By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Nathan Layne Reuters Take a spin in Toyota Motor Corporation’s (7203.T) Prius hybrid sedan and you’ll get an idea of why Japan’s chip makers see a huge growth opportunity in the auto industry. The Prius is powered partly by an electric motor that complements its gasoline engine. Semiconductors control the electric… Continue reading High-Tech Vehicles to Drive Automotive Chip Demand
This remote provides a simple and intuitive control of even the most elaborate home entertainment system.
By May Wong ASSOCIATED PRESS As the creator of television’s first wireless remote control more than 50 years ago, Robert Adler spawned generations of viewers who do their channel changing from the couch. But Friday, the retired engineer is just as confounded as millions of others who fumble with the remote controls that clutter their… Continue reading Remote controls proliferate despite strides for an all-in-one
In 1990, Canon’s first EOS Rebel revolutionized photography by making SLR excitement available to everyone. In the decade that followed, the Rebel grew and evolved to give its legions of fans even more photographic freedom. Now the Rebel achieves its ultimate evolution. Equipped with Canon’s exclusive ‘Digital Trinity’ – 6.3 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Digic Imaging… Continue reading EOS Digital Rebel SLR Digital Still Camera
By Yuri Kageyama of Associated Press TOKYO – The text on Sony’s new Librie electronic book reader doesn’t quite equal ink on a page in clarity, but it comes remarkably close. It’s easier on the eyes than any electronic display yet.
By Randall Stross MacNewsWorld Customers are led to believe that they are getting a CD in all respects except the trouble of going to the mall. The iTunes store does not warn about the permanence of its method of compression; Once freeze-dried, there is no way to reconstitute the music into CD quality for playing… Continue reading From High-Tech Gadget, Lower-Quality Music
The Linksys Wireless-B Music System lets you bring the digital music stored on your computer to your Home Entertainment Center, without running cables through the house. Using a wireless connection, the Music System finally frees your digital music collection from those little computer speakers to play in full glory through your stereo system.
New and exclusively from Sharper Image (a favorite store to find Gizmos for Geeks), this chair not only looks cool and trendy, but has an incredible massager built in!
Sigmund Freud might have explained how to interpret dreams, but now a Japanese Toy making company has come up with a device that can actually control them.
Sharp Corp. aims to commercialize electronic screen gadgets with a thickness of less than 1 centimeter on the strength of a “paper-thin liquid crystal display” by the end of 2007, Sharp officials said Friday.