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World’s biggest Baby hits 60

June 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

This past Saturday was the anniversary of a highly significant moment in computing - 60 years since the first programmable, digital computer executed its first instructions.
The Baby, as it was known, was the work of researchers at the University of Manchester in England, one of the pioneering groups in computer history (Alan Turing joined the [...]

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Gestix: Minority Report for doctors

June 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The New Scientist reports on a new tool developed in Israel which promises “a gesture-recognition system that allows surgeons to flip back and forth through radiology images, such as MRI and CT scans, by simply groping in mid-air”.
Sounds a lot like another Israeli startup, the Zcam, which I saw in Las Vegas earlier this [...]

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