Sign of the Times

You know when you are in 2003 when... .. at the Japanese MTV Music Video awards, fans stick up their camera-phones to capture a shot of their idols.
The concept of E-paper has been around and in development for a few years now, but it has been difficult to find a way to package it in a usable format. The folks at Seiko looked at this...
The ACCESS project uses a camera to track people in a hallway, then controls an intellibeam and a targetted speaker to freak out unsuspecting targets. Fun to watch, and also a great use of technology!
Toshiba has released a nickel-sized hard drive for mobile phones, PDA's or MP3 players. The disk is just 0.85" in diameter and can hold 2 or 3 Gb of information. Imagine one of these in your Digital Camera....
A British company has found a way to turn a computer screen into speakers without interfering with the picture quality. NXT claims its system produces sound that is high quality, better than most computer speakers. The system places an...

Optimus Ships!

The Optimus Mini Keyboard, long dismissed as "vapourware" has finally shipped! Gizmodo has theirs in, and I am anxiously checking my mailbox, as I pre-ordered one almost a year ago. In the meantime, here is the Gizmodo review. ...

Umm what did he say?

I'm usually pretty good at deciphering technobabble, but this is just too much! I started laughing 30 seconds in! Towards the end, I'm not even sure what language he's talking!
For us, sitting out on the cottage deck on a Sunday morning with a coffee and a newspaper has been the tradition for three generations. This weekend, we brought our son Jack, the fourth generation, up to the...

ATI Powers next Xbox

Toronto-based ATI Technologies has beaten out rival Nvidia to build the graphics chip for the next-generation Xbox. The Xbox contract accounted for 15-20 percent of Nvidia's sales over the past two years yet they have been trying to...

Wi-Fi in everything

You've got your wireless router to share your broadband internet connection with your wireless laptop and your iPaq. That in itself is pretty cool. But when you add a cheap 802.11b chip to home electronics, it opens...
Microsoft released the Zune Player this week. This is simply the latest in the conquests for the MS Technology Life Cycle. Will the success rate halt with the Zune, or should Apple be worried?Most developers...

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