Printing displays

A Light Bulb Went Off: Print the Lights
“It makes its O.L.E.D.s with flexible plastic, which can run through a printing press. Its new printing press is made by Energy Conversion Devices, which has been mass producing thin films that can harness solar energy. But solar films are printed in a dry vacuum; G.E. has figured out how to print the O.L.E.D.s using a wet solution — a much cheaper way to go.”
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New York Times

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Nano-processing

Nanotechnology: Nanobots Get Brains, Scarecrows So Freakin’ Jealous
“16 duroquinone molecules form a ball around one duroquinone molecule in the middle. Once the middle molecule is activated, it simultaneously activates the 16 surrounding molecules to one of four billion different potential outcomes. When these duroquinone brains are combined with existing nano machines, the brains have been able to control up to eight nano machines at once while processing 16 bits of information. Better still, brain prototypes have already been developed supporting 256 and 1024 operations at once.”
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Gizmodo

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Voice notes everywhere

MyVox Lets You Add Voice Notes to Google Maps, RockYou Widgets And More
“MyVox is opening up a new set of APIs today that will let Web developers add voice notes and audio advertising to any Web application. Instead of making people record their voice on their PC mic or upload an audio file, with MyVox, they use their phones as their mics instead. Website visitors can simply call a number on their regular phones and follow the voice prompts to record a note or message.”
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MTechCrunch

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Digital eye

Android Tech: Researchers Create Bionic Eye Prototype, Render Guide Dogs Obsolete
” The device works by being implanted into the back of the eyeball and working as a light transmitter to the brain, where the two are connected by a nerve/wire thinner than a human hair. Now, the technology has its limitations; it won’t give sight to those born blind or who suffer glaucoma, nor will it offer perfect vision. Only for those who previously had sight, and a semi-functional optical nerve, is this possible. The idea is that it will give the blind a general sense of their surroundings so they can function on a basic level.”
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Watching online

Serving Up Television Without the TV Set
“When the fourth season of “The Office,” an NBC comedy, had its premiere in September, one in five viewings was on a computer screen instead of a television. The episode attracted a broadcast audience of 9.7 million people, according to Nielsen Media Research. It was also streamed from the Web 2.7 million times in one week, the executive producer, Greg Daniels, said.”
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New York Times

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Simple scheduling

SXSW: This Year’s Twitter? A Simple Scheduling App That Brings Order to the Masses
“Each day’s festival events are laid out in their own tab. Click on a tab to browse the events and pick which panel, film or music show you want to attend. One click adds the item to a personalized page with a unique URL, which can be bookmarked on a mobile device (it looks great on an iPhone) or printed out. You can also see who is attending which event, and sort the events by popularity.”
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Wired.com

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