SpaceX launches first Starlink broadband satellites
Plans a total of 12,000.
Promises performance or power-draw boosts.
Announces invitational event, too.
Sony is to cease production of rear-projection TV sets in February 2008 in favour of LCD and OLED technologies.
The IFPI says that ISPs should take responsiblity for file sharing across their networks, and work to prevent users from infringing copyright across the 'net.
A new technology being previewed in Japan offers a real-time system for modifying peoples appearance during video conferences.
Research in Motion has filed a patent for a new 'angular' keyboard designed to make text entry easier and faster on their flagship BlackBerry devices. It looks a little goofy, but it could just work...
Fearing that users aren't smart enough to know whether they're sending themselves deaf listening to music, Apple patents an automatic volume limiting system for iPods.
Got a bunch of free FTP accounts in various places? Fancy accessing them as a single logical device via a RAID 5 array? Don't mind setting up the software equivalent of a Rube Goldberg contraption? The answer is here.
Inveterate Wii hacker Johnny Lee has invented possibly his coolest toy yet: a head-tracking 3D VR display using a Wiimote and a Sensor Bar. Serious awesomeness ensues.
Yes, you guessed it: another possible future processor technology. This time it's the stuff in pencils rather than the stuff that comes out of torches that'll save us all.
In the tech equivalent to messing around in the kitchen with flour and getting a scolding from your mother, a team of students have made a robot which prints on carpet using talcum powder.
Google's IM package now features real-time translation to and from multiple languages. Next step: a small fish you slip into your ear?
Stanford University researchers unveil a new nanotechnology that could herald the dawn of twenty-hour laptop batteries.
Solar power specialists Nanosolar have announced mass-production of cheap-ish panels, and if you're desperate you can even get one on eBay.
Microsoft is due to ship a flawed random number generator with the latest Windows Vista service pack, which has the potential to put your encrypted data at risk.
We've seen "usage monitors" on external drives before, but a student has come up with a novel way to show exactly what type of files are being stored, in colour, using an OLED screen.
The size of a fingernail and the weight of a paper clip - Intel makes some teeny tiny SSD chips.
The IEEE 1394 Trade Association has announced an updated version of the Firewire standard, known as Firewire S3200.
Yesterday saw the transistor celebrate its 60th birthday. It's regarded as one of those inventions that truly revolutionised the world and things have come a long way since its inception.
Intel has rolled WiMAX, WiFi and DVB-H into a single chip. WiMAX? Is this just Intel pushing more of its own unused technology?
KDE 4 will use far less memory and will run its "Aero" equivalent on older hardware than you'd expect. Another excuse to switch to away from Microsoft?
HP's "helpful" Info Centre can turn nasty thanks to its ActiveX security flaw, that can allow malicious code to overtake your system.
Got yourself a spangly new Eee PC? Well there's already an alternative OS out there if you want to be a little different to everyone else.
Ask.com now offers an Eraser option that nukes the logs of your search. Great, but you have to use Ask..
Microsoft is offering Vista Ultimate, Office 2007 and Encarta 2008 for free, so long as you let it nose around your PC for three months. Is that incentive enough for you?
A Canadian ISP is trialling a new invasive service that currently lets users know about their current bandwidth use, however the possibilities this service could provide are a little more sinister.
IBM is developing a technology that will use light to replace some of the electrical circuits in CPUs.
Western Digital 1TB MyBook NAS adds overly restrictive DRM to deny access to the video and music you legally own, when you try and play it from outside your home network.