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.
Finding Internet access and an open hotspot can be a pain in the you
know what. In such cases, hackers typically rely on geeky cards,
computers and utilities and since I need upload stories from anywhere
in the world, I usually have a laptop with NetStumbler, Wireshark and
Cain installed and my trusty AirPcap Tx card readily available. But as
I discovered last night, all of these high-tech tools were no match for
the almighty Dollar, or in this case, the Thai Baht.
Special to TG Daily - Multicore architecture has created a little frenzy among programming
language designers and software developers to hone up their concurrent
and parallel programming skills. But is this push one way? Is it just
the hardware driving the software and language design in multi-core
era? Rajesh Karmani continues his article series on TG Daily which
focuses on a dramatic shift in software development techniques to help
developers exploit the horsepower of multi-core processors.
Boeing said that it has begun work on the first Boeing Business Jet 3
(BBJ3), a new private airliner that tries to get the attention of all
of those who find their Gulfstream V too small and too average.
Launched in 2006, the fuselage of the first BBJ3 has been completed and
is currently being prepared for a 2000-mile trip to the company’s
Renton, Wash., final assembly facility.