Wood density, key to Stradivarius
A Dutch doctor and a violin maker from Arkansas have compared five classical and eight modern violins.
Gaming, Kids want educational Video Games
More than half of students believe educational gaming would help them learn.
All Pixar movies will be released in 3-D
The Walt Disney Co. said its Pixar animation studio will commit to 3-D by releasing all of its movies in the format.
GE Announces OLED Breakthrough
OLEDs could potentially be made at very low cost because they donít require expensive semiconductor manufacturing techniques.
Lessons Blu-Ray HD-DVD Battle
The HD-DVD format for DVDs, backed by Toshiba, has lost out to Sonyís Blu-ray format.
Former FBI Agent Calls for a Second Internet
Agent warns that the Internet has become a sanctuary for cyber criminals and the only way to rectify this is to create a second, more secure Internet.
Is AMD Dead Yet?
Back in 2003, IBM predicted that AMD would be dead in 5 years, with IBM and Intel the only remaining players in the chip market.
Blu-Ray, Sony Paid Warner Bros. $400 Million?
How much would you pay to be the leading video media technology right now?
Microsoft To Drop HD DVD
Microsoft has decided to stop making HD DVD players for the Xbox 360. No word on supporting Blu-ray.
Microsoft pulls Vista SP1 update
Microsoft is withdrawing SP1 for Vista. Nick White, Microsoft product manager blogged 'We've heard a few reports about problems customers may be experiencing' wrote White. 'Immediately after receiving reports of this error, we made the decision to temporarily suspend automatic distribution of the update to avoid further customer impact while we investigate possible causes.'"
Toshiba making funeral plans for HD DVD, Wal-Mart to go all Blu
Since the beginning of the year, when Warner Bros. announced that it was pulling support for HD DVD, the prospects appeared grim. Toshiba and some of the other backers of the format put on a brave face, but most observers were wondering if and when Toshiba would acknowledge Blu-ray's fait accompli and let HD DVD join Betamax in The Place Where Unloved Formats Are Eternally Blessed. That time may be soon.
First Sight of Google Android
The Mobile World Congress became the coming-out party for Google's Android OS as four mobile processor vendors showed off pre-production devices running versions of Android. Google's Android is a Linux-based, open operating system for mobile phones that will sport Google applications. read more
The Future of the PDA
While is hard not to appreciate the PDA's ability to change with the times, it appears that its heady days of mobile dominance are coming to an abrupt end. A number of factors are competing in the mobile products field right now, all of which are vying for the same buyers.
Ten Video Sharing Services Compared
The number of video-sharing sites has shot through the roof recently, as dozens of companies try to become the Flickr of the online video world. To this end, many video services have started offering new features like editing and remixability in an attempt to snatch a piece of the ever-expanding online video pie. But for the average user--who just wants to post a video on the 'net and share it with some friends--there are already too many options out there.