Prettier World Of Computer ModelingTaking issue with the perception that computer models lack realism, a Sandia National Laboratories researcher told his audience that simulations of the nanoscale provide scientists more detailed results - not less - than experiments alone.
The invited talk by Eliot Fang was delivered to members of the Materials Research Society at its recent semiannual general meeting.
Sandia is a National Nuclear Security Administration laboratory.
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Sidekick DetailsThe latest buzz tells me that gadget lovers have gotten their knickers in a twist over the expected release of the Sidekick 3, and have been chomping at the bits to get information about the as-yet-unavailable device. So here's the scoop.
Yesterday the FCC released some details and a partial user manual for the Sidekick 3, as well as pictures. The manual still has typos in it, but I'll grant them a temporary reprieve before I complain, since........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 1:30:26 PM)
A Credit Card Think Storage DevicePQI today has reaffirmed the mantra 'thin is in' by launching a wafer thin portable storage device which is just 0.12 in. thin and can be mistaken for a credit card. Don't be fooled by the dimensions of the Card Drive(TM) U510 as this baby can hold up to 16GB of data and is compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The U510 features the proprietary Intelligent Stick technology where the Intelligent Stick retractable connector moved away to keep its........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 1:27:17 PM)
Bike Repair Kit That Looks Like A Water BottleLooks like a water bottle! Compact wonder has all you need for on-the-spot repairs! Includes: bit screwdriver handle, 6-15mm ball wrench, 6 driver bits (slotted and Phillips), 3 hex key wrenches, 2 tire levers and tire patch kit with glue.
Top opens for easy access to bits, inside contains tools. Fits in bottle holder or mounts on bike with bracket (incl.). 7 3/8 x 2 7/8"Dia.........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 8:47:26 AM)
Put that CrackBerry down, you addict!Help to fight your gadge addition.
BlackBerry addicts have a crack at freedom when they check into one Chicago hotel: the manager will put the communications devices and others like them under lock and key for guests who want a break.........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 7:56:18 AM)
Supercomputers To Transform ScienceNew insights into the structure of space and time, climate modeling, and the design of novel drugs, are but a few of the a number of research areas that will be transformed by the installation of three supercomputers at the University of Bristol.
At peak performance the multi-million pound high performance computers (HPCs) will carry out over 13 trillion calculations per second. That is equivalent to the entire population of the world........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 6/6/2006 11:44:26 PM)
GSM Cellular Spy-phonesThis cellular spy phone can be used as a normal mobile phone. And will remain normal until it receives an incoming call from a telephone which you have selected to activate surveillance mode. Upon connecting the mobile will remain visibly and audibly unchanged allowing you to monitor what is being said around the phone. At all other times the mobile remains a normal phone.
Ideal for spywork.........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 6/3/2006 7:19:51 PM)
Nintendo Touch GenerationsNintendo has always been a company that has no shame in trying to appeal to as a number of people as possible. They've known for a long time the impact video games can have on the masses. Realism has never been a part of their agenda; enjoyment is always the priority. With the upcoming release of the DS lite,.
Nintendo is taking this ideal, and urging the non-gaming public to pay attention. Mostly aimed at the generations who didn't grow up........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/3/2006 1:59:47 PM)
Windows Vista Beta 2 OverviewMy good friend Kurt Hutchinson has kicked out a great write-up for Ars Technica on Microsoft's second beta of Windows Vista. This update to the Windows line has been in the planning and production stages for a long time, and it's nice to finally get to play with a stable copy that's fairly close to what the final version is going to be.
The developers have thrown in new graphic effects and a slew of bells and whistles designed to make the........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 6/3/2006 1:39:22 PM)
Pushing the Boundaries of SearchAs per the "Live Labs Manifesto" of Gary William Flake Ph.D., the Internet operates in a manner fundamentally unlike anything that has ever preceded it. It is a world where "something small and intangible - a better algorithm - can massively increase global utility and welfare".
Microsoft Live Labs is a partnership between MSN and Microsoft Research that takes a holistic approach toward applied research for Internet-enabled products and........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 6/2/2006 6:44:01 AM)
Samsung SGH-Z400If sliders are your thing, check out the SGH-Z400, which measures just 19.2mm thick. Available in silver or black colors, this handset boasts a 3.1-megapixel camera, a bright TFT-LCD display, VOD support, MMS, and a host of multimedia features. Pricing and availability have still not been announced.
Wow!........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 5/31/2006 9:48:00 PM)
For Privacy SeekersIf you are one of those females, who die to get privacy while talking on their mobile phones will love the Life Dress designed by Ann de Gersem.
The basic aim of the dress is to give its wearer the possibility to instantly create a personal space, in which she/he can seclude her/himself from the chaotic surroundings.
The moment you feel you want to create a periphery around yourself, all you need to do is pull up the zipper of your skirt.........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 5/31/2006 8:35:04 PM)
New IPod TuneBuckle DesignsWhat else can an iPod do besides entertaining you with its musical nodes......Ok, time up! Carrying an iPod can add to your fashionable looks too, you can wear it on arm as armband or you can wear it on your waist! The TuneBuckle belt which was originally unveiled at CES, is now available in a great new style that allows you to conveniently carry your Nano at your waist.
The Full Moon style belt leaves only the click wheel uncovered, and the........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 5/31/2006 8:28:33 PM)
Yet Another Stylish Skype HeadsetSeems every day of late another "stylish" Skype headset hits the market. The one today is the Elecom MS-PH99UBK and as the manufacturers says it is "difficult to become tired even in conversation of long haul being lightweight". Granted that's translated form Japanese but I still found it humorous.
The handset itself has a stand to help keep it in place and features USB connectivity. A four way control pad allows you to scroll through your........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 5/27/2006 10:46:40 AM)
Go Digital!It seems like yesterday when I made my first attempt at finding an affordable digital multi-track recorder for my small home recording studio. Needing to replace my outdated 4 track analog recorder, I searched quite awhile for a reasonably priced recorder. Finally, I was able to find a digital recorder with most of the features I was looking for.
I was amazed at the capabilities of this machine; the clarity of sound it duplicated and the........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 5/27/2006 10:16:58 AM)
Mask Noisy Phone Calls at the OfficeMost of us cubicle-confined employees have realized by now that there's no such thing as privacy. Often, we're forced to speak in soft tones, and the person on the other end wonders why we're whispering. Then there's those who speak at a ridiculously high level, and every day you get a glimpse into the person next to you's dramatic life: changing diapers, fighting with the wifey, the in-laws are coming for a visit, the basement is flooded, or........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 5/27/2006 9:45:03 AM)
Software Defuses Demographic Time-bombAs many baby boomers look forward to their retirement, manufacturing industry bosses fear the wealth of knowledge that will be lost with their departure.
To stem this drain of information, University of Cambridge researcher Dr Tony Holden has developed a software program which captures employees' experience as they work.
Dr Holden, Department of Engineering, designed the new program, entitled 'Lifetrack', being marketed by the US company........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 5/24/2006 6:54:42 PM)
Ultra Wideband AntennaBy taking advantage of a phenomenon that earlier designers had struggled to avoid, engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a new approach to phased-array antenna design that could allow a single ultra-wideband device to do the job of five conventional antennas.
The "Fragmented Aperture Antenna," a computer-designed planar system, has already demonstrated a 33-to-1 bandwidth - well beyond the 10-to-1 ratio........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 5/23/2006 11:55:13 PM)
Google Reader MobileGoogle Reader Mobile is now available on your mobile phone. The pages are served using XHTML 1.0 for mobile, including access keys for each list item.
The mobile reader is a good blend of what you would like to configure on your desktop but still access on a more limited input device such as a mobile phone. The mobile interface is purposefully barebones but utilizes features made possible by the full desktop experience such as browsing........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 5/22/2006 10:07:09 AM)
Searching For The Soul In The MachineIf computers could create a society, what kind of world would they make? Thanks to the work of an ambitious project that adds a whole new meaning to the phrase, 'computer society', in which millions of software agents will potentially evolve their own culture, we could be about to find out.
With funding from the European Commission's Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) initiative of the IST programme, five European research institutes are........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 5/18/2006 11:43:51 PM)
iCarta iPod Toilet Paper HolderIt gives a completely new meaning to the phrase 'rock 'n' roll'. For boffins have invented a cutting-edge gadget combining a portable music player and a toilet paper dispenser.
The state-of-the-art device - called an iCarta - makes it easier for people to listen to beats while using the bathroom.
It is designed, as per the US manufacturers, to "enhance your experience in the smallest room".........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/17/2006 1:31:49 PM)
Mobile Data Retrieval ImprovedPenn State scientists have developed a new algorithm which enables cell-phone users to fetch data from music to TV shows as quickly as feasible with minimal channel switches.
With the computing technique, mobile devices can pick up data that may have been "missed" when first broadcast, thereby alleviating the wait for subsequent broadcast cycles. Because it minimizes channel switching, the new algorithm also reduces power use, thereby........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 6/15/2006 11:49:31 PM)
Teach Computers To Perceive Three DimensionsWe live in a three-dimensional world but, for the most part, we see it in two dimensions. Discerning how objects and surfaces are juxtaposed in an image is second nature for people, but it's something that has long flummoxed computer vision systems.
Now, however, scientists in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have found a way to help computers understand the geometric context of outdoor scenes and thus better........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 6/13/2006 11:54:58 PM)
Sanyo PLC-XP57L Portable ProjectorSanyo at the InfoComm show unveiled its new portable XGA projector, the PLC-XP57L which is capable of delivering a brightness of 5500 ANSI lumen and a contrast ratio of 1000 to 1. The new Sanyo projector promises performance, functionality, durability and above all true to life realistic color tones. The projector features three 1.3 inches 1024 by 768 pixels LCD panels, 2 built-in 2-watt stereo speakers and a LNS-S30 projection lens.
The........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 1:32:56 PM)
Apple's Itunes DRM Is IllegalOn 25th January, the Consumer Council lodged a complaint with the Consumer Ombudsman against iTunes Music Store Norge for breach of fundamental consumer rights.
The decision is in accordance with what the Consumer Council alleged in its complaint.
"We are very satisfied with the decision. There is a general tendency for consumers to meet grossly unreasonable agreements when they download files with cultural content.........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 9:37:23 AM)
Thumb Button OperationIt locks in the index finger, operates the button with the thumb, it is the mouse of mini- size.
As for tread, barely vertical 2.3cm× side 2.7cm and microminiature.
In [purezen], in travel, the screen of the personal computer must be operated in the narrow space, when, it is optimum, it is the economical space mouse.
After use, collecting the cable, it can fold to the compact, even in the travelling bag is not bulky.........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 9:09:10 AM)
The Phone Thong: Leather Cell Phone CaseThe original Phone Thong from Superior Communications is still our most popular phone thong. It comes in 3 great styles and works perfect for the woman looking to carry her cell phone in stylish comfort and ease.
We also have the Phone Thong with Flair! This is fast becoming the accessory of choice for the distinguished woman looking for a little more feminine look. It's also an improved version of the original, offering a Quick Connect........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 8:43:26 AM)
Computerized Chair for StargazersHere is a computer-controlled chair to make skygazing more comfortable. This motorized chair allows stargazers and amateur astronomers to lie down comfortably to view the night sky with binocular. To gaze the complete sky you need not take turns yourself. The computer-controlled motor in the chair turns it a full 360 quietly and smoothly.
A miniature joystick built into the binocular mount guide this movement. A rechargeable battery that........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 6/4/2006 1:34:11 PM)
80.000 Volt Electric SuitcaseThis suitcase is designed for the safe transportation of money, documents and jewellery etc.
You can activate the 107 db alarm by simply pushing a button on the Remote control, when you push a second button you will activate the electric shock alarm. Then the person who stole your suitcase will let go immediatly! Nobody will be able to grab or take the suitcase. So your valuables are safe.
The suitcase is available in brown or black.
........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/3/2006 7:46:46 PM)
Ags-01 Gsm TransmitterThis state of the art listening device developed by SpyLabs is the ultimate in remote audio surveillance. Unlike conventional radio, GSM infinity transmitter offers superb quality, virtually unlimited transmission distance, high security, dependability and absolute simplicity of use. The controller can access (with pre-programmed secret number) and listen to the GSM monitor at any time. An office conversation in London can be heard in Paris.
........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/3/2006 7:17:25 PM)
Nokia N93 mobile phoneIf you're in the majority of the population that wants all the bells and whistles on a mobile telephone, this yet-to-be-released device may have been custom made for you.
The Nokia N93 is packed full of features, more than most of us really need but would love to have just the same. In addition to being a plain ol’ telephone, it boasts a 3.2 megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss optics and 3x optical zoom. But what’s the point of taking all those........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 6/3/2006 1:24:03 PM)
Shredding ScissorsPanic's over everyone - I'm back! Admit it, you didn't even notice I was missing did you? That's because all the other Shiny writers are far better at coping without me than I like to imagine. In fact, I'm feeling a trifle peevish about the whole thing. While I enjoy a little sulk, here's a nice (and very short) gadget story to keep you occupied.
When I saw these shredding scissors the first thing I thought was "I need to get me some of........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 6/3/2006 11:46:49 AM)
MP3 Wrist WatchIf you are not a gadget freak then too you are going to love this hi-tech wrist watch by Davide Succi DJ. The wrist watch has MP3 Player functionality and it can support MP3, WMA and ADPCM music formats.
The music is uploaded through a USB 1.1 interface and the MP3 watch also has a built-in microphone for voice-recording. The dial of the musical watch has little led indicators that indicate equalizer settings and other MP3 functions. The........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 5/31/2006 8:30:56 PM)
Alneo Digital Audio player XA-C109/XA-C59Nippon Victor Inc. has just announced the launch of a new DIgital Audio Player, the Alneo XA-C109/C59, which boasts of a clear trebel and stereo quality sound. It comes with a L/R independent microphone for digital sound recording. The new line of digital player from Alneo includes L/R independent microphones and also comes with the incorporation of CC converter.
The inclusion of the L/R independent microphone helps in stereo sound........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 5/31/2006 8:20:04 PM)
Nyko Ships Power Tuner For PSPNyko Technologies has just started shipping its latest PSP accessory, the Power Tuner(TM) for PSP which not only juices up the PSP but also moonlights as an Audio Transmitter for the PSP. Trust Nyko to come up with great accessories for the PSP which further enhances the functionality of the PSP. Thanks to the Power Tuner not only will your PSP never die on you but you will also be able to enjoy music from music, movies or games via a car........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 5/31/2006 8:18:08 PM)
Get Hooked On Creatures Of The DeepAn official website for Creatures of the Deep, a fishing game for Nokia's next generation mobile gaming platform, was unveiled today, featuring a blog-powered news section, fun interactive hidden treasures, and a teaser trailer at www.mobileangler.com.
The website is designed by award-winning Juicy Studios as a multi-level underwater depth experience with strong community features and fun interactive elements. Each menu option submerges you........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 5/29/2006 11:35:37 PM)
Motorola Q Exclusively On VerizonThe Motorola Q is Windows Mobile Smartphone with full QWERTY keyboard at the width of 0.45 inches, which makes it one of the slimmest smartphones. It operates on the latest Windows Mobile 5.0 and will take advantage of Verizon's high-speed EV-DO network, allowing the customer to do its work on the go, featuring mobile version of Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer and Outlook.
After the Q showed on both Motorola's and Verizon's webpages,........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 5/27/2006 10:08:00 AM)
Bob Lutz Puts On Glasses. Looks More Serious.Oh, now you're wearing glasses, Mr. Lutz? We get it. Put on the ol' spectacles and we'll take you more seriously? You can't fool a fool! Oh, wait. Crap. AutoWeek reports: Culture Change.
When you arrived in 2001, there was a sense that GM culture was too bureaucratic. Has it changed much -- or changed enough?
You could argue that no matter how fast a culture changes for the better, you're always impatient. When I got here, if I might........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 5/27/2006 9:55:45 AM)
Embedded Software Made Simpler Yet More PowerfulThe current decade will probably be known as the dawn of pervasive computing, when PCs were dethroned by technology to embed computers in almost everything. The hardware already exists to add features such as artificial intelligence and wireless connectivity to clothing or cars. Thanks to researchers, software is catching up fast.
"Hardware development has reached a stage where it is possible to have a fully-fledged computer with processor,........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 5/24/2006 9:01:57 PM)
3DTV A Reality In Millions Of Homes?Looking to make 3DTV a reality in millions of homes around the world is the dizzying ambition of Hungarian high-growth company, Holografika.
Holografika supplies a proprietary 3D holographic display technology, called the HoloVizio- system, which provides multiple viewers with a natural 3D view without the need for special glasses or tracking equipment.
How does HoloVizio- work? Well, for starters, it is not the same as so-called........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 5/24/2006 8:59:12 PM)