Concepts

Noahpad – Face the Interface

Noahpad – Face the Interface

The Taiwanese company “E-lead” chose to reveal its newly developed “Noahpad UMPC” at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las-Vegas. The Noahpad is a miniature laptop computer with a unique interface designed to allow users to “unchain themselves” from ...

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“Nobel Prize for Computing” Winners Announced

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced Edmund M. Clarke, E. Allen Emerson and Joseph Sifakis as the recipients of the 2007 Turing Award. The award, named after the British mathematician Alan M. Turing, is considered to be the ...

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Ultra Small Switches

Ultra Small Switches

A team of researchers at the University of St. Andrews, in the U.K., has developed one of the smallest optical switches ever made. This switch, measuring about one tenth the size of a human hair, may eventually be used in ...

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Cooler, Faster, Cheaper Silicon Chips

Cooler, Faster, Cheaper Silicon Chips

A group of researchers at Clemson University recently developed a new process and equipment that is expected to significantly reduce the amount of heat generated by silicon chips used for speeding processors. As microprocessors tend to generate more heat at ...

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SwitchBack – Rugged Ultra Mobile PC

SwitchBack – Rugged Ultra Mobile PC

The U.S. Company Roper Mobile Technology recently introduced its flagship product – the most powerful version of the SwitchBack PC. The SwitchBack is a Windows XP-based PC that meets strict military specifications as it is capable of operating in extreme ...

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SanDisk Vaulter Disk

SanDisk Vaulter Disk

SanDisk recently unveiled the flash based Vaulter Disk – a device that enables faster launching and loading of software on laptops and on personal computers. SanDisk envisions the Vaulter as a unique data storage solution, a compromise between the full ...

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Creativity – The Last Human Stronghold?

Creativity – The Last Human Stronghold?

Humans are better than machines. However, the advantages of humans over machines have been in steady retreat – we gave up on physical strength first, then on some mental capacities such as computation, and now we’re in the process of ...

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Searching Video Lectures

Searching Video Lectures

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have recently released a video and audio search tool that allows students to find specific words in video lectures. The MIT Lecture Browser website gives the general public detailed access to more ...

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Nokia Eco Sensor Concept

Nokia Eco Sensor Concept

The Nokia Eco Sensor Concept is a ‘green’ mobile phone, designed to enhance our awareness both of the environment and of ourselves. The phone comes with a wearable sensor unit powered by alternative energy sources, which monitors our health, our ...

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StupidFilter – Time to Fight Back the Imbeciles

StupidFilter – Time to Fight Back the Imbeciles

A team of American scientists are developing the “StupidFilter” – an open-source filter software that will be able to detect “rampant stupidity” of web-content in written English. Similarly to the way spam recognizing software detects suspicious e-mails, the “StupidFilter” will ...

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