NASA is investing $125,000 to bring 3D printing somewhere it's never been before: into the kitchen.
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM1 comments
Leap Motion has released a brief video showing how the Leap controller will work with Windows 7 and, especially, Windows 8. The company expects to launch the controller on July 22 for $80.
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:46 AM0 comments
It seems as though quantum computers have gone from the theoretical pages of some scientist's log book to being practically everywhere in a very short time. They’re not mainstream yet, or anywhere close, but increasingly they are finding their way into experimental public-sector operations.
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:14 AM0 comments
It doesn’t quite look like the rings of Saturn just yet, but Earth may one day have its own encircling band of particles if we don’t get our space junk under control. A lot of today’s technology relies on satellites quite a bit for connectivity. But while space is infinite, there is a surprisingly narrow band where most satellites can effectively roam, especially if they require geosynchronous orbit, as most of those engaged in communications activities do.
Posted on May 03, 2013 at 11:18 AM2 comments
Trying to destroy government data on a hard drive can sometimes seem like an epic Tolkien-created quest to destroy the One Ring. And there are just as many myths, legends and untruths surrounding the processes, too, to give many an IT hobbit nightmares. What if not all the data is removed? Can someone bring those files back to life? Will it be my reputation on the line if something happens?
Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:49 AM4 comments
The humble Raspberry Pi is one of the most innovative computer products in years. For just $25, it offers a surprisingly robust computer on a chip, capable of running its own OS or some flavors of Linux. Now that they are out in the public in large numbers, people are thinking up innovative things to do with them. We still haven't seen any directly enter government service, though a few people have written to me with suggestions ranging from storage in a vault for use after a natural disaster to a network of storm or crime-reporting computers.
Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 7:36 AM0 comments