Category: Tech

B.E.A.R. – coming soon to a battlefield near you

The United States military is developing a robot with a teddy bear-style head to help remove injured soldiers from the battlefield aka the Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot. Will someone pinch me please, a teddy bear style head! Whats the reasoning beside such a ridiculous head you...

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Microsoft Surface – Touch Screen Computing

Most of my friends are Microsoft haters but the geek in me resonates with anything related to technology, good or bad, but hey who said that Microsoft was bad anyway? Microsoft recently revealed a new project to the world that had been under tight wraps...

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Tamanoi Vinegar Robot

Yes oh yes, another post about robots/androids/machines following in the vein of my posts about the people lifter, Gundam 1.0, Robot Menagerie, temporary worker robot, I present to you the strangest and ironically one of the coolest looking robots yet, whats it’s purpose you ask?...

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Joost goes Live – unlimited invites

Today Tuesday May 1st, 2007 is the day Joost goes live. My inbox has been overflowing with news stories from morning about Joost going commercial today. I am still waiting on the official update that should allow existing to users to send unlimited invites. When...

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Earth-like Planet found – Gliese 581 c

Its not the first one to be found, just last year a very small earth-like planet and super large one was found and talked about, but those are were said to be icy almost inhospitable planets. This news planet, Gliese 581 c seems to be...

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Joost (beta) – My Review and Free Invites!

Well I have been fiddling around with Joost Beta now for almost two weeks after receiving an invite from RockyMoore.com withing an hour of requesting one. So far I have been impressed by the experience of watching TV programs over my high speed connection and...

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Japan Drafts Guidelines For Robot Use!

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has drafted a 60-page set of proposals for managing the development of robots. It is called the Draft Guidelines to Secure the Safe Performance of Next Generation Robots. The document will require robots to report any injuries they...

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Japanese Android shows off people-lifting skills

In a public demonstration held in Tokyo on March 28, a human-sized android showed off its weightlifting skills by successfully picking up a 30-kilogram (66-pound) package from a desk and lifting a 66-kilogram (145-pound) humanoid doll out of bed. University of Tokyo professor Yasuo Kuniyoshi...

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Joost – finaly true internet television

Joost is an interactive software for distributing TV shows and other forms of video over the Web using peer-to-peer tv technology, created by Niklas Zennstrm and Janus Friis (founders of Skype and Kazaa). Joost began development in 2006. Working under the code name “The Venice...

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