Forty years ago today, the first message was sent over the Internet. And forty years ago today, somebody’s internet connection went down for the first time. The Internet as we know it has its origins in the Advanced Research Projects Agency, an American group set up in the late 1950s as part of the technology […]
Developed by researchers at Microsoft, this new muscle-computer interface system can be used to control electronic devices when your hands are full or busy doing something else. [Via TechEblog]
Today, a new release of the popular free & open source operating system Ubuntu becomes available. This is release 9.10, code-named Karmic Koala. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I could be a little biased, as I had a hand in the planning and development of the release. First, if you […]
Remember BigDog, that four-legged robotic mule built by Boston Dynamics? Well friends, now, more than a year later, BigDog’s creators have come up with a two-legged master for the beast, and his name is Petman. Apart from looking like a drunk man when walking, Petman, just like Bigdog, has the ability to keep its balance, […]
Check out Seeper‘s amazing new interactive multiTouch sphere: Isn’t this thing amazing? I’d just love to see this kind of technology used for interactive learning exhibitions in planetariums or museums. [Via LikeCool]
Wow, $0.02 a byte! What awesome deal! Considering this, the 4GB of RAM I currently have running in my box would only cost $85,899,345… and we’re not even taking inflation into account here!
Well, the honeymoon couldn’t last forever. I have to admit, Hulu did seem too good to be true from the get-go. For this little family of three, living our days without cable were made a bit easier with the freedom of Hulu, especially during the first season of Legend of the Seeker. Um, wait. Did […]
Last week I wrote about the first computer I ever owned, the Sinclair ZX81. My next step in the computing journey came with the opposition: Acorn’s BBC Micro. The story of the BBC’s origins was at the heart of the recent Micro Men drama. To cut it short, Acorn won the battle over Sinclair to […]
Now, I’ve got admit, when I heard about Goby–the search engine designed to match your interests with current events in your area, or any area for that matter–I quirked a bit of an eyebrow. What’s this now? Do we really need another search engine, let alone one that tries to fill a rather specific niche? […]
Most people find speed bump irritating. For those with a heavy foot, these bumps can have all sorts of undesirable effects on your car. But, when you have kids and live on a street where people speed, you realize the necessity.. Enter the intelligent speed bump by Mexico’s Decano Industries. With this clever new technology, […]
What you’re about to see is absolutely mind blowing: Three robots working in tandem to execute one of the most amazing feats of robotic precision I’ve ever seen. Check it out.
David Hanson’s robot faces look and act like yours: They recognize and respond to emotion, and make expressions of their own. In the following video, you’ll see an “emotional” live demo of the Einstein robot, which offers a peek at a future where robots could truly mimic humans.