10 Jan 2012

 

Need a ton of space in a very small form?  At CES there is the Victorinox 1TB usb flash drive, that will come in two flavors, one as a Swiss Army Knife style or a regular USB stick appearance.  These also have an LCD display on the side, which appears as of now to just show the size of the device.  Its ETA to consumers is sometime in September or October.  Here comes the shell shock...  A price just under $3000.  Its worth a look, just for its intriguing design, but at that price you could buy a whole bunch of space in different formats for a lot less.


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10 Jan 2012

Unless you have already hacked the Xbox 360 Kinect and are already using it on Windows to remotely control and gesture your sidekick robot, now there is a reason to be excited.  The official Windows version is being released on February 1st.  You can pre-order it now for a mere $249.99 (read sarcasm, as the Kinect with games on 360 is $120).  This version has the ability to focus on objects 50 cm from the lens, which is fantastic considering the current setup requires at least 5 feet of distance.  The intention of the device is to use in conjunction with Kinect for Windows Commercial SDK or applications that have been developed using the SDK.  It won't be long now, you will probably see this Kinect if not future streamlined versions of it in your business meetings.


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09 Jan 2012

CNET is reporting on a new 3D printer being released by Cubify in the first quarter of 2012, showcased at CES.  It will be available for the very low price of $1299.  While still not quite mass consumer accessible price wise, its features certainly look intriguing.

They tout users like a Father, Mother, or anyway, will be able to use their services on their website to make 3D objects (Beginning January 10th 2012).  End users can submit designs for objects to the website as well.  In addition users can also use the cloud 3D print service to have things delivered to their house without the need for a 3D printer.

Check out the video via CNET below:


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09 Jan 2012

OCZ's new device is definitely worth a mention (being shown at CES), though with certainty will be an expensive one once you add in the drives for it.  Anandtech.com is showing us how OCZ has united four Indilinx Everest controllers and put them in conjunction with custom OCZ FPGAs with a VCA (virtualized controller architecture) format.  The result is the Chiron.

This enclosure will hold a maximum of 4TB and in a 3.5" form factor. It features transfer rates as high as 560 MB/s and over 100,000 4k IOPS.


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20 Dec 2011

NASA is going to reveal new planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope today in a press conference.  You can monitor NASA TV for the conference.  Kepler has been in orbit since 2009 and is designed to hunt planets in distance solar systems.  NASA recently revealed a planet that exists in a habitable zone of a star 600  light years away, called Kepler-22b.

 
Artist Rendering of Kepler-22b

The overall number of known worlds discovered to date, beyond our own solar system are in the 700+ range, both via Kepler and other observation methods.

Check back to this post for updates later.

UPDATED:

NASA announced the detection of the first Earth sized planets outside our solar system today in the press conference.  Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, both too close to their host star to be in the habitable zone, however.  These are the smallest exoplanets found around a star like our own.  Read more details on NASA's news article here.


Image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech


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20 Dec 2011

We have added a new poll on the right side of the website (for a limited time only though), related to the SOPA legislation that has been proposed by Lawmakers.. Be sure to cast your vote.  If you still haven't heard of SOPA, Google it for details or listen to some of our recent Podcasts (E03, E04) where we discuss it.  Submit comments on the topic here in this thread.


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04 Nov 2011

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