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When you are solving a difficult problem re-ask the problem so that your solution helps you learn faster. Find a faster way to fail, recover, and try again. If the problem you are trying to solve involves creating a magnum opus, you are solving the wrong problem.
It’s only a matter of time until you burn out…
This credit card displays a transaction in braille amongst other features that help read a payment for the visually impaired. If they could only make these for the average shopper, the budget could be balanced. That’s asking too much though.
Some argue that you need the keyboard, is the netbook a one trick pony?
Tablets provide an optimized experience for portability, mobility, and touch-based input with a rich selection of apps and games designed with their size and power in mind.
Laptops are cheaper, lighter, and more powerful than ever before. They offer a rich ecosystem of apps and provide the perfect platform where text input is required.
Netbooks can still provide a great platform for getting online, but so can laptops and tablets. Laptops may one day give way to tablets and smartphones entirely, and apps may move entirely online, but Netbooks - like word processors in the 80’s - will inevitably fall victim to competitors that offer a more dynamic ecosystem of apps, games, and features at an increasingly comparable price.
Miniature space shuttles made of ground scallops and cheese, above, are among the masterpieces created by a 3D food printer at Cornell University. ((Cornell University/French Culinary Institute) )
Sounds really necessary….
Microsoft Research on building various monitors including the ultimate telepresence display.