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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


For those annoying times when you've already walked away from the desk before realising you meant to put your Mac to sleep: Use your Apple remote to zap it to sleep from across the room by holding down the Play/Pause button. After about 2 seconds of holding it, you'll see your Mac display some sleepy Zs on the screen before getting comfy and passing out.


Reader Chris Bright had too many remotes from various A/V gadgets and no good place to store them. That lasted until he fashioned a picture frame and fabric into a DIY remote caddy.

He writes:

A few years ago, I upgraded my entertainment system and it was great. I was happy with the results, but I wasn't thrilled with the five remotes that were the by-product. They ended up in different places and they cluttered up my living room. Programming a universal remote was a pain, plus I didn't want to spend any more money. I noticed that most remotes are less than 8 inches long, so I had the idea of using a picture frame as a holder.