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Canned Oxygen Canned Oxygen Could be the Next Bottle Water

The emergence of another possible billion dollar business, based on bottling and selling a natural commodity.

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MacBook Air, Apple’s Big Bet on Notebooks?

Article Submitted by Failed Success on 01/17/08 at 10:30 AM

Macbook AirThe legend of Apple continues to forge ahead as they release the long rumored Macbook Air into their lineup.

At the annual festival of all things magical and Mac, came the big announcement everyone had been waiting on, the Macbook Air (yes, that’s really its name). Billed as “The World’s Thinnest Notebook”, Steve Jobs, excellent showman that he is, not only mentioned that it could fit inside an envelope, but actually unveiled it for the first time from an envelope. So what is with all the hype?

DEMO could be a window into the future

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 01/31/07 at 04:39 PM

imageAnnual Confrence hosts some of the Top New Tech Companies

DEMO is a Bi-annual confrence which invites the companies with next big ideas in a variety of areas which could possibly shape our future.  Companies such as Palm an Trend Micro have highlighted confrences in the past.  It gives companies an opportunity to show off their technology to investors and consumers simultaneously. 

Organizers review hundreds of companies and invite the companies with the hottest ideas in a number of different genres.  Unlike other big technology shows, DEMO is very exclusive in attendees as well as companies demontrating their products.  With demontrations under 100 and ateendees under 1000 it is one of the most exclusive technology events around. 

DEMO’s official website

Videos of the latest DEMO conference demonstrators.

Multi-touch interface is coming.

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 01/30/07 at 08:13 PM

multitouchThe interface that can adapt to your needs.

If you have seen the movie minority report or a number of other futuristic films then you may have seen this technology in action, or at least Hollywoods re-creation of it. 

Multi-Touch technology was put on display at Adobe TED in San Francisco, by Jeff Han.  Multi-Touch Sensing through Frustrated Total Internal Reflection (FTIR) is on its way from the R & D room to the showroom.  FTIR comes from the biometric world, where it is used to read fingerprints.  Now it is being used to track multiple screen touches to manipulate screen objects. 

Here is a link to The 2006 TED put on by Adobe with a demonstration of the multi-touch technology.

How small can you go?

Article Submitted by Failed Success on 01/09/07 at 08:18 AM

image0.85-inch hard drive may have to be slapped with a “choking hazard” warning.

What’s this? Not a Chiclet but an 8GB hard drive! Toshiba showed off its tiny, 0.85-inch hard drive last night, which is so small that it may have to be slapped with a “choking hazard” warning. It actually has a Guinness Book of World Records entry and weighs all of 2 grams. The drive has just jumped from 4GB to 8GB...can 16GB be far behind?

At its storage booth, Toshiba also showed off external storage hard drives (the first it’s ever released), plus the first-ever writeable HD-DVD drives, in form factors for both desktop PCs and laptops. I didn’t photograph those because, well, they look exactly like regular computer components.

I’ll try to review some of these products in the coming months.
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HDTV Deadline is Near

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 06/22/06 at 10:12 AM

imageBy next year all new TVs must have ATSC tuners

The digital age is taking another step forward, next year.  By March 1, 2007 all new TVs sold must come equipped with digital tuners.  In 2009 television stations in the US will stop broadcasting an analog signal.  This means anyone without a digital TV or a set top box will not be able to watch TV.

Vonage and the Governments Failed Tax increase

Article Submitted by Failed Success on 06/05/06 at 10:53 PM

imageNew Sales tax on Vonage lines pushes cost closer to the good ol’ Bell’s phone line cost.

The following was submitted by a friend of FailedSuccess-

As a texas resident who has Vonage and has been a happy customer in that it works, is cheap, and beats the competition hands down I was a little curious to see what states would be getting the new sales tax increase.  From several online posts it looked like Texas wouldn’t be getting hit.  (Whipe the sweat from my forehead) Well, at least thats what I thought.  Little did I know, the money grab was about to start.

Clone Wars

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 06/05/06 at 08:46 AM

imageMule Race First to Feature Clones

Two Mules cloned at University of Idaho ran in a mule race in Nevada.  These first ever equine clones to race came in 3rd and 7th in this sort of drag racing for mules.  The scientist responsible for these clones hailed it as a breakthrough while the Humane Society condemned the practice of cloning.

You can Read the entire article here at CBSNEWS.com

How did those Egyptians do It?

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 06/01/06 at 09:10 PM

imageHow the Great Pyramids were built is still a mystery but here are some theories.

Pyramids have always been awe inspiring.  They come in many shapes and sizes from many different cultures around the world.  Some of these 5 sided wonders leave little doubt as to how they were contructed, but the Great Pyramids of Egypt are still an enigma in some respects.  How did the Egyptians move such massive pieces of stone into place to truly create a wonder that would span the ages.  This article from World-Mysteries.com goes in depth to give plausable theories as to the techniques and tools used to build such a massive project.

Weebles wobble and so do stars

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 05/18/06 at 09:08 PM

imageScientists notice wobbling star and discover planets

On Wednesday, an announcement came that 3 planets had been discovered revolving around a relatively close star.  A swiss led team of European astronomers looking at the constellation Puppis, discovered the planets along with an asteroid belt. They measured a wobble in the star, and that meant that planetoids were causing that wobble.

As it turns out the three planets are considerably larger than Earth and the third from the star is 60 times larger than earth but is in the “habitable zone”, where liquid water is possible.  The scientist studying it say however, that it is most likely covered with an atmosphere made up of hydrogen. 

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