SpeechJammer device shuts annoying people up

Ever wished the people around you had a mute button? Two Japanese researchers did. And they've done something about it, inventing a device called the SpeechJammer that cuts annoying speakers off in mid-stream.

Ballmer: Natal to impact the "rest of our lives"

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been busy pumping up the inevitable hype over Natal, which is expected to be unveiled at E3 in June.

Apple kicks off iPad pre-order festival

Rejoice all ye Apple faithful! The long-awaited “magical” iPad is currently available for pre-order, with reservations limited to two per customer.