Overheard: Word of the Day:

January, 2008


January 17, 2008  9:21 PM

What is IT? Remote Presence (RP7) medical robot

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

medical_robot.jpg This remote presence robot allows doctors in different geographical locations to teleconference right by a patient's bedside. Real-time video allows for detailed viewing,...

January 17, 2008  8:30 PM

What is IT? Telepresence studio

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

halo_collaboration_studio.jpg Both the HP Halo collaboration studio and the

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January 17, 2008  7:56 PM

What is IT? The world’s smallest RFID chip

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

hitachi_radio_chip_powder.jpghitachi-smallest-rfid.jpg These RFID chips...


January 17, 2008  7:36 PM

What is IT? The world’s smallest full-featured motherboard

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

pico_itx_motherboard_via.jpg This is the world's smallest full-featured x86 motherboard. It's designed for ultra compact embedded PCs, gaming systems and appliances. It's made by VIA...


January 17, 2008  7:26 PM

What is IT? A paper battery that can be powered by blood, sweat or tears

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

paper_battery_rpi.jpg

The new battery is a nano-composite paper made by growing carbon nanotubes on a silicon substrate and impregnating the gaps between...


January 17, 2008  3:19 PM

Overheard: External SATA devices won’t need separate power connection

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

esata.gif Its fast transfer rate and efficient protocol makes eSATA the highest performing external mainstream storage connection,...


January 17, 2008  2:02 PM

Overheard: Is there a market for the heat created by a data center?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

datacenter.gif The designers of the new mall worked out a plan to connect their heat pump system to...


January 17, 2008  12:18 PM

Overheard: MySQL purchase could be what saves Sun

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

dana_gardner.jpg The MySQL purchase by Sun makes more sense than any other acquisition they have done since they botched...


January 17, 2008  12:43 AM

What is IT? Keyboard for pirates

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

pirate_keyboard.jpg I've seen this several places -- if anyone knows who I should credit, please let me know. Cute.


January 16, 2008  8:24 PM

Off topic: A printer that could wake the dead

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Last night I was up late working and hit file/print without thinking. Let me tell you, a laser printer sure does sound loud when the house is quiet and everyone is asleep. The rachet sound of the printer starting up and the hum of it printing out (I clicked and clicked but couldn't stop it) --...


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