When the iPod Touch was first released, my initial thought that this was a device that could be built upon. Like a home computer or a laptop, this tiny device had enough processing power to incorporate some really...

Pass it on

"Today at 6pm, Genova Street, to find out the truth. Pass it on." And they did. This simple text message exploded through the streets of Spain, spreading across the city, then the country through mobile phones, email...

Optimus Mini Arrives!

I recieved my Optimus Mini this afternoon, and after 9 months on the pre-order list, I've gotta say that I have mixed feelings. First, the good: It looks sweet! The images on the keys are bright and crisp....

Awesome Christmas Lights

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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.

HDMI Standard on the way

In the next year you'll be hearing about HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) which aims to cut down on the clutter of wires behind your television set. The cable standard transmits uncompressed digital audio and video between your DVD...

Toys with Toys

Most people are still using those old tube-based TV's in their homes, but Barbie could have her own Plasma for her doll house. Japan-based Takara Co. plans to start selling the 1.5" TV's for $166US. Oh,...
Scientists at Princeton University and Hewlett-Packard are working on a new type of memory that is small, dense and cheap. It is based on polyethylenedioxythiophene, or Pedot for short. By placing a layer of the organic compound...
That game machine console packs some serious punch. The current generation of game machines are not only cheap, but powerful. Researchers at the University of Illinois have assembled 70 PlayStation 2 devices into a cluster at a...

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...

First Running Robot

Sony has demonstrated the first "running" robot. Well, it's more of a jog, but still pretty cool. It is the first robot to be able to manoever with both feet off the ground. It's brain knows enough about...
Researchers at IBM have found a way to use a hybrid transistor to control the flow of current through circuits. By using a technique normally used to make CMOS circuits more efficient, they have increased speeds three times,...

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