Category Archives: tech

What happened to AOL?

The story of AOL from birth to collapse, by way of the Apple Link and endless free disks and CDs. [21:04] Video link.

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Robot Wars battle damage arena door

Shard vs. Conker 3 vs. Beauty 8. Sparks and damage.

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Festo’s flying bots

Festo’s chief pilot gives a private demo of a few of its incredible robotic animals: eMotionButterfly, AirJelly, and AirPenguin.

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Tesla’s new 2170 battery cell

As it turns out, Tesla, and its battery partner Panasonic, started production of cells for qualification at the plant in December, but today, it confirmed the start of “mass production” of the new battery cell, which will enable several of … Continue reading

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A bot named Cassie

Cassie the robot is only three months in the making, but out-performing many other bipedal robots. (I hate giant text boxes in videos.)

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A Robot Wars battle

Razer vs Robochicken vs Velocirippa put on a performance back in the day. [4:43]

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Self-driving car POV

Autopilot car cruises through San Francisco’s Dolores Park. A little picture-in-picture in the lower left shows how much the backup driver trusts the system.

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Kevin Mitnick – I Am Rebel

Kevin Mitnick, the nation’s first dark-side hacker, who used his “social engineering” skills to send the FBI on a cat-and-mouse chase and eventually became the government’s greatest tool in understanding computer security. The legendary Lewis De Payne is also featured … Continue reading

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New wheel bot from Boston Dynamics

This is a cropped and tracked version of the original video so you can see a close up only of the presentation screen, only the wheeled robot part is selected because it was never seen before. The robot was referred … Continue reading

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Brick laying robot

This is called SAM. The Semi-Autonomous Mason. It was designed by New York-based Construction Robotics. The set up and tear down of the machine must be quite time consuming. Comment: Well, it half lays the bricks leaving the rest of … Continue reading

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Switzerland – a country with a back up

The neutral country has systems in place to protect itself and its population in case the world goes dark.

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Flying probe tester – fave

The engineers who designed the logic of the circuit board know exactly what pairs of wires to test and where they would be located on the logic board. In order to build the physical board, a digital version must first … Continue reading

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Jelling stones

The Jelling Stones, thousand-year-old Viking runestones, sit in the town of Jelling in Denmark. They tell the tale of Harald Bluetooth: one of the first kings of Denmark. Here’s why his name is on your phone.

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Final say on the Samsung battery thing

Guy looks at and evaluates Samsung’s video from yesterday. [4:37]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 story

After all of the damage and all of the negative publicity, Samsung finally comes clean.

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Useless salad machine

If you run into any issues while tossing your salad please contact customer support.

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