This Week In Emerging Technology - July 30th

Here are the emerging technologies stories for the week of July 28th. Lasers get in the Groove - Researchers at Harvard and Hamamatsu Photonics are working on a new technique to focus lasers using etched grooves rather than large and bulky lenses. If it works it could revolutionize the use of lasers in a whole host of fields. A $10 Laptop from India - An institue in India says that they are working on a education laptop that they hope to be able to provide for $10. Not sure how that will be possible for anything but a toy but we'll see. What will be our next display options? - Nice little roundup of Boston area companies working on next generation displays, everything from e-paper to display glasses. Driving with Clippy - Microsoft is announcing a new focus on providing computing resources for automobiles. Intriguing possibilities though jokes about Blue Screens of Death on the highway are inevitable.

Here are the emerging technologies stories for the week of July 28th.

Lasers get in the Groove - Researchers at Harvard and Hamamatsu Photonics are working on a new technique to focus lasers using etched grooves rather than large and bulky lenses. If it works it could revolutionize the use of lasers in a whole host of fields.

A $10 Laptop from India - An institue in India says that they are working on a education laptop that they hope to be able to provide for $10. Not sure how that will be possible for anything but a toy but we'll see.

What will be our next display options? - Nice little roundup of Boston area companies working on next generation displays, everything from e-paper to display glasses.

Driving with Clippy - Microsoft is announcing a new focus on providing computing resources for automobiles. Intriguing possibilities though jokes about Blue Screens of Death on the highway are inevitable.