Posts Tagged ‘tech’
The terrific writer Jesus Diaz penned (well, typed) an article for Gizmodo about the U.S. Military’s plans to put laser turrets on military aircraft. Jesus begins and ends with Star Wars, which we find totally appropriate.
Seriously people, I keep imagining Han Solo shouting “Great kid! Don’t get cocky!”
And we wish to add — lasers? Oy vey.
Among the many things our children will likely see in their lifetimes is fully functioning robots that can do more than simply clean our floors. Whether or not we parents will see such things depends upon both the pace of technology and how old we are. I’m old enough to be in the “maybe, maybe not” category.
According to this video from TheVerge of RoboCup 2012, I’m leaning towards “maybe not” for me being forced to fight the T-1000. The video features “the world’s best soccer robots [battling] it out in Mexico City for the Louis Vuitton Best Humanoid trophy”.
Best Humanoid Trophy. Kind of Orwellian, no?
Here’s the video.
Always fun to get tips on using objects in ways other than they were intended to be used. Of these 10 cool binder clip tricks (via LifeHacker), I’ve done the following:
- Smartphone stand: I keep a binder clip or two in each of my various bags just in case I need to prop up my cellphone on a plane or in a Starbucks. Makes watching video or reading an article a more hands-free experience.
Here’s a video that seems to be the way I do it.
More binder clip tips (that rhymes!) after the jump.
Excuse me whilst I go off-topic for a moment to discuss the fact that Adobe has decreed that they will not be making a new version of Flash for new versions of Android. This is… frustrating.
This looks cool — the new Asus Taichi, a new laptop-tablet hybrid. Gizmodo calls it the technological equivalent of a mullet. I’m not sure if they mean that as a good thing or a bad thing.
For those who can’t decide between an ultrabook’s handy QWERTY keyboard, and a slim tablet’s touchscreen UI, Asus has just revealed a hybrid, double-duty display solution. Wait a second: Business in front, party in the back? That sounds awfully familiar.
Emphasis added. Sorry.
via Gizmodo, Asus Taichi: Ultrabook in Front, Tablet in the Back
The iPad 2 is a very nifty device, and is a genuine upgrade to the original iPad. Not only is it thinner and more powerful, it has cameras. But how do you get photos and videos off of your iPad 2? It’s not hard, but it’s not as obvious as it should be. DaddyTips will show you how. I am iHole, hear me roar. Read more »