When you think about Silicon Valley you think about modern tech giants like Google, Yahoo and others, but did you know that this high-tech center of the Universe owes its existence to secret government cooperation dating back four decades?
Chicago (IL) – Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has developed a new battery for hybrid electric vehicles that could deliver a 50% increase in power, a 70% decrease in cost and a 300% improvement in life expectancy.
University of Washington researchers have been developing an electronic contact lens that could someday display important information in your field of vision.
London (England) – A British Airways jet has crashed just short of the runway at London’s Heathrow Airport today. Flight 38 was a Boeing 777 from Beijing and was on final approach when, according to initial reports, the plane lost all power. The plane crashed several hundred meters short of the runway, but none of the 136 passengers and 16 crew were killed.
Time Warner Internet customers who download a ton of material may find themselves paying more money later this year.
Opinion - CES was unkind to HD DVD this year, but don't underestimate the power of the fledgling format.
Open minded people are more likely to purchase a Mac, according to a new survey released by Mindset Media. The company interviewed 7500 people and found that liberal thinkers were 60 percent more likely to buy a Mac. These same people were also less modest and more sure of their own superiority than the rest of the population.
According to Engadget, a GEM Electric Vehicle burnt to the ground yesterday on the UC Riverside campus. UCR media relations were unaware of the fire and the campus Police Department said it could have been a test burn.
Analyst Opinion - I’m typically the last person to come to Apple’s defense but in this case while I was covering the event for Bloomberg TV and watching Apple’s stock price drop even I had to say the expectations of investors were unreasonable.
Scientists at the Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary have developed a computer that can “translate” dog barks. We put translate in quotes because the machine can only detect the dogs’ general mood at the time. Scientists claim the readings are 43 percent accurate – something which doesn’t seem that great, but they add most humans would not have done so well.
The virtual residents of Second Life are experiencing a banking crisis of their own after a recently announced ban on unregistered banks. As of January 22nd, unregistered banks won’t be able to offer interest or any return on investment. Now, virtual citizens are scrambling to pull their money out of banks and causing some institutions to close their doors.
A blogger who interfered with flat-screen displays at last week's CES garnered a lot of reader interest, but the Consumer Electronics Association got the last laugh.
Las Vegas (NV) - Every year at CES, we find a concept that is really just on display for concept's sake, and something that blurs the line between reality and sci-fi. That product this year was the Lumus glasses.