CES 2007: XM to go beyond radio with weather, video

XM, the current market share leading satellite radio service, announced today that it will delve further into in-car entertainment, offering a personal weather tracking system and an in-car video concept at next week's CES show in Las Vegas.

CES 2007: Lexar upgrades Jumpdrives for Windows Vista

Lexar announced that it will have a range of new flash storage devices on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, which will open its doors on January 8.

CES 2007: Westinghouse to show Quad HDTV

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Don't say we didn't warn you. If you just exchanged your savings account for a shiny new 1080p LCD TV and you are showing it off to your neighbors, be aware that your bragging rights may be fading away by the middle of the year.

Toyota working on car that prevents drunk driving

Toyota Motor Corporation is working on developing a new system that would enable cars to detect if the driver is under the influence, and will go into a lockdown mode if there are signs he or she is drunk.

CES 2007: Vutec to show off Tri-Plex screen

Pre CES show coverage - Vutec will be showing at CES a three-way monitor that provides users with an anamorphic widescreen view of standard and high definition content.

CES 2007: Fujitsu to demo H.264 IC for HD recording

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Fujitsu has developed what is calls the industry's first H.264 format video-processing IC for HD recording and playback, which it will demonstrate at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

CES 2007: Patriot to demonstrate 1302 MHz memory modules

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Fremont (CA) - Patriot is joining the latest DDR2 memory frenzy. Following Corsair's PC2-8888 Dominator (1111 MHz), OCZ's liquid cooled PC2-9200 FlexXLC (1150 MHz) and Kingston's PC2-9600 HyperX (1200 MHz), the company said it would show PC2-10100 devices with a clock speed of 1302 MHz at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.

CES 2007: Showtime to launch video download service for Windows Vista

Pre CES 2007 coverage - New York (NY) - Showtime Networks will be the next to take a shot at making video downloads for PCs more popular. The company said that it will be demonstrating a new service aimed at Windows Vista PCs at the Consumer Electronics Show 2007, which will open its doors in Las Vegas next week.

CES 2007: Autonet announces Internet access for cars

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Autonet Mobile, a company focused on in-car Internet solutions, today announced that it will launch a new service during the pre-CES Showstoppers event next week, which it says will turn a car into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

Samsung develops fuel cell for laptop

Samsung has created a new fuel cell that can power a laptop computer for up to a month without any sort of external power, reports Korean news source Chosun Ilbo. Reportedly, the 1200-watt-hour fuel cell can power a laptop for continued use of eight hours a day, five days a week, for an entire month.

Microsoft adds behavioral targeting

Microsoft has started linking users' search habits with other personal information as it prepares to show more personalized advertisements.

Fox Sports to dabble in digital video content

Taking the "school" out of old school, Fox Sports has announced that it will begin to air sports content on the Web, and offer digital downloads, beginning today. Initially, live streaming programming will include only college football bowl games.

Gran Turismo HD Concept released on Playstation Store

Shortly before Christmas Eve, Sony released a preview of what many considered should have been the main launch title for the Playstation 3.

Vaporware 2006: Few surprises

Wired today released its annual Vaporware list and if you've been somewhat interested in tech there may be few surprises.

IBM slows flow of light to accelerate silicon chips

Price/Performance Analysis: AMD increases pressure on Intel

It is our final processor price/performance article before Christmas, and just because the big day is right around the corner, it doesn't mean we're going to skimp out on this week's installment. In fact, we've added AMD's 4x4 processors to our ranking. The FX-70 FX-72, and FX-74 pairs have been added, and you may be surprised how they affect AMD's overall position.

New Internet start-up hopes for last-minute shoppers

A new online shopping search engine may have missed most of the critical holiday shopping crowd, but it hopes to entice the many procrastinators with its advanced slate of search tools.

Emirates to become first cell phone-friendly airline

After years of getting used to the taboo of mobile phones on airplanes, Middle East-based Emirates Airlines is aiming to shake things up, by becoming what CNN claims is the first commercial air transportation company to allow passengers to use their cell phones during flights, with a current plan to start offering the service next month.

Researchers demo 100 Mb/s MIMO cellphone technology

Most cellphone users are still waiting for 3G cellphones, generally referred to as the next generation or future cellphones. Researchers in Germany now claim that they have invented the "next future," sort of the future beyond the future, cellular technology, which enables data transmission rates of up to 100 Mb/s.

Canadian police post YouTube video to solve murder

Hamilton police may have solved a murder by posting surveillance tape footage to YouTube. 22-year-old Ryan Miller was stabbed to death at a hip-hop concert on November 17th. Hoping to reach the teenager and early 20-year-old demographic, police posted up surveillance footage of security guards searching concert goers. The one-minute video apparently spooked the suspect so much that he turned himself in yesterday.