Google Fiber May be Coming to Portland Soon, Will It Ever Be Available in Your City?

Google Fiber is up to 100 times faster than today’s average broadband service. With connection speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, everything you could possibly want online is available to you instantaneously with Google in control. There is no buffering, everything is presented in crystal clear high-definition, and it’s cheap. In other words: It’s the perfect […]

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Tesla Motors, Inc. – Foolhardy Philanthropists or Inspirational Innovators?

In the spirit of moving not just their company forward, but the world as we know it, Tesla Motors, Inc., creators of some of the most advanced electric automobiles, decided to share their EV technology with… everybody!  What’s more, they’ve been in talks with BMW and other carmakers to share charging stations in Europe and […]

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Are Transhumanists Pushing Us into the Next Stage in Evolution?

#83987909 / Still wearing your tech devices? Just implant them already. Or is that taking things a little too far? Technology has always extended human ability, making primitive people stronger or better somehow – weapons and tools, beasts of burden, writing, mathematics, etc. And what we now call “wearable tech” – everything from eye […]

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Life on Mars: How NASA is Using a Flying Saucer to Get Us There

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a research and development center located in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest. Their mission is simple: Figure out how to construct and operate spacecraft that can fly safely in outer space. By dedicating their work to Teddy Roosevelt’s mantra of “dare mighty things”, JPL has managed to […]

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Win the Ultimate LANFest-in-a-Box Complete with Intel Iris Pro Graphics

Intel Iris Pro Graphics is the most powerful visual experience ever built into 4th generation Intel Core-i processors. By being embedded right into the CPU, you’ll be able to experience the most powerful graphics performance ever from Intel. If you want to immerse yourself in 3D gaming, perform advanced photo and video editing, or watch […]

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Meet Pepper, a Robot That Wants to be Your Friend

Aldebaran, a robotics company founded in 2005, produces and sells autonomous humanoid robots with a goal of contributing to the well-being of humans. Their first product, a 22-inch tall robot known as NAO, has sold over 5,000 units and is utilized throughout the world as a research and educational platform in 70 countries. NAO is […]

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Google Unveils Powerful 3D-Mapping Tablet

In the latest Project Tango news, Google’s experimental Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) group unveiled a prototype tablet on Thursday with depth-sensing capabilities. The tablet will allow users to generate 3D representations of their surrounding space in real time. The development kit, available in limited supply, will cost $1,024 for developers that meet the requirements. […]

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Tetris Turns 30: How the World’s Favorite Puzzle Game Came to Be

30 years ago today, a Russian video game designer named Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov invented Tetris while working as a computer programmer for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Although Pajitnov had no formal video game design training, he often programmed games in his spare time to test new equipment using simple […]

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Intel Foresees a Future Without PC Cables

Now in its 34th year, Computex has become one of the largest and most popular computer expos for technology fans around the world. Over 130,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors make the annual trip to Taipei to catch up on the latest news, get a sneak peek at upcoming gadgets, and watch keynote presentations from all […]

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“OK Glass, FIRE!” Will Google Glass Help the Military Make Guns Smarter?

Precision Guided Firearms (PGFs) are rifles that are inspired by the same missile lock-on technology commonly found in fighter jets. Built with a multitude of sensors that accurately measure wind, elevation, and pressure in real time, PGFs are able to successfully hit their mark from up to 1,200 yards away. With such precise accuracy and […]

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