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Archive for February 18th, 2008 ↓

Website Makes your Online Purchases Sweeter

I’m a huge fan of shopping online. I love how it affords me the convenience of shopping without having to leave my room. In fact, I’m already way past the point of wondering how I ever shopped without the Internet. And I’m not just talking about holiday shopping. I mean everyday shopping like buying clothes, shoes, groceries, you name it. Faced with a choice of having to shlep down to the store, park, pay money to park, take the elevator/escalator, try and find the items I want, go back to the car, drive home, unload everything that I loaded into the car (you know, I’m exhausted just having to type all that), or simply click a mouse and poof, there all of it is waiting for me at my front door, I’m going online.

Thermal Gliders: The Future of Ocean Mapping

retarded-torpedo.jpgHow does one study climate? The Earth’s atmosphere seems to make a sensible source for answers. But probing deeper and a whole century of proven misconceptions would tell otherwise. The oceans, whose top few meters alone store as much heat energy as the entire atmosphere, make a surprising yet logical starting place to predict climate changes. The vastness and depth of these waters, however, clearly make it a challenge for the scientific community to survey and observe changes at a cost-sensitive platform.

Modu: Modular Wireless Phones are Just over the Horizon

modu-logo.jpgImagine plugging your cellular phone into a digital camera to store and send high-resolution photos. Then imagine connecting that same wireless phone to a stereo component to play your favorite tracks from your music collection. And finally, imagine attaching that same cellular phone into your car’s navigational system for up-to-the-minute traffic reports and navigation instructions.

Sounds like a pipe dream? Not if Dov Moran, CEO and founder of Modu, has anything to say about it.

Electricity Harvesting: A Powerfull Step for Mankind

shocking-knee-photos-pics.jpgUS and Canadian scientists are making huge strides in the development of energy-harvesting technology. They recently developed a device that collects electricity generated by normal everyday human movement such as walking. This device, which they call the Biomechanical Energy Harvester, makes it possible to harness the energy produced by the body as it performs ordinary movements. Biomechanical energy can then be re-used to power all sorts of portable devices from mobile phones to laptops, and even emergency services equipment.

PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT Video Card: Mean Graphics, Lean Price

card-itself.jpgSo last year, we witnessed what many described as a “Dramatic Leap Forward”, concerning affordable high-end graphics. This was brought about with the introduction of the GeForce 8800 GT cards – mean graphics at a lean price. Of course this led to a shortage of these cards, leaving an angry mob stuck with their rainy day money. It was no different for the PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT 512MB PCIe 2.0 card went on sale. And why not? It gives up only a slight performance advantage to super high-end 8800 GTX and 8800 Ultra cards, but what you get for the price is nothing short of a killer product. Fortunately, stocks are backed up, including here at Tiger, so the have-nots are no longer out of the loop.