Delta took delivery of a new CAE Electronics aircraft simulator, which
is considered the most advanced system currently available. Tailored to
simulate Delta's existing N701DN aircraft (Boeing 777-200LR), the CAE
system is based on electromagnetic engines instead of hydraulics as
well as AMD Opteron processors and ATI Radeon / FireGL graphics engines.
San Francisco (CA) – Would you pay 10-cents per song for music that can only be played within a browser? That’s what Lala.com hopes people will do with its upcoming music rental store. Michael Robertson of MP3.com fame leaked out details of the new service which promises free song previews and cheap 10-cent music rentals. But there’s a catch, these songs are, as Robertson says, “trapped in a tab in your browser.”
You can do much more with your Bluetooth-capable cellphone than
connecting it to a wireless headset. Scientists have come up with a way
to use Bluetooth signals to track the speed of pedestrians and
vehicles, potentially proving you with reliable information how long
you will have to wait in that security line at the airport.
Road warriors have been promised eight-hours of battery time for their
mobile devices such as notebooks for some time now. We are inching
towards that goal and one of the technologies that could take us much
closer to that goal would be Apple’s idea to integrate solar panels
behind the LCD of a mobile device.
23-year-old Andrew Kellett liked committing crimes so much
that he video-taped the crimes and posted them on YouTube … 80 times.
The crimes ranged from speeding, possessing illegal drugs to leaving a
gas station without paying. Local law enforcement weren’t too happy
about Kellett’s escapades and a magistrate has slapped Kellett with an
Anti-Social Behavior Order (ASBO) that bars him from posting any more
online videos which depict illegal acts.
Trendwatch - It's not every day that we are witnessing the birth of a new search
engine. But every once in a while a new company comes along with an
interesting idea to make one of the most important tools on the
Internet much more efficient. Just like Google came virtually out of
nowhere in the late 1990s, we are now seeing a new company that takes
on the keyword-based searches we are used to today: Powerset’s secret
weapon is semantic search. Is this the company that has the technology
to challenge Google?
A PhD student at the Delft University of
Technology in the Netherlands has constructed what he says is the
world’s most advanced walking biped robot. Daan Hobbelen, who will
receive his PhD on May 30th, created the “Flame” robot to help study
how humans walk. He discovered that robot walking can actually be
fairly energy efficient and doesn’t have to be the typical “falling
forward” approach that many of the other robots employ.
With WWDC just around the corner, the stage is set for Steve Jobs'
keynote and the unveiling of the iPhone. But Apple would not be not
Apple if there wasn’t a “one more thing …” portion in his presentation.
We have no idea if Jobs indeed has plans for such a segment (he better
has …), but if it is up to us, we are putting our bets on the re-birth
of the Newton and the introduction of an Apple UMPC/tablet.
Mississippi State University was crowned the winner of the Challenge X
2008, a competition that challenges students to modify a SUV to achieve
greater fuel economy, while maintaining drivability and customer
friendliness. The winning SUV improved its mileage rating by 38%, the
organizers of the event report.
TG Daily Exclusive - Intel’s performance graphics strategy is running at full speed:
According to documents seen by TG Daily, desktop and notebook versions
of the technology will follow on the heels of the high-end debut
device, including up to 24 IA cores.