[NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer has]…a series of lasers on the outer hull designed to shoot back data to three base stations here on Earth much faster than traditional radio data links – and the agency reports the first tests have been a roaring success So this is probably faster than my broadband …
Oct 24 2013
Jun 22 2013
Lost Many of us believe that filesystem integrity is the single most important component of computer systems. Disk drives fail, computer systems are upgraded, networks improve and and morph from wired to wireless – but the data files that represent the accumulated work and knowledge of users remain. It’s bad enough that, as applications become …
Jun 18 2013
Jun 13 2013
Feb 16 2013
This is beyond funny. The phone phreak subculture of the 1970s ended up changing the entire world, much like the model railroad club at MIT did. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak’s “eureka!” moment @ Salon.com
Oct 13 2012
Apr 06 2012
“The team at USC was able to prove that they had indeed built a solid-state quantum computer by supplying it with a simple data set, and applying Grover’s algorithm, which is a mathematical proof demonstrating the potential power of quantum computers…. …This diamond-encrusted computer was able to find the correct choice on the first try …
Mar 18 2012
Mar 07 2012
There are stories popping-up about Google doing its own Siri-like app. But I expect Google to go significantly beyond Siri capability and I base that belief on the fact that Google has been working in this area since at least 2008, when they hired one of the scientists who did the basic research behind this category-shaping product.
Jan 01 2012
Jan 01 2012
Research in touch and gesture-based computing, released just before the iPhone and iPad rocked the world.
Jan 01 2012
If you don’t know about this, it’s rather cool. Apparently, Google’s archive of web pages is based on a technology called Alexa. One of its features is the ability to look at previous versions of the same page, known as the "wayback machine&quo…
Jun 04 2010
Flash? We don’t need no stinkin’ Flash. – Steve Jobs (more or less)
Apr 29 2009
Apr 27 2009
We can dream, can’t we?
Apr 19 2009
iPods on the battlefield. Making sense of the reams of data from satellites, drones and ground sensors cries out for a handheld device that is both versatile and easy to use. With their intuitive interfaces, Apple devices—the iPod Touch and, to a lesser extent, the iPhone—are becoming the handhelds of choice.
Sep 13 2008
By offering mobile developers an alternative way for making their mobile applications run on handsets, even when no wireless connection exists, Google is paving the way for developers to build browser-based applications that can run on any mobile platform, as opposed to having to build separate versions of their applications in order to support those …
Sep 08 2008
Aug 04 2005