@Gary – Although I was not involved in the design (I wish I had been), the Comcast DVR presently in use in our area (Motorola DCM-3400-M) is very, very unbalanced and is software heavy.It is extremely slow (and it's also very full of firmware bugs).To make certain the problems were not a hardware failure, the box has been changed out approximately 5 times, but the problems remain.Every time Comcast performs a hardware update, they correct a problem or two, but in the process they break something else.They are either not hiring competent programmers or they don't know how to find a competent company to which to outsource.
As energy efficiency becomes more and more a concern for makers of electronics devices, researchers are coming up with new ways to harvest energy from sound vibration, footsteps, and even electromagnetic fields in the air.
The government wants to study your brain, and DARPA wants to use similar information to give robots true autonomy beyond any artificial intelligence developed to date. Sound like science fiction? It's not.
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