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Cannabis Cafe forums; Ummm.... it's not a POS .... but it doesn't solve anything either. It's just ONE MORE thing to lug around.
Ummm.... it's not a POS .... but it doesn't solve anything either. It's just ONE MORE thing to lug around.
Apple is careful not to disturb the Iphone sales or Mac notebook sales....so they end up pushing something that threatens neither...but doesn't make any headway either.
It's a hand held SEGWAY.
I seen on the news that the wifi is broken on some of them.
I looked at it like why would I buy this when I could get a laptop with way more memory and can do everything and way more then the I pad can do.Imo its another overpriced apple product.It still looks cool though lol,I like all the apps and games it can use.
It's really only for entertainment purposes. Until they can figure out how to get word processing in there.... keyboard...or eye typing (the next best thing!) .... it's not a netbook/notebook killer.
It is going to make Apple big $$$$ though.
Pretty much anything handheld apple puts out now will make them mad $$$$$
And yes eye typing looks pretty cool.
Apple has a reputation for quality....and that perception gives them a definite edge in the marketplace.
Raytheon's robotic exoskeleton delivers super-human qualities
By Noel McKeegan
01:03 May 6, 2008
Raytheon Sarcos Exoskeleton Photo: Raytheon Company
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May 6, 2008 The advent of the robotic age is upon us and we can expect a huge transformation in the coming decade as robots of all shapes and sizes make their presence felt in many aspects of our lives. But robots wont just stand by our side as assistants, we'll actually climb aboard and wear them like a shell or suit of armor. This type of robot - known as an exoskeleton - is being developed in various guises that deliver extraordinary strength and endurance to the wearer and have the potential to impact on military, medical, industrial and transport arenas - anywhere that personal mobility, agility and strength is required. Raytheon's progress in the field is making headline news this week thanks in part to an intriguing article appearing in the May issue of Popular Science which makes the link between the company's ongoing research for the U.S. military and the release of the much hyped superhero flick Ironman(R).
The Raytheon Sarcos team led by Dr. Stephen Jacobsen has produced a futuristic robotic exoskeleton that consists of a series of sensors, actuators and controllers that amplifies the wearer's ability, enabling 150 pound weights to be lifted several hundred times or carried without tiring, but retaining the agility to play soccer or make a mockery of a speedbag.
Under development for the U.S. Army since 2000, Jacobsen says his work is a combination of art, science, engineering and design. "People call it different things. Sometimes they call it inventing, sometimes they call it engineering. Sometimes they call it being a mad scientist. To us, it's the process of getting together, understanding the problems, goals, and then designing something to satisfy the need." And yes - Jacobsen cites going to see sci-fi movies such as Ironman as part of the imaginative process inherent in developing equipment for soldiers of the future.
The shape of exoskeletons is in no way limited to humanoid-size frame. On one end of the scale, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have produced a "Lower Extremity Exoskeleton" that connects only to the legs of the wearer, and on a much larger scale, examples like Japanese machinery and robotics manufacturer Sakakibara-Kikai's 3.4 meter tall Land Walker or tmsuk's huge Enryu (for cinematic reference think back to the Alien and Matrix film series') showcase the potential of exoskeleton systems for industrial and mining applications.
Another emerging category that will potentially have the greatest impact on the average citizen is in the use of exoskeleton devices to enhance personal mobility. Toyota's planned partner robots and the i-unit provide a glimpse of what's in store.
More info including video footage of the Exoskeleton in action can be found at the Raytheon site.
I want one!!!! Transformers here we come!!
Mother Earth's favorite timepiece - the Sprout watch
By Ben Coxworth
16:49 April 20, 2010
Sprout watches are reportedly 80-86% eco-friendly by weight
Sporting a Rolex watch is certainly an effective way of showing off your wealth, but what if you want to show off your environmental consciousness? What timepiece would let you do that? It would have to be something that incorporates low-impact, sustainable and biodegradable materials, that doesn’t contain hazardous substances, and that supports recycling. A good “green” name would help too… a name like Sprout.
Sprout watches claim to be 80-86% eco-friendly by weight, depending on their size. Some of the features that make them eco-friendly include:
Biodegradable corn resin bodies and buckles
Organic cotton bands
Mineral crystal lenses (as opposed to plastic)
These are definitely no-frills watches - they offer an analogue time display, and that’s it. They are water-resistant, however, and have quartz movements. And hey, for $US30, you’re certainly not going to be getting one of those gas-guzzling Rolexes.
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shit let me see them chinese do that to some alabama red clay. i do like the bottle opener tho....but how bout some free water?
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