Technology

New: Tsunami-Proof Nuclear Power Plant That Floats!

The researchers at MIT have devised a new design for power plants that will ensure that the 2011 Fukushima disaster does not happen again. The new design will take power plants out of the mainland and store them five to seven miles into the ocean. This floating power plant will come with a huge list of advantages. These range from a decrease in the risk of tsunamis because of the distance the plant will be in the water, to a huge decrease in the affects of earthquakes as the ocean will lighten the impact of the shock. The biggest advantage of them all? Melt down risk has decreased dramatically. The 2011 Fukushima meltdown was caused by the plant not being able to cool down after being affected by both a earthquake and tsunami. Since the power plant is stored on the ocean, it essentially has a permanent heat sync to offset one of the largest issues of the nuclear power plant.   There has been no reports as to weather this will heavily impact the surrounding sea life.

Diagram of the floating nuclear power plant.

The Rufus Cuff: More than a Smartwatch. A Wrist Communicator.

 

With 11 days left, the makers of the Rufus Cuff are already nearing their goal of $200,000 to put the Rufus Cuff into the hands of eagerly awaiting investors. Running off of WiFi, or the network attached to your smartphone gives this slick looking smartwatch the ability to send and receive calls, and to surf the web. With the integrated Bluetooth technology, users are able to control almost every aspect of their life which has the ability to interact with Bluetooth. In the video you will see the person using the phone unlock his door at home, turn on his lights from outside of the house, wirelessly take pictures using his smartphone, do a video chat, all while the device tracks his daily fitness goals using the accelerometer. Interested in getting one? Check out their IndieGoGo site HERE, and for more information take a look at their personal website HERE.

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Meet ASIMO: Honda’s Humanlike Robot

Some of you have probably already seen videos and know about ASIMO, but what most people don’t know is that since his first appearance ASIMO has received some SERIOUS upgrades. Standing at 4 feet tall, and weighing just under 120lbs, ASIMO is surprisingly human. With his upgraded hands featuring 5 fully functioning fingers, he now has the ability to pick up a can of juice unscrew the lid, and pour it into a glass while picking up a single sheet of paper with his incredibly precise movement. We could write books on everything that goes into what ASIMO is capable of and what it takes to make him do so, but we know you just want to check out the video. Check out more about ASIMO HERE.

ONE DAY ONLY: Google Glass Available to Public – April 15th

No, you didn’t read it wrong. For one day only, Google will be making Google Glass available to the general public. If you’re not familiar with Google Glass, you will be soon. Glass is Google’s wearable active computer accessory based around world exploration with a mounted visual display that sits just above the user’s eye. The point of Glass is to allow the user to be able to engage with the device in a smartphone like format, but completely hands free. Instead of using their hands to interact with the device, users will now be interacting via voice commands and head movement. A simple head tilt of around 30° will be your unique movement signature to activate the display allowing for the consumer to have full access to all of the apps and features that they have linked with their phone and the Glass device.  We could spend all day going over the endless possibilities of Glass, but we figure you’d probably rather watch a cool video on it so we found one for you just down below. After watching the video a lot of you might find yourself interested in the April 15th LIMITED TIME release date and how much this sweet device is going to run you. Well for a cool $1500, you can be walking the streets like a true android in no time. Click HERE to go sign up for Glass today!

Heartbleed: New Bug Can Expose Your Internet Data

The Heartbleed Bug

Recently a bug has been discovered by the name of Heartbleed which has openly exposed usernames, credit card numbers, and passwords of which hackers might have exploited during the two years it has gone undetected. Heartbleed is being claimed as the worst bug to come out as the flaw is more than the usual security breaches that you have heard about over recent years. The main issue with Heartbleed is this time it’s in the code designed to keep servers secure. This is affecting tens of thousands of servers on which data is stored for literally thousands of websites. This is a major issue for anyone who frequents the internet, and for business owners who conduct their business through the internet as well. You can read the rest of the article HERE, and also the technical explanation about this bug and what you can do to stop it at heartbleed.com.

It’s Time to Say Goodbye To Windows XP

Good Bye Old Friend

Good Bye Old Friend

Unfortunately the day has come… Today is the day that Microsoft ends ALL support for Windows XP. After 12 years, Microsoft has finally stopped their support for XP. What does this mean? All technical assistance, all updates, and Microsoft Security Essentials are officially done with, and the only way to stay protected is to upgrade your current PC. The good news is we’re here help, so if you are looking for a new computer or are looking to get your operating system updated we can take care of you! How can you yourself move everything over with your new computer? You can get a data relocation program that to walk you through everything to move over your files, settings, and user profiles to a new computer! Check out the full story from Microsoft HERE.

Da Vinci Robot Might Be Doing Your Next Surgery

The FDA has just recently approved of the da Vinci Xi System – a robotic surgeon that might be doing your next operation. The robot is the 4th in its line and is by far the most advanced surgical robot on the market. So why would you want the Terminator operating on you? Well, this robot not only has the smallest arms of its kind, but its surgical arm can do a full 180 degree rotation. The instruments attached to the arms like the endospores and tools to make incisions have been updated to the most advanced on the market which in turn eliminates the need for large open incisions which are common for abdominal surgeries. Cancer patients will also be receiving a large benefit from this as the convenience of the smaller parts would allow a large decrease in the number of surgeries required to address cancer removal. For further details, check out it out HERE.

Meet Festo, The Robotic Kangaroo.

Well the first Robotic Kangaroo is here! Festo the BionicKangaroo is the company’s attempt at building a robot to mimic animal motion. Like most animals, the motion of the Kangaroo is very complex, not only do you need an incredible amount of force to be used to lift off the ground, but the center of gravity needs to be balanced to shift back and forth controlling the landing and to prepare the next jump. BioRoo isn’t exactly able to reach the speeds of a real kangaroo which exceeds 40mph, but it sure is awesome. Check out Festo’s website HERE.

Nokia Lumia 1520’s 41 Megapixel Phablet

 

Nokia Lumia 1520’s 41 Megapixel Phablet

Nokia is coming out of nowhere lately with these huge megapixel phones, and now they are going towards the new phablet craze. With a whopping 41 megapixels and a 6-inch 1080p screen, Nokia – a name most of us forgot about –  is really stirring up the industry. The phone is backed with a Qualcom Snapdragon 800 chipset with a Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU and 2GB RAM making every action smooth and fluid. With the 3400mAh battery that has Qi wireless charging support you can make sure to never run out of power on the go. This phone comes packed with 32GB of internal storage with microSD expandable up to 64GB. Check out the full story HERE.