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Intel has revealed the development of an integrated, end-to-end, silicon-based optical system that it says may drive down the cost of high-speed, error-free interconnects to under a dollar per port and it leaves Chipzilla’s Light Peak interconnect in the dust. The prototype “concept vehicle” is essentially a two-chip system that can transmit and receive data [...more]

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Aug 04 2010
By sarin

Introducing: The Invisible Mouse

A group of researchers from MIT developed a sensor and laser based system that can replace a normal mouse. All you have to do is pretend you have a mouse (move your palm, click) and an infrared laser beam and a video camera (both embedded in your computer) will detect your movements and transform them [...more]

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Jul 15 2010
By markracz

Kindle Price Cut?

As most of you know by now (and some probably pushed the appropriate “buy” button), Amazon cut the price of the Kindle e-reader from 259 to 189 dollars last week. Some say it’s a response to the Barnes&Nobles move, which also dropped the price of the Nook e-reader, from 199 to 139 dollars. And, of [...more]

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Jun 29 2010
By markracz

Robot Name:Muon. Function: Looking Great

Quick! What do you know about Germany? No, not that! And no, it’s not cool to talk about THAT short dude over and over again! Well, the thing you should know about Germany is that they are developing humanoid robots. Yes, humanoid robots, the awesome add on for our everyday lives ten or fifteen years [...more]

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Jun 22 2010
By markracz

Intel Netbooks Get Sleek and Stylish

Today’s Netbooks aren’t exactly as flashy or fashionable as some of the other computers on the market, but that may be about to change. Intel today unveiled their plans for its next Netbook, based on its “Canoe Lake innovation platform.” The new model won’t necessarily be any more powerful than it current machines, but will [...more]

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Jun 01 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Demolition Robot: 2 Tons Of Smashing, Crushing Fun

I have just destroyed my Christmas list with my measly one-ton demolition bot. I’m all about this two-ton beauty from Husqvarna — it’s Swiss, not misspelled. The new remote-controlled demolition robot from Husqvarna®, the DXR 310, is the very latest in compact demolition robot technology. High power, low weight and functional design make it an [...more]

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May 19 2010
By Nick Upton

3-D Cameras Coming To Phones, Digital Cameras Soon

Finally, 3-D is coming to cell phones! I can’t wait to watch bouncy, grainy video of people getting drunk in all three dimensions! Sharp is showing off their new camera module designed for future phones and point-and-shoot cameras. The technology, which begins shipping to developers in July, has a slew of technology behind it to [...more]

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May 12 2010
By Nick Upton

Multitouch Floor Lets You Dance With Your Apps

A really cool project out of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute puts multitouch under foot. The project isn’t just a toe pointing game, but it tracks feet completely, allowing people to be read by the soles of their shoe and where and how they are stepping. We based our design on frustrated total internal reflection [...more]

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Apr 21 2010
By Nick Upton

Google Tablet Operating In ‘Stealth Mode’

Apple’s iPad wasn’t the first step in tablet computing, and it certainly won’t be the last. And now Apple has a big target on their back. Apple’s major competitors said they already have tablets near completion, and with the iPad’s launch serving as a test bed for the entire market, they will certainly be taking [...more]

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Apr 14 2010
By Nick Upton

Car Powers Up To Drive 800 mph

A bunch of “weekend warriors” are working to design a car to not only beat, but quash the current land speed record, reaching 800 mph. The current land speed record of 763 mph was set in the 90s, but the North American Eagle team wants to use some 1950s technology to break the record. They [...more]

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Apr 09 2010
By Nick Upton