Customers enter a mobile phone shop as a billboard of a BlackBerry phone is placed at the entrance in Calcutta, India, Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. India may ask Google and Skype for greater access to encrypted information, once it resolves security concer
For less than $1,000, the MakerBot kit provides nearly everything you need for your very own 3-D plastic printer. We find out what it takes to build and use one
Scouring the labs of University of Massachusetts Lowell in the late 1990s for new technologies with big potential, Howard Berke stumbled across some experiments being done by the chemist Sukant Tripathy, then the head of the school’s Center for Advan
The eyes may be the window to the soul. But what do you see when you look into robotic eyes so real that it’s almost impossible to tell they are just empty, mechanical vessels?
Betting its future on digital photography, Kodak discontinued the slide and motion-picture film with a production run last August in which a master sheet nearly a mile long was cut up into more than 20,000 rolls.
An ultra-strong glass that has been looking for a purpose since its invention in 1962 is poised to become a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Corning. The 159-year-old glass pioneer is ramping up production of what it calls Gorilla glass, expecting it
A security researcher created a cell phone base station that tricks cell phones into routing their outbound calls through his device, allowing someone to intercept even encrypted calls in the clear.
AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile carriers, are planning a venture to displace credit and debit cards with smartphones, posing a new threat to Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., three people with direct knowledge of the plan said.
Meet 10 of the most advanced human-assist 'bots from around the world
Each month we look beyond the shelves of your local big-box store to dig up a dozen of the best new ideas in gear. This is the stuff that is better, faster, stronger, and does more than pretty much anything we've seen before it. Click the gallery thu
New services try to make location information useful but not invasive.
It's a maxim of technology: Invent the newest gadget and the porn industry will find a way to cash in.
Jailbreaking — the practice of unlocking a phone (and particularly an iPhone) so it can be used on another network and/or run other applications than those approved by Apple — has technically been illegal for years.
One of the newest and most unusual less-than-lethal weapons to hit the market is the "Dazer Laser." It’s a powerful laser gun that can temporarily blind and disorient a suspect with a large modulating pool of green light.
...sometimes the smallest solutions give us the most hope. It IS great to be alive! Have a good week. - Ed
As the name hints, the iCub brings together an updated version of the classic airplane design, with an Apple iPad front and center in the cockpit that can be used for navigation, checking the weather, or … well, the list goes on.
A google-maps site that tracks and predicts the development of the gulf oil disaster. Check the "YouTube Videos" box and view citizen reports as icons showing the uploader's location, like video tooltips. Active operations and impacted location
The comfort of air conditioning on a sweltering summer day often comes at the cost of steep energy bills. A new air conditioning process needing 50 to 90 percent less energy than today's top-notch units, however, could offer a cool new solution.
The world's largest technology company by market capitalization may soon rival the National Security Agency in its ability to track Americans using their cell phones.
First quadricopter that can be controlled by an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad - Thanks to its on-board Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using an iPhone®, iPod Touch®, or an iPad®. It was initially designed for the Apple platforms and will b
Calling it the "biggest leap since the original iPhone," Apple chief exec Steve Jobs proudly unveiled the widely expected iPhone 4, which indeed looks pretty much like the lost iPhone prototype that Gizmodo got its hands on a couple of months ago.
A homebuilt superhero suit that looks as good as the silver-screen version
In a recent survey, the Apple iPhone finished ahead of space travel, the combustion engine and flushing toilets as the Most Important Invention Ever. The power of the iPhone--or the power of the Cult of Apple?
Police closed in on the man who found and sold a prototype 4G iPhone after his roommate called an Apple security official and turned him in,
Inexpensive, lightweight device provides basic medical diagnostics and images.
Poland's BPS SA bank set a European -- and if we're not mistaken, a Western -- milestone by installing the biometric cash machine in Warsaw, where customers can withdraw money with nothing more than their index fingers and their PIN numbers.
Did your Girl Scout cookie sales drive flop because nobody carries cash anymore? If so, you may need to get Square, the mobile payment solution from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey that allows anyone with an iPhone to take plastic.
Like a phoenix rising from the flames and gently fading back into view as you pointlessly flap it in the air, Polaroid has returned. And this time, with real instant film, not that awful camera/printer - the Pogo - we saw last year.
The two phones will be available beginning in May. The Pearl 3G will be on the Bell, Telus, and Rogers networks in Canada, while the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is heading to Sprint May 23 for $200