As loveable toy dinosaur Pleo gets both hugged and strangled in the name of science, two studies suggest that we're hardwired to sympathize with them. But how deeply can people feel for robots?
To many, "Little Drummer Boy" is a fun, or at least innocuous, Christmas song. But to many people on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail lists, and blogs, "LDB" is something to avoid at all costs.
Despite having a decent price tag and zippy processor, the Lenovo IdeaTab A2109's screen is just too drab to consider.
A slider smartphone with a tabletop QWERTY? Bummer, dude. Thankfully the rest of the phone performs well and the price doesn't hold you at gunpoint.
For all its stumbles, Facebook has shown a willingness to experiment and become transparent. The same can't be said for the staggering newspaper industry.
The day before the Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas, Intel announces that consumer technology sales are way down for the 2008 holiday season. What's it mean for the trade show, and the industry?
Free hosted Web mixtape solution Mixwit is closing its doors next week. There's light at the end of the tunnel, though. Its creators may donate the source code to the OpenTape project.
Did you go to an Apple Store and leave empty handed? Brian Tong talks to customers who were hoping to get their hands on the new iPhone 3G.
Hitchbot will rely on the kindness of strangers as it thumbs a ride this summer. Along the way, it might teach us a thing or two about the human-robot relationship.
Keep an eye on your iDevice's battery level and get alerts when it's time to charge using a free app and your Mac.