Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • Hammer coming down on stack of hard disks

    3 ways to destroy data without taking it to Mount Doom

    There are some myths about data destruction, but making sure information can't be retrieved from a hard drive isn't that hard.

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  • UDOO open hardware low cost computer

    Can $100 UDOO computer trump the Raspberry Pi?

    A group is developing a bare computer on a board, like the Pi, but with a quad core processor and a host of features.

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  • Image on neural network in a brain

    How a simulated brain outperforms supercomputers

    Neurogrid, a small, low-power system created by researchers at Stanford, could improve brain and mental illness research.

  • Windows 8 in government

    Windows 8 and the PC vs. tablet debate

    Microsoft's new OS is making headway with agencies, particularly in DOD, while catching on with consumers, too.

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  • Air Force drone pilots

    Do video gamers make the best drone pilots?

    As unmanned aircraft becomes more sophisticated, the military finds gaming skills more important than actual flight experience.

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  • Leap Motion controller working with a laptop

    Next big thing: Motion control ready to take the Leap

    As the next step toward a human/machine interface, Leap Motion's controller could lead to the biggest change for PC users since the mouse, and it could happen sooner than you think.

  • Model of 4D printed tube and elements

    3D printing is yesterday's news -- time for 4D?

    An MIT engineer is working on developing 3D-printed objects that would change over time -- and even build themselves.

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  • Modular data center in space

    FAA's supercomputer will be first 'tourist' in space

    Before the joyrides begin, the agency will send a high-performance modular data center into space to test radiation levels 100 kilometers above the Earth.

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  • Printrbot 3D printer

    3D printers are about to cross the Rubicon

    If there has been one thing holding back 3D printing from more widespread use, it was the price of a good 3D printer. That could be changing.

  • Man with transparent computer in front of old photo of a mainframe computer

    Where's the technology sweet spot between old and new?

    Cool with GPS but lost with a map? Familiar with a typewriter but confounded by speech-to-text? Or do agencies have people who can handle both?

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