Another car that can fly. Nice. Hopefully we get to fly around soon.
Reading the post “My First Computer” by Aakash. I began to think about the first computer I programmed for. Well it was a BBC Micro. When in School I used to frequent the District Science Center, Tirunelveli. I used to go there to attend seminars or quiz competitions. I was always intrigued by the huge [...]
[Photos Credit: Terrafugia] On March 5th Terrafugia’s Transition(R) Roadable Aircraft made its first test flight in Plattsburgh, NY. The aircraft can convert into a road car within 30 seconds. With folded wings the aircraft can be parked in a standard garage. Check out the photos of the aircraft (click photos for high res). There are [...]
L.K. Advani has released BJP’s IT Vision Document. It is a 30 page document and their press release has the highlights: • Multipurpose National Identity Card (MNIC) with unique Citizen Identification Number (CIN) for every Indian citizen in 3 years; to replace all other identification systems. • 1.2 crore (12 million) new IT-enabled jobs in [...]
Amazon released the Kindle 2 and the Kindle for iPhone. The most interesting aspect of these releases is the Whispersync technology. Here is an interesting scenario. You are reading a book in your Kindle. A little later you go out to get some grocery and are waiting in line at the checkout counter. Instead of [...]
Autoblog has a post about Audi Shark a personal hovercraft concept. It looks amazing. I would love to have one of those and I can not but think of the Ghost in Halo when I look at it.
Just got this message when I opened twitter.com. Read that Gmail goes down again from some users. Recently Google pulled the plug on Google Notebook and a few other services like Google Catalogs, Dodgeball, Google Video, Google Mashup Editor and Jaiku. Inevitably more cloud applications will moving to the Deadpool. But everyone, except Dvorak, seem [...]
eWeek has a nice article about Ferrari’s Data Center. I wish there were more details though: Why would an automobile company need this kind of high-performance computing firehose? The F1 handles all the aerodynamic designs, all the engine designs and dynamics, power and exhaust monitoring, wind testing data analysis, and hundreds of other technical duties. [...]
This is a nice video of how Microsoft envisions 2019 would be. I am ready for the Tablet PC they show now!
I just saw this video on AutoBlog. It is always fun to see how accurate the predictions from the past about the future (our present) are. Check out the video a few things have already come true.