Category Archives: Technology

No, TV makers, 4K and UHD are not the same thing

No, TV makers, 4K and UHD are not the same thing

Over the last year, the terms UHD and 4K have become so conflated that TV makers, broadcasters, and tech blogs are now using them interchangeably. Let me just say this now: 4K and UHD (Ultra HD) are not the same thing. Yes, as far as the consumer is concerned, there isn’t much of a practical difference — but, in much ...

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CES: 2014 Chevy Corvette can be equipped with racing camera, output game-like video footage

CES: 2014 Chevy Corvette can be equipped with racing camera, output game-like video footage

GoPro cameras have been around for a decade. Thousands are mounted on car dashboards to record breathtaking drives. Hundreds of journalists use them to spice up video reviews. One automaker is now on-board with the GoPro concept: Chevrolet will make a video Performance Data Recorder available on the Corvette Stingray when it goes on sale in September. The unpriced option ...

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Ford’s new solar-powered hybrid car can charge up without plugging in

Ford’s new solar-powered hybrid car can charge up without plugging in

Ford has designed a new concept car that it’s planning to show off at CES 2014 next week, which isn’t very surprising — car companies make new concept vehicles all the time. However, this time Ford is looking to harness all that free energy the sun is raining down on us every day in a plug-in hybrid. The Ford C-Max Solar ...

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EmoSpark is an Android-powered AI cube that reacts to your mood

EmoSpark is an Android-powered AI cube that reacts to your mood

People tend to be a little creeped out by a machine pretending to be human, as evidenced by the almost universal uncanny valley response to humanoid robots. However, that doesn’t mean it is a bad idea for technology to be a little more human in the way it responds to us. The EmoSpark is an attempt to make artificial intelligence ...

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Back to the future: Scientists search the internet for evidence of time travelers

Back to the future: Scientists search the internet for evidence of time travelers

If you were to ask 100 people to pick the single greatest superhero power or sci-fi technology, time travel would almost certainly win. And believe it or not, time travel isn’t entirely outside the realm of reality — for some unified theories of the universe, such as general relativity, traveling in time is actually fairly easy. That’s why two American researchers ...

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NASA beginning next generation of space communication with laser broadband

NASA beginning next generation of space communication with laser broadband

Orbiting high over the lunar surface is LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, with a mission to probe the moon’s exosphere and dust clouds. It will take readings using a number of spectrometers and specialized equipment, piling up stores of data as quickly as it can manage. In just 100 days of primary operation, it will compile enough ...

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The 10 best tech cars of 2013

The 10 best tech cars of 2013

1 of 11 Next Here at ExtremeTech, the best cars are the cars with the best technology. In 2013, just about every car is fast enough, they all have the safety basics including seat belts, electronic stability control and airbags, and most get decent fuel economy for their size. What’s left is the technology that helps you correct driving errors, ...

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