Scientists in Manchester have assembled technology that enables cameras to see through fog. It filters out light that is reflected by water droplets in the air that obscures vision in fog. They are envisioning this technology for use in...
RFID chips will soon be in everything you own. It is the new standard to replace the large and unwieldy UPC bar codes on products. For example, a box of cereal will have this tiny chip embedded...
That game machine console packs some serious punch. The current generation of game machines are not only cheap, but powerful. Researchers at the University of Illinois have assembled 70 PlayStation 2 devices into a cluster at a...

Optimus Mini Arrives!

I recieved my Optimus Mini this afternoon, and after 9 months on the pre-order list, I've gotta say that I have mixed feelings. First, the good: It looks sweet! The images on the keys are bright and crisp....

Umm what did he say?

I'm usually pretty good at deciphering technobabble, but this is just too much! I started laughing 30 seconds in! Towards the end, I'm not even sure what language he's talking!

Schmoozing the Hi-tech way

The Pop!Tech conference in Maine last month brought in a new way to help visitors meet and greet each other. Each of the conferences 500 attendees were given an nTag to wear around their neck. About the...
One CD holds 650Mb. A DVD holds 4.7Gb. The new Blu-ray discs hold 25Gb (50Gb dual sided)... Six companies, including Fuji and CMC have formed the Holographic Video Disc (HVD) Consortium working on technology to put a Terabyte...

SPOTted

The SPOT Watch is a digital watch that can recieve information wirelessly. I got myself a Fossil SPOT watch. It recieves data through an FM Subcarrier signal to get News, Weather, Sports, and even real-time MSN messages...
Apple sent out invitations to a "Special Event" on Wednesday, September 5, regarding an iPod announcement. Is this the next gen iPod we've been waiting for?
In 2005, the U.S. enacted the Energy Policy Act which changed the date we "Spring Forward" from the first weekend of April to the first weekend of March effective this year. So one month ago, we shifted forward...
The first big shoe has dropped. Warner brothers has announced that they will no longer support HD-DVD and focus its efforts on promoting Sony's Blu-ray standard as a high definition medium. As much as I would prefer HD-DVD to...
For us, sitting out on the cottage deck on a Sunday morning with a coffee and a newspaper has been the tradition for three generations. This weekend, we brought our son Jack, the fourth generation, up to the...

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