. This changed American politics. […]

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Video: iPhone 6S Plus’s 4K videos

Written by Gary North on October 3, 2015


Here is a professional video taken with an iPhone 6S Plus. It is shot in super-high resolution 4K. Here is how they did it. This technology lets the average person produce professional videos. Creativity is the main differentiating factor now, not the technology. Creativity is innate. There are millions of creative people in many fields […]

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3-D Printing and Factory Jobs

Written by Gary North on September 12, 2015


We have all heard about 3-D printing. A machine that costs around $1,000 can produce copies of some product, even a gun. Over the next three decades, these machines will become more powerful. They will get cheaper. Tens of millions of products will be produced in millions of basement 3-D machines, or else in small […]

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$60 Smart Phone (No Contract)

Written by Gary North on September 5, 2015


Price competition keeps pushing ahead. The market keeps getting larger. In Asia, Android is winning. Now, there is another Chinese invasion. What is this $60 phone? In AT&T stores it’s the ZTE Maven, which has a screen, speakers, and a processor with capabilities somewhere between the iPhone 5 and 6. As Tony Greco, ZTE’s head […]

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The NSA and Your License Plate

Posted on May 2, 2015

A year after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) scuttled plans to build its own nationwide database of vehicle license plate data, the agency is seeking bids from private contractors to provide the agency access to the same information. DHS canceled last year’s plan in the wake of TSA domestic spying revelations and subsequent outrage […]

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Video: A 50-Cent Microscope to Save the World

Written by Gary North on February 13, 2015


Here is a microscope that anyone can afford. Public health workers can take one anywhere, and then check local drinking water for disease-transmitting organisms. Left alone, the free market comes up with cost-effective solutions. This is the basis of progress: the creativity of the mind, and then the capital to implement the ideas. These two […]

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3D Printed 5-Story House Shell — China

Posted on January 20, 2015


On March 29, 2014, ten 3D printed houses, each measuring 200 square meters, appeared in Shanghai, China. The buildings were created entirely out of concrete using a gigantic 3D printer, and each costs only 30,000 RMB ($4,800). Today, just ten months after the initial project, the company behind these 3D printed buildings, Shanghai WinSun Decoration […]

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