- Dead-tree format’s demise is slow, steady
Printers are suffering the same fate as hardcover books — which is not only good for the environment but maybe for your state of mind. In a research note titled “Dead-tree format is dying,” Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore illustrated the decline of paper-spewing printers with plenty of stats —Brooke Crothers at CNET
- Back to the past – 10 awesome vintage computer ads
Royal Pingdom shows 10 vintage ads published in Byte Magazine from 1977 to 1984 – things like the the 10 megabyte hard drive for $945 pre-inflation.
- Windows 8 Pro tablets: Not a good laptop replacement
The Windows 8 launch is getting closer and many are looking forward to the tablets that will run the full version of Windows. Those looking to use one of these tablets as a PC replacement may be disappointed—James Kendrick at ZDNet
- ‘Smart Fingertips’ Pave Way for Virtual Sensations
Imagine feeling like you’re lifting a 50-kilogram weight just by pulling at thin air. That’s just one of the possible applications of new “smart fingertips” created by a team of nanoengineers. The electronic fingers mold to the shape of the hand, and so far the researchers have shown that they can transmit electric signals to the skin. The team hopes to one day incorporate the devices into a smart glove that creates virtual sensations, fooling the brain into feeling everything from texture to temperature—Wired Science
- How Something You’ve Never Heard Of Is Changing Your World
At TechCrunch, John C. Zolper, Vice President of Research and Development at Raytheon, describes how important the semi-conductor gallium nitride is becoming
- Secret E-Scores Chart Consumers’ Buying Power
A growing number of companies, including banks, credit and debit card providers, insurers and online educational institutions are using these scores to choose whom to woo on the Web. These scores can determine whether someone is pitched a platinum credit card or a plain one, a full-service cable plan or none at all. They can determine whether a customer is routed promptly to an attentive service agent or relegated to an overflow call center—At the New York Times, Natasha Singer writes about a little-known scoring algorithm that is used to decide how likely you are to buy things.
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