Axiotron has announced that its homebrew Apple Mac-based tablet PC, the ModBook, is now available to order. Can a MacBook really be hacked into a commercially viable tablet?
If you're a traveller going to or through the US, you're going to be restricted in the quantity of spare lithium-based batteries you can take for your power-hungry gadgets under new DOT rules.
A technology developed to protect soldiers from contaminants in the battlefield may be used to get your iPod to boogie away underwater.
E-Lead Electronics has announced a rival for the Eee PC: the Noahpad. It's small, white, and runs Linux; is it just another clone, or has it got its own merits?
The networking division of mobile phone giant Nokia has announced trials of a wireless technology capable of transferring data to mobiles at 173Mb/s.
A Washington D.C. girl expecting an iPod for Christmas opened the box to find a lecture instructing her to "read a book" and chiding her for wanting "capitalistic garbage."
Using a Windows Home Server-based appliance to store your precious data? Better make sure those backups work, as Microsoft has spotted a rather critical glitch.
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.
October 15 2020 | 14:00
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