China LCD makers eyeing 19" widescreen panel market

China-based BOE Optoelectronics Technology (BOE OT) and Info Vision Optronics (IVO) are eyeing the 19" widescreen panel market, with IVO already starting shipping 19" widescreen panels in September, according to sources.

Celebrity websites most common distributor of Adware - McAfee

Star-powered websites may contain harmful software, claims anti-virus specialist McAfee. According to the company, celebrity websites are the most "prolific" distributors of adware and spyware.

Fly eyes for spying cameras

Even with our sophisticated cameras, we can sometimes get poor pictures. This usually happens because cameras use an average light setting to control brightness.

Apple may announce PC-to-TV connection

Has Apple Computer's chief executive, Steve Jobs, found a way to connect the PC to the TV?

The next step - industry takes aim at 450mm

The semiconductor industry faces challenges without end, and one of the major issues looming on the horizon is the move to 450 millimeters, and all the questions and challenges that involves.

9/11 and the Internet: Limits and opportunities

New York (NY) - Tuesday, 9/11 2001, 8:45 am. Shortly after American Airlines flight 11 had slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center, the Internet was hit by an aftershock: Hundreds of millions of users flooded the Web in search of information and opportunities to communicate. Numerous websites collapsed and became images for the unpredictability of the Net. But did the Internet really fail that day?

Quantum effect offers molecular transistors

A molecular switch that operates in a fundamentally new way could usher in a generation of microprocessors that work on the molecular scale.

Samsung making 7" WVGA LCDs with single-chip driver

Samsung Electronics has begun producing a 7" LCD for the WVGA display market for mobile devices using a single-chip packaging solution, according to the company.

Sound blaster cleans contaminated soil

Soil polluted by organic toxins can be blasted clean with ultrasound, say researchers in Australia. The method may prove to be more effective at cleaning up contamination from oil refineries, power stations and aluminium factories than existing methods.

Miami residents use their cellphones the most - Verizon

Verizon Wireless says Miami residents are number one when it comes to talking on their cellular phones. The wireless company says the average customer in Miami received an average of 298 calls a month which is higher than the other 49 largest cities in the United States.

Social networking sites become hub of "new media convergence"

The word "convergence" has become a bit of a dirty one in the tech world, thanks to rather crap attempts to take every device known to man and stuff it into a handheld device that doesn't have very much battery life. In the New Media world however, the word might find new and productive meaning.

Global LCD-monitor market rises 3.1% in Q2

The LCD-monitor market rose slightly higher in the second quarter than had been forecast, jumping 3.1% to 29.8 million units, according to Displaysearch.

A new system to fight phishing

CyLab researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a new anti-phishing tool to protect mobile users.

Google indexes 200 years of news

Continuing its quest to index all of the world's information online, Google has released Google News Archive Search, a service that offers a wide selection of previously published material, some of it dating back centuries.

Internet on track to grow beyond 100 million websites this month

96,854,877 hostnames populated the Internet earlier this month, according to a survey released by Netcraft. The Internet grew by 4.2 million sites in August alone and gained 15.5 million since June of this year, the web analysis firm said.

Wireless HDMI on the way

Culver City (CA) - Look around the average living room and you'll probably see wires, lots of them. Now two companies are partnering up to reduce some of that clutter by making a wireless HDMI alternative. Tzero and Analog Devices will make a receiver and transmitter combo that will beam audio and JPEG 2000 compressed video up to 10 meters (30 ft) away. The receiver and transmitters won't need line of sight to each other, which means high-definition fans will be able to beam audio and video to other rooms and possibly up and down floors.

Samsung develops smarter and brighter LCDs

Mobile phone users may not need to squint at their mobile phone screens anymore. Samsung claims it has developed a new display chip that makes LCDs brighter in daylight.

High DRAM prices do not yet impact PC prices - analyst

Low inventories are lifting spot market prices of DDR2 memory chips to their highest level in more than nine months. In the past week alone, prices of 533 MHz and 667 MHz 512 Mb chips climbed by more than 10% to $5.92 and $5.97, according to analysis firm DRAMExchange.

All electric Mini Cooper does 0-60 in 4.5 seconds

The Mini Cooper is a nice little car that isn't exactly known for being a hot rod. Now a Hampshire, UK-based company has converted the Cooper into a hybrid electric car that can race from 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds. The company also claims the car can produce 640 bhp.

Mickey wants your fingers: Disney World debuts new fingerprint scanners

The happiest place on Earth, Disney World, will soon be scanning the fingerprints of park-goers. Disney has installed fingerprint scanners in all four of its Lake Buena Vista parks in an effort to stop the reselling of expensive tickets. Park officials say the information will only be used to fight fraud and will not be hooked up to any law enforcement databases.