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Your current jacket is so last season. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) and Levi Strauss & Co. recently showcased Project Jacquard, which is a jacket that has been designed with embedded smart technology. According to Google ATAP, “Project Jacquard makes it possible to weave touch and gesture interactivity into any textile using standard, industrial looms.Everyday objects such as clothes and furniture can be transformed into interactive surfaces.” The team initially created a conductive yarn that combines “thin, metallic alloys with natural and synthetic yarns like cotton, polyester, or silk”. The yarn is strong enough to be woven on an industrial loom and feels indistinguishable... Read more...
Thanks to the Internet, technology has become intertwined with our daily lives, playing a part from the moment our smartphones wake us up with an alarm to chilling with Netflix after a long day's work. Now technology is being woven in our very clothes. Meet Project Jacquard and the world's first smart denim jacket that's being built in collaboration between Google and Levi. Smart clothing is one of the frontiers Google's been embarking on and it found a willing partner in Levi to come for the ride. What they did was integrate Jacquard technology into Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket designed specifically for urban bike commuters. While on the surface it looks like an ordinary jean jacket, the technology... Read more...
Levi Strauss & Co. may have secured naming rights the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium (aka “The Field Of Jeans”) by forking over something on the order of $220 million smackers, but Intel will be inside, as it were. The company announced today that it will be the stadium’s “preferred technology partner”, bringing loads of technological solutions and fan-facing features starting in 2014. Intel will also get naming and branding rights for the Northwest Plaza pedestrian area, which will be renamed “Intel Plaza”. Artist rendering of Intel Plaza (Credit: Intel) Intel solutions will include in-stadium client, server, embedded, and even security technology,... Read more...
Good news, for those of you looking for a better deal in CPUs, came across the wire today from Intel. New price reductions have been announced and one could say they're taking price points down to bargain-basement levels in some spots, with cost savings ranging from 12% to a whopping 50% on the Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz processor.  This pricing represents major reductions across both 45nm and 65nm CPU families in both their desktop, value and workstation/server lineup.  This move will definitely turn up the burners on rival AMD. Read 'em and weep...   Previous Price New Price Cost Savings Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700 (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) $530 $266... Read more...
On February 18, 2009, broadcasters will stop transmitting analog signals. As such, this move should not surprise anyone, but Best Buy is the first consumer-electronics retailer to indicate it has pulled the plug on analog TVs. The Richfield, Minn.-based electronics retailer said it has pulled all remaining analog television products from store shelves and will only sell digital video tuners. Best Buy said it is the first retailer to exit the analog television business. Last month, the retailer released a survey it conducted that showed that almost 90 percent of Americans don't understand HDTVs. The retailer then launched a campaign to educate consumers about the high definition/digital products.... Read more...
Well, not every gaming league will be shown on the air, but Major League Gaming its self as announced a deal that it hopes well help get competitive gaming into more of a mainstream market. MLG also plans to bring content to mobile phones, and should be bringing competitive gaming to the masses this year. "With wider coverage, Major League Gaming hopes that competitive video gaming will earn a spot in the sports television world akin to that of auto racing or championship poker. Last year, Major League Gaming signed its first cable television deal, which brought seven hour-long gaming segments about the league's Pro Circuit to NBC Universal's... Read more...
What's the best way to receive your hi-def programming? Rabbit ears. No, really. An old school antenna. The catch? Um... it's free. It's free and better quality. Some catch. High-def channels can be plucked out of thin air by antennas just like regular broadcast signals - no cable, no satellite dish, no monthly bill, no waiting for the cable man. It's like the old days, except this time antennas (which cost between $18 and $150) may offer the clearest picture. "More than 90 percent of our customers say they want the antennas for high-def," says Jerry Chapman, owner of online dealer SolidSignal.com, which ships "thousands of antennas."... Read more...
Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström are fascinating entrepreneurs. First they built the Kazaa file sharing empire, then built Skype VoIP into a business eBay was willing to pay 2.6 billion dollars for. Now they've decided to turn their attention to streaming TV over the internet. Is their "Joost" going to destroy the television, or perfect it? Can they wrestle the broadcast beast onto the Net? Friis and Zennström are players now, big names with a fearsome track record. Even more amazing (or scary, if you're a TV insider), they have zero stake in the traditional media pillars. They don't own shows, channels, or networks. They don't... Read more...
The iPod sold a gazillion and became an industry standard because it took existing formats and made them fundamentally easier to enjoy. We've all noticed that we never run out of remotes to throw at the television when politicians appear on the screen. That's  because we have so many hanging around, and so few do exactly what we want them to do, and they are always arguing among themselves. The remotes, not the politicians. OK, both do, but  Steve Jobs can maybe do something about the television, anyway: One of the ironies of the last decade of technological change is that things that used to be difficult for ordinary... Read more...
Hey folks, I hope ya'll had a good weekend. I'm a little short on time, so I'll skip the chat and let you jump straight into the news. Enjoy! ASUS K8N-DL and Dual Opteron 252 @ LostCircuits "It still appears that one of the main problems AMD has been facing in the past, that is, great processors hampered by the lack of chipset support still rears its head, existing platforms are somewhat stale, bordering on obsolete technology. This is where nVidia's nForce4 Professional core logic aims to fill the void. Currently, less than a handful of boards are out there but we have secured one of them, namely the ASUS K8N-DL and run it through the paces. Several BIOS revisions later, we are still not... Read more...