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Posted on: Dec, 14th 2010
Robot con Kinect
In one of the posts where I explained the how Kinect works, I said that wouldn't be strange that it will be use to build robots. Now are emerging the first robotic machines that someday will rebel and will begin to kill humans. Here I talk about some of them. Don't stop reading the rest of "Robots, Kinect and the SLAM problem"

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Posted on: Dec, 7th 2010
camera of an optical mouse
On 1980, Steve Kirsh and Richard F. Lyon developed independently the first prototypes of optical mouse, technology that will began to replace the old ball mechanical mice in the 2001. Opposite to the mechanicals, the optical mice can't stuck by the dirt and are lot of more precise. Here you will discover how works exactly. Show more of "How works an optical mouse"

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Posted on: Dec, 3rd 2010
HD bigfoot together a HD of size of 3.5 inches
The hard drives increase its capacity every time more fast, its growing seems to be imparable, but the technology have its limits and nothing is infinite. When we will arrive to the limit of the hard disk? Continue reading "Magnetic Hard Drives: its end is near"

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Posted on: Nov, 30th 2010
Supercomputer
Somedays ago I wrote about a chinesse supercomputer, the Tianhe-1A that was proclaimed the most fast on the world for achieve the most hight position of the Top 500 list. Now, an executive, provider of high performance technology, in the supercomputation conference of the 2010, celebrated in New Orleans, give me the reason saying that using together 100.000 smartphones with Android that number can be superated. There are a lot of people that is realizing that the Top 500 doesn't use the best way to measure the performance. Continue discovering "The list of Top 500 supercomputers is incorrect"

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Posted on: Nov, 26th 2010
Kinect
The new Xbox 360 peripheral has a multiarray microphone that is capable of separate the voices that there are in front of the device from the others sounds of the enviroment to chat and use voice commands. Here you will learn how is done this difficult task. Follow discovering "Kinect: How works its multiarray microphone "

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Posted on: Nov, 16th 2010
Laptop battery with flames
The Lithium-Ion of the batteries of the laptops, lost duration with the use, it can pass from a duration of several hour to a few minutes in a couple of years. In this post I'm going to explain some tricks to avoid it. Continue reading "Prolongs the life of the battery of your laptop"
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