Category Archives: Cutting Edge Technologies

40TB in a 3.5″ Drive

Western Digital is harnessing the power of microwaves to create denser drives: If you’re wondering what microwaves have to do with hard drives, WD has a developed a new type of drive head called a “spin torque oscillator” that generates … Continue reading

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Boeing 787 Makes Debut

Production delays are over and the first 2 Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been delivered to All Nippon Airways, with 18 more expected to be delivered by the end of FY2012. ANA has a total of 55 Dreamliners on order. The … Continue reading

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Inhalable Vitamins

Instead of popping pills, you could soon be toking your vitamins. The creation of Harvard biomedical engineer David Edwards, inventor of inhalable insulin, inhalable chocolate and inhalable coffee, LeWhif Vitamin is a lipstick-like delivery device that works a lot like … Continue reading

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Encryption Tied to Location

Imagine an encryption scheme so secure that the recipient must be within a few meters of the target spot, else they will not be able to read it: Quantum communications work by encoding data into strings of photons, each of … Continue reading

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GM’s Heads Up Windshield

GM recently showed off a heads-up display prototype built into a “sensor-laden” windshield. While we’ve all gotten excited about technologies and concepts from car manufacturers the world over, only to be disappointed when they never materialize on the show room … Continue reading

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11 Ways Tomorrow’s Internet Will Change Everything

Fascinating article from Atlantic Wire. My favorites are: The Cloud Will Take Over  Gelernter sees cloud computing eclipsing personal machines. “Because your information will live in the Cloud and only make quick visits to your personal machines, all your machines … Continue reading

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Dynamic Marketing Billboards

Imagine a billboard that identifies the age and sex of passer-bys and chooses the best advertising to display accordingly. This idea is currently being tested in Japan. A little scary? The manufacturer says the facial images are immediately erased but … Continue reading

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Honda 3R-C Concept Vehicle

Honda showed this 3-wheeled personal transporter concept at the Geneva Motor Show: The battery electric drivetrain is mounted low in the three wheeled chassis, therefore keeping the centre of gravity low and thus improving stability. The 3R-C has a clear … Continue reading

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Opera 10.5 “Fastest Browser on Earth”

Mashable reports Opera 10.5 has finally gone general availability, and with it Opera is once again claiming that they have the “fastest browser on Earth”. Opera has increased room for content on your screen by replacing the menu bar with … Continue reading

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20K Rows in 1.9 Seconds on a Nexus One

James Ward posted this video showing how Adobe Flex and Flash Player 10.1 loads and renders 20,000 rows of data in 1.9 seconds (load in 1813 ms, render in 396 ms) on a Nexus One running Android. Now that’s fast! … Continue reading

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