Category Archives: Technology

It’s 2015, self-driving cars are more than a promise

Self-driving cars drew 5-10 years closer to reality in the last week. That’s the impact of a half-dozen automakers announcing plans at CES 2015 for autonomous driving vehicles that will be on the road sometime between 2017 and 2020. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle obsolete electronics and…
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It’s 8 Years Since The iPhone Was Unveiled — Look How Terrible The First One Was

It's eight years to the day since Steve Jobs first revealed the iPhone to the world. It was nothing short of a miracle. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle obsolete electronics and e-waste instead of disposing it into dumpsters. Before the iPhone came out, smartphones were clunky devices, half…
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Mac or PC: Does This Discussion Still Matter for Business?

For years and years, we've debated the differences between Windows and Macintosh. The narrative we’re used to hearing usually goes something like “PCs are better for doing work-related tasks, and Macs are better for more creative endeavors.” So where do we stand today – Mac or PC? Is this narrative still true in the new…
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How One Startup Just Changed the Game in the Internet of Things

We've known and loved littleBits for some time, and now, they just got a lot more useful with the introduction of cloudBit. CloudBit is a module, a.k.a. bit, that brings internet connectivity to anything. With the rest of the littleBit library, you can now effectively create your own internet of things, no fancy Google products…
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Wireless power system charges devices up to 20 feet away

A plethora of firms are racing to develop a feasible method for delivering power wirelessly, but thus far the best we’ve managed are short-range standards like Qi and PMA. A company called Energous is on hand at CES with a demo of its new wireless power system known amusingly as WattUp. It uses a mix…
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What is the real range of an electric car? Tesla helps us find the answer.

The last few years have been very kind to electric cars, mostly thanks to the ice-breaking carried out by the Toyota Prius hybrid, and then the runaway success of Tesla’s Model S. Excess Logic congratulates you with New 2015 Year and wishes you Happy New Year and good luck. We continue reposting interesting articles. We trying to…
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4 Big Trends of 2014 that will Continue in 2015

Technology trends by Samsung About The best way to predict the future and get the big picture is to take a look at what happened in the past. So before we gear up for 2015, let’s take one last moment to look back on 2014 and see what happened (or in some cases, is still…
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The past, present, and future potential of NASA’s nuclear space rocket program

Shortly after Apollo 11, Wernher von Braun, one of the fathers of rocket science, proposed that we develop a reusable Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) rocket to colonize the Moon. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle obsolete electronics and e-waste recycle e waste instead of disposing it into dumpsters. Today, NASA engineers are…
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The top 10 countries for embracing IT

Which economies are best placed to benefit from new information and communication technologies (ICTs), bridge the digital divide and extract value from big data? Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle obsolete electronics and e-waste to protect the environment. We'd like you to recycle e waste instead of disposing it into dumpsters. [caption id="attachment_3081"…
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14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the world. From mind-controlled exoskeletons to solar-powered toilets that turn waste into biofuel, here are 14 innovations that address some of the most important issues of our time. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We…
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Information Mobility: Why Your Business Can’t Be Without It

Information mobility. Makes you think of phones, doesn’t it? I mean, it even has the word mobility in the title. Mobility, mobile – it makes sense. And yes, information mobility includes the world of mobile technologies. But it’s so much more than that. What is information mobility? It’s being able to digitize decades worth of…
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4 Ways Wearable Technology May Soon Benefit Your Business

The official list of apps now available for the life-capturing, data-aware Google Glass headset is contained inside the custom My Glass app that early owners of the $1,500 device can access. There are unofficial lists, but what you’ll find at either location are a lot of recreation tools, quite a few photo tricks, and more…
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Apple is about to change streaming music—and Spotify should be worried

If you’re an Apple user, be prepared to have Beats, the streaming-music service the company acquired for $3 billion earlier this year, forced down your throats. However you feel about that, the implications for the streaming-music landscape—and indeed the entire music industry—could be far-reaching. The Financial Times is reporting (paywall) that Apple will include Beats in the…
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Is 2014 the Year We Hit the Technology Tipping Point?

Earlier this year, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer said more users would access its content on mobile devices and tablets than on personal computers. That's the type of trigger that has her and many pundits proclaiming 2014 as a "tipping point" for technology. “It makes connecting and trusting people easier,” Mayer told an audience at the World…
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Here come the autonomous robot security guards: What could possibly go wrong?

Showing a rather shocking disregard for the long-term safety of human civilization, Microsoft has become one of the first companies to deploy autonomous robot security guards. Dubbed the K5, Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus was being policed last week by five of these roughly human-sized 300-pound (136 kg) robots, each equipped with enough cameras, sensors, artificial intelligence,…
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New metal lets today’s 3D printers make tomorrow’s electronics

When entrepreneur Michael Toutonghi and his son wanted to make a rocket in their family basement, they went about it in a thoroughly modern way: though the duo wasn’t gearing up to produce their rockets by the hundreds, the production and assembly processes were still too tedious to be done entirely by hand. Well-versed in…
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Using SMART to accurately predict when a hard drive is about to die

SMART, which first started to appear in consumer hard drives about 10 years ago, is a brilliant concept — it’s meant to tell you if a hard drive is about to die — but in practice, I think we can all agree that SMART has always been rather underwhelming. Personally, SMART has never helped me…
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Lamborghini tests out hybrid supercar

Lamborghini's Asterion LPI 910-4 concept was one of the most hotly anticipated unveilings of the Paris Motor Show, and the Italian supercar maker didn't disappoint. The electric blue Asterion on display in Paris has been surrounded by cameras and curious onlookers since its unveiling Thursday. Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann says the low-slung speedster is the…
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5 Signs that You Should Replace Electrical Wiring

As houses age, the electrical wiring can become "worn out," causing dangerous predicaments within the walls that homeowners cannot see. For example, insulation sometimes wears out due to excessive heat caused by overloaded circuits. Homeowners should become aware of what the safety concerns are of old wiring in their houses and learn about five of…
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12 Worst Medical Technology Dangers

Technology provides benefits to patients, but it also brings significant risks that can threaten patient safety. The ECRI Institute of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, an independent nonprofit organization that studies improvements to patient care, has named the Top Health Technology Hazards for 2012. (We also include 2 hazards from the prior year.) Each hazard met 1…
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