Archive for January, 2010

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iPad

Keynote Speech from Steve Jobs – Director and Chief Executive of Apple, introducing the Apple iPad.

The point of the iPad is too find a product in between the iPhone and MacBook.

Steve Jobs introducing the iPad

All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen. And they work in any orientation. So you can do things with these apps that you can’t do on any other device.

Take a look around these links and make up your mind weather to buy one.

Jan. 25, 1979: Robot Kills Human

 

Assembly line robots

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1979: A 25-year-old Ford Motor assembly line worker is killed on the job in a Flint, Michigan, casting plant. It’s the first recorded human death by robot.

Read More http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/01/0125robot-kills-worker#ixzz0dhem0NQv

Click on the link or picture to read more on this story! Very interesting!

3D Images of Haiti

New 3-D aerial images of Haiti will aid recovery and research!

piper_navajo

New three-dimensional radar and hi-resolution aerial images of Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas released starting Friday could boost both recovery and research efforts in Haiti in the wake of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck on Jan. 12.

Satellite images and aerial photos have been important resources, but the flatness of those images makes it hard for viewers to identify what they’re looking at.

“We have dozens of points located along [a satellite image of] the fault with annotations after these points saying things like, ‘I don’t know. This may be a footpath or maybe it is a fracture,’” said U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Ken Hudnut, who’s been trying to map the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault that caused the earthquake. “With the resolution of the [old] imagery … it’s hard to be conclusive.”

On Thursday, remote-sensing scientists from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York began collecting new aerial images of the Port-au-Prince area. They’re using a twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo that houses numerous sensors, including a light-detection and ranging, or LiDAR, instrument that generates the 3-D data. It has a camera that shoots with enough resolution to make out cars and occasionally people and multiple infrared instruments that sketch out details invisible to the naked eye, such as hidden sources of heat and water.

iSlate – Apple Tablet

Apple's "Tablet"

Apple’s got a lot planned for its Wednesday press event.

While the invitation — “come see our latest creation” — is broad and vague, it’s fairly obvious that the biggest news will be the widely anticipated tablet.

It’s about time. Tech observers have been anticipating an Apple tablet for several years, churning out report after report of rumors and speculation. And Apple has been considering tablet designs since at least 1983. Now, perfectionist CEO Steve Jobs finally seems satisfied enough with the product to show it off in public.

But that’s not the only thing the company is likely to announce. Updates to the MacBook line and the iPhone OS are also likely to be on the ticket.

Here’s our guide to what you can realistically expect.

And if you don’t care to read our predictions, just stay tuned for the Jan. 27 event. We’ll be providing live blog and news coverage here on Gadget Lab and on Twitter: follow @bxchen and @GadgetLab for real-time news nuggets.

Price tag? All we’ve heard are guesses from analysts, some who claim the tablet will cost as much as $1,000 including carrier subsidy. We estimate the tablet should cost between $700 and $1,000, placing it somewhere in between an iPhone and a MacBook.

What could it be called? Internet sleuthers at MacRumors.com have found evidence suggesting Apple is interested in the names iSlate, MagicSlate, iGuide and iPad. Apple has apparently filed for trademarks for each of those names.

Apple not only filed for the iSlate trademark; the company also procured ownership of the domain iSlate.com, making this the most likely candidate.

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