Posts tagged with ‘i heart tech

Supreme Court hears arguments in Aereo case, questions on the future of cloud computing at stake

While the Supreme Court may not hand a ruling in the case of broadcasters vs Aereo, the Justices showed a surprising level of tech savvy, with Justice Sotomayor asking what a ruling against Aereo would mean to the future of cloud computing services such as Google Drive and Dropbox. By using a complicated series of tiny antennae and encrypted hard drives, Aereo allows users to stream live TV through a computer. And because Aereo claims it’s merely providing technology for rent, not broadcasting content. Broadcasters argue that Aereo is simply using tech trickery to skirt copyright law and avoid paying broadcast fees.

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Glow in the dark highways make their debut in the Netherlands

Yeah, reflectors marking the edges of the lanes are great and all, but this is the 21st century… why not take things to the next level and make the lane markers glow in the dark. And this is just the beginning— eventually Netherlands will have smart highways that display icons for road conditions, such as big blue snowflakes if the road is icy.

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Science does it again… powdered alcohol

If you’ve been annoyed that your alcohol isn’t nearly portable and powdered enough, science has finally delivered to the world the miracle of alcohol in powder form. I can see no way whatsoever that this can go horribly wrong.

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TED talk of the day: David Pogue’s top 10 time saving tech tips

How many of these did you already know? How many of these do you already do?

Loch Ness Monster captured on satellite photography? Sure, why not.

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Some amateur monster hunters found what looks like the outline of some kind of prehistoric beast swimming under the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland on Apple Maps, so obviously it’s Nessie. It sure does look compelling, and public satellite maps are always accurate and never ever have weird artifacts show up through incorrect image stitching. Not ever.

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Super fast magnetic micro robots are the future of manufacturing

Controlled by magnets and sometimes by wire, these teeny tiny robots can be programmed to perform thousands of incredibly precise manufacturing tasks without any expensive, bulky and constraining larger machine set up. Just program them, put them down and let them go.

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Mars Diffracts! X-ray Crystallography and Space Exploration…

Astrobiologist and intrepid science communicator Lewis Dartnell reveals the crucial role that x-ray crystallography is playing in understanding the formation and history of our planetary neighbour, Mars.

Thing you need in your life: The Darth Vader helmet toaster
It’s good to see that just because Disney now owns Star Wars that they haven’t given up the Lucas tradition of granting product licensing rights to literally anything. This beauty isn’t available yet, but it will be in June.
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Thing you need in your life: The Darth Vader helmet toaster

It’s good to see that just because Disney now owns Star Wars that they haven’t given up the Lucas tradition of granting product licensing rights to literally anything. This beauty isn’t available yet, but it will be in June.

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Let this clever rap battle guide you towards either a PS4 or Xbox One

What’s better, the PS4 or Xbox One? Oliver Age 24 and Boyinaband rap battle to the death to decide!






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