A huge week of tech news and product launches from just about every major tech company
If you're a fan of cool gadgets and are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing, this week is a veritable bonanza in the tech world. Major tech companies are ramping up to launch products before the 2012 holiday season, and new gear is coming fast and furious. From Microsoft to Apple, tablets to phones, software to hardware, across most of the major categories and including virtually all of the big players, the week has all of the ingredients for the perfect storm.
It all started last week when months of rumours were put to rest as Apple's Phil Schiller lifted the cover on the company's new iPad Mini. Here's a breakdown of everything else coming out.
"It could be pretty grim," says California's chief of snow surveys, looking toward the summer months. During one of the worst droughts in centuries, st... More "It could be pretty grim," says California's chief of snow surveys, looking toward the summer months. During one of the worst droughts in centuries, state officials are concerned. The snowy stockpile of water in the Sierra Mountains is the state's real reservoir, supplying about a third of the water used by farms and cities when it melts each spring and early summer. National Geographic followed California’s top snow surveyor on a recent snow inspection, and he's sounding the alarm.
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