Canadian police post YouTube video to solve murder

Hamilton police may have solved a murder by posting surveillance tape footage to YouTube. 22-year-old Ryan Miller was stabbed to death at a hip-hop concert on November 17th. Hoping to reach the teenager and early 20-year-old demographic, police posted up surveillance footage of security guards searching concert goers. The one-minute video apparently spooked the suspect so much that he turned himself in yesterday.

Americans favor news broadcast over YouTube citizen video news

A recent Zogby poll showed that most Americans still like the regular evening news broadcast over citizen video news reports posted on YouTube. Citizen news reports are basically where a regular Joe records a news event with a small camcorder or even a cellphone camera. However in the 25 to 34 demographic, one out of four would watch citizen videos over regular broadcasts.

Your "digital living" will be worth $300 billion per year by 2010 - report

According to a new report out by technology research firm Parks Associates, the amount of money spent on digital living products and services, like mobile phone and Internet costs, will reach $300 billion within four years.

Samsung tops LCD TV maker in Q3 06, says Displaysearch

Samsung Electronics was the top LCD TV manufacturer with a 13.2% share of the market in the third quarter of 2006, closely followed by Sharp.

Multimedia to boost memory storage in handsets, says IMS Research

Embedded and removable memory capacity demands for cellular handsets showed a dramatic increase in 2006, primarily driven by consumer interest in music-enabled handsets, according to research firm IMS Research.

DVD players now more common in U.S. households than VCRs

After having been the symbol for home video entertainment for more than 40 years, the U.S. market penetration das dipped below the penetration of DVD players for the very first time. Nielsen Media Research reports that 81.2% of U.S. households owned a DVD player in Q3 of this year, while 79.2% are still using video recorders.

TG Daily Top-10: Tech lawsuits of 2006

Round 3 in our top-10 series to wrap up the past twelve months. Much of our daily reporting involves talking about lawsuits. In the tech business, lawsuits are the new black. Individuals, lawyers and companies, it appears, sue for anything, anywhere. Click back with us through the most significant and outrageous technology suits of the year.

Stanford researchers explore flexible transistors

Organic - or carbon-based - transistors are not new and can be used to design flexible computer displays, RFID tags and sensors.

Tasers gets tougher

Stun guns could soon be able to deliver a disabling shock even to recipients wearing insulating clothing.

Sony working on video download service

After fighting stagnant sales of its PSP handheld for several months, Sony is now working on a video download service that it hopes will pose a real threat to the iTunes video store.

Prices for 42" LCD TVs to drop to $999 by end of 2007

Prices for 42" LCD TVs are likely to drop to US$999 by the end of 2007 in North America, according to LCD TV makers amid heated competition in the TV market.

Processor prices settle for final holiday swing

As we approach the end of the Christmas shopping season, there is a certain kind of calmness in the microprocessor space: AMD rolled out the final products for this year, but they come too late to bring a visible impact to the pricing of most processors. Most of them are sitting in a comfortable space. Time to look at pricing histories to identify which CPUs are good deals around Christmas.

New tricks in automated image analysis

Using software to analyze images is not new. In fact, it's almost a mature technology. But there are still issues to solve, especially when you need to analyze images in real time.

Race to the moon for nuclear fuel

NASA's planned moon base announced last week could pave the way for deeper space exploration to Mars, but one of the biggest beneficiaries may be the terrestrial energy industry.

Nano-cables convert light into electricity

Nanocables that convert light into electricity could one day be used to power nano-robots.

DRM is "too complicated" - just rip CDs, says Bill Gates

Even Microsoft founder Bill Gates finds it easier to "just buy a CD and rip it" than grapple with the copyright protection used by online music stores.

Gore tells scientists to be vocal

Former Vice President Al Gore has told scientists to speak out more on the issue of climate change.

FCC approves DS-OFDM UWB modulation technique

Focus Enhancements today announced it has received FCC approval for its Ultra Wideband (UWB) DS-OFDM modulation scheme. The approval was granted without the waiver restrictions that are currently being applied to the WiMedia Standard UWB technology.

Handheld device sees more colours than humans

A handheld device sensitive to changes in colour not detectable by the human eye could be used to spot objects hidden by camouflage or foliage.

AMD questions current multi-core trend

New York (NY) - AMD chief technology officer Phil Hester voiced concerns over the implications of the trend to integrate an increasing number of similar cores into one package. The company indicated that it could part with a strategy of using dozens of cores in one CPU and would turn to developing "Accelerated Processing Units," short APUs instead.