Google unveiled on Wednesday a Web site dedicated to literacy, pulling together its books, video, mapping and blogging services to help teachers and educational organizations share reading resources.
By the end of the decade more than 41 million North American business users will spend over US$10 billion annually on wireless enterprise data services, with enterprise mobile e-mail to eclipse SMS as the prime revenue generator as early as 2009, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
The first 11 teams for a race in which robot cars will jostle with real ones along mocked-up city streets have been announced.
Physicists from Austria and the U.S. have built ultra-thin pressure sensors which can be woven into sensitive textiles.
Apple Computer is one of few high-tech companies which may have been responsible for a recent market survey that asked participants to rate their preference of form factor designs for a next-generation Internet handheld device.
Although advanced technology attachment packet interface (ATAPI) is the mainstream interface standard for optical disc drives (ODDs) currently, serial ATA (SATA) stands a chance of replacing the former in the second half of 2007, according to sources in Taiwan's ODD manufacturing industry.
Brand LCD-TV makers are offering more aggressive prices for their products in North America amid a traditionally strong season and support from panel makers, with prices for 40" and 42" models competing more fiercely than before.
The United States in 2006 is expected to maintain its lead in the worldwide electronic equipment design business, with the nation's activities in this area driving the most semiconductor purchasing of any country on earth, according research firm Isuppli.
Navigation, power and communications systems that rely on GPS satellite navigation will be disrupted by violent solar activity in 2011, research shows.
At the ongoing fall Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini introduced a sub-$400 "Classmate PC" notebook model for the company's "Intel World Ahead Program" that targets emerging markets.
LG.Philips LCD announced that it has developed the world's slimmest TFT LCD panel, measuring only 1.3 mm in thickness (including the module), for mobile phones.
The migration to multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash at both Hynix Semiconductor and Samsung Electronics is speeding up, with both companies about to have at least half of their NAND flash produced on an MLC architecture in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to a Korean-language Digital Times report.
In 2011, the total population of GPS-enabled location-based services (LBS) subscribers will reach 315 million, up from 12 million in 2006, according to a new study from ABI Research.
The semiconductor market for car-use applications will total $18.14 billion in 2008, up from $15.14 billion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2%, according to statistics from Strategy Analytics.
The internet will be a thriving, low-cost network of billions of devices by 2020, says a major survey of leading technology thinkers.
PDP (plasma display panel) makers are now betting on larger-size segments to counter the LCD technology, according to PDP TV makers.
Today, solar cells are not a very efficient way to produce electricity, even if the source of energy is free. They can be manufactured from thick crystalline silicon wafers (300 microns thick) or thinner non-crystalline ones (about 2 microns thick). But 'thin' cells built are less efficient than 'thick' ones, even if they're cheaper to produce.
Copying the humble honeybee's foraging methods could give robots better 3D vision, researchers say. Robot explorers could identify points of interest by mimicking the way bees alert others of promising foraging spots.
Despite achieving shipment growth of only 2.7% in the second quarter of 2006, the large-size TFT LCD panel market is in shape for an excellent second half of 2006, as tight supply and price increases bolster the market, according to iSuppli.
The electronics industry is in a fine mess, with two blue-laser disc standards (Blu-ray and HD-DVD) competing to succeed ordinary red-laser DVDs.