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bleeding edge

A pun on "leading edge." It implies that using the latest technology is often risky because it has not been tested with enough users and may not perform as expected. Introducing an advanced product or service is also risky because the user community may not be ready for it or really want it. See leading edge and pushing the envelope.
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If you have good answers to most of those questions and others related to them, then you might consider bleeding-edge technology.
In fact, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was established in 1958 to look at just that kind of bleeding-edge technology.
DARPA has been the primary source for much, but not all, of the bleeding-edge technology for DoD in the past.
SC/05, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, sponsors the Bandwidth Challenge open to bleeding-edge technologies that generate and utilize the extreme data flows carried across advanced networks.
Nearly three dozen speakers in science, technology, business and the arts will meet with 500 attendees for a series of connected conversations on bleeding-edge topics ranging from new approaches to documenting the planet's disappearing riches to the impact of mega-cities in the developing world; from exploring the future of bionics to new approaches to closing the global digital divide; from responding to global disaster with sustainable technologies to exploring the future of human evolution.
Xnet provides the solution to this dichotomy by providing a venue which is by definition bleeding-edge, pre-standard, and in which fragility is understood.
Savage 2: A Tortured Soul" will preserve all of what made "Savage" a hit while continuing to deliver bleeding-edge innovation to the gaming audience.
With the addition of this new MHDK plug-in tool for the Eclipse platform, we are enabling developers to create bleeding-edge iTV applications for a broad spectrum of environments, and making it even more attractive - it's a free offering for our current MHDK customers.