We have robots that can read books at extreme speeds, and now we have algorithms that can write them at breakneck pace. This isn't your twenty-monkeys-in-a-room-with-a-typewriter-for-twenty-years type story either. These books are on Amazon.
Though I'm visually impaired, I've never been much of a contacts guy. Something about having something on my eyes all the time freaks me out. Though, my glasses never do project images that I can see just by having my eyes open. While contacts could for a while, the technology has gotten even better.
It wasn't but about 11 days ago that our writer Adario Strange reported on the DreamVendor 3D printing kiosk. He postulated we might see machines like this in OfficeMax and/or Staples. He was right. Staples announced today it will have a 3D printing service in-house.
Remember back when a 1 gigabyte hard drive was an impressive feat, and it was exciting to save a few pages on a floppy disc? Maybe I fall into awe a little too easily at how huge our drives are today, but it blows my personal world away that every single issue of National Geographic is on a 160 GB hard drive.
The tractor beam is one of the staples of science fiction, and it's becoming closer and closer to a reality. Just last year, scientists at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research were "able to create backward motion of particles...
The amount of different future password methods seems to be growing at an exponential rate, but this is easily one of my favorites. I think mostly because it requires me to do nothing but look. This method traces your eye movements and uses them as a password.
To the disappointment of fashion-forward folks everywhere, eyeglasses might be a thing of the past. I have to admit a pathetic bit of me died when I read the news and found out I might not need my spectacles. But there may be a cure for nearsightedness on the way.
Urban Outfitters has taken a full-on dive in the 21st century (which is apparently run by Apple). The company announced that it won't be using those old-fashioned cash registers anymore. Instead, it will switch to iPods and iPads only.