Heard about the popularity of Mag-Lev trains in Japan and Germany? Cathi explains how this fab, energy-friendly technology works. If it's so great, why don't we have it in North America yet? Meanwhile, Nora comes across a story about organic electronics, and why the next generation of wearable computing may be just around the corner. This early episode of thesniffer was podcast just as the iPod really started to explode in popularity in 2005. Interesting how soon after that they were to become absolutely ubiquitous. Nora and Cathi speculate about what it would take to make the next sexy 'must have' gadget as popular as television. Since this episode was first podcast, Nora has completely reversed her position on the 'universal remote' gadget (she just wants you to know that!).
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