Category: Tech

10 tech disappointments, with cool names

1. Microspoft Zune Microsoft’s Zune, before its name was made public, was known among gadget geeks as simply the “iPod killer.” And you’ve got to admit, Redmond didn’t do that bad a job of actually naming the device once it got around to it–“Zune” is...

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Thoof.com the next web 2.0 hit?

Thoof combines various features of many popular so called web 2.0 sites such as digg, reddit, del.icio.us and even Wikipedia while adding its own ingredients to the web 2.0 mix. Signing up is a simple process, users enter their email address and then are instantly...

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America still refusing to sell F-22s to Japan

The producers of the F-22 Raptor, America’s newest and most advanced warplane are in trouble. The U.S. airforce has slashed their orders of the plane from 750 to less than 200 and the manufacturers are looking to congress to repeal the ban on selling the...

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Frozen baby mammoth headed to Japan

Imagine this, You are a reindeer herder, it’s the middle of May and you are going about your reindeer herding business in your permanently frozen homeland in north western Russia’s Yamal Peninsula and all of a sudden you run into this 10, 000 year old...

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Flow Jamaica Internet speeds and prices increase

Flow Jamaica has increased the fee for internet access blaming the sliding Jamaican dollar for rising operating costs, I like Flow and the service I have been getting so far, I really do but I was very upset when I heard this news from a...

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Average Internet connection in Japan over 60mbps

I’m slowly getting used to my 4mb connection at home but it seems my connection is chicken feed compared to huge pipes connecting residential internet users in Japan where the median real-time download speed is a whopping 61mbps (thats sixty one megabits per second, I...

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Robotics and Nanotechnology

Browsing around the world wide web during my luck hour and I ran into a very interesting article over at IGN that I’d like to share with everyone. In the short lifespan of this blog I have already made quite a few robot related posts,...

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HRP-3 Promet Mk-II

Wondering why this robot looks pretty cool? It�s probably because it was designed by Yutaka Izubuchi, who worked on designs for mecha in the Gundam and Patlabor anime series! Japan is a step closer to having an ideal worker who won’t complain in torrential rain...

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Wakamaru – Humanoid Robot for Hire

Get your artificial receptionist/valet while supplies last. Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced that its humanoid communication robot Wakamaru is now available for rent. Wakamaru is a sophisticated robot with vision, auditory and touch sensors. The rental project is aimed at businesses, hospitals and...

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Shimizu Mega City, proposed Tokyo Bay Pyramid

I first got news of this proposed structure way back in 2004. When I first watched the Discovery Channel program detailing the plans for this project I was very skeptical and thought at the time that nothing as massive as this could be build in...

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