Futureweek archive

  • Nike Air Mag Back To The Future Limited Edition shoes officially released, available on eBay
    Sports Fitness

    Nike Air Mag Back To The Future Limited Edition shoes officially released, available on eBay

    By 8 September 2011

    According to the movie, four years from now they will be the norm, but 1,500 lucky people, here and now in 2011, will actually be able to own a pair of the Nike Air Mag shoes from Back To The Future II.  Nike, teaming up with Parkinson's sufferer and...

  • HP's CTO Phil McKinney teases with gadgets of tomorrow...
    Phones

    HP's CTO Phil McKinney teases with gadgets of tomorrow...

    By 30 August 2010

    HP CTO's Phil McKinney has been teasing his twitter followers with two images that show him supposedly playing with a couple of new gadgets from HP's research lab. We say supposedly, because as the pictures show, all we are getting to see right now...

  • Back to the Future trilogy heading to Blu-ray for 25th Anniversary at 88mph
    Home Cinema

    Back to the Future trilogy heading to Blu-ray for 25th Anniversary at 88mph

    By 29 June 2010

    You might have guessed by looking at our Future Week, which focused on what the tech world would be like in 2015, that here at Pocket-lint we are big fans of Back to the Future. The good news? It's coming to Blu-ray on 25 October (when else) later this...

  • Augmented Reality check - does AR stand a chance?
    Phones

    Augmented Reality check - does AR stand a chance?

    By 11 April 2010

    Sometimes we have to project out and then come back to the present to validate our assumptions. You have to make a forecast not just in terms of technology, but also consumer behaviour, commercial ecosystem, and other factors and then evaluate what the...

  • Back To The Future II concept drawings
    Home Cinema

    Back To The Future II concept drawings

    By 2 April 2010

    Today is the last day of Future Week on Pocket-lint and this is our very last article of the series. We've spent Monday to Friday looking ahead to the year 2015. We've uncovered the future of TVs, internet speeds, Augmented Reality, robots, cars, user-interfaces,...

  • The week that was in 2005
    Gaming

    The week that was in 2005

    By 2 April 2010

    People say that five years is a long time in technology, but just how long is it? If we're looking to the future and trying to work out how gadgets, software and services might have changed by 2015, then one way we might be able to get a measure of that...

  • Is this how we will type in the future?
    Online

    Is this how we will type in the future?

    By 2 April 2010

    The keyboard is a funny thing, designed to slow typists down so the arms of a typewriter didn't get stuck, it's left us having to learn where a stack of keys have been placed randomly on a keyboard. Yep, we are talking about you Mr QWERTY. But how will...

  • 5 technologies that will no longer exist in 2015
    Televisions

    5 technologies that will no longer exist in 2015

    By 2 April 2010

    Welcome again to Future Week on Pocket-lint. As much fun as it is looking at all sorts of interesting gadgets and services that could be ready in 5 years' time, now is the moment to spare a few thoughts for those that will have dropped off the map. Future...

  • How will we watch TV in 2015?
    Home Cinema

    How will we watch TV in 2015?

    By 2 April 2010

    Is the TV, as we know it, dead? The last few years has seen more people ditching their televisions in favour of a bigger monitor than ever before. With movie and TV downloads (legal or otherwise), streamed video content from a host of online players and...

  • Visions of personal mobility: 2015
    Phones

    Visions of personal mobility: 2015

    By 2 April 2010

    The changes in the ways we manage and enjoy our lifestyle will be many and seem somewhat rapid to casual bystanders over the next 5 years. But to the digital residents and immigrants of today it will all seem very natural and logical, thanks to many factors....

  • The future according to film - will Hollywood get it right?
    Home Cinema

    The future according to film - will Hollywood get it right?

    By 2 April 2010

    There's one set of futurologists we haven't heard from on Future Week and that's those who tend to make the boldest claims of all. Why? Because they can always just claim it was only a story. Yes, Hollywood has a fantastic history of predicting the future...

  • Future diaries: 02 April 2015
    Gaming

    Future diaries: 02 April 2015

    By 2 April 2010

    It's Friday morning and although usually I'd be working hard for Pocket-lint all week, I've managed to wangle a day off and thus a long weekend. It suddenly dawns on me, however, that I agreed to go shopping for my better half - light reactive blinds...

  • How to live in the future today
    Gaming

    How to live in the future today

    By 1 April 2010

    Future Week here on Pocket-lint has brought you information and speculation on what we could be expecting to find in a whole range of gadgety scenarios in 2015. That's all well and good, but what about the here and now? If your parents popped over to...

  • 10 technologies that still won't be ready by 2015
    Online

    10 technologies that still won't be ready by 2015

    By 1 April 2010

    5 years is a long time in technology, but there are some things that still aren't going to be ready by 2015. We know it's sad. There'll be no flying car, no hoverboard and no robot servants for every man and his dog. If you want to know why, we'll let...

  • How will we consume content in 2015
    Gadgets

    How will we consume content in 2015

    By 1 April 2010

    We are about to enter an age where news and content has never been so freely available, and with so many ways to stay connected with events around the world we could be overloaded with information if we're not careful. So how will we access our favourite...

  • What to expect from the semantic web
    Online

    What to expect from the semantic web

    By 1 April 2010

    Some of the ideas surrounding the semantic web can sometimes get a little tricky, however it remains an important subject as it is the future. So if you haven't heard of it before, and would like to know a little more on how it works, then now is possibly...

  • Will the RoboCops rise by 2015?
    Online

    Will the RoboCops rise by 2015?

    By 1 April 2010

    RoboCop, released in 1987, features a crime-fighting cyborg set in the year 2015: one part veteran police officer Alexander James Murphy (played by Peter Weller), who, after his brutal murder, is resurrected by mega-corporation OCP to be one part Kevlar...

  • Future diaries: 1 April 2015
    Gaming

    Future diaries: 1 April 2015

    By 1 April 2010

    One of the joys of living in 2015 is the government-mandated flexible working hours introduced shortly after 2010's disastrous hung parliament gave the Liberal Democrats carte blanche to introduce all kinds of social reforms. It means that working your...

  • Products from the future: what will become of our favourite gadgets by 2015
    Gaming

    Products from the future: what will become of our favourite gadgets by 2015

    By 31 March 2010

    We are 100% confident that there will be new gadgets, gizmos, phones, cameras and technology that we haven't even begin to think of that will be coming out between now and 2015, but we also know that a good product is hard to stop in its tracks. Here...

  • Nokia Morph: Nokia's phone for the future
    Phones

    Nokia Morph: Nokia's phone for the future

    By 31 March 2010

    Envisioned by Nokia in 2008, the Finnish company believes that the future of mobile phones could look something like Morph, a nanotechnology concept, that sees your phone shape-shift into different objects and therefore tasks at the touch of a button....

  • 5 future technologies that never quite made it
    Home Cinema

    5 future technologies that never quite made it

    By 31 March 2010

    There's nothing quite like the terrible pause between being told that the future has arrived and realising that the subject of that statement just never caught on. It's long, drawn and the pain only ends for the inventor/advocate of said technology when...

  • How will we drive in 2015?
    Online

    How will we drive in 2015?

    By 31 March 2010

    Movies have given us countless glimpses of the so-called “car of the future”. Knight Rider brought us KITT, Will Smith was saved by a driverless Audi in I, Robot, and Back to the Future II promised us 2015 was the year of the time-travelling flying...

  • The touchy feely future of the user-interface
    Online

    The touchy feely future of the user-interface

    By 31 March 2010

    The user interface is big business right now. In truth, it always was, but it's taken the mass popularisation of the iPhone to bring it the public agenda. Until then, a good interface was one which you didn't notice. If no one mentioned it, then it was...

  • Where is the flying car?
    Online

    Where is the flying car?

    By 31 March 2010

    The flying car. There's no verb but it's a sentence in its own right. All you have to say are those three words and every man, woman and child sails off into that same dreamy dream. The flying car has been the pin-up of the future since before the present...

  • Future diaries: 31 March 2015
    Gaming

    Future diaries: 31 March 2015

    By 31 March 2010

    I love my commute: I walk 3 metres from my back door into my garden office. I've been a home worker for nearly 10 years now, as many more people are. Continued investment and enhancement of the broadband infrastructure has changed a great many things,...