Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Cyborgs arrive (kind of)

The girl with eyes in the back of her head. Article about experiments to "extend" human senses.

"One cyborg will feel magnetism. A second will be able to "see" the world through a robot's artificial eye. The third will sense metal objects hidden behind walls."

WiFi over your TV aerial

Use your existing TV antenna to connect to local wifi networks. Good idea for people already using an antenna to get Hi Def TV over the air (since they are probably the only people who still have antennas for their TVs these days).

Change Windows XP Home to Windows XP Pro

HOWTO Change Windows XP Home to Windows XP Pro. I'd try this if I didn't already have pro. Someone must be able to find a way to apply SP2 to this, eventually.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Intel & Hardware DRM

Intel quietly adds DRM to new chips. Oh well, I guess I will just have to continue to not buy new Intel chips.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Flash memory hard disks

Samsung develops flash-based disk. I've been waiting for this for a while now. No noise, no moving parts, low power consumption. So much better than spinning disks.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Opto-electronic zoom lenses

Scientists Invent Ultra-Thin Camera Lens. Uses photosensitive materials and liquid crystal cells to mimic the effect of moving lense elements, but without any real moving parts.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Das Keyboard

Das Keyboard is an enhanced 104-key USB PC keyboard equipped with 100% blank keys. Learn how to touch-type the hard way.

Monday, May 16, 2005

De.licio.us Google?

O'Reilly Radar > Google has del.icio.us tags and RSS feed autodiscovery. Looks like Google is doing some split-run testing for this. Fun! Screenshot included.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Reproducing Robots

Modular machine assembles copies of itself in minutes. Blocks that can reassemble themselves from separate pieces. Nice video, too.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Flatbed digital camera

Building a megapixel digital camera from a flatbed scanner. Finally, a use for that old scanner sitting in the basement.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Mars polar lander found?

Lost Mars lander possibly located on Red Planet.


AOL offers free blog services to general public. Anyone with an AIM account can now blog by way of the venerable AOL. Yay.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Smart in the U.S.

Smart cars finally comming to the U.S., one way or another. Somehow, I thought they'd be cheaper, though.