Monday, June 27, 2011
Archos' 7-inch, US$99 Arnova tablet: "The Arnova 7 was first announced with few details in May, but the tablet's spec page is now live, revealing a budget device designed to allow users to surf the internet over Wi-Fi, read ebooks and watch videos."
Posted by steve at 9:29 AM
Futuristic all-electric Ecco Camper concept from NAU: "NAU, the design studio behind the 360-degree Immersive Cocoon we checked out earlier this month, has penned this streamlined, zero-local-emission Ecco Camper concept with a view to inspiring a new way of getting away from it all in the 21st Century."
Posted by steve at 9:28 AM
Phase change materials could be used to develop ‘brain-like’ computers: "Unlike human brains that make no real distinction between memory and computation, computers currently deal with processing and memory separately. This means data has to be constantly moved around, resulting in a speed and power 'bottleneck.' Now, using phase change materials that can store and process information simultaneously, researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK have developed a new technique that could lead to the development of 'brain-like' computers."
Posted by steve at 9:27 AM
Kno releases Textbooks app for iPad: "The company behind the now-abandoned Kno digital textbook has announced the beta release of a new digitized textbook reading application for the iPad. The free to download Textbooks for iPad app offers students access to a vast library of exact digital replicas of real-world textbooks with the added bonus of an enhanced, interactive reading experience, some useful organizational tools and social sharing features"
Posted by steve at 9:26 AM
ESA review finds 'no impediments' for SKYLON spaceplane development: "After nearly 30 years of service, the Space Shuttle fleet is due to enter retirement with the last ever mission scheduled for takeoff on July 8, 2011. In its lifetime, the world's first Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) has provided information that will prove invaluable for the next generation of spacecraft that will succeed it."
Posted by steve at 9:25 AM