New Tech

Discuss anything you want.
For discussions about politics, please use the Politics area instead.
User avatar
AmareIsGod
Posts: 4042
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Re: New Tech

Post by AmareIsGod »

BMW wants to start charging $18 a month subscription to use heated seats.

https://www.engadget.com/bmw-heated-sea ... 40639.html
What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton

User avatar
Nodack
Posts: 6511
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Re: New Tech

Post by Nodack »

I saw that. LOL!!!!

And another $9.99 a month to use turn signals? How much to use the lights at night?

User avatar
Superbone
Posts: 25802
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am
Location: San Diego, CA (Phoenix Native)

Re: New Tech

Post by Superbone »

Ridiculous!!!
"It should burn. It'll probably burn forever. But last season is done." - James Jones

"I want to be who I think I am." - Frank Kaminsky

"I don't think I've ever been that angry shooting a basketball." - Cam Johnson

User avatar
Nodack
Posts: 6511
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Re: New Tech

Post by Nodack »

I know their pain. At least they have a car to drive.

GMC recalling thousands of vehicles, but no parts available to fix them
https://thehill.com/homenews/wire/35534 ... -fix-them/

User avatar
Indy
Posts: 18934
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:21 pm
Contact:

Re: New Tech

Post by Indy »

Augmented reality contact lenses


User avatar
Nodack
Posts: 6511
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Re: New Tech

Post by Nodack »

That is so sci fi.

User avatar
Indy
Posts: 18934
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:21 pm
Contact:

Re: New Tech

Post by Indy »

Yeah, I couldn't believe they worked in eye tracking hardware, a display, a wireless 5g transmitter/receiver, and a battery (along with all the other stuff they need) into a contact lens.

User avatar
Superbone
Posts: 25802
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am
Location: San Diego, CA (Phoenix Native)

Re: New Tech

Post by Superbone »

Yep, this and chips in our brains are coming. We will become the machines.
"It should burn. It'll probably burn forever. But last season is done." - James Jones

"I want to be who I think I am." - Frank Kaminsky

"I don't think I've ever been that angry shooting a basketball." - Cam Johnson

User avatar
Nodack
Posts: 6511
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Re: New Tech

Post by Nodack »

Plug in a chip and become a linguist. For $9.99 a month you can play just like your favorite guitar hero. In times of war our soldiers will do exactly as told. Resistance is futile.

User avatar
Indy
Posts: 18934
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:21 pm
Contact:

Re: New Tech

Post by Indy »

Can't wait until I can upload my consciousness to the cloud

User avatar
Nodack
Posts: 6511
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Re: New Tech

Post by Nodack »

Brain-Computer Interface Startup Implants First Device in US Patient
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -of-device

User avatar
Nodack
Posts: 6511
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Re: New Tech

Post by Nodack »

Your next smart lock could ditch the battery by harvesting energy from your phone
https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/22/2327 ... g-nac-1080

User avatar
Nodack
Posts: 6511
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Re: New Tech

Post by Nodack »

Future or fantasy? Designs unveiled for one-building city stretching 106 miles in Saudi Arabia
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/saudi ... index.html

Saudi Arabia has unveiled designs for its ambitious urban project "The Line," touted as a one-building city in the desert which will stretch over 106 miles and ultimately house 9 million people.
Part of the Neom project, a grandiose scheme years from completion, the proposed futuristic city will be located in the northwest of the Gulf country, near the Red Sea, according to an announcement by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Line is a proposed 200-meter wide (656 feet) building acting as a vertical city, designed to sit 500 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level. It will span 34 square kilometers (13 square miles), according to the press release.


https://www.neom.com/en-us/regions/thel ... gJvpPD_BwE

User avatar
Vladimir_Taltos
Posts: 568
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:02 pm

Re: New Tech

Post by Vladimir_Taltos »

Clarke's vision closer to reality?

. https://www.inverse.com/science/grap ... elevator

User avatar
Indy
Posts: 18934
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:21 pm
Contact:

Re: New Tech

Post by Indy »

Vladimir_Taltos wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:59 am
Clarke's vision closer to reality?

https://www.inverse.com/science/graphene-space-elevator
link fixed

And according to the article, the idea pre-dates Clarke's story by almost 100 years.
Like most time-honored revolutionary ideas for space exploration, the space elevator can be traced to Russian/Soviet rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935). Considered to be the top contender for the title of the “Father of Rocketry” (the other two being Hermann Oberth and Robert Goddard), Tsiolokovsky is responsible for developing the “Rocket Equation” and the design from which most modern rockets are derived. In his more adventurous musings, he proposed how humanity could build rotating Pinwheel Stations in space and a space elevator.

This proposal was inspired by his visit to Paris in 1895, where he witnessed the Eiffel Tower for the first time (construction had finished in 1889). From this encounter, Tsiolkovsky conceived of a structure that reached to geostationary orbit (GSO), or an altitude of 36,000 km (22,370 mi). However, Tsiolkovsky’s version of the idea called for a compression structure rather than a suspension one. He also noted that the idea was unrealistic since no known material was strong enough to support the weight of the standing structure.

By the onset of the Space Age, the idea was reexamined by Soviet and American scientists as a suspension structure. Examples include Soviet Engineer Yuri Artsutanov‘s (1959) proposal for an “Electric train to the Cosmos” and the “Sky-Hook” proposed by a team of American engineers in 1966.

User avatar
Nodack
Posts: 6511
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Re: New Tech

Post by Nodack »

Kind of merging the solar and new tech.

Toyota secures huge lead in solid-state battery patents
Japanese companies dominate top 10 but South Korean rivals gaining ground
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Techno ... ry-patents
It is expected that solid-state batteries will double the driving distance and take a third of the time to recharge. The batteries are also known to reduce fire risks.

One major hurdle facing solid-state batteries is cost. A solid-state battery is more than four times more expensive than a typical lithium-ion battery, according to some estimates.


American car companies didn’t make the list…

User avatar
Indy
Posts: 18934
Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:21 pm
Contact:

Re: New Tech

Post by Indy »

Nodack wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:10 am
Kind of merging the solar and new tech.

Toyota secures huge lead in solid-state battery patents
Japanese companies dominate top 10 but South Korean rivals gaining ground
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Techno ... ry-patents
It is expected that solid-state batteries will double the driving distance and take a third of the time to recharge. The batteries are also known to reduce fire risks.

One major hurdle facing solid-state batteries is cost. A solid-state battery is more than four times more expensive than a typical lithium-ion battery, according to some estimates.


American car companies didn’t make the list…
cue Sobotka quote

Post Reply