Archive for the 'Technology' Category

December 10th 2010

Full Minority Report interface

It gets a bit repetitive after 1 minute.. but this has got to be the coolest hack of… well, at least this week. You got to give credit where it is due: M$ build something that will inspire a lot of people. Of course, it had to be hacked first, but still…. :-)

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October 18th 2010

Autonomous cars are getting (t)here…

We have discussed autonomous cars before… but this is getting real! I wonder how long it will take to allow those cars on the road…

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September 7th 2010

Threedeeteevee… Yuk!

I’m not the only one that thinks 3D TV is not going to take off in the forseable future…

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I don’t even like it in movies; too many times it is just a distraction…

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November 9th 2009

Qwerty…

The keyboard you’re using now is most likely set in a QWERTY layout (named for the first 6 characters of the top row of letters). This layout was invented by Christopher Sholes in 1874 because people were typing too fast on typewriters back then, thus causing the machine to jam. Sholes did frequency analysis on letter-pairs and separated pairs of letters that tend to cause mechanical jams when typed in quick successions like TH. Sholes’ new layout was designed to slow down typists (technically, he aimed to improve typing speed by reducing jams – and indeed, that’s exactly what happened.)

Well, at least it succeeded in becoming a (nearly) global standard as well….

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August 1st 2009

Fiddling Fast hands…

These robot hands are just amazing. What speed!

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August 1st 2009

Running robot

It is actually running at 7 k/h. That is pretty fast, and it does seem to do a great job of it!

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February 26th 2009

Sony shows of new fuelcells

This is good news:

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Now, can we have this in cellphones asap please? My New Shiny G1 (great phone, btw) is empty in one day and a half, at most… We are sourly in need of more portable power!

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February 10th 2009

Amazon Kindle 2: $359

Amazon has announced the new e-book reader: the Kindle 2…

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I still think it is a very expensive device. Basically, it is a laptop without a separate keyboard, or a very large iPod Touch – without touch, and without color – and a very slow screen. I think the screen has it advantages (no glare!), but $ 350,-…jees….

It looks nice, that is true:

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January 21st 2009

How the mobile phone network works…

This is a nice article about how the mobile phone network actually works…

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Nice read, it even taught me a few things!

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November 21st 2008

Unplugging The World’s Biggest Spam Host

The volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide dropped drastically today after a Web hosting firm identified by the computer security community as a major host of organizations allegedy engaged in spam activity was taken offline, according to security firms that monitor spam distribution online.

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Interesting collection of stories about the takedown of this hoster. I notice it too: I can see that the number of spams blocked by Google is way lower than a few days ago…!

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