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Forget NFC, Toshiba is plotting high-speed TransferJet for smartphones

The company's plans for the wireless transfer technology start with USB adaptors, but the ultimate goal is embedding TransferJet into smartphones.

By August 29, 2014


Google looks to help startups start up, unveils hub network

Google already has startup hubs in London and Tel Aviv, which nurture young tech firms. But a new network will cover seven lesser-known pockets of startup activity, from Chicago to Nashville to Minneapolis.

By September 25, 2013


U.S. Navy dolphins find antique torpedo

Dolphins trained by the U.S. military to find objects underwater have uncovered a late 19th century torpedo off the California coast.

By May 20, 2013


Life's first cells may have evolved in geothermal pools

Team of scientists speculates that the last common ancestor of life on Earth got its start in the planet's natural hot tubs.

By February 16, 2012


Famed Babbage machine could come back to life

Campaign under way to use Charles Babbage's original blueprints to create a working version of his steam-powered Analytical Engine, the world's first programmable non-digital computer.

By October 19, 2010


Guide to sports stats sites, just in time for Super Bowl

Want to find statistics on your favorite ballplayers? Here's list to help you out.

By January 28, 2009


How 2007's hot trends played out in 2008

Many of 2007's hot trends continued to play out in 2008. Cloud computing is the new hotness--albeit still a relatively nascent trend.

By December 18, 2008


Firefox extension makes Flash games full-screen

Flash Game Maximizer lets users of the browser toggle between standard mode and full-screen mode for any game--even if it's not an option on the game's player.

By November 18, 2008


Cleaning 400 years of dust from books

One of the world's most extensive collections of old books is covered in dust. Can IT technology help clean it?

By March 4, 2008