Cyber Monday sales taken by 75% of online stores

Black Friday sales beat last year by 22%

HDTVs, computers, and MP3 players helped make this year's Black Friday one of the most successful to date.

Asus releases 4G sub-sub-notebook to western world, the Eee PC 701

Register Hardware's Tony Smith was able to give the world a glimpse of the the western civilization's first commercial offering of the Asus Eee PC.  It's a 4G sub-sub-notebook, weighing 890 grams, or just under 2 lbs.  It has 3.5 hours of battery life, runs Xandros Linux, comes with 512 MB of RAM, an 802.11b/g, SD/SDHC/MMC card slots, Sony memory stick, three USB ports, VGA output, 10/100 Ethernet, modem, mic and headphone audio ports.

Poll: Scientists worried about nanotech for health and environment

A recent poll has revealed that scientists were more concerned over nanotechnology.  Are their concerns justified?

Major Taiwan BLU makers to push LED-based notebook applications next year

Rambus proposes Terabyte per second memory initiative

Los Altos (CA) - Rambus will announce on Wednesday a new Terabyte Bandwidth Initiative (TBI) designed to bring terabyte bandwidth to future many-core architectures.  The design places 16 DRAM channels, each operating at 16 Gbps with 4 bytes of data per clock.  In theory, the total aggregate memory throughput would be 1,024 Gigabytes (1 Terabyte) available via sixteen separate channels, each of which could be piped directly to a group of multiple cores.

ESA’s comet chaser takes true-color images of Earth

Chicago (IL) – The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has taken fascinating true-color images of Earth. ESA said that the pictures were taken on November 13 and 15 by Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera on the spacecraft’s way to the outer solar system. The high-resolution pictures published on the Internet show day and night times on Earth using the camera’s orange, green and blue filters.  

ASP for large-size LCD panels remain flat in H2 November

Yahoo grabs online video deal with Sony BMG

Yahoo today announced that it has reached a deal with Sony BMG music to allow users to essentially have free use of tracks under the record label.

Worldwide white LED market to grow 16% in 2008

Pakistani college tests "poor man's broadband"

Scientists at Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan are working on a new system that would hopefully allow quicker downloads at a cheaper cost.

Gmail capacity expands beyond five gigabytes

Google's free e-mail service now offers over 5,000 megabytes worth of storage capacity, further classifying itself as the most ambitious service of its kind.

Carbon nanotubes prove useful in cancer cure treatment

Mars rovers ailing more and more with age, still amazing robots

Mars (4th rock from the sun) - NewScientist's David Shiga is reporting that NASA's Mars rover vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, are suffering more and more problems four years after they were initially deployed.  The latest failures are a blinding of one of Opportunity's infrared sensors, along with a defective rock grinding tool.  The infrared sensor became covered with dust.  And there are many more failures on the list.

Robots infiltrate roach society

Gas-free cars will soon hit streets

KillaCycle achieves 1/4 mile record, 7.824 seconds at 168mph

Pomona (CA) - When TG Daily editor, Humphrey Cheung, captured some video of the inventor of the KillaCycle crashing at Wired NextFest, it raised a few eyebrows, and not just about safety concerns.  The KillaCycle is an all electric motorcycle capable of amazing acceleration.  0-60 times are less than 1 second, but there's a reason for this high performance.  The battery technology inside the motorcycle is what gives its electric motor the real oomph.

Concerns over a nanotechnology future

Recent 45nm technology from Intel examined

Google needs to partner with cellphone company to make Android a success, says iSuppli