Optical Computer Memory Chips Could Ease Internet Traffic

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All-optical routers managing Internet traffic would be much more energy efficient than what we have today, but their development has been hindered by the lack of optical memory devices. Researchers have developed this kind of device, which could pave the way to a faster and more energy-efficient Internet.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Asahi Vending Machines Now Dispense Free Wi-Fi and Beer!

It always annoys me when I’m stuck outside with my laptop trying to find a Wi-Fi network. Luckily where I am here in Taipei, there’s city-wide free Wi-Fi, so that’s never been a problem. It looks like it probably isn’t a problem in Japan either, because Asahi’s vending machines will now act as free Wi-Fi hotspots, where people can use the web without having  to register or log in.

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Read more @ Technabob

All You Need to Know About the New Gmail Interface

110211_rg_GmailInterface_01.jpgHTML5? Elastic density? If you’re confused, check out what we’ve managed to discover about Google’s new Gmail interface. Not only did they revamp Google Reader interface, but Gmail just got a facelift and you can test it right now. Is it better or worse, tell us in the comments!

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Justin Smith on the Internet

Great essay on the effect on the Internet by Justin E. Smith over at 3QD.

The Perfect A Lounge Chair To Surf

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Lounge chairs are great. They are a mix between chairs and beds and usually are extremely comfortable. I’m sure that we aren’t the only ones that noticed that lounge chairs are also great when combined with a laptop or a computer. If you spend a lot of time in front of one, lounge chairs are perfect to change positions and to relax.
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