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Posts tagged ‘Technology’

When Science meets Fiction: Hyperdrives

The other day, Gizmodo posted a story about possible testing of hyperdrive capabilities with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  So this is my first article in the series of “When Science meets Fiction” (and kicks its *ss!).  See the original story here.

Hyperdrive

Hyperdrive soon to be reality?

I’ll keep you posted if there are any Millennium Falcon sightings…

Replacing an MP3 Player with a Walkman for a week

Click on the photo for a link to an article from the BBC about a 13 year old boy who replaces his MP3 player with his dad’s old Sony Walkman for a week.  It’s a very interesting look at “old” technology.  Is this what our kids will think of the iPhone 30 years from now? I wouldn’t be surprised if this is what they will think in less than 10 years…

Giving up my iPod for a Walkman

Giving up my iPod for a Walkman

Some interesting comments from the article:

  • It took him three days before he realized the tapes had a second side.
  • He was unhappy with the battery life of only 3 hours.
  • He created his own “shuffle” mode by holding the rewind button for a random amount of time before hitting play (until his dad warned him about the possibility of the player “eating” his tape!)