This touchscreen is something of a unique, you see its not completely flat. Or rather, you can bend it and form it with your fingers. The idea is to improve touch gestures by bringing a physical feeling to it. Whether it s a good idea or not, who knows. But it looks really nice and i would love to see something like this integrated with a Tactus screen.
While everyone is talking about Google fibers 700mbs for 70$ per month, the japanese are enjoying something a bit faster. Japanese ISP So-net delivers 2Gbps fiber internet for 51$ per month. However this is still not close to what we will see in the future, the japanese have already managed to send a massive 109Tbps over a single fiber line. The 109 terabit per second speed was achieved by the National Institute of Information and Communications in Tokyo. The group developed a fibre that uses seven “light-guiding cores,” instead of the normal single core. Each core was able to carry 15.6 terabits per second, which totaled 109 terabits combined. Future generations wont even know what a loading screen looks like, thats how fast it will be.
Other parts of the world arent quite as advanced in fiber networking, in most big cities you can get atleast 100mbps and often even 1gbps fiber. And in Sweden we have a habbit of trying to break internet speed records, not that we’ve come anywhere near 109Tbps.
Japan ranks second when it comes to number of households connected to the Internet through fiber connections, nearly 25 per cent. UAE tops the charts with a whopping 70 per cent of households with fiber connection.
Wow that was fast, Nintendo has already set a date for which the original Wii’s online services cease to work. Why so soon? Well naturally they want people to buy the WiiU. I just feel a tad bit sorry for the people who still use their wii.
The channels will be switched off on Jun 28. The Today’s Accomplishments and the Wii Shop Channel will however remain active.
‘We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company’s products,’ Nintendo said in a statement. ‘We apologize to those of you currently using these services, and ask for your understanding.’
Note that this doesn’t directly affect online features in purchased games.
There have been many cool things 3D printed, even automatic rifles. So what makes this special? Not to imply a functional 3D printed motor isnt awesome enough. But also, picture machines that can copy themselves, and make its own spare parts. This is a step towards just that.
Most 3D printers use stepper motors to control the movement of the extruder head. If you could actually print those motors it would be one more big step toward self-replicating hardware. Now obviously [Chris Hawkins'] working 3d printed stepper motor wasn’t built 100% through 3D printing, but the majority of the parts were. All that he had to add was the electronic driver pieces, magnets, wire, and a few nails.