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Scientists propose 'cortical modem' implant to give you Terminator vision

US military research agency DARPA forsees a tiny implant that could restore sight loss or give you a heads-up display without a helmet or glasses.

By February 17, 2015


Chevrolet Sonic dissected by its designers

Take a tour of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic in this video narrated by the car's designers.

By January 26, 2011


Is the hatch making a comeback?

Today, a Ford press release crossed my desk with an interesting tidbit about the sales figures for its new Ford Fiesta. It turns out that the majority of buyers have chosen the five-door hatchback body style over the more conventional four-door model.

By September 28, 2010


Beetles are from Venus, Bugattis are from Mars

Vehicle registration data adds weight to the stereotype that men drive sports cars and trucks and women drive small, practical cars and crossovers.

By June 22, 2010


The 404 570: Where we buy Palm for five bucks and a coke (podcast)

We talk about HP's sneak-attack purchase of Palm; Comcast gets a dubious distinction; and we spend time with our favorite movie series "Back to the Future."

By April 29, 2010


The 404 560: Where Uncle Sam traps Jeff in a dutch oven (podcast)

The IRS gods must have tuned in to yesterday's episode and heard Jeff complaining about the tax system because he woke up this morning to a very lofty charge from his bank to the tune of $600 owed to the state of New Jersey.

By April 15, 2010


Using account-specific restrictions for printing in OS X

When you set up print sharing in OS X, you have the option to limit which user accounts have access to specific printers. This is convenient for preventing network users from using a specific printer; however, it does not apply these limitations when user

By March 24, 2010


Fun Challenge: Find this in OS X

Every now and then some aspect of the system stands out that can be amusing and fun. Take a look at the following text. It can be found somewhere in the system, so take the challenge and see if you can find it.

By March 10, 2010


MSN decides to keep its makeover

Microsoft is making final a series of changes to the look of the MSN portal, hoping a cleaner page with more videos and fewer links will help give it a fresher look.

By March 9, 2010


Apple sues HTC--court filings

Named as exhibits in the litigation, involving 20 Apple patents, are devices including Google's Nexus One, the T-Mobile G1, and the Droid Eris.

By March 2, 2010