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NASA to Launch Humanoid Robot into Space

NASA, in partnership with GM, has just announced that it will be sending Robonaut2 (R2 for short) along with some astronauts to the International Space Station this September. This humanoid robot will be traveling aboard the Discovery with his human counterparts to make spacewalks for repairs and installations to the ISS. He’s reportedly able manipulate…

WiMax Now Available on New Mexico Rail Runner

New Mexico’s Rail Runner, a commuter rail that runs from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, is now loaded with WiMax along its entire route. Riders are able to access this service for free along the entire length of the 95 mile route in order to get online while commuting. Download speeds are reportedly 6 Mbps and…

Google Withdraws from China

Google Inc.’s recent withdrawal from China marks an important event: human rights activists have attacked Beijing’s controversial censorship policy for years but Google’s decision to shutdown google.cn is one of the first actions by a major corporation to boycott China’s large internet market. The Chinese government is known to have one of the most advanced…

Cardinal women release iPhone App

On Thursday, the Stanford women’s basketball team released an iPhone app just before the Cardial left for San Antonio to play in the NCAA Final Four. It’s the first app of its kind to be built specifically for a women’s basketball team and it connects fans to news, videos, Coach Tara VanDerveer’s tweets and player…

iPad First Impressions

It’s finally here. Apple’s long awaited tablet device is now available online and in the company’s retail stores across the country. I headed on over to the Apple store on University Ave to check it out and was met with fairly large crowds eagerly awaiting a chance to mess around with the iPad. I didn’t…

iPad Apps Go Live

As the release date for the WiFi version of Apple’s highly anticipated iPad fast approaches, a lot of buzz has resonated around in the tech world. Although the iPad won’t be available until April 3rd, Apple has already launched its new iPad app store on iTunes along with some exciting new apps. These apps are…

Welcome to the Daily Tech Blog

Hello everyone, and welcome to The Daily’s brand new tech blog! Even though Stanford is at the heart of Silicon Valley (and pretty much all of the tech world for that matter) Stanford had previously lacked a tech news site until now. This blog will be reporting on all types of news from all the…