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Big Progress on the Little Things

In the trenches of consumer technology, there’s plenty to complain about. Today's cell-phone contracts are exorbitant and illogical (why has the price of a text message doubled in three years?). Those 15-second voicemail instructions still seem to last forever and use up our expensive airtime ("When you have finished recording, you may hang up"—oh, really?). And laptop batteries still can’t last the whole day.

From Scientific American
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