Posts filed under “Technology”

Honda’s U3-X Unicycle

Looks like a single wheel segway:

Honda has developed a new personal mobility technology, U3-X. It is a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the riders legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Honda will continue research and development of the device including experiments in a real-world environment to verify the practicality of the device.

This new personal mobility device makes it possible to adjust speed and move, turn and stop in all directions when the rider leans the upper body to shift body weight. This was achieved through application of advanced technologies including Hondas balance control technology, which was developed through the robotics research of ASIMO, Hondas bipedal humanoid robot, and the worlds first* omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System, or HOT Drive System), which enables movement in all directions, including not only forward and backward, but also directly to the right and left and diagonally. In addition, this compact size and one-wheel-drive personal mobility device was designed to be friendly to the user and people around it by making it easier for the rider to reach the ground from the footrest and placing the rider on roughly the same eye level as other people or pedestrians.

Hat tip CNET

Category: Technology, Weekend

StockTwits and the Power of Social Leverage

“The Human Ticker”

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Source:
“The Human Ticker”: StockTwits and the Power of Social Leverage
Aaron Task
Aug 26, 2009 04:13pm
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/311907/”The-Human-Ticker”-StockTwits-and-the-Power-of-Social-Leverage

Category: Finance, Technology, Video

What’s New?

Its not that often that I go to, see or hear about a fascinating new technology or business model. Today was one of those days. What have you seen recently that was ground-breaking, game-changing, so out right brand effen fresh that it turned your world upside down? Any new technology will do!

Category: Technology

Summer Vail is Lovely

I am at the Pacific Crest technology conference in Vail — which is delightful in the Summer. Very interesting group of people — small and large Tech firms, hedge funds, private investors, VCs. I am the noon Keynote Presentation. My take is that while the Recession has impacted their business, it is nothing like what…Read More

Category: Technology, Valuation

Sam Altman, Founder and CEO of Loopt

Category: Technology, Video

Do Not Fear New Technology Joe Kernen

Hey Joe, Over the past few days, you have taken a number of shots at the blogging community. You seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of what this new media and blogging is all about. Allow me to briefly educate you. This *all around you here* is merely a medium of communication. It allows a…Read More

Category: Technology, Television, Weblogs

Michael Arrington, TechCrunch on Charlie Rose

Interesting discussion

Category: Technology, Video

Entourage!

Set your Tivo: Entourage, one of my favorite shows, returns tonight. >

Category: Technology, Weekend

Ultrazoom Cameras

One of the only things I dislike about my Casio Exilim EX-Z75 7.2MP is the puny 3X optical zoom. So it was no surprise when this NYT article caught my attention: “There are currently two types of ultrazoom cameras: the full size and the compact. The full-size models resemble those digital single-lens-reflex cameras carried by…Read More

Category: Technology, Weekend

The Big Picture (Kindle Edition)

> As you have requested, The Big Picture is now available on the Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002E19Y8W What was kinda weird is that I have no control over the pricing, availablility, etc.

Category: Technology, Weblogs