Mountain View (CA) - Experience the Tour de France cycling race from a somewhat elevated position and the comfort of your office chair: Google has released a new KML file for Google Earth that lets users see all the stages of the race in 2D and 3D.
Google Earth Tour de France plug-in
The average selling price (ASP) of 17" LCD-monitor panels has stabilized during the first half of July, while prices for LCD-TV panels have continued to decline during the period, according to WitsView Technology.
Cymer, a supplier of deep ultraviolet (DUV) laser light sources currently used in semiconductor manufacturing, today unveiled what the firm claims to be the world's first argon fluoride (ArF) laser light source for 45 nm production immersion photolithography.
Computer users tired of spyware and viruses should consider switching to Macintosh computers, says Sophos in its new "Security Threat Management Report." The report ranks the top ten malware threats of the past six months along with outline current and future security threats.
Konica Minolta has developed an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) device with a brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 and an expected lifetime of about 10,000 hours.
According to a patent application filed by Seagate, nanotubes soaked with lubricant may lead to drastic increases in hard drive capacity. The application titled "Magnetic recording system with continuous lubrication of recording media", outlines an ingenious system where lubricant is evaporated from nanotubes and then deposited on the magnetic media of the drive.
Volkswagen is testing a robotic Golf GTi that blazes through the racetrack at up to 150 miles per hour. Using a combination of radar and laser sensors, along with a GPS system, the car is accurate to within an inch. VW engineers claim the car can drive faster and better than them at the test track in northern Germany.
OpenDocument Format initiatives in Belgium, France, and Denmark indicate growing support for the for office productivity application format standard, according to the ODF Alliance.
A study conducted by the Hayes Connection and The Greaves Group among 2500 US school districts concludes that more than half of all student-computing devices will be mobile by the year 2011.
NASA inspectors have found a small crack in the foam insulation of the space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank, prompting mission managers to discuss whether to press ahead with Tuesday's third launch attempt or stand down for repairs.
Taiwan LED packaging firms Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology project that LEDs for notebook backlighting won't be see serious adoption until the second quarter of 2007 due to the current higher costs of production.
The supply of 17" LCD monitor panels is expected to become tight during the middle of August at the soonest, according to industry sources.
This fall, people in South Korea will get an opportunity to take 1000 wheeled robots for a test drive with their cellular phones.
Parks Associates, a technology research firm, has released a study titled "Electronic Gaming in the Digital Home" that claims women comprise 59% of all people that play mobile phone games. The figure rises slightly to 61% for those who play 1-4 hours per month and dips to 58% for those who play more than four hours.