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Most Anticipated Tech Products of 2011 155

adeelarshad82 writes "2011 is just around the corner, and with the new year comes expectations. Based on hype and recent announcements, PCMag put together a list of twelve most anticipated tech products of 2011. Some are new, like the technology to bridge Wi-Fi, PowerLine, and Ethernet or the 3D camcorders, which will let you create content for your 3D TV. Others will just carry over from what we anticipated in 2010 but never materialized like iPhone on the Verizon network or Phones with dual core processors."

Comment Re:It's actually 84 (Score 1) 158

No, you are only meant to fill in one box above the line. If you put a mark in more than one box it won't make any difference to your vote, or it may be marked as informal. (I say may, because my sources aren't clear on what happens if you fill out more than one box). What are you talking about is what Bob Brown of the Greens party is suggesting would be a better system, but its not what we have at the moment. Sources: http://www.aec.gov.au/Voting/How_to_vote/Voting_Senate.htm http://www.comlaw.gov.au/ComLaw/Legislation/ActCompilation1.nsf/framelodgmentattachments/DEC4F8A1D65DEBBCCA25776B001D4AC4

Comment Re:Disclaimer: I am an unabashed American. (Score 1) 233

Just to add to ACs comments in case people get confused. The caps that most ISPs have don't charge you when you go over the plan, your speed is just reduced to 64kbps or 256kbps until the next month. Exceptions are Dodo internet, which have tiny caps starting at 100MB, and then charge 16c per MB over that to a maximum of $99. Telstra also charge when you go over the limit at 15c/MB for a maximum of $300.

Comment Re:I know this is a bad idea to ask this (Score 1) 104

Then apparently even websites talking about RC games or other material will be blocked in part or whole.

Actually, RC computer games will be explicitly left out of the mandatory filtering until a review is finalised on how to classify them. (According to http://openinternet.com.au/learn_more/ anyway)

Comment Re:Slashdot, Reuters, and above comment: all wrong (Score 2, Informative) 297

1. Two targets were destroyed - one liquid and one solid fueled. This puts the lie to the above comment, and the Slashdot article that implies that they only shot a liquid-fueled target because it was easier. Furthermore, the solid-fueled target was identical to one that the ALTB had destroyed in flight a week earlier.

The press release you link to states that they only shot down one target in this test - the liquid fueled one.

Less than one hour later, a second solid fuel short-range missile was launched from a ground location on San Nicolas Island, Calif. and the ALTB successfully engaged the boosting target with its High Energy Laser, met all its test criteria, and terminated lasing prior to destroying the second target. The ALTB destroyed a solid fuel missile, identical to the second target, in flight on February 3, 2010.

So it fired its high energy laser at the second target, but switched off the laser before actually destroying it. However they had previously destroyed an identical target.

Comment Re:winshield repair? (Score 1) 293

The article says the stuff is "breathable" - but cyanide gas is breathable, too. It just isn't a recommended thing to do.

I believe it meant breathable as in "air can pass through it". As in "this shirt breathes well"

Comment Re:Looks like there has finally been progress. (Score 1) 198

Companies have been making exoskeletons ever since the "Hardiman" of the 1960s. While more modern versions have actually bordered on the practical (see the suit worn by Ripley in the movie Aliens... that is a real machine), they have always had to drag a power tether in order to do anything useful. Of course they did not show that part in the movie.

What do you mean by a 'real machine'? I am skeptical that the prop was a powered exoskeleton, even with an external power source. Or do you mean parts of it were powered? Would be cool if it was real though!

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