‘The product of four years of development, Alpha is an engine for answers. Its ambition is to delve into “all the knowledge in the world,” Wolfram says, to find and calculate information.
Though Alpha’s interface evokes Google ― whose co-founder Sergey Brin once spent a summer interning for Wolfram ― it’s more like the anti-Google.Type in a query for a statistic, a profile of a country or company, the average airspeed of a sparrow ― and instead of a series of results that may or may not provide the answer you’re looking for, you get a mini dossier on the subject compiled in real time that, ideally, nails the exact thing you want to know. It’s like having a squad of Cambridge mathematicians and CIA analysts inside your browser”….<More>
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“utomower Solar Hybrid is the world’s first fully automatic lawn mower that is partly powered by the sun. Brilliant for your lawn, great for your conscience, better for the planet. The product uses considerably less energy than any conventional mower. That’s because in addition to a charging station, it comes with a large integrated solar panel. When there is daylight available, the solar cells enable the mower to extend its cutting periods before it needs recharging”….
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“Imagine you could play video games – and immerse yourself in virtual worlds – with 3D graphics comparable to those found in blockbuster films like Transformers or WALL•E. And then imagine you could experience and control those graphics in real-time from any internet-enabled device, whether it be a desktop computer, set-top box or even iPhone.
Sound far-fetched? It doesn’t to Jules Urbach, founder and CEO of a Los Angeles-based company called OTOY, who has been working with microprocessor manufacturer AMD since 2006 to make the idea of server-side graphics processing a reality. If all goes as planned, 3D rendering will become just another computer task that jumps from the client to the cloud. Call it gaming as a service (GaaS) if you will. No more Xboxes, no more PlayStations, and no more souped-up PC towers. Just a monitor, some controls, and a way to receive and display frames generated by a powerful server farm”….<More>
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“Tilted Twister solves Rubik’s cube fully automatically.
Just place the scrambled cube on Tilted Twister’s turntable. An
ultrasonic sensor detects its presence and starts to read the colors of
the cube faces using a light sensor. The robot turns and tilts the cube
in order to read all the faces of the cube. It then calculates a
solution and executes the moves by turning, tilting and twisting the
The challenge was to build the robot using only the Lego Mindstorms
NXT Retail-kit. And to make it completely independent, without need of
being connected to a PC.
Lego Mindstorms robot that solves Rubik’s cube”…. <More>
“Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. I hadn’t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends his weekends building model railroads or overseeing video-game worlds like the Sims”…. <More>
“The Top 100 Employers In Electronic Design
Which U.S. companies create the most engineering opportunities? Our Top 100 lead the way based on design influence, hiring patterns, rich patent and IP portfolios, and substantial R&D budgets”….( see the table). <Full Article>
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Youtube on iPhone Apple ad
For The Guided Tour of the iphone Check out the <Video >
I Cringley”s Column has an interesting twist to the apple Google cooperation and the payoff for both:
“Safari for Windows is part of a PLATFORM in the same sense that iTunes is part of the iPod platform or vice versa. In this case the platform in question is the iPhone and an as-yet unmentioned partner in that platform is Google.
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This weekend, make little teeny tiny robots called beambots that are powered by the sun! In the podcast, I made the solar-roller and the instructions for that are right in the pdf!I also made a beambot from a kit. Kits are always a good way to break
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“Video recommendation is a logical next step for Last.fm and something that will help itcompete with Pandora. Pandora analyzes the tonal qualities of music in order to determine recommendations. As a destination site that works with any number of other services (GTalk, for example) Last.fm is probably a great place for people to see music videos. I’d like to know how many users of ,a href=”http://hypem.com/”>The Hype Machine, for example, watch the YouTube videos displayed next to MP3 blog search results”…. <More>
The basic idea behind Pipes, says Yahoo, is to give software developers and motivated nondevelopers a simple programming tool to mix and match collections of data on the Web, says Pasha Sadri, principal software engineer at Yahoo and developer of Pipes. “The goal of Pipes,” he says, “is to significantly lower the barrier to writing simple applications by eliminating the need to write code and by hosting the application for you”…. <More>
“By 2029, sufficient computation to simulate the entire human brain, which I estimate at about 1016 (10 million billion) calculations per second (cps), will cost about a dollar. By that time, intelligent machines will combine the subtle and supple skills that humans now excel in (essentially our powers of pattern recognition) with ways in which machines are already superior, such as remembering trillions of facts accurately, searching quickly through vast databases, and downloading skills and knowledge. But this will not be an alien invasion of intelligent machines. It will be an expression of our own civilization, as we have always used our technology to extend our physical and mental reach”…. <More>