When OLED technology became mainstream TVs slimmed down very quickly with competitors trying to out-do each other on a weekly basis. One thing that’s never particularly caught up with this slim TV phase is slim speakers to match. It’s all very well have floor speakers that are huge, but when you’ve got your TV on… Continue reading Definitive Technology Shows Off Mindblowingly Thin Speaker System
Walking through my local Target the other day, my husband, my daughter and I decided to meander through the Christmas area that is tucked away in the back corner of the store. It is seriously hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that Christmas is less than two months away. My daughter… Continue reading Deck the Halls with Cell Phones and iPods?
A few weeks ago, I was sitting at a traffic light by the Hollywood Video store near my home and glanced over at the empty parking lot. This was not an unusual sight because for years the parking lot at the Hollywood Video was always empty. But looking a bit closer, I realized the space… Continue reading Death of The Video Rental Store
It’s easy to take for granted how important your television really is. It revolutionized how information spreads, empowered the common man and helped end practices that governments could no longer keep under wraps. But in the bustle of life, it’s easy to lose sight of the TV advances that gave society so much power. Consider… Continue reading 15 Technologies That Changed The Way We Watch Television
We’ve been writing about ‘wireless power’ for some time now, including Fulton’s eCoupled technology and Powermat’s gadget recharging pad. Here’s another installment in that technology trend – this time, it’s power via radio waves.
Just in time for Father’s Day, if your dad is a Geek, “Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share” is a perfect book to gift that will provide you and him hours of entertainment. Written by the editor of the incredibly popular GeekDad blog on wired.com, GeekDad (the book)… Continue reading Book: Geeky Projects for Dads and Kids
Transistors may make way for a new type of switch for computer chips. Called a memristor (short for memory resistor), they are simpler than transistors and can store information even without an electric current. At the speed at which technology normally moves, it’s a bit surprising that this device first conceived of in 1971 by… Continue reading Memristors could take over from Transistors, increase # and power of chips
Another technology that will see its latest revision usher in dramatic increases in capacity is SD cards. The latest incarnation is called SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) and has a maximum size of 2TB. Just imagine 2048GB in a card small enough to swallow. What you need to know about SDXCDon’t expect 2TB cards to… Continue reading 48GB and 64GB SDXC cards to start appearing this spring
Although the specs for USB 3.0 were nailed down in late 2008, production of devices that support or run USB 3.0 have really only now started showing up. Here’s a bit of insight as to what you can expect in the next 2 years. At CES, a few manufacturers showed off their USB 3.0 wares.… Continue reading USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) is Fast! What to Expect and When
Happy New Year to you, our readers, your friends and family. Here’s hoping that 2010 is a better year for us all. In the meantime, while we wait another 12 months to see how things will shake out, we dare to give you our humble predictions for what’s in store gadget and technology-wise for 2010.… Continue reading Happy New Year! And our 2010 Gadget Predictions