Pixel Qi screen kit extends battery life

Display start-up Pixel Qi says that swapping a laptop screen for one of its own models can greatly extend battery life - and it's so easy a five-year-old can do it.

Nvidia pulls malfunctioning WHQL drivers

Nvidia has removed the latest iteration of WHQL drivers from its website after a number of StarCraft II beta testers blamed 196.75 for the sizzling death of their PCs and video cards.

Microsoft Project Pink phones to appear this spring

More details have emerged of Microsoft's Project Pink phone - and it looks like it won't support Windows Phone 7.

Western Digital ships new line of SSDs

Western Digital has begun shipping a new line of high performance, 2.5-inch solid state drives (SSDs).

Microsoft device uses the skin as a touchscreen

Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University are working on a gadget that turns the user's arm into a touchscreen display.

Apple sues HTC over iPhone patent infringement

Apple has filed a lawsuit against HTC for allegedly infringing on 20 patents related to the iPhone's user interface, underlying architecture  and hardware.

Nvidia unveils Ion 2 graphics processor for netbooks

Nvidia has unveiled its next-generation Ion graphics processor for netbooks.

AMD targets mainstream market with versatile 890GX chipset

AMD has introduced its 890GX chipset with integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics.

Freescale lowers cost of eReaders with new SoC

Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled an advanced system-on-chip (SoC) that is expected to help significantly lower the cost of next-generation eReaders.

Japanese engineers develop flying chair

It's much, much more fun being old in Japan. While we get boring old wheelchairs, they get flying ones.

Nvidia Quadros go for Olympic gold

With the winter Olympic fever at an all-time high, Nvidia is doing its best to cash in on some Vancouver gold, plugging its Quadro cards as having enabled NBC to display all sorts of neat feats and computational wonders to enhance your favorite snow sports.

FCC study highlights shocking digital divide

An official study conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has found that at least 93 million Americans lack a high-speed Internet connection. 

Nvidia questions unofficial Ion 2 netbook benchmarks

Nvidia has questioned the accuracy of an unflattering Ion 2 benchmark test.

Dell polishes Mini 5 tablet for Apple iPad challenge

Dell is preparing to take on Apple's overhyped iPad with its sleek, touch-screen Mini 5 tablet device.

FCC outlines ambitious National Broadband Plan

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has outlined an "ambitious" national plan which envisions the US as hosting the world's largest market of high-speed broadband users.

HTC launches three new smartphones

It isn't officially an update to Google's Nexus One, but HTC's new Desire handset looks awfully like it.

HP and Shell develop wireless sensing system for oil exploration

Hewlett Packard and Shell have agreed to develop a wireless sensing system that will be used to acquire high-resolution seismic data for the oil and gas industry.

Digital Storm debuts Black|OPS gaming rig

Digital Storm has introduced a new line of high-end gaming rigs that feature Intel's Core i7 processor, ATI's 5970 graphics card and a sub-zero liquid cooling system.

Lo-fi speakers, for the pet that has everything

Apparently, dogs and cats don't like the same hifi systems as us. You might think 'sod 'em', and play your music anyway; you might, if you're particularly soft-hearted, buy them some teeny tiny earmuffs.

Nvidia's Quadro GPU accelerates Adobe's Mercury Playback Engine

Nvidia has posted a video on YouTube of its Quadro GPU rapidly accelerating Adobe's Mercury Playback Engine.