Forget global warming, a tech freeze-out is under way.
If these first few weeks of tight credit is any indication, small businesses grappling with deploying new technologies face a new challenge: finding out what's going on with new business tools. Gobs of important tech news have floated out over the past few weeks, but with all the noise over the credit crunch, most of it was either drowned out or completely ignored. Credit woes have taken another casualty, it seems: the future.
X-ray cell phone
Tokyo-based KDDI released an early version of a mobile phone that mixes multiple data sources from maps, cell-phone telemetry, satellite data and more to render real-time location information for multiple nearby objects -- even those behind walls! In other words -- get ready for it -- the company released an actual X-ray cell phone that would let you track who's where in real time. Check out this video link -- see those little dots moving on the phone screen? That's your staff. No, you cannot see through their clothing, but you can see where they are relative to you, even in another room, live! Just think about the implications.Battery breakthrough
And here's another overlooked news item: a major step in battery technology. Toshiba