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Wireless power advances, one specification at a time: Qi 0.95

08/17/2009, Wireless power is probably one of the most desirable and hyped thing in modern consumer electronics, yet it is not used in most gadgets, except for electric toothbrushes and the Palm Pre. The Wireless Power Consortium is trying to change things by...

Big Ben constructed using straw

08/10/2009, Who would’ve thought that one could actually build impressive monuments using nothing but straw? Big Ben is one of them, where this world famous clock located at Britain’s Houses of Parliament has made its straw debut in a cornfield. Built...

Digital Media CEO Showcase (Always On Summit at Stanford)

07/29/2009, By Ravit Lichtenberg (blog) – We are at the Digital Media CEO showcase where it is an interesting mix of mobile, nanotechnology, and consumer efficiency and advertising companies. Highlights from six companies — each given 6 minutes to...

Bing will be Yahoo’s search

07/29/2009, Microsoft has finally convinced Yahoo to use its search engine (Bing) in the web’s most trafficked property. For Microsoft, this will be a great way to show its search engine, Bing, to a large internet audience. Yahoo will be able to stop...

Vudu and LG to offer video-on-demand in televisions

07/29/2009, Vudu, one of the best video-on-demand (VOD) service, has announced that its service will be integrated in a number of LG televisions. Previously, Vudu was selling its own set top box to deliver the videos. Sharing its technology is a great move for Vudu...

CPU against GPU in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

07/28/2009, WSJ’s Don Clark has written an interesting article about how GPUs (graphics processing unit) and CPUs (central processing unit) are competing to be the top processor in Hollywood’s Computer Graphics (CG) business. In “Harry Potter and...

VISA testing instant transaction confirmation alerts

07/21/2009, Knowing what’s happening (in real-time) in your credit card account can be priceless, so Visa is testing a real-time notification system for mobile phones. Users can tweak the alert level (all or only expensive items) and choose if they prefer SMS...

OneApp to rule them all?

07/16/2009, Last week, Microsoft has filed the OneApp trademark, and while there’s nothing official, it got people thinking that this would be an application store for handheld devices like Windows Mobile phones and the Zune or Zune HD. It could as well be a...

Liquid: a new digital media guide by Rovi

07/16/2009, The idea of having a cool guide pre-installed in TVs kicks ass Rovi is the new name of Macrovision, the company behind the DVD content protection system. Rovi just announced Liquid, a media guide that connects users to “content”. With Liquid,...

BT Uses ATMs as (Paid) WIFI Hotspots

06/22/2009, This is an interesting WIFI development as we can’t seem to find a WIFI hotspot (paid or otherwise) when we *really* need one. In the UK, BT is turning 2500 ATM machines into paid WIFI hotspots. These ATMs are mostly located in restaurants and that...

LumiTop Sophia

05/26/2009, Can’t think of a dress to that cocktail party where you want to impress anyone who lays their eyes on you? We don’t think you can go wrong with the LumiTop Sophia, a shimmery white dress that offers a luminous effect to light up your...

Evans & Sutherland Debuts Uber-High Resolution at InfoComm09

05/19/2009, The Evans & Sutherland 8kx4k laser projector provides 16 times the resolution of 1080P, which the company says “exceeds the human eye”. It depends on how big of a surface the image is projected to, we guess… This projector will be...

Sony Posts a Loss of $1 Billion For Last Year, Expects More Losses

05/14/2009, Sony just reported a rare annual net loss of $1B amid a slump in demand for electronic products, especially from expensive brands like Sony. The company is now under pressure to reduce the cost of its operations. It has started by shutting down three...

Pixel Qi Working On a Low Power E-ink/LCD Hybrid Color Display

05/12/2009, We talked about Pixel Qi a couple of times in the past to mention their work on low-power displays or cheap computers. This time again Pixel Qi wants to shake things up by creating a display that is low-power (like e-ink) but that can reproduce colors and...