Google phone would be free with ads and probably out in the second half of 2008

Businessweek reports that wireless industry consultants and marketing executives with knowledge of Google’s plans say it has been showing prototypes of a new phone to handset manufacturers and network operators for a couple of months Industry sources don’t expect one before the second half of 2008. Combine Google’s financial heft with its ultra-sophisticated ability to …

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India Looks To Make $10 Laptop, current design $47

The efforts thus far have yielded designs for a laptop that would cost about $47; a $10 system remains the ultimate goal. Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child Organization submitted a proposal to the Indian government under which the group would have worked to produce laptops for Indian students starting at $100. The OLPC organization has …

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161 Exabytes of data generated 2006, 1 zettabyte in 2010

IDC estimates that the world had 185 exabytes of storage available last year and will have 601 exabytes in 2010. But the amount of stuff generated is expected to jump from 161 exabytes last year to 988 exabytes (closing in on 1 zettabyte) in 2010. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a …

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DNA nanorobotic arm array

FromScience Daily, more on Ned Seemans DNA nanorobotic arms. NYU chemistry professor Nadrian C. Seeman and his graduate student Baoquan Ding have developed a DNA cassette — shown here as red L-shaped structures — containing a nanomechanical device that can be inserted within a DNA array and function there. (Image courtesy of New York University) …

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