Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

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Apple Releases iTunes 8.1

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Apple today released their iTunes 8.1 update to coincide with the release of their new Shuffle. Nothing too significant in this release with the exception of an increase in performance and responsiveness, particularly in handling large libraries....

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Microsoft Surface Readable Business Cards (video)

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Microsoft's Surface is far from becoming ubiquitous. But that hasn't stopped Australian design firm Amnesia Razorfish from printing Surface readable tags on all their employees' business cards. Toss the card on the Surface and it calls up the employee directory [...]...

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RFID Football Helmet Remotely Monitors A Player’s Temperature

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I had no idea, but player overheating, better known as heatstroke, is a serious issue on the football field.  Monitoring a player’s temperature can be challenging and perhaps even down right demoralizing.  HOT (heat obvservation technology) from Hothead uses an RFID transponder with a thermal heat sensor built-in to the...

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Dirt Powered Light: Just Add Water

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This alien like probe is in fact a light that runs on soil.  The same stuff you put your feet on everyday (unless your in NYC or don’t leave your apartment) contains ‘energy conducive metals like zinc, copper and iron, and microbial fuel cells [that] are capable of converting electrolytes...