What happened next?
Ongoing updates on the tech stories that will not go gently
Then: “Magic” Scribble Pen concept sought crowdfunding back in June to create a tool
that can scan any object’s colour and replicate it on paper. Now: Amid suspicions this
is impossible with 21stcentury tech, it was booted by Kickstarter, then fellow fund site Tilt shortly after. For shame!
Then: Chip maker Nvidia took legal swipe at Samsung on the usual mobile GPU matters. Now: Operator T-mobile gets legal on the ass of Huawei over claims of, er, bot-theft. It says the Chinese
firm “copied… and stole parts, software, and other trade secrets”
from its phone testing droid, “Tappy”. It’s a new one, at least.
Console sales switcheroo
Then: “Gamer-focused” Xbox 360 raced ahead of “media hub” LameStation 3. Microsoft’s console enjoyed a 36 month top-slot streak.
Now: Sony’s PS4 – “For the players” – has outsold the more multi-disciplinary Xbone for eight months. Meanwhile, early adopters of Microsoft’s device glare bitterly at their no-longer-bundled Kinect.