The first known aid to calculations was the Abacus, used by Sumerians and Egyptians earlier than 2,000 BC (with the possible exception of the Antikythera mechanism). By 1642, the mechanical calculator was invented by Blaise Pascal. By 1902, we had a pushbutton calculator in the form of the Dalton Adding Machine. Here is a pictorial…
Urbee 3D printed carA working prototype of a hybrid-electric two-seater car called Urbee, is the world’s first 3D printed car. Urbee, (Urban Electric with Ethanol as backup) was created to be practical, efficient, inexpensive, easy to repair, safe to drive, and built from technology that exists today. Instead of being prototyped by hand, the company…
This is pretty friggin amazing. This robot, created by a guy from Japan, is made entirely of paper and a few sticks. The body, gears, and framework are made of paper, glued together for stability, and uses rubber bands for power. It features articulating ankles and piston-like legs that allow the robot to walk.
Tim Cook had one job to do and he botched it – and it’s going to change the way we view Apple products. Geeks know that Android devices offer superior technology, but that’s not why Apple fanboys buy Apple products. Steve Jobs got it. Tim Cook doesn’t.
Intel thinks they have smashed through a huge barrier with a discovery that will lead to much faster and more efficient processors. Solving 10nm (nanometer) manufacturing problem will pave the way for chips that consume less power and have greater performance than current day chips.
The fourth-generation Haswell processor will replace the current third-generation Ivy Bridge Core lineup. Haswell will be based on the same 22nm process used in Ivy Bridge construction but with two big differences – Haswell will focus heavily on mobility and will be smaller while consuming 20-times less power than Ivy Bridge.
Leave it to the geeks to use a little humor when detecting that a video game has been pirated. In the examples below, the game designers decided to have a little fun with the player instead.