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 I have even being watching some of the Sci-fi themed … Continue reading Joost (beta) – My Review and Free Invites!
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 cause to humans they are safeguarding in a central database. … Continue reading Japan Drafts Guidelines For Robot Use!
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 and his team of engineers developed the 155-centimeter (61-inch) tall, … Continue reading Japanese Android shows off people-lifting skills
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 Project," Zennstrom and Friis have assembled teams of some 150 … Continue reading Joost – finaly true internet television
I didn't say much about it, but for the past 10 weeks I have had a new ISP at home, a newish telecommunications company in Jamaica name Flow Jamaica. I wanted to have some time to test out and evaluate their service before I posted about it as I didn't want to be influenced by … Continue reading My new ISP – Flow Jamaica
Don't know what a F22 is? shame on you! <_>. I have been following the Development of the F22 since it started it's later stages for around five years now. I am also a military buff quietly and in fact I spent three years of high school in the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force. Of the … Continue reading What would I buy with US$120 million? – A F-22 Raptor!!!
Vista in various forms has been floating around for about a year now, but today is the day when it is released worldwide to consumers. Vista promises lots of enhancements and upgrades for customers but Microsoft better deliver well this time around after a up and down battle with Windows XP which many believe is … Continue reading Windows Vista released worldwide today
Japanese machinery and robotics manufacturer Sakakibara-Kikai has released the first genuine bi-pedal exoskeleton at a landmark event and one which is certain to attract a lot of attention for the company. Mechanatrons and BattleMechs have long been the subject of scifi books, comics and movies with the promise of cyborg technology popularized by the smash … Continue reading Offical name Land Walker, my name Gundam 1.0 ^o^
The "in pictures" section has once again been updated with something of interest to me so I decided to share. Japan is at the forefront of robotics research. Engineers in the country have created hundreds of robots for everything from entertainment to mine clearance. One of the pioneers of robotics in Japan is Professor Shigeo … Continue reading Robot Menagerie – pictures on bbc.com
I've always thought of myself as a "techie" and i think I am fairly knowledgeable of all the latest tech and gadgets that interest me. Todays all my tech related feeds are brimming with information about the bombshell that apple intents to drop on the mobile phone market this summer - The iPhone. It is … Continue reading Summer 2007 must have tech item – Apple iPhone