CDMA still has life left

The battle for championship of telecommunications standards tied into wireless transmission of cellular data isn't quite over yet, according to a fresh research report. It reveals CDMA, through EVDO, continues to hold its own against newer, high speed technologies. ABI declared "CDMA is not dead yet," basing this on findings that EVDO Rev A subscribers "ramped up more than eightfold between Q2 2007 and Q2 2008."

LCD panel demand warming up - prices expected to stabilize next month

High tech crooks plant camera in Wal-Mart store

Silverado pickup – with a million miles – for sale on eBay

Cadillac prices Escalade Hybrid at $71,685

U.S. scientists claim world record in solar cell efficiency

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DoE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) claim to have set a new world record in solar cell efficiency: A new photovoltaic device can convert 40.8% of the light it is exposed to into electricity – which is more than twice as much as average solar cells can achieve today.

North America TV shipments increased 28% in Q2

DRAM pricing downhill through August, says Nanya

Self-assembling polymer arrays the secret of next-generation hard drives?

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies discovered a new patterning technology that could lead to a new generation of hard drives that are not only easier to manufacture but also feature a storage density that cannot be achieved with traditional media and processes today. 

DRAM prices to stabilize after the Olympics

The questionable benefit of natural gas vehicles

Chicago (IL) - T. Boone Pickens did not look not so green after the LA Times busted him for funding California’s Prop 10.

Carbonrally.com: Social networking goes green

There are countless websites that enable people around the world to jump online and calculate the negative impact in which they are affecting the environment and what they can do as an individual to reduce their footprint. Carbonrally.com is different: The site offers its users a social networking platform that combines online networking and online gaming to deliver a competition that works to benefit the environment and reduce each individual’s carbon footprint. Rather than pointing its finger and focusing on the bad things you do, the site focuses on the positives and what you could do to improve.

GM engineer says rechargeable car is on schedule

(Almost) Unbreakable: Future gadgets with carbon springs

Researchers from Clemson University have discovered a way to make surfaces much more durable and protect them from damage in the case of severe impacts: The path to virtually unbreakable surfaces may lead across shock absorbing carbon springs. First tests delivered evidence that such springs could withstand and fully recover from enormous forces.

32" PDP prices drop to unprofitable levels

A mini-notebook is exactly what you will want

You, in this case, would represent the consumer as analysts expect mini-notebooks to become the next gold mine for system builders. Promising unmatched portability, an attractive form factor and just enough computing power to handle most tasks, mini-notebooks are shaping up to become the next gadget category to pay close attention to. Of course, for the mass market effect to kick in, vendors will have to convince buyers of the advantages of these new products first – and invest into innovative engineering, product design and a set of killer features. 

Silicon wafer shipments up 6% in Q2

Humans meet their robot overlords at SIGGRAPH

Balancing on two wheels, the shiny UBot-5 scurries around the Los Angeles Convention Center like it owns the place.  Made by students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the robot can speed up to 12 km/hour and can’t be knocked over.  Nearby, MIT students were demoing “Nexi”, a robot that can respond to people with face gestures and speech.  Put your hand directly in “her” face and the bot will act upset.  Say something and the robot will follow your face around.  Oh, and don’t you dare have a staring contest against Nexi, because she will win, guaranteed.

U.S. broadband speeds too darn slow; adoption hits 7-Year low

NASA’s Constellation has a hiccup: First flight delayed to 2014

Washington, D.C. – Following the release of the annual report of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), NASA announced that it is realigning its Constellation program milestones. “Realigning” means that the program, which will replace the current Space Shuttle program and target a return to the moon by 2020, is being delayed by one year.