Survey says US school rapidly transitioning to notebooks

A study conducted by the Hayes Connection and The Greaves Group among 2500 US school districts concludes that more than half of all student-computing devices will be mobile by the year 2011.

Shuttle's foam crack could delay launch

NASA inspectors have found a small crack in the foam insulation of the space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank, prompting mission managers to discuss whether to press ahead with Tuesday's third launch attempt or stand down for repairs.

LEDs in notebook applications not to come until Q2 2007

Taiwan LED packaging firms Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology project that LEDs for notebook backlighting won't be see serious adoption until the second quarter of 2007 due to the current higher costs of production.

Tight supply for 17" LCD monitor panels by mid-August - sources

The supply of 17" LCD monitor panels is expected to become tight during the middle of August at the soonest, according to industry sources.

South Korea to test mobile phone controlled guard robots

This fall, people in South Korea will get an opportunity to take 1000 wheeled robots for a test drive with their cellular phones.

Women play the most mobile phone games - study

Parks Associates, a technology research firm, has released a study titled "Electronic Gaming in the Digital Home" that claims women comprise 59% of all people that play mobile phone games. The figure rises slightly to 61% for those who play 1-4 hours per month and dips to 58% for those who play more than four hours.