That coffee you're drinking while gazing at your iPad? It cost more than all the electricity needed to run those games, emails, videos and news stories for a year. The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profit research and development group funded by electric utilities.
Between the heat, the busy weekends, and the school-free kids, summer can be more stressful than stress-free. Don’t worry, like every problem these days, there’s an app for that. For the sake of sanity, we’ve compiled a list of the best apps to keep your summer from feeling like a punishment. Nothing kills a day at the beach like an unexpected, hostile Facebook message from your mom...
One day in March 2000, just days before the dot-com bubble began its journey back to earth, German engineer Thomas Alt first glimpsed the future of technology.
The cost of insurance claims for lightning strikes nearly doubled between 2004 and 2011, even as the actual number of claims shrank dramatically, and an industry trade group says fancy new TVs and videogame consoles are to blame.
When Microsoft announced their not-so-secret news that they were releasing a tablet on Monday, it didn’t really take anyone by surprise. It was only a matter of time before the big-name competitor delivered a platform for Windows 8. For the sake of full disclosure, I am an Apple fan(atic). I haven’t owned a non-mac computer in years—after watching every single Dell laptop crash in college...
American travelers don't want to leave home without their laptops and smartphones, fear the devices will be stolen, and suffer outlet outrage if they can't find somewhere to recharge them, according to a new survey released on Wednesday.
The shift toward open access to publicly funded scientific research should be supported with an extra 50 million to 60 million pounds a year in public money, according to a UK government-commissioned report.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean TV manufacturers are making billion dollar bets on a new display technology that promises an even thinner screen and imagery of eye-popping clarity. It might prove to be a costly last gasp of innovation from an industry finding it ever harder to excite consumers who've been wowed by smartphones and tablets.
The ‘People’s Car Project’ debuted in China last year, as an experimental website aimed at soliciting ideas for future car models from Chinese inhabitants. The site received 119,000 concept-based ideas from its 33 million hits. The project aims to bring the Chinese public- VW’s largest market- to the forefront of its design team, and help the German automaker develop the “Volkswagen model of the future.”
Barnes & Noble Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by discounts as its Nook e-reader business competes with Amazon.com's Kindle franchise.
Pearl.com, a business-oriented question-and-answer service, raises $25 million in a new funding round led by Glynn Capital, with participation from brokerage mogul Charles Schwab, lawyer Larry Sonsini and others.
Photography pioneer Eastman Kodak Co sued Apple Inc to stop it from interfering with plans to sell a large patent portfolio, a significant part of its bankruptcy restructuring.
Users of a new, free website, Duolingo.com, will help tackle the gargantuan task of translating the Web even as they learn a new language.
When my stomach’s rumbling at the mall, airport, or hospital, and I’ve got a hankering for doughy, cheesy goodness, I want my pizza now. Not in the 20 minutes it takes to cook a frozen pie or the apocryphal 30-minutes-or-less delivery nonsense. I want it now. Right now. A1 Concepts will rescue my taste buds (and impatience) when it brings pizza vending machines to the U.S. later this year.
Freescale Semiconductor is offering alpha samples of its Kinetis L Series microcontrollers (MCUs) built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. These MCUs offer the opportunity for users of legacy 8- and 16-bit architectures to migrate to 32-bit platforms and bring
Verizon Communications is raising prices for some FiOS customers as it offers higher speeds, a move that one analyst says will potentially lead to higher prices from cable rivals such as Cablevision Systems Corp.
Booming sales of Apple's iPhones and iPads were not enough to ease concerns on Tuesday that British supplier Imagination Technologies is overly reliant on one customer as rival smartphone and tablet companies snap at the U.S. giant's heels.
Robots equipped with tactile sensor able to identify materials through touch, paving the way for more useful prostheses.
The music-subscription company Spotify is joining Pandora, Slacker and Songza in offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S.
For decades, the tablet computer was like a mirage in the technology industry: a great idea, seemingly reachable on the horizon, that disappointed as hopeful companies got closer. Microsoft has experienced this cycle of hope and disappointment many times.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced a fully integrated proximity and ambient light optical sensor, the VCNL4020, which includes an IR emitter, a photo-pin-diode for proximity, a signal processing IC and a 16-bit ADC.
Facebook Inc agreed to acquire Face.com, the company that currently provides facial-recognition technology used by the world's largest social network to help users identify and tag photos.
Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo Inc's venture arm has taken a stake in Silicon Valley startup Cooliris, which recently sold one of its divisions to another Asian carrier, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.
Freescale introduced an Xtrinsic six-axis sensor that combines high resolution motion sensing and heading technology with an accelerometer and a magnetometer in a single package. The new Xtrinsic FXOS8700CQ sensor is optimized for mobile applications, including
Songza launched its iPad app, with a "music concierge" feature, which streams music tailored to your current situation and mood.