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Entries from January 2007

Imagine your data on a Swivel

January 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Swivel.com is the YouTube for data. Interesting business model: 1 part Google Spreadsheets, 1 part YouTube, 1 part graphics. I guess in this day and age you can take just about any idea and put it on the web and create a community around it. I like it. But I like the business ideas it […]

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Tags: Business · Web 2.0

Is Gigabit Quantum-Encryption ‘Uncrackable’?

January 16th, 2007 · No Comments

I saw an interesting announcement today by id Quantique SA and Senetas Corp. Ltd. about a commercial application of quantum encryption. They claim 1 gigabit per second data rates in their prototype solution. I’ll be interested to see if these ‘Uncrackable’ claims can hold up to the scrutiny of the cryptography community. Original Article: http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196900575 Technorati tags: […]

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Tags: Cryptography · Technology

500 Gallons of Fresh Water a Day

January 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Do you dream of living “Off the Grid?” Check out this solution for fresh water that is reminiscent of the moisture farms on Tatooine. Aqua Sciences, Inc. has a technology that can product up to 500 gallons of fresh water a day from the moisture in the air. FEMA already have 2 of these $500,000 units […]

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Tags: Business · General · Green Technology · Technology

Robotic Flying Dragonfly at CES

January 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Check out this video of a robotic dragonfly from the company Wow Wee. Just one more reason why I should be attending CES. http://news.com.com/1606-12994_3-6150150.html?tag=ne.video.6150150  Technorati tags: CES, Wow Wee, Robotic Flying Dragonfly

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Tags: Aviation · Robotics · Technology

ChaCha.com a Google Killer?

January 9th, 2007 · 4 Comments

What do you get when you combine the human intelligence behind Amazon’s MTurk and Google’s clean and accurate approach to web searching: ChaCha.com For a search engine ChaCha.com provides a clean interface and good results. But what is interesting is the human intelligence that’s injected into the equation. Can’t find what you need with other […]

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Tags: Business · Technology · Web 2.0