Intel's P965 chipset and Microsoft's Vista operating system are expected to speed up adoption of SATA (serial advanced technology attachment) and displace ATAPI (ATA packet interface) as the mainstream interface standard for optical drives in the second half of 2007, according to optical disc drive (ODD) manufacturers in Taiwan.
Samsung Electronics was number one in the global TV market in terms of unit and revenue shares in the third quarter, while worldwide TV unit shipments grew 7% on-quarter and 3% on-year to 45.5 million units, according to research firm DisplaySearch.
World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) projects the global semiconductor industry will continue to grow in 2007 and peak in 2008, said WSTS Asia-Pacific president Tony Huang.
Sony's Tokyo research lab has found a way to connect headphones to portable music and video players without the need for fiddly wiring. They simply feed an audio signal straight through the listener's body.
Sainul Abideen from India claims to have found a new way of storing massive amounts on data. Abideen, who recently graduated from the Muslim Educational Society Engineering College, said that his "Rainbow Technology" enables data to be stored on paper or plastic surfaces.
Xerox believes it has found a way to dramatically reduce the consumption of paper: The firm has developed a technology that automatically erases the prints on paper after one day - and allows the paper to be reused "multiple times".
A continued series of online and offline security breaches is showing its impact on Internet buying patterns among US adults, Gartner reports. According to the market research firm, almost $2 billion will not be spent online this year because of security concerns that keeps shoppers from certain sites or from shopping online entirely.
According to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the number of people who have downloaded a podcast has reached a new all-time high, though the amount of loyal listeners is still very low.
With the big Thanksgiving weekend in full swing, we are taking one more snapshot of processor etail pricing before the holiday shopping season officially enters the feverish final month. The chart kept some flexibility this week with the most significant changes happening on the very high end: The average price of Intel's QX6700 CPU dropped $99 from last week.
Blasts of laser light lasting a few millionth billionths of a second can turn the polished surface of any metal ultra-black, by covering it with nanoscale ridges and crevices.
As recent events have shown, military forces around the world are more and more relying on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance missions.
For about two hours, the virtual landscape of Second Life filled with golden rings and the distinctive two-tone ding of Sega's popular Sonic the Hedgehog games.
New alternative technologies will contribute just six percent of the forecast 500 million mobile broadband users globally by 2010, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
The Digital visual interface (DVI) and high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) are both experiencing record growth, but the future is much brighter for HDMI, according to research firm In-Stat.
Widescreen notebook shipments in the third quarter had a 79% share of the worldwide market, with standard 4:3 ratio having only a 21% share, according to Displaysearch.
A U.S. physicist has shown it is feasible to read data stored in the magnetic 'spins' of phosphorus atoms - a step toward creating a superfast computer.
Putting as much electronic gear into your home, while controlling it at the same time is the name of the game at the annual Electronic House Expo, which recently wrapped up in Long Beach. Television and lighting control companies showed off their wares, but there were also some traditional computer companies thrown into the mix.
Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 has officially arrived and already shows a strong impact on the rest of the company's processor line-up in the latest edition of our processor price/performance charts. Average prices for most Intel chips dropped from last week, as did the green team's processors: AMD quickly needs faster CPUs to sustain its position in the higher-end mainstream.
As the country gears for Winter, states vulnerable for snowstorms are preparing for the next few months with heaters, snow plows, and local news tickers to show school closings. At least one of these is about to get easier in Indiana, as the state rolls out snow plows equipped with GPS systems.
Plagued with jokes about his age, Larry King did nothing to show an acceptance of new culture when he recently admitted that he's never done a single Internet search in his life.