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Google Android to power more than phones

09/22/2008, “We’re starting to see Android get designed in on devices that extend way beyond the phone–things that might go in the automobile or things that might go in the home,” (John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer at Wind River...

Best Buy To Acquire Napster For $121m

09/15/2008, Best Buy has agreed to purchase Napster Inc. for $121 million, which values Napster at $2.65 per share. Best Buy said that it intends to use Napster’s assets to reach new customers with an enhanced experience for exploring and selecting music and...

Google’s First Steps

09/07/2008, Photo credit:William Mercer McLeod By Karsten Lemm On a day in late August, 1998, two Stanford Phd. students managed to make $100,000 with a few mouse clicks by showing their new search technology to Sun Microsystems co-founder Andy von Bechtolsheim. The...

Belkin Energy Saving Power Outlet

09/02/2008, You may or may not know about it, but leaving many of your devices plugged into the wall socket means that they’re still consuming electricity, and thus increasing your monthly electric bill, this is due to standby power, or the phantom load. If...

Virtual Mirror

08/28/2008, This will probably be marketed like some kind of “magic mirror on the wall”, as the Virtual Mirror looks like it’s trying to help you decide which clothes you look good in quickly, by displaying an image of you wearing the clothes you...

Vi-Fi While You Drive

08/28/2008, Wi-Fi definitely wasn’t built for the road, so if you plan on using a Wi-Fi network to make VoIP calls whilst driving, you probably won’t enjoy the experience too much. Microsoft and the University of Washington look like they’re trying...

Japanese Fitting Room

08/25/2008, School girls in Japan look like they live rather interesting lives. If they’re not fond of the general public toilets, they’re welcome to try Cosplayrooms, which are basically tiny dressing rooms, located at the Shibuya district. The dressing...

Bus Stops To Go Green In Miami

08/22/2008, Going green is the popular thing to do nowadays, and bus stops in Miami look like they’ll be getting the green treatment too. About 600 bus stops there will be fitted with solar-powered shelters, which will provide enough power to display the hosted...

Eco Digi Mode Disposable Camera

08/18/2008, Plaza Create Co. in Japan have launched a recyclable waterproof digital camera, called ECO Digi Mode. The camera will be able to take 3 megapixel shots, has a 2.4-inch display and also flash. The camera can be used up to a depth of 3 meters underwater and...

Lego Olympics

08/18/2008, Everybody seems to have been bitten by the Olympic bug, and Lego enthusiasts aren’t spared either. A group of 4,500 people from the Hong Kong Lego User Group spent quite a bit of time and more than 300,000 Lego bricks to create their own Olympic...

iPig Docking Station

08/14/2008, Here’s another iPod dock to join the party, the iPig. The iPig certainly looks like some kind of cross-breed between a (cute) pig and an octopus. The gigantic black eyes of this speaker are actually the speakers, which boast 25 watts of power, and...

Helly Hansen Odin Range

08/14/2008, Technology isn’t the only thing that goes to the 2.0 level, as fashion and fabric can, too. Helly Hansen is offering next-generation zips (yeah, and you thought that zips were perfect as they are already) in its new Odin range that are more than...

Sensacell lights up your steps, Roomba should follow

08/13/2008, This pressure sensitive floor will surely attract the attention of those who walk on it (especially Michael Jackson fans), if it were a little smarter, one might get it to lit up just a little in front of you when walking in the dark. While we’re at...