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Android in Space!

Flying robots in space .. all made possible by a Samsung Nexus S.

January 11, 2012

Sony targets social gamers with Global Resistance

As the holiday season approaches, you're going to see a lot of big budget video games get massive marketing pushes, from the latest Modern Warfare and Battlefield games to Gears of War 3. Competing in this very crowded space is Resistance 3, the latest chapter in Sony's PS3-exclusive humans-vs-aliens shooter franchise.

September 8, 2011 by

Will 3D make you go to the movies more?

Like many folks, I don't go to the movies nearly as much as I used to. Big screen high-definition TVs, DVD players, Blu-ray players, and surround-sound systems, along with the cheap availability of titles on disc and streamed over the net now means that the movies comes to me when I want them, and on my own terms (also, my popcorn is better and cheaper!). However, over the holidays I went to see the Avatar, the James Cameron CGI space-fest. But rather than go see it in standard 2D, I opted for a 3D showing because I wanted something extra. While 3D is interesting (you could say it adds a new dimension to the movie going experience), will 3D make me go to the cinema more?

January 11, 2010 by

Space toilets, the movie

Just when you think you've discovered a new shooting star or even a planet, make sure it isn't the waste byproduct from human space habitation. Much has been written about space bathrooms and this video from 2007 ably explains what astronauts do when nature calls. by John Dodge

September 24, 2009 by

Wal-mart adds more HDTVs, Blu-ray players to its stores. Will you buy there?

Having already made some progress in the consumer electronics space by selling Dell computers and value-priced TVs, Wal-mart is expanding its offerings including more Blu-ray players and 1080p HDTVs to watch Blu-ray movies on.The move is thought to be in response to Circuit City's exit from the retail landscape, as Wal-mart hopes to pick up some of Circuit City customers at the expense of Best Buy and online retailers.

May 25, 2009 by

Apple's video cloud: A first step toward a new direction?

Apple is reportedly preparing a service called iTunes Replay, which would allow users to store and stream their iTunes video purchases from Apple's servers to any Web-enabled device.The service, first reported by the Appleinsider blog and confirmed by CNET, would free up the hard drive space of iTunes customers who buy and store large video files such as movies and TV shows.

February 12, 2009 by

Using space robots to fix ailing satellites?

According to Canadian engineers at Queen's University, there are now more than 8,000 satellites in orbit around the Earth. Of course, if they stop to work correctly, these satellites will not be able to be repaired from the ground and will become space junk. So these researchers have developed a robotic repair system to fix ailing satellites. Right now, they're writing software to track these satellites. Their tracking software would then be used by an Autonomous Space Servicing Vehicle (ASSV) 'to grasp the ailing satellite from its orbit and draw it into the repair vehicle's bay. Once there, remote control from the ground station can be used for the repair.' I'm somewhat skeptical about the idea, considering that the satellites in orbit have been launched by various countries and companies using very different technologies. But read more...

October 4, 2008 by

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