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Video: HandStand Puts iPad in the Palm of Your Hand

December 8, 2015 Rich 0

In this video, I interview Jamie Smith, creator of the HandStand, an iPad accessory that makes it easy to hold and display presentations and other apps on the iPad. Applications for the HandStand include datacenter monitoring, system control, and remote system administration. And as we can see in the video […]

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Video: Calyos 2-Phase Cooling for Electronic Components in HPC

July 18, 2014 Rich 0

In this video, Olivier de Laet from Calyos describes the company’s innovative two-phase cooling technology. Calyos is a provider of advanced 2-phase cooling solutions for electronic applications. Two platform products have been developed, one is already commercialized for power modules cooling and another one has been prototyped for electronic components […]

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Aurora Project to Enable Lucid Dreaming

December 20, 2013 Rich 1

The Aurora project on Kickstarter got our attention this week. The device is a smart headband that plays personalized lights and sounds to help you have lucid dreams. Lucid dreams are about more than just entertainment; they can also improve waking life. Research shows that those who lucid dream regularly […]

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One-Wheeled RYNO Bike is Straight out of Anime

December 14, 2013 Rich 0

Startups like RYNO Motors are stepping up to make science fiction into reality. Based on a Japanese anime video game, the RYNO, is a multiple use, self-balancing, one wheel electric “microcycle” (similar to a scooter), designed for urban dwellers who want the ease of commuting by bike but with the […]

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Crossbar Startup Develops RRAM High Density Memory Device

August 15, 2013 Rich 0

Over at MIT Technology Review, Tom Simonite writes that a new technology called crossbar RRAM memory can store 40x more data as the most compact memory available today with the added benefit of being significantly more energy efficient than both flash and DRAM. It will be much denser and faster […]

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Video: How Self-Driving Cars will Change Everything

August 13, 2013 Rich 0

In this presentation from the Fujitsu Labs America Technology Day 2013, Brad Templeton from Singularity University presents: IPP Robocars – Where They Will Drive Us. I have to say I was not very intrigued by the idea of self-driving cars before I saw this talk, but Templeton totally changed my […]

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Turnstyle Solutions Tracks Customer Smart Phones in Your Store

August 9, 2013 Rich 0

Over at The Globe and Mail, Ivor Tossell writes that Toronto’s Turnstyle Solutions Startup is taking a groundbreaking approach to giving merchants a sense of how people are interacting with their stores. By using the WiFi transmissions from customer smartphones, Turnstyle lets you track – but not identify – customers […]

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How to Demo Your App and Knock ’em Dead

June 29, 2013 Rich 0

  Over at Medium, Sheehan Alam shares some great tips for for nailing an iPhone app demo during a presentation. I have done my fair share of iPhone app demos. Having botched many of them (Murphy’s Law seems to be ever present whenever I take the floor), I wanted to […]

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New Portland HPC Startup is ARMed and Dangerous

June 22, 2013 Rich 0

In a 2009 interview with insideHPC, data scientist Thomas Thurston talked about research he had done predicting ARM CPUs were on a path to disrupt X86 in HPC. This was the first time most of us had considered the idea of cell phone CPUs someday being relevant for HPC and, […]