Archive for August, 2014

Photo: Body odor is the new fingerprint. Learn how your stink can be used for security:

Many driver’s licenses and passports have holograms and other types of sophisticated security embedded in them, but for the most part, people still heavily rely on ID cards to prove who they are. Continue reading

Photo: "The U.S. Navy recently conducted its first successful tests of drones and jets operating together aboard an aircraft carrier."

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The U.S. Navy recently conducted its first successful tests of drones and jets operating together aboard an aircraft carrier. The test flights, which took place Sunday (Aug. 17) aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, focused on assessing whether unmanned drones could be deployed quickly and safely alongside manned fighter jets. Continue reading

The new "smart skin" for aircraft.

The newest technology for military planes is surprisingly touchy-feely. Applied to the outside of an aircraft, the new “smart skin” lets planes “feel” the world around them through thousands of tiny sensors. Continue reading

Zotac has a new small form factor PC that is set to launch next month called the Zbox Nano D518. The machine will have a Freescale i.MX6 quad core processor inside and rather than coming with Windows installed or simply having no OS and leaving it up to you to get the machine running, Zotac is shipping the little PC with Android 4.3 ready to run. Continue reading

Seagate enterprise hard drive

We’re sorry to break the bad news, but that 5TB hard drive you bought last week? Yeah, it’s already obsolete. Seagate has started shipping the first-ever 8TB desktop hard disk, doubling the 4TB capacities that seemed huge just a couple of years ago. If it’s any consolation, though, this machinery isn’t ready to go inside your hot gaming PC. Continue reading

Imagine a system with 22 x 2u servers in a 48u rack -all cranking on 176 NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU chips providing an astonishing 250 Teraflops per rack. We’re talking scream machines and that’s what Cray is delivering in its latest high-performance system called the Cray CS-Storm. Continue reading


“This is one of the most important days in our history. We are not just launching a car, but re-launching our brand,” says Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo, as the cover is drawn off the new Volvo XC90 at a media launch in Stockholm. Continue reading

Apple wants to stick physical keys under the iPhone's screen... some day

We’ve been hearing about Apple’s plans to implement a haptic feedback system for quite some time now. The first filed patents we know of date back to 2009, but the Cupertinians have yet to deliver a device toting the system. Continue reading

Instagram introduces Hyperlapse video app that produces time-lapse photography

Did you ever watch a stadium fill up using time-lapse photography and think it would be cool to shoot your own videos like that? Now you can. Instagram has launched its Hyperlapse app, that allows users to create high-quality time-lapse videos. Continue reading

Archos intros its first Windows Phone 8.1 handset, plus new Android devices

While Archos is far from being one of the industry’s big players, it managed to launch an impressive number of smartphones and tablets until now. Today, the French company announced several new products, one of them being its very first Windows Phone device.  Continue reading