Most people don’t give a second thought to the keyboards they use with their computer systems. Some of them feel “cheap” and “plasticky.” While others have a soft, satisfying touch. Continue reading
Originally posted 2015-01-21 10:24:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
The riddles beneath the magic of light and space have been solved; 3D holograms which are fully viewable from every single angle are now possible –and they’re commercially available at a price anyone can afford. The day has come for 3D holographic displays that are better than the ones we’ve seen to date –so take that Tupac, Bladerunner, Fifth Element, and Star Wars. Even Q from Star Trek ain’t got nothing on modern real-world 3D holography –these are not your daddy’s 3D holographic displays.
Originally posted 2016-03-07 11:41:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Imagine life without a mobile phone. Imagine not having instant access to all the information on the Internet, communicating with your ‘friends’ on social media platforms or by email, or having to actually do something other than work on your way home on the daily commute. Mobiles have transformed the way we live our lives, and they’ve managed to do it in less than a generation. Just 35 years ago mobiles were anything but – huge ‘bricks’ that had the battery life of a mayfly and the range of a short-sighted hamster.
Originally posted 2014-03-12 17:31:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
“The price that most developers will pick is free,” said Steve Jobs, late co-founder of Apple, when he launched a store for iPhone applications in 2008. Apple and software developers had “exactly the same interest, which is to get as many apps out in front of as many iPhone users as possible,” he said.
Five years later, the gadget goliath has proved there is money to be made in shunting out goods for nothing. Since its inception, more than 50bn apps have been downloaded by iPhone and iPad owners, generating $9bn (£5.8bn) for software engineers. Apple, which takes a 30% cut of all paid-for applications, has pocketed $3.9bn.
Originally posted 2012-10-14 01:30:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Within hours a terse reply had been dispatched across Ireland’s second city. In the memo, dated September 15, 2004, an E&Y partner explained that the company was not trading and, in any event, was not technically resident in Ireland for tax purposes. “In the circumstances, there is nothing to return from the corporation tax standpoint,” the bean-counter wrote.
The company in question was not some doomed venture established by a foreign investor on Ireland’s wild southern coast. Rather, it is one of the most profitable companies the world has known.
Originally posted 2013-08-31 19:17:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Reports in the United States suggest that the ultimate goal of the self-driving car project is to create a “robo-taxi” that picks up commuters on demand. Company executives believe that such a system could transform transport systems around the world, doing away with the need for most people to buy cars. They also believe that it would reduce the number of road accidents as well as having environmental benefits.
Automated taxis have long been the stuff of science fiction, such as the robot-operated “Johnny Cab” that featured in the 1990 blockbuster Total Recall.
Originally posted 2013-01-02 03:31:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter