Once in a while we come across a company whose idea and
products just make sense. Ncomputing is such a company and it may take
some time until you will hear more about its products, but we do
believe that the firm has what it takes to popularize cloud computing
for the masses and become Intel’s biggest threat yet. We are talking
about the ability to split one PC into possibly dozens of sub 5-watt
computers with a cost of less than $100 each. To us, it is the first
convincing cloud computing idea that has the potential to reach more
users than any other computing product before.
First Look - Product announcements are always tricky in a the way how
you describe a products features in a flashy enough way to attract
attention, but remain sufficiently careful to not overstate its
features and benefits. Even a fantastic new product can easily be
trashed in today’s Internet world if you go overboard: That may be the
case with Cuil, an interesting new try to come up with a new type of
search engine, which, according to its developers, carries the world’s
largest search index. We have 12 hours of Cuil usage behind us to see
what the engine offers. The result (surprise, surprise): Bigger isn’t
Virgin Galactic’s founder and
billionaire playboy Sir Richard Branson has unveiled its White Knight
Two ship that will help power people into space. The four-engine, all
carbon-composite plane, has a wingspan of 140-feet and is the
brainchild of legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan. Branson hopes
the nearly finished craft will convince people to pony up $200,000 for
a once in a lifetime trip into sub-orbital space some 62 miles above
44-year-old Ian Usher tried to sell his life on eBay, but things
didn’t exactly turn out like he hoped. The Perth resident wanted to
sell his belongings, job and even friends to the highest bidder. He
hoped to use the money earned to embark on a “100 Goals in 100 Days”
journey, but now the auction winner, along with five of the other
highest bidders, have refused to pay the amount.
With the Olympics only 11 days away from the August 8th start date,
Beijing is still in the grips of choking, visibility-obscuring smog.
In fact, just one week after curtailing traffic and factory output, the
smog in the city is the worst in more than a month. Now, officials are
thinking about ordering 90% of all private automobiles off the road and
even more factory closures.
A Qantas jumbo jet made an emergency landing
after a faulty door exploded open during flight. Qantas Flight 30 from
Hong Kong to Melbourne had to quickly descend 20000 feet and eventually
landed in Manila. All 346 passengers and 19 crew on the Boeing 747
aircraft were not hurt.
TGDaily founder, and editor in chief, Wolfgang Gruener, didn't exactly deliver his third son in the early hours of this morning, but he was very supportive, and was hoping for a Digg with the headline. Mother, and child are doing well. The staff at TGDaily would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Gruener family and appreciate that the boss won't be around much today so, they'll probably slip out the back door early today. To celebrate the birth, of course, in their own unique way, eating chocolate, or sleeping, or drinking something greenish blue with their friends.
With the new 3G iPhone out, many owners of the
first generation models are looking to trade in their clunkers for a
shiny new model and Miami-based Freeiphoneswap.com is helping people do
just that. The company is offering 150 to 350 dollars for old iPhones
and owners can either send them in or drop them off at several
locations nationwide. Often the money paid out can fully pay for a new
iPhone (except for the service plan) with some extra cash to spare for
all the accessories you’ll undoubtedly have to buy.
The Royal College of Art (RCA) in England has come up with several
concept car designs that not only look great, but are also
eco-friendly. One car is made of nothing more than aerodynamic glass,
while another resembled a split chassis red rocket.
The concept of developing an entire city built
around the concepts of efficiency and design that is extremely future
forward-thinking is exciting. That is why Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Architects were excited when they won first place in a competition to
create a new sustainable city that would be located on the Paljassaare
Peninsula in Estonia.
Recently, Mazda announced that it will be unveiling its crossover
vehicle the Kazamai at the Moscow International Motor Show this August.
Next month they plan to reveal the sporty vehicle’s environmental
performance specifics, but they are currently boasting that the car
will “deliver exciting driving dynamics, frugal fuel consumption and
greatly reduced CO2 emissions.”