Millions of inventions pass quietly through the patent office each year. Patent No. 7,033,406 did, too, until energy insiders spotted 6 words in the filing that sounded like a death knell for the internal combustion engine. EEStor promised "tech
Imagine cramming 30,000 full-length movies into a gadget the size of an iPod. Scientists at IBM said they had moved closer to such a feat by learning how to steer single atoms in a way that could create building blocks for ultra-tiny storage devices.
Hackers have figured out how to unleash Apple's iPhone from AT&T's cellular network, but people hoping to make money from the procedure could face legal problems. At least one of the companies hoping to make money by unlocking iPhones said
The teenage hacker who found a way to unlock the iPhone so that the device would not be restricted to use solely on AT&T Inc.'s cellular networks will be trading his reworked gadget for a new Nissan 350Z and (three) iPhones."
Armed with a soldering iron and a large supply of energy drinks, a slight, curly haired teenager has developed a way to make the iPhone, arguably the gadget of the year, available to a much wider audience. George Hotz, 17, of Glen Rock, N.J., spent h
Hackers have found a way to use Apple Inc's iPhone on networks other than AT&T's, opening up the coveted device to rival carriers and overseas customers. iPhoneSIMfree.com developed software that allows the use of rival mobile services such
A MIRACLE material for the 21st century could protect your home against bomb blasts, mop up oil spillages and even help man to fly to Mars. Aerogel, one of the world’s lightest solids, can withstand a direct blast of 1kg of dynamite and protect a
"In the late seventies and early eighties we never imagined that one day, the computing and entertainment industries would also opt for the digital CD to store the growing volume of data for computer programs and movies," said Piet Kramer,
The Federal Communications Commission moved cautiously Tuesday toward creating a more open national wireless broadband network, handing a partial victory to Google, which was pushing for more competition in cellphone services.
Justine Lam, eCampaign coordinator of the Ron Paul campaign tries a novel way to stream video of the rally. She attached a webcam to her hat and walked around talking to the crowd and watched the speeches. (we'll see the video soon I'm sure)
Computers go big. 'Sarcastic Gamer' Video making fun of the Microsoft "Surface" computer.
Have you heard about the iPhone? It's a wonderful new invention that lets the NSA illegally record all your phone calls, copy all you contacts, keep records of all your Web and IM activity, keep records of all your Web and IM activity, watch you
With NASA sponsoring seven design contests for everything from a new lunar lander to a new space glove, anybody with a home-brewed invention could enter...
Mind reading is coming. The "brain-machine interface" developed by Hitachi Inc. analyzes slight changes in the brain's blood flow and translates brain motion into electric signals.
Stephanie Cerneck doesn't go through the checkout line at her supermarket anymore. Or even the self-checkout line. She uses a personal scanner offered by the Bloom grocery store near her home, scanning each item as she takes it off the shelf
Sending money to a faraway friend or relative may someday be as easy as typing out a text message on your cellphone. Anam, a Dublin-based company that has specialized in new styles of cellphones message, on Monday begins offering a service
Google Voice Local Search is Google’s experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone. To try this service, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone. All by voice commands.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have developed a concept to send power to a 60-watt light bulb through wireless technology, allowing the bulb to glow using power from a device seven feet away. The concept of sending p
Standing in line to order coffee, Alex Nocifera was bored beyond belief. "Wouldn't it be cool if there was something for me to look at while I was waiting, like the Internet on a big-screen TV?" he recalls thinking in 2004 at a Coffe
In the race for ever-thinner displays for TVs, cell phones and other gadgets, Sony may have developed one to beat them all - a razor-thin display that bends like paper while showing full-color video. Wrapped around a lamppost or a person's wrist,
Bikes can really be made to do anything. In fact, a young man echoed this exact observation as he strolled by a self-flagellating contraption with a short leather whip affixed to the rear wheel that would "spank" its rider vigorously the fa
LG.Philips LCD on Sunday took the wraps off the world's first A4-sized color "e-paper" display, following up on its black and white display of the same size a year ago. The 14.1-inch, 4,096-color display is paper-thin and flexible, a
RCA said it had begun shipping a pint-sized camcorder with a built-in memory card that holds up to 60 minutes of video footage out of the box. The EZ201 "Small Wonder" device as a less cumbersome alternative to the traditional camcorder. It
The statement by Fred Anderson, who agreed to pay $3.5m to settle backdating charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission, raises fresh questions about the role played by Mr Steve Jobs in improper backdating at Apple.
Customers on the BlackBerry Forums discussion board complained of having no service starting at about 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday. BlackBerry service was mostly restored by late morning today EDT, following a widespread North American outage th
Is this a glimpse into our immediate future? Young Japanese use their mobile phones instead of personal computers to the extent they are PC illiterate.
Sony Corp. said it planned to start selling ultra-thin TVs using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology this year, aiming to become the first to market with a TV using the promising next-generation display.
Solar cell technology developed by the University’s Nanomaterials Research Centre will enable New Zealanders to generate electricity from sunlight at a 10th of the cost of current silicon-based photo-electric solar cells.
UK-based bespoke luxury good creator Livaglio has created the first million dollar laptop. That's what the first of their luxury laptops will sell for. Full details of the laptop have not been released at this point, but it is know that incorpo
The lenses the researchers have developed are made of a electrochromic polymer, a material that can alter its levels of darkness and color in response to an electric current. The glasses only require power when they change hue.