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Customers shopping at an Orchard Supply Hardware store in San Jose, California will be in for a surprise when they see an autonomous retail service robot come up to them and ask if they need assistance. Lowe’s will be introducing two robots, called OSHbot, to the store in order to study how robotics technology will be able to benefit both customers and employees. The OSHbot, designed at Lowe’s Innovation Labs, will be able to direct customers to specific products and provide real-time information about product promotions and inventory. They also come equipped with 3D-scanning technology so that a person will be able to bring in a spare part, scan the part under the OSHbot’s... Read more...
It's too bad the sitcom Home Improvement isn't still pumping out new episodes, as star Tim Allen would have been inspired by the announcement that Lowe's is building virtual reality "Holorooms" in select Toronto stores. Could you imagine the trouble the comedian could have gotten into playing around with VR? While that's not going to happen, Holorooms are indeed aimed at home improvement, just not of the sitcom variety. Lowe's descriebs Holoroom as a home improvement simulator. It uses 3D and augmented reality technologies to provide homeowners an intuitive, immersive experience in the room they're designing. The process begins by having the customer choose their preferred products before viewing... Read more...
VIA Unveils the World's Lowest Power x86 Processor on the World's Smallest BoardVIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board features the 1-watt VIA Eden ULV processor for ultra low power embedded platforms Taipei, Taiwan, May 14 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board that features the extremely power efficient 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor, offering embedded developers an uncompromisingly compact, highly integrated board.Building on the success of the VIA EPIA PX10000 Pico-ITX board, which took the embedded industry by storm last year as the world's smallest mass production x86 board ever, the VIA... Read more...
What do you do when you've got an enormous pile of really old hardware and way too much spare time on your hands? If you're the crew at Winhistory.De, you spend days and days experimenting with Windows XP to see just how much power it really needs to boot. "The target of this project was to find the weakest system where you can run Windows XP. Keep in mind, that Microsoft official requirements are a CPU with 233 MHz an 64 MB of RAM. But that had to be beaten!" Make sure you check out the benchmarks at the very bottom of the page. There's just something special about seeing a SiSoft... Read more...