Instant Cycling

3D printing promises to revolutionize manufacturing. From prototyping to proof of concept to final product, new technologies and materials are changing the way we design and make things. But if you’re thinking this future stuff, you’re wrong.

Santa Clara, CA-based AREVO has produced an entire carbon frame bicycle using their robotic arm and 3D printing system. The battery-assisted eBike could be tailored to suit an individual rider and produced entirely onsite. Continue reading “Instant Cycling”

Intel Announces Fixes

The scope of the Spectre and Meltdown flaws are staggering. Intel has confirmed it will roll out new chips that are immune to the bugs.

When the Spectre and Meltdown bugs hit, it became clear that they wouldn’t be fixed with a few quick patches — the problem runs deeper than that. Fortunately, Intel has had plenty of time to work on it, and new chips coming out later this year will include improvements at the hardware/architecture level that protect…

via Intel announces hardware fixes for Spectre and Meltdown on upcoming chips — TechCrunch

World’s Largest Solid State Drive Unveiled

Samsung Electronics has introduced a new Solid State Drive (SSD) offering 30 terabytes (TB) of storage. Measuring a mere 2.5 inches wide the PM1643 is the largest capacity SSD in the world and intended for enterprise storage systems.

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Powerful Little Backups

An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) provides protection against blackouts and brownouts. In this age of tablets and laptops the modern office seldom comes equipped with a battery backup device. Most of us are lucky to get a power strip with a surge protector.

The need for a UPS still exists. Small power supplies to protect modems, routers, NAS devices and DVRs are now available. These devices have a low current draw so they don’t need those large bricks like a CPU require.

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Clever Ideas, 2017 Edition

Fast Company magazine offered their top ten of 2017’s most clever tech ideas. From smarter photo sharing to the ongoing AI wars— there was a lot going this year.

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For all the tech industry’s talk of changing the world, sometimes the best innovations aren’t particularly dramatic. They’re ideas that are small—but so clever that they seem obvious in hindsight. They improve the products we already use in ways we can immediately appreciate.

Big breakthroughs and splashy new products tend to get all the attention; for once, here’s a tribute to the small-scale innovations that are just as important.
The 10 Cleverest Tech Ideas Of 2017

What are your favorite tech innovations of 2017?

Chromebooks Go Pro

Samsung goes upscale with Google’s entry-level computers.

In recent years we’ve seen the Chromebook grow from sideline oddity to the second best selling computer in America. In an age where phones and tablets are packed with more computing power than the Apollo missions, the conventional desktop and laptop computer markets are lagging. The only computers to clock rising sales lately?

Chromebooks. Continue reading “Chromebooks Go Pro”