Friday, July 10, 2009

A Robot that Eats for Fuel

DARPA fundees Robotic Technology of Potomac, Md., and Cyclone Power Technologies of Pompano Beach, Fla have come up with a scheme that marries autonomous driving with an engine/generator that can run on any fuel including biomass. See this PDF for details: Original story at CNET:

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The CrunchPad's OS?

Since the Crunchpad ( is a dedicated browser tablet and the Chrome OS ( is a linuxy OS designed to mostly run a browser, doesn't this sound like a marriage made in heaven?

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Dumber the Better

An excellent piece by connectivity guru Bob Frankston. He argues that society needs "Dumb Pipes" for carrying Internet services and current Telecom Carriers aren't it.