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8 Posts authored by: Cabe Atwell
IBM made history this month for being the first company to deliver quantum computing to the Cloud. The tech company encourages researchers and science enthusiasts alike to test out its platform and provide feedback that could bring useful quantum processing to the world. (via IBM)   Can you imagine a world where computer processing mimics the natural world? Science and technology are currently limited by binary computing. Some molecular structures, like caffeine, are impossible to duplica ...
The Zephyr Project is an initiative to bring a real-time operating system to low-power IoT-connected devices and technologies. The platform is open-source and might be the buffer needed to address IoT security concerns. (images via Zephyr)   The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay. As devices continue to be upgraded for optimal internet connectivity, security has become an increasing concern – something The Zephyr Project hopes to change.   The Zephyr Project is an open- ...
The mysterious BeagleBone Blue promo image (via BeagleBone) BeagleBoard.org just released a page on their site dedicated to something called the BeagleBone Blue (BBB). On the page is a picture of a PCB with the words “robotics cape” riding atop a BeagleBone that is mounted inside a 3D printed, wheeled framework. It claims that the BeagleBone Blue is described as a “complete educational robotics controller” and it also claims that because the BBB comes with or is ...
(Some over used stock art. Seemed to fit the theme.) Although as a society, we’ve long asked for the day technology can overtake everyday, mundane tasks. That reality is closer to fruition than ever before, and now is the time we should take a step back to determine if that’s really what want – and consider the resulting consequences.   Everywhere we look today we are inundated with ads that beg us to learn coding. If not us, then we must ensure our children learn t ...
The Youxia X is just as sleek looking as the Model S. (via Youxia & CNC) Open source your design/patents… this happens. It’s not the first time, but the most ambitious I’ve seen recently. (See the MakerBot close, TangiBot, for another example towards the end of the post.)   In case you didn't know China has a reputation for producing knockoffs of designer brands, like Gucci and Burberry. You may have seen some of these knockoff purses, but how about a knockoff c ...
A physical bitcoin made by Casascious. I suppose as an attempt to make it easier to use? That coin could be have been worth anywhere between $300 - 1200 USD this past year! (via Casascius) While bitcoins aren’t backed by a government body or well-known bank, the digital currency is still gaining ground in some communities, who will not let the concept die without a fight.   One community that’s taking a huge risk on the concept is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
(via bitcoin.org) Speaking of open source, the Bitcoin cryptocurrency source code is open. Hence, all the crazy digital currencies that have come out.   Bitcoins have received a fair share of criticism, but it seems most critiques of the electronic currency are a thing of the past. The digital currency is gaining widespread acceptance, including the installation of bitcoin ATMs at various locations throughout the world, the ability to pay in bitcoins at casinos in Las Vegas and even ...
Jane Gordon and some of the robot cast   Only two options: subject yourself to the insane logic of robotic whims or step off the mortal coil. Based on the play Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (1890), and written by modern playwrite Elizabeth Meriwether, portrays the heroin Jane Gordon as a depressed, pregnant, housewife dreaming of escape in Side Show Theatre's production, Heddatron, presented on the stage of Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre. Heddatron opens showing mundane settings: a living r ...

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