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  • Samsung Launches SSD 830 Drive
    By on September 25, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    MojoKid writes “Although they haven’t been big hits with enthusiasts, Samsung’s solid state drives have been successful due to strong relationships with a number of OEMs, including Apple. With the release of their new SSD 830 Series Solid State Drives, however, Samsung appears ready to make inroads with enthusiasts as well. The SSD 830 tested here is 256GB model, with eight 32GB Samsung NAND flash memory chips, 256MB of Samsung DDR2 SDRAM cache memory, (more…)

  • A Fifth of Telecommuters Work Less Than An Hour Per Day
    By on September 21, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    MrCrassic writes “Working at home isn’t vacation…or is it?” Quoting an article in The Register: “Almost one in five Americans who work from home only clock in for an hour or less a day, according to a survey, while a third stay in their pyjamas. Forty per cent of telecommuters say they work between four and seven hours, 17 per cent are doing the bare minimum and just 35 per cent are working eight or more hours, the CareerBuilder survey of 5,299 (more…)

  • Dinosaur Feathers Found In Amber
    By on September 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “A stunning array of prehistoric feathers, including dinosaur protofeathers, has been discovered in Late Cretaceous amber from Canada. ‘Protofeathers aren’t known from any modern, existing groups of birds and therefore the most obvious interpretation is that they belong to dinosaurs,’ said University of Alberta professor, Alexander P. Wolfe. The 78 to 79-million-year-old amber preserved the feathers in vivid detail, including (more…)

  • NASA’s Twin GRAIL Craft On Their Way To the Moon
    By on September 10, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    sighted writes “The twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral this morning. GRAIL-A is scheduled to reach the moon on New Year’s Eve 2011, while GRAIL-B will arrive New Year’s Day 2012. The two solar-powered spacecraft will fly in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field. Lunar explorers hope the mission will answer longstanding questions about the moon ‘from crust to core.’”


  • Window Shopping With Gesture Recognition
    By on September 5, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    angry tapir writes “German researchers have given a new meaning to window shopping. At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute showed a prototype that lets shoppers learn more about what’s in a store display window when the store is closed. Called the Interactive Shop Window, the system consists of a flat screen monitor and a motion tracker positioned behind the glass of a store’s front window.”