Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • White House response to Death Star petition on We the People website

    No Death Star, but a good use of technology anyway

    The failed attempt to successfully petition the White House to build a Death Star nevertheless highlights a worthwhile way to use technology to engage the public.

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  • Gesture controlled computer

    Gesture control: Great innovation or Tower of Babel?

    Operating a computer with no-touch hand gestures is the hot new thing in user interfaces, but without standards we'll need to know a different "language" for every device.

    Comments: 5
  • LG OLED TVs

    Are ultra high-res OLEDs finally ready for their close-up?

    The thin, flexible light screens with 4K resolution are four times sharper than LED or LCD monitors, but they could find limited use at first.

  • Abandoned trucks rusting in a ghost town

    A once mighty supercomputer to be dismantled, sold for parts

    New Mexico's Encanto, which five years ago was the third fastest machine in the world, is now practically on the scrap heap.

    Comments: 1
  • Router

    Wi-Fi service to monitor, reallocate local router usage

    Qualcomm's cloud-based service could keep wireless applications from using more bandwidth than they need.

  • Raspberry Pi

    $25 computer could help create the techies of tomorrow

    The Raspberry Pi, a small single-board computer that can teach kids the basics of computer science, is also a robust computer, now with its own app store.

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  • HTML 5 sample code

    HTML 5 ready for prime time

    The new version of the markup language serves up multimedia content without the need for plug-ins and could help agencies built more secure websites.

  • Dell touch screen

    Get ready for touch screens on desktop PCs

    With the eventual transition to Windows 8 or similar interfaces, touch screen are bound to expand beyond just smart phones and tablets.

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  • Robot looking into the future

    5 fearless tech predictions for 2013

    Here's what to look for in emerging technology for government during the next year.

  • Army robot

    Past robots show significance of the Navy's breakthrough

    Most machines we think of as robots actually are Waldos, which makes the X-47B drone's autonomy all the more impressive.