Category: Technology

Teen Safe Driver Program Uses DriveCam

DriveCam of San Diego and American Family Insurance have teamed up and developed a teen driver safety program utilizing DriveCam technology. DriveCam has been used for some time in fleet vehicles, ambulances, and taxi cabs, but this added dimension is directed at reducing costly teen automobile accidents that occur primarily because of young drivers’ inexperience

Geocaching: The High-Tech Scavenger Hunt Revolution

Geocaching is becoming very popular nowadays as more and more people are getting hooked to this extremely interesting outdoor activity. However, the success and the ease with which you can locate a hidden treasure depend entirely on the accuracy of your GPS receiver. Technology has advanced at a very rapid pace in the past few

The Debate Over Artificial Intelligence

The progress of computer technology over the last century has spawned a lot of concerns, even panic, amongst people. Innovations seem to outstripping our own ability to gauge their potential consequences; there is a growing sense that, rather than being in control of them, we are merely being swept along for the ride. Genetic engineering

Windows Vista Gets the Boot from British Schools

An educational agency, called the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), in the United Kingdom has told schools to keep both Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 out of the country’s schools. The reason, they say, is because it will cost too much money to upgrade the school systems software from Windows XP to

New Stretchable Solar Cells Find Many Applications

A newly discovered stretchable solar cells solves many technological problems. Numerous applications are on the horizon as the future moves into the present. The Discovery Chemical engineer, Zhenan Boa, a professor at Stanford University has made an amazing discovery. She has developed a stretchable solar cell that can be stretched by 30 percent. The stretchable