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Sony magnetic tape drive puts your hard drive in the shade
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Sony magnetic tape drive puts your hard drive in the shade

May 07, 2014Would you like a storage device with a capacity that would put the majority of traditional hard drives to shame? If this sounds like something you need then you should take a look at the magnetic tape drive of Sony, made in collaboration with IBM. Their new tape drive has the highest areal recording density, which means that one single drive is able to hold as much as 185 TB of data.

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Robotic Fish Patrol

September 03, 2012 Image Source : Shoal This is one interesting development for monitoring the pollution in ports and harbors, made by BMT Group. Prototypes are tested in northern Spain, in the waters of Gijon harbor. Most of underwater robots use propellers for propulsion, but it’s not the case. This new vehicle uses fish-like tail for moving forward.
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Palm Pistol

November 16, 2012According to its name, the pistol fits comfortably into the shooters hand. It is supposed to be used for home and self-defense or as a backup weapon and it shoots by pushing with the thumb rather than pulling a conventional trigger. The small pressure required to fire reduces the unintentional moving of the muzzle downward from the desired direction of shooting.
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New Super Computer Champion - Cray Titan

Cray Titan took the title for the world’s fastest supercomputer from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Sequoia supercomputer, which previously held the top position.November 16, 2012His name is Cray Titan and he took the title for the world’s fastest supercomputer from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Sequoia supercomputer, which previously held the top position.
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Google Foresees New Passwords for Cyber Security

January 31, 2013The guys at Google have seen the need to create computer log-on security systems that go beyond passwords. With today’s hacking know-how, passwords are quickly becoming passe in cyber security.Google Vice President of Security Eric Grosse and engineer Mayank Upadhyay have written in a research paper, “Along with many in the industry, we feel passwords and simple bearer tokens such as cookies are no longer sufficient to keep users safe.
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Self-Charging Electric Skateboard

This electric vehicle provides a low cost, eco-friendly method to get people to their destination.November 18, 2012Boosted Boards surpassed their Kickstarter fundraising goal and created the latest generation electric vehicle – what they call the “lightest electric vehicle that has ever been made.” One of the major motivations behind the project is the fact that most of our travel happens within close distance, arround a few miles.
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BladeFish Sea Jet

July 03, 2012 Image Source : BladeFish Did cartoons predicted future? It looks dumb question, but let me tell you why I’m asking. While I was kid I watched lots of cartoons (like the most children, I guess) and once the main character dived into the sea using propeller with handles. And now I see it into reality (well not exactly, it’s virtually on my monitor) presented by Brownie’s YachtDiver at the 2009 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.
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Mechanical Music with Artificial Intelligence

February 06, 2013Artificial intelligence (AI) became capable of achieving Grand Master status in the game of chess many years ago. And now, AI has begun to make serious forays into an even more complex aspect of the human world: music.Today, we have robots playing cover versions of heavy metal rock music, and supercomputer programs capable of composing original “classical” music pieces in a split second.
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Orb Audio Booster, the World’s Smallest Integrated Amplifier

September 24, 2012 Image Source : Orb Audio Orb Audio, a leading maker of handmade, highly affordable and décor-friendly audio products, announced the launch of Booster, one of the world& 39;s smallest integrated amplifiers. Together with Orb& 39;s compact Mod1 and Mod2 speakers, Booster allows consumers to say goodbye to large, complicated home audio receivers without sacrificing sound quality or convenience.
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Summit HD Video Camera Goggles

July 01, 2012 Image Source : Liquid Image If you want to experience again something you’ve already experienced, this is your gadget – a snow goggle with HD camera. It is compatible with a memory card up to 32GB large, which allows you to make 8 hours long HD record. When you buy the product it will include much smaller 4GB Micro SDHC card, so if you want longer record you’ll need bigger memory card.
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Google Glass Gives You an Interactive Window on the World

February 09, 2013Google Glass could change the way we look into the future --and, change the way we see in the future. The very near future (as early as 2014).Google& 39;s Project Glass is in the R&D stages at the time of this writing. It& 39;s an attempt to create head-mounted display technology that the wearer will use to & 34;augment reality& 34;.
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Future-Shock: Triggered Degradation and Espionage

February 07, 2013& 34;This spyware device will self-destruct in 60 seconds.& 34; Sci-fi? No, it& 39;s the design of the U.S. military& 39;s VAPR (for Vanishing Programmable Resources) research and development progrm.Research program manager Dr. Alicia Jackson says & 34;VAPR will focus on developing and establishing a basic set of materials, components, integration, and manufacturing capabilities to undergird this new class of electronics defined by their performance and transience.
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Dyson Fans and Heaters - Airmultiplier Technology

August 20, 2012 Image Source : Dyson Let’s take a closer look over a new technology of air cooling and heating developed by James Dyson’s engineers. It is called Air Multiplier technology and provides continuous air flow as there are no propellers or blades. Treated air rotates in a flat elongated tube resembling profile of the airplane wing in cross-section.
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Always be sure where your baggage is!

January 20, 2013Trakdot Luggage is created for safe travel and is as big as your palm, in order to fit easily in any suitcase or bag. The luggage locator system delivers information about where the checked baggage is, even if the Trakdot marked bag does not reach the desired destination. Image Source: Trackdot Here is how the device works.
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Microwave-Reading Metamaterial Cameras, Body Scanners of the Future

February 04, 2013Law enforcement and airport security are set to soon become simultaneously more thorough and more unobtrusive. A new camera, small with a one-dimensional aperture made out of a metamaterial (a material made from metal or plastic which has some exotic behavior properties, such as the ability to cloak objects or reveal hidden ones) made mainly out of copper, can & 34;see& 34; in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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Holographic Display

February 13, 2013 Image Source: Youtube People have worked for a long time ago on devices that create some static holographic images with poor (or average) quality . But probably, the people that work on Displair achieved huge success developing an interactive holographic display. Image Source: Youtube The approach of the device is quite unique.
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Spy the neighborhood with Spy Hawk

December 17, 2012When you read the name your mind would probably call the image of some military spy plane like RQ-4A. But relax, we talk about a toy.This is a Spy Hawk RTF with First Person View (FPV) aircraft made by Hubsan. The Spy Hawk features a 5 mp camera that makes live color video and transmits it to a 3.
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SmartBird-Festo

August 11, 2012 Image Source : Festo The bird flying engaged human imagination since ancient times till today. Though the first human flew for the first time into the late 19th century, the bird flying was successfully recreated in present days. SmartBird was made from Festo Corporation, one of the biggest companies concerned with researches in the field of bionics.
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Celluon Virtual Keyboard

December 03, 2012Can you imagine the scenario where you hit your desk and write at your digital device at the same time? Well, there is a gadget that makes it possible - the Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard. It wasn’t long ago that this was just a conceptual gadget, now it is a real device and you can purchase it for almost 150$.
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Electric Off-Road Bike - Hanebrink

November 17, 2012 Image Source : Hanebrink Instagram The designer of Hanebrink all-terrain vehicle, Dan Hanebrink, was six time Mountain Bike national class champion and former U.S. National Team member. You may order the bike at Big Bear Lake, California, at the Fortune Hanebrink workshop.The bike has an aircraft seamless aluminum tube frame, hydraulic disk brakes and a carbon fiber handles with the throttle and motor controller mounted on.
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The first of its kind gaming accessory for the iPad: KOLOS Wheel

November 05, 2012 Image Source : Kolos Wheel The newest accoutrement for Apple’s iPad is KOLOS: the first iPad Gaming Wheel by KOLOS Corporation. It’s the first of it’s kind accessory for the iPad and it’s a must have for iPad 2 or The new iPad (3rd or 4th generation) owners. The iPad Gaming Wheel allows you to securely fasten your iPad into the middle of the wheel, place your hands along the smooth antiperspirant coating (which means your hands won’t slip if you start to sweat) of the 360 degree, 31.
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