Falling prices for plasma TVs were not met with an increase in sales, as consumers have become more aware of the advantages of LCD.
Adults waste around two working days a month surfing unrelated websites, according to a recently completed study in the UK.
For the first time, annual spam e-mails are expected to be greater than ordinary person-to-person (P2P) e-mails in 2007, according to a new study from IDC.
Shipment growth of discrete graphics cards and IGPs (integrated graphics processors) for desktop PCs in the clone PC market are slowly declining as notebooks are increasingly replacing desktop PCs, noted sources at Taiwan-based graphics card makers.
Monitor vendors are feeling the pressure from rising panel prices, with market watchers predicting that monitor prices may go up as early as May.
More than a quarter of US households now own a high definition TV set, according to the Consumer Electronics Association
Atlanta (GA) – Scientists at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated a nano-scale generating that could provide electricity to microscopic machines by harvesting different types of energy from their environment.
Best Buy's Geek Squad computer support service is heading to digital space, as the corporate presence in Second Life gets even bigger.
Chicago (IL) – About a month ago, we wrote about Microsoft’s newly proposed HD Photo image format as a replacement for the aging, but generally accepted JPEG. Our conclusion was that it is a moody format that can, but not necessarily produces smaller or higher quality files than JPEG. We talked with Microsoft about this and it turns out that, on a different angle, HD Photo in fact has advantages over the good old JPEG.
Tallahassee (FL) – In an effort to learn more about the characteristics of high-density superconductors, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University will build a "neutron-scattering" magnet for the Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin, Germany.
Recently demonstrating a DLP (digital light processing) pico-projector prototype, Texas Instruments (TI) said it has been in talk with handset, PDA, digital still camera (DSC) and notebook makers to discuss launching products with the built-in pico-projector technology, with product launches to take place as early as the second half of 2008, according to company senior vice president John Van Scoter.
AT&T announced this week that it will offer 25 high definition channels free for 12 months to anyone who signs up for its new U-verse service.
A prototype French TGV train set a world speed record for wheeled trains today.
Once the leading NOR flash manufacturer, Intel may actually be on its way out of building this type of flash memory - and favor the faster growing NAND flash type instead.
Researchers at Purdue University claim to have developed the concept of a device that that can render objects invisible in a single visible wavelength.
It’s not more capacity or flashy colors rock music fans are interested in, a new study released by rock radio consultants Jacobs Media suggests: Instead, most iPod owners said that they want an integrated FM radio in their portable music player.
A new study could shatter the myth that online readers have shorter attention spans.
Electrical engineers from UC San Diego are making progress on a different kind of image search engine – one that analyzes the images themselves.
Troy (NY) – Heatsinks are essential in many electronics devices, including computer systems, to dissipate heat that is generate from various kinds of chips. Researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Oulu in Finland have developed a heatsink from carbon nanotubes, which they claims is as efficient as copper, but much more durable as chips get smaller and smaller.
British scientists outlined a method to recharge “biofuel cells” in air that contains a slightly elevated levels of hydrogen. Prototype version of such fuel cells have been built already and point towards a relatively inexpensive rechargeable fuel cell technology.