Category: technology

Scientists are working on a technology that will erase all the…

Scientists are working on a technology that will erase all the painful and scary memories from our brain.

Photo : Vanessa Bazzano / Flickr

SIM cards are self-contained computers featuring their own 30…

SIM cards are self-contained computers featuring their own 30 MHz CPU, 64kb of RAM, and some storage space. They are designed to run “applets” written in a stripped down form of Java.

Green screens are green because it doesn’t match any natural…

Green screens are green because it doesn’t match any natural skin tone of the actors so no part of them will be accidentally edited out.

Photo : Yury Chernavsky / wikimedia

In 2010, the fastest supercomputer in the entire US Defense…

In 2010, the fastest supercomputer in the entire US Defense Department was built. It primarily comprised of 1,760 PlayStation-3 processors.

There’s a ring that turns your hand into a cellphone. The Orii…

There’s a ring that turns your hand into a cellphone. The Orii syncs with your mobile and lets you answer calls, send texts, and make voice commands. Much like a hearing aid, the ring uses bone conduction by vibrating your finger to directly simulate the tiny bones inside your ear – so you can literally talk on the phone through your own finger.

A bidet is considered a key green technology and uses…

A bidet is considered a key green technology and uses significantly less water, electricity, and wood than a single roll of toilet paper.

Stockholm has a 20-story light up tower and the color of every…

Stockholm has a 20-story light up tower and the color of every floor can be changed by anyone with a smartphone. It’s meant to be a statement on the power of democracy and the public.

Photo : Mikael Vejdemo Johansson / atlasobscura

IBM sold a smartphone with a touchscreen display input that…

IBM sold a smartphone with a touchscreen display input that could send emails and run third party apps in 1994.

In 2014, scientists in UK created the fastest ever internet…

In 2014, scientists in UK created the fastest ever internet connection, clocking speeds of 1.4 terabits per second – enough to download 44 HD movies a second.

Studies show that night time exposure to blue light (common in…

Studies show that night time exposure to blue light (common in phones, tablets, and TVs) tricks your brain into thinking it’s daytime and affects your sleep patterns- but there are many free apps that help prevent sleep disruption by gradually filtering blue light into red as the daylight fades.