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Epic Inventions of All Time

In honour of all the epic things that were invented or created in 2009, here’s a list of just some to inspire you for 2010.
AI and computers
– Peter Voss was Interviewed by Sander Olson on AGI (artificial general intelligence
–  Nvidia Fermi GPU lowers supercomputing costs by ten times
– Roadmap for organic and printed electronics
Transportation
– CEO of China’s Cosco is seriously considering nuclear merchant ships.
–  This would have benefits for military power and civilization resilience by enabling power supplies to be brought to disaster areas
– Nuclear powered container ships would also provide power for functionalized container shipping modules.
Medical Related
– Fighting fat with brown fat cells
– Presbyopia laser surgery
– 3D bioprinters
Controversial
– Blacklight Power plans for 2010-2013
– Astronomical evidence of what might be parallel universes
– Possible detection of dark matter particles

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Top Sites to Find Free eBooks on Technology and Fiction

“Top Sites to Find Free eBooks on Technology and Fiction”
Beth Graddon-Hodgson
If you’re someone who likes to sit down with a good book and feel the pages at her fingertips, then you better start getting over it; eBooks are the wave of the future, and as online news sites and blogs are quickly leading newspapers to extinction, eBooks are likely to replace books that have been around for centuries. This is a trend that’s not just picking up with the technology obsessed; since eBooks do not require the cultivation of trees, they’re far more eco-friendly, so many are jumping on the bandwagon and are learning to appreciate the technology even if gadgets are not their first love.
The Kindle is perhaps the most popular eReader out there; created by Amazon, the site also offers many popular fiction, non-fiction and resource-based novels in eBook form. Currently topping their list of most popular novels purchased by readers for their Kindles are “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown, “The Christmas Bus” by Melanie Carlson, and “Going Rogue: An American Life” by former governor of the United States, Sarah Palin. These are some of the eBooks that appeal to the masses – those that are choosing eReaders for convenience and environmental reason, and not because of their love for the technology.
While the books that would also typically be in Trade Paperback form can be costly, there are others that are available for free from sites like FreeComputerBooks.com , a site that has a wealth of books on technology related topics; or FreeTechBooks.com which features titles that offer learning and insight into technology-related topics, like operating system use, and game and multimedia development.
Additional websites that offer free eBooks that can be used on an eReader like Kindle, or on an iPod or Blackberry include Gutenburg.org and Scribd. These sites are fantastic, because they offer free books on a variety of topics, and while many women know that they can purchase eBooks from sites like Amazon, they’re not aware that the creation of the eBook has also lead to the development of modern day libraries for the technologically inclined!
Via: Crenk

ChickTech showing off Old Books. Photograph by http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1219898

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Hercules DJ Console

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I don’t know about you, but as a kid, being a DJ was one of those cool jobs I always wanted to do; or try at least.  Oh…the fame, partying, and lifestyle.

However, things didn’t quite pan out that way and here I am today.  Hey I’m not complaining, especially not now with this puppy. The Hercules DJ Console is a portable but fully functional virtual DJ’ing system. Continue reading

Nikon Set to Launch Camera/Projector Hybrid

Geeks rejoice. Nikon, the most epic camera maker of all time (in my humble opinion), is set to launch a camera slash projector fusion.  Imagine being able to play back a videos you just took…on a wall. It’s tres show off, but it’s one of those new technologies that makes you want to say “I’ll take two!!”
The Nikon Coolpix S100p isn’t just a fancy excuse of a projector with a half-assed camera. Or a half assed-projector with a crap camera strapped on. It’s Nikon…cmon. This bad boy ia a 12.1 megapixel camera with a 7” LCD and 5x optical zoom. If you’re not camera savvy, the specs match the cameras you’ll find at Future Shop and Best Buy.

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Geeks rejoice. Nikon, the most epic camera maker of all time (in my humble opinion), is about to launch a new camera slash projector fusion.  Imagine being able to play back a video or images you just took…on a wall. It’s tres show off, but it’s one of those gadgets that makes you want to say “I’ll take two!!” Continue reading