Kyoto University’s Water-powered Smartphone Batteries and SHARP’s IGZO power Efficient Screen for 2013

Two (2) recent developments coming out of Japan have put that First World Country back on the Technology Radar for me prompting a quick observation on its future. As in the immediate future, like next year 2013! This as there is now a strong trending towards higher resolution 5” 1080p Screens with 441 ppi (pixels […]

Honda debuts their first practical robot, the Miimo – Where AI meets the Real World

Rarely do I come across a product that draws my attention as this one does. Dubbed the Miimo, it’s Asimo’s friend but for trimming the lawn. More significantly, it’s Honda’s first Practical Robot. So says their Press Release, quote: “Honda Miimo is the first commercial robotic product manufactured by the company for public use–representing its […]

PlayStation Vita’s US and Europe Launch Delayed until 2012

The successor the PSP has been delayed and won’t arrive in North America and Europe until next year. The is very unfortunate as since being revealed as the “Next Generation Portable” or NGP in January and detailed at their E3 2011 press event the Playstation Vita was creating quite a buzz mostly due to it’s specs, featured […]

Japan Nuclear Disaster – Implications for Jamaica and the Consumer Electronics World

The Nuclear disaster that was the result of the meltdown of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, 270km (170miles) North East of Tokyo which is run by Tokyo Power Electric Co has implications not only for Japan, but for the entire world. If you have read my previous article entitled “Japan Nuclear Reactor Meltdown is […]

Lithium-Ion Batteries and Electric Vehicles – Alternatives as 2012 Supply Crunch Nears

The long-suffering poor will rise up and bless Mr. Edison Excerpt from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 6, 1903, on word that Thomas Edison would build a $450 Electric car. With the impending transition to Electric Vehicles’s now all but certain, much attention must be paid to the technology, as like it or not, Jamaica […]