Ones and Zeros
A Binary Pulse Technology Blog
I always loved the late 80s/early 90s AT&T ad campaign dubbed “You Will.” Remember that one? The campaign voiced by Magnum P.I. himself, Tom Selleck, depicted near-future scenarios in which technology would afford seemingly incredible feats of connectivity. In a pre-Internet world, these little vignettes seemed fairly miraculous. After happening across a compiled montage of these fantastic, forward-looking clips, it would appear that AT&T batted nearly 1.000 (the video payphones didn’t quite happen.)
What can I say…every speech the guy makes seems to be newsworthy. This one happens to be particularly cool. I like the part where he kindly reminds the Councilwoman that Apple is the biggest taxpayer in Cupertino. Pretty sure they’re going to let old Steve build whatever the heck he wants. Check out the video…
Fresh on the heels of my last post about the evolution of the computer interface, here’s a nifty article about Swype technology.
So here’s a great story from the medical tech frontier. Two different sets of researchers at MIT and Draper Labs are working on nanotechnology ink that would be used to monitor blood glucose levels in diabetics.
After its much-chronicled, unofficially leaked debut, the iPhone 4G is now ready for its closeup.
Google has announced the experimental launch of an ultra-high speed broadband network. Currently looking for volunteer communities to trial Google Fiber, Google claims that the system will deliver Internet access 100 times faster than currently available options. Namely, 1 gigabit per second.
I managed to get to CES in Vegas this year. It’s been years since I attended and, frankly, after a year of economic trials and tribulations, I was hoping for some technological inspiration. Something to renew my faith in geekdom. And I’m pretty sure I got it.
Everyone who knows me understands that I am a full-fledged sci-fi geek. I have no issues with the characterization…I wear the badge proudly. I’ve been pretty pumped up about James Cameron’s upcoming effects extravaganza “Avatar” that purportedly pushes the art of 3D animation to never-before-seen limits. It comes out December 18th. Yesterday, LG launched an interesting Avatar tie-in promotion for its eXpo smartphone.
I had some time to kill this weekend while my car was having its oil changed. I meandered over to Best Buy to see if they had the new 27″ iMac in store. They did. And it far surpassed even my most lustful, Mac-loving fantasies.
Sony unveils a prototype 360-degree 3D display. Early exploration of good stuff to come.