Showing posts with label Popular Science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Popular Science. Show all posts

Jan 16, 2015

Retro PC

Thanks to my nephew, was browsing the December 2000 edition of Popular Science online when I came across this super fast (for the time) PC. Wow, only 14 years ago, $1,799 would pay for 128MB memory and a large 15GB hard drive.

These days memory is measured in GB and storage in Terabytes, with prices down into the low hundreds of dollars. Current watches and phones have more memory and storage than the old devices. We probably can't conceive of what will happen during the next 14 years.

Am voting for a personal wearable eye device so I can watch 100 inch, or larger, fully immersive 4D TV with at least 8k resolution and omnidirectional sound. Of course for the big game it will need to be full wall TV picture and wall speakers. Am also thinking wearable/implantable phone/PC devices with stretchable screens so we can keep our pockets empty. Wouldn't it also be nice to have a ceiling that glows with natural light instead of bulbs. Ah, the mind wanders

Jun 8, 2012

Popular Science Augments Reality

This month's issue of Popular Science will be the first monthly U.S. consumer magazine to bring an editorial feature to life by way of a new augmented reality technology from Aurasma that unites the physical and virtual worlds to deliver a unique and interactive experience for readers. You can hold your phone up to the printed page and it will show a video of someone talking about the article to provide more background info. Here is a LINK that shows how it works. Another great example of where art meets science.