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Solid state drives are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world but the cost can be quite prohibitive. Thankfully there are companies like Micron out there who are constantly striving to develop technologies such as this and make them …Read More »
[Windows] Best free cloud storage service — Dropbox vs Google Drive vs SkyDrive vs SugarSync vs Bitcasa
Ever wanted to be able to access your files from any computer or device? Or maybe you wanted to be able to have a backup of your important files, in case of a computer or device crash. Or maybe you …Read More »
Windows users are well versed in the art of malware — viruses, trojans, randsomware, etc. Mac users? Not so much. However, Mac users have recently been the target of a particularly annoying piece of malware or ‘ransomware’ — a preview …Read More »
Modders have created a radically new instrument known as The Spine. The device illustrates a never before seen means of interacting with an instrument in order to create music. The Spine is attached to the body of a dancer and …Read More »
A robot being developed by a Nikko Technos and Yaskawa Electric is capable of circumventing human interaction in order to take care of up to 300, 000 lab mice. In addition to saving researchers tons of hours it will be …Read More »
A recently started Kickstarter campaign has been started which aims to generate electricity using shoe insoles in order to charge mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones, tablets, etc. The project goes by the name of SolePower and was started by …Read More »
Engineers develop steerable paper planes and maple seeds… as in having the ability to control where they land
Dr. Paul Pounds of Australia’s University of Queensland and his robotics team have created a pair of inexpensive, disposable UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
Yes, you have read that right; the drones, if I am permitted to use that word, will …Read More »
Scientists at Jadavpur University in India have formulated a method of identifying a person based on scanning the blood vessels in their face. Many of us are familiar with existing facial recognition technology but this method is quite different.
The …Read More »
The Igor I. Sikorsky prize is quite the prestigious award. It was started 33 years ago by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) and promised $250 000 to the person who fulfilled the requirements for the prize. The requirements, you ask? …Read More »
Meet ATLAS — a six-foot-two 330 pound robot which apparently surprisingly enough is designed solely for the purpose of taking part in a robot challenge.
ATLAS is a collaboration between the Boston Dynamics and the US military’s Defense Advanced Research …Read More »
GROVER is a remotely operated, solar powered, and student designed vehicle used by researchers in freezing temperatures
Due to the effects of global warming, Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at a fairly rapid pace and researchers have turned to the help of a student designed, solar powered rover in order to assist them in surveying the damage …Read More »
Most of us use a traditional mouse to control the movements of the mouse cursor on our computers but take a look at the Skymouse in the image above; the lady is controlling he mouse cursor using her fingertips and …Read More »
In the earlier part of this year, Carnegie Mellon University was able to test out a modular snake-like robot at an abandoned nuclear power plant. The robot was developed by the University’s Biorobotics lab and is intended to perform inspections …Read More »
Omer Haciomeroglu was recently awarded an IDSA International Design Excellence award for his concept for a robot — known as the ERO Concrete Recycling Robot — which if it comes to fruition, will be able to break down concrete as …Read More »
Russia is expected to press a floating nuclear power plant into service in the year 2016. The floating vessel is expected to provide electricity to remote locations in Russia where building a nuclear reactor is simply not feasible due to …Read More »
US Navy successfully lands advanced unmanned drone on aircraft carrier, the future of warfare is here
A video recently posted by the US Navy shows their unmanned X-47B drone executing a breathtaking landing on the USS George H.W Bush, an aircraft carrier in the US Navy.
The X-47B is the first unmanned aircraft to ever achieve …Read More »
Smartphone GPS navigation apps have become a staple for many, and some car manufacturers have even included built in heads-up-displays (HUDs) in their more recent car designs in order to accommodate this handy smartphone feature. The HUD option is quite …Read More »
This is one of the fundamental questions that I have asked myself on several occasions in the past. Outside is noisy but inside is hot — should I close the window or burn to death in an inferno?
Luckily, according …Read More »
We have already seen and been amazed by Google’s driverless car, but a group of Australian students from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia have put an interesting spin on the concept.
The group of students consist of Tommi Sullivan, Michael …Read More »
SpaceX, the private space transport who are acclaimed with successfully docking with as well as successfully resupplying the International Space Station (ISS), have recently completed what appears to be a promising test flight of their Vertical Takeoff, Vertical Landing (VTVL) …Read More »
As time goes on the files on your hard drive become more and more fragmented. As you manipulate files, they become scattered over different locations on your hard drive and eventually – if allowed – your computer will slow down …Read More »
The problem with many solar powered vehicles is that there are simply to small and are not practical for carrying anything more than the driver — forget about passengers. A solar powered vehicle known as Stella, designed by Solar Team …Read More »
If you are like me then at some point you have forgotten one(or more) of your passwords. Even if you didn’t forget, passwords can still be vulnerable if strong ones aren’t created. What if you could log in to your …Read More »
With the plethora of touch screen smartphones and the number of touches these screen receive each day, they are bound to be dirty and germy. However Corning — makers of the now well known Gorilla Glass — have developed a …Read More »
University Hospitals has recently announced a “bionic eye” which will assist persons suffering from an advanced stage of retinitis pigmentosa to see. (Retinitis pigmentosa is, according to Wikipedia, “an inherited, degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment and often …Read More »
According to an iClarified report, Apple is reported to be toying with the idea of an offline iteration of voice dictation in their upcoming iOS 7.
Currently, Apple’s voice dictation is done using an app called Siri which depends on …Read More »
Microsoft reveals two viruses that avoid removal by regularly downloading updated versions of each other
Recent research carried out by Microsoft has showed that a combination of two viruses, Vobfus and Beebone, is proving quite difficult to remove from infected Windows PCs.
Like other typical malware, these two offers data thieves the opportunity to steal …Read More »
A new malicious data wiper program dubbed Trojan.Korhigh by Symantec containing similar functionality to another piece of malware, which took the networks of several South Korean companies offline in a matter of hours back in March, has recently been uncovered …Read More »
Ad agency BBDO Germany have teamed up with it’s German counterpart, broadcaster Sky Deustchland, to develop a technology which plays ads to travelers on trains when they rest their heads against a window. This is made possible by a bone …Read More »
We are all moving towards paperless schools and workplaces but 11 schools in the Netherlands are taking this concept to another level. In August these so called ‘Steve Jobs Schools’ will begin operation, and educational materials as well as lessons …Read More »
Major manufacturer of electronics Foxconn — perhaps better known for their manufacturing of Apple devices as well as for allegations surrounding worker conditions and salary — has indicated interest in becoming a wireless carrier.
According to the Wall Street Journal…Read More »
Vtel, a company based in the rural town of Springfield with a population slightly larger than 9000 persons, is offering gigabit internet to the residents of Vermont at a mouth watering rate of $29.95 or $39.95 per month. You are …Read More »
In today’s fast paced environment, efficiency is the key to success. For this reason several pieces of software have been created, but alas not all are created equal. My job here today is to highlight the best of these pieces …Read More »
After announcing their 4K player earlier this year, Sony has announced the release of their FMP-X1 4K media player and 4K movie distribution network. The player is set to launch by July 15th while their 4K movie distribution network — …Read More »