Toronto-based electronics company iFire has created a new phosphor-based form of flat-panel high-definition television that it says is a "true hang on the wall."
Its 37-inch HDTV set is 2 centimeters thick and weighs less than 2.2 pounds.
iFire's thick-film dialectric electroluminescent technology (TDEL) is a new method to develop thinner, less expensive flat-panel televisions. It uses lightweight materials, thinner glass, and fewer electronics than plasma. And unlike an LCD, it has no backlight.
Their Color by Blue display system uses energy from a blue light source (in this case, a sheet of blue phosphor), which … Read more
It's been debated in technology and business circles for years: Will consumers settle on a single device as a combination phone, camera and music player? And more important to the companies involved, which industry will come out on top?
Nokia--big surprise--predicts that the phone makers will be the big winners, and it pointed to a study that it commissioned as proof. The report claimed that 44 percent of those surveyed said they use their mobile phones as their "primary" cameras and that 67 percent expected phones to replace their music players, eventually.
Regardless of the source's … Read more
Are you ready for the 2006 FIFA World Cup?
Sure the fridge is packed with suds, the chips are matched with their corresponding dips and the couch cushions are fluffed, but aren't you forgetting something?
Well, if you're among the ranks of the "average" fans, then maybe not. But no "super" fan worth his cleats is going to want to miss out on the soccer field shaped Philips Universal Remote.
When we first heard that people were making make-believe "pets" of their robotic Roomba vacuum cleaners, we hoped that it would be a mercifully fleeting fad. But the popularity of "RoomBuds" hasn't waned and, in fact, is apparently being taken to the next level: In addition to having a wealth of costume options, RoomBuds can now be programmed to take on multiple personalities.
Rick Ueno knows well why it's called a "CrackBerry." So the general manager of the Sheraton Chicago is offering a service for addicted guests: He'll keep their BlackBerries under lock and key during their stay, if they surrender the devices voluntarily.
The depth and breadth of the addiction became clear when countless sweaty-palmed users fretted over the BlackBerry's near-demise earlier this year. So it was no surprise that this Reuters story on Ueno's cold-turkey method resonated big time with many bloggers, some of whom were moved to confess their own obsessive-compulsive relationships with the … Read more
Chris Pirillo lost 30 pounds in three months, and he's offered no fewer than 50 tips to show how he did it. Many pieces of his advice are old (though still valuable) standbys, but one of them jumped out at us, for obvious reasons: "Video games helped me lose weight."
The pen cut out the middle-machine--the scanner--so people saved time, but in either instance, the document appearing on the screen was not searchable.
Then along came Talario's Xpaper signature-capture system, which when used with the Logitech io2 pen, instantly creates a digital copy of the physical document that can be searched, cut, copied or e-mailed.
Here's how it works. The user creates an existing or blank document in any Windows … Read more
Halloween is almost five months away, but it's still not too early to start work on your costume if it's complicated enough. That's certainly the case if you plan to follow these instructions, which explain how to construct a costume of the comic book hero "The Thing" using real rocks.
In this age of Hollywood-branded gadgets, it's no surprise that Alienware has come out with a series of limited-edition Superman PCs to coincide with the caped crusader's big-screen return. The individually numbered Area-51 desktop and notebook systems capture the Man of Steel mystique through case artwork, as well as desktop themes that incorporate touches from the Superman universe. Think green Kryptonite and Clark Kent's glasses.
The case on the desktop PC features a mural by the folks at DC Comics that traces Superman's progression from child to superhero and includes other memorable characters like Superman inamorata … Read more