Monday, November 8, 2010

Myspace going down? a cat makes life fun

Facebook keeps powering its way toward an initial public offering as the  winner of the battle for dominance among social networks. I wonder how worried Mark Zuckerberg, its founder, is when he considers the ranks of his fallen rivals.
The most recent is MySpace, the music-dominated social network that was also growing rapidly when it was bought by News Corp for $580m in 2005. Things have changed - News Corp is now warning that MySpace faces a harsh fate if it does not do better soon.

Microsoft Copies Mac OSX

            Here we see Steve Jobs & Bertrand Serlet showing us (yet again) just how much Microsoft loves to copy Apple. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

OLED Pocket Size Screen

           We’re putting things that used to be on paper on video devices, things usually associated with large video screens onto pocket-sized devices, and now Sony is putting video on a flexible OLED screen thin enough to be rolled around a pencil like a sheet of paper, without interrupting the video.
The 80-microns-thick (that’s 80 millionths of a meter, or about as thick as a human hair) full-color display can be rolled up and unfurled repeatedly without degrading picture quality. It was made possible by a breakthrough in OLED tech, in which Sony researchers created organic thin-film transistors with 8 times the performance of conventional OTFTs. Continue reading for video presentation of this OLED Technology.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Flexible Displays!

            The secret to building an inexpensive flexible computer display is not in the core components of the displays themselves. It's in the material those components are mounted on.
The fundamental elements of e-ink and OLED displays are small enough that they won't break if laid down on flexible backing. The problem, according to Janglin Chen of Taiwanese government-funded research lab ITRI, is the backing itself. The substrate the components are mounted onto has to have certain physical properties, especially during the manufacturing process. To date, the primary material on which displays have been layered has been glass, which meets the needs: it's rigid, transparent, and reliable. Continue reading for more of the latest in tech news!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rapture: A Time Lapse Video Sure to Wow You

Shot by photographer Tome Lowe, Rapture "is a paean to the American Southwest [and] loaded with gorgeous, sensuous astronomical skyscapes as well." Equipment used include Canon and Red MX cameras. Continue reading to see the stunning footage.

3D Holographic Display

A new holographic display can transmit three-dimensional movies from one location to another almost in real time. If Princess Leia had to send her “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope” message from Earth today, it would now be technologically possible.

WiFi 3 Time Faster Than Current Technology?

            Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization tomorrow plans to unveil a breakthrough in wireless technology that will allow multiple users to upload content at the same time while maintaining a data transfer rate of 12 megabits per second (Mbps), all over their old analog TV aerial.
The technology, named Ngara, allows up to six users to occupy the equivalent spectrum space of one television channel (7 megahertz) and has a spectral efficiency of 20 bits per second per hertz. Ngara can handle up to three times that of similar technology and maintains a data rate more than 10 times the industry