Overheard: Word of the Day:

Technology


November 9, 2007  12:14 PM

Overheard: Enterprise-level beta testing not easy



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Quality control, Technology

ronmarkezich.jpg "From that day forward we said we will not ship a product that we sell to the enterprise until we run our...

November 9, 2007  10:31 AM

Overheard: Origins of dogfooding a product or service



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Quality control, Technology

Lorne Green's famous Alpo campaign -- "It's so good, I use it myself." In the TV commercials he would hold up a perfectly marbled sirloin steak before the camera. lorne_green.jpg


November 8, 2007  5:13 AM

Overheard: Cone of silence is tempting, but illegal



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Mobile, Technology, Telecom

matt_richtel.jpg "The jamming technology works by sending out a radio signal so powerful that...


November 8, 2007  4:00 AM

Overheard: The Android has no clothes



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Android, Google, Mobile, Technology, Telecom

mitch-wagner.gif "Google's announcement of the new, "Android" smartphone platform had less substance than a fashion show at...


November 8, 2007  1:47 AM

Overheard: Six degrees of freedom



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
ROBOT, Robotics, Technology

Typical industrial robots feature a 6-axis configuration, or six degrees of freedom. Toyota's trumpet-playing robot has 29 degrees of freedom. [kml_flashembed...


November 5, 2007  12:41 PM

Overheard: The nice thing about standards



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Linux, Open source, standards, Technology

andrewtanenbaum.jpg The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose...


November 3, 2007  10:33 PM

Overheard: It’s very cool — military transport



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
military technology, ROBOT, Robotics, Technology

[kml_flashembed movie="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=5349770802105160028" width="400" height="326" wmode="transparent" /] Watch what happens when the guy kicks this thing. BigDog, as this robot is known, is powered by a gasoline engine. That's the buzzing you...


November 3, 2007  2:46 PM

Overheard: Robot goats will save the planet



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
ROBOT, Robotics, Technology

big_belly.jpg


November 3, 2007  10:59 AM

Overheard: gPC is a gMOOT (get me one of those)



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
ed tech, GMOOT, Google, Linux, small biz tech, Technology, Ubuntu Linux

everex_gos.jpg I mean, really...did you ever think you'd see the day when you could go into Wal-Mart...


November 2, 2007  2:08 PM

Overheard: Underwater robot finds world’s largest treasure chest



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Robotics, Technology

paul_hamilos.gif "October 17, 2007. A Spanish warship forced a US treasure hunting vessel back into port at gunpoint...


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