Hannover (Germany) - Following Microsoft's Origami campaign last year, we expected a world-changing mobile PC - and were disappointed by a product that was too large, too slow, too expensive and lacked important wireless features. Samsung has redesigned its Q1 for 2007 - and believes that the Q1 Ultra will fill the Q1's gaps. But we still have the impression that UMPCs remain half-baked products.
Hannover (Germany) - We provided a glimpse of the display already yesterday in our Cebit preview slideshow. Today, NEC officially unveiled the 3D LCD as its Cebit highlight.
Cebit, the big daddy of all technology fairs, opened today in Hannover, Germany.
DirecTV has convinced Disney to launch HD feeds of four of its cable/satellite channels next year.
Games like Nintendogs, Catz, and The Sims, wherein players can take care of a virtual pet, is leading to a decline in ownership of real pets, according to the response from a new study.
San Francisco (CA) – The phrase “use your brain” gets a new meaning with Emotiv’s development kit, which, according to the company, will allow the creation of games that can interface with a player’s thoughts, actions and emotions.
In fact, if Emotiv’s claims can be realized in computer games, there could be little that a gamer could hide, which ultimately could translate into a much more realistic game experience.
A recent survey conducted by members of the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School found that eight out of ten Americans have no clear understanding of the term nanotechnology - however, nine out of ten hold an opinion about its benefits and risks. Future education will determine how nanotechnology will be perceived by the public, the study concludes.
Microsoft's Research division today opened the doors to the firm's annual TechFest, highlighting research projects that allow a first look at Microsoft products that we may be seeing in the not too distant future. Microsoft is showcasing more than 100 different projects, but most share one key theme: Search, organize and present data.
Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a prototype nanoscale electronic switch that is described to function like a “lightning” and could replace nanoscale memory circuits sometime in the future.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is reportedly in talks with cable and satellite providers to launch its first stateside TV network.
England's largest TV network, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), has signed a deal with YouTube.
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) say they have developed a "new class of electronic components" that could lead the way to bendable and battery-less electronic devices inside the human body - which could monitor blood flow, organ activity and other vital signs.
Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - John Kessels from the technical university of Eindhoven claims that a relatively simple software update as well as the addition of a cable could reduce the fuel consumption of virtually any car on the road today.
Kessels approach is based on the idea that cars waste energy in several places; for example, he explained that cars do not accelerate efficiently and throw potential energy savings when charging the car battery or running all electrical systems without interruption.
Researchers of the Keio University Institute for Advanced Biosciences and Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus announced development of a “new technology” that enables “long-term” data storage in bacterial DNA.
Scientists from nine institutions have began working with a new 280-ton telescope system that may help astronomers to learn more about "dark energy," which is believed to be the cause of the rapid expansion of the universe.
A new high-frequency cooling device was recently demoed at the Maryland-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) building.
ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD are going to be offering more high definition content this year than any previous year due to new investments in HD technology, reports the Associated Press.
As part of DirecTV's initiative to offer tons of high-definition programming, The Weather Channel has signed on to offer an HD feed, which will premiere on the satellite provider in the second half of 2007.
Flash memory has been rumored to soon hit the limitations of nature, making it impossible for the technology to scale beyond 32 nm or 22 nm structures. Korean researchers now say they have developed 10 nm semiconductors based on carbon nanotubes that could breathe new life into Flash memory cards.
Sunnyvale (CA) – AMD has released its proposed motherboard design guidelines for DTX small form factor (SFF) PCs. The company said that the specifications should enable “smaller, quieter, desktop-friendly” computer systems.