Apple iPod nano (http://rbi.ims.ca/4924-541). Without reducing the quality or functionality, all it took to reduce the price of the most recent iPod, was to cut down on the amount of Flash memory. Based on Multi-Level Cell (MLC) flash, all iPod nanos can boast completely skip-free playback. The 1-GB iPod nano holds up to 15,000 photos or up to 240 songs. Flash memory also contributes to the nano's size and weight: 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27 inches and 1.5 oz. Semico Research's Inflection Point Indicator (http://rbi.ims.ca/4924-542) reports that with the addition of the nano, by the end of 2005, Apple consumed between 25 to 30 percent of the world's NAND output.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.