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The 404 1,088: Where we get the short end of the shtick (podcast)

Where was Gandalf at last night's Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show last night? Jeff lets off steam about the lack of advancements in pyrotechnics, but at least we weren't in San Diego! Also on today's show: Dummy interns tweet-talking coworkers, demographics on social networks, and fan-made 404 shirt show-and-tell!

By July 5, 2012


mPower Emergency Illuminator flashlight photos

The upcoming mPower Emergency Illuminator, which is set to hit stores in March 2010 for a whopping $250-$300, was designed by the Porsche Design Studio.

7 Images By November 11, 2009


Engineers foresee big changes for electric grid

Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla would recognize today's grid, but IEEE engineers say the push for a smart grid will diversify energy sources and improve efficiency and reliability.

By September 28, 2010


The Real Deal 204: Apps (podcast)

Rafe and Tom talk about what apps for mobile devices are and list some of their favorites as well as a few from listeners.

By April 1, 2010


mPhase emergency flashlight stays lit until 2030

mPhase Technologies has partnered with the Porsche Design Studio to design a sleek flashlight with the ability to power devices through a USB connection.

By December 8, 2009


Behold, the Porsche of flashlights

The upcoming mPower Emergency Illuminator, which is set to hit stores in March 2010 for a whopping $250-$300, was designed by the Porsche Design Studio.

By November 11, 2009


EarthLink gets a new CEO

As the Internet service provider navigates rough waters, a chief executive known for fiscal prudence takes the helm.

By June 26, 2007


Wipro buys payment software firm

Deal worth $28 million adds application development, maintenance and other financial-sector services to Wipro repertoire.

December 22, 2005


mPower attracts $7.8 million

mPower announced that it has raised $7.8 million in its most recent financing round. Previous investor Capital Z Financial Services Fund led the round along with other past investors such as Norwest Venture Partners, Allegis Capital and Northwestern Mutual. All four companies contributed to mPower's $36 million round in January 2001, which was led by Reuters Group. The online investment advice provider will use the funding for expansion and to introduce new products.

June 17, 2002


Alcatel, MPower to make battery chips

Alcatel and MPower formed a partnership to design chips for lithium-ion battery packs that power consumer devices like cell phones, radios, digital cameras and PDAs, the companies announced Tuesday. Alcatel, known for making telecom gear, also makes chips and will team with U.K.-based MPower, which manufactures custom-designed battery packs for devices. The companies said in a statement that they believe the partnership will allow them to establish a strong position in the fast-changing battery market, an industry that is set to bloom as more consumers seek handheld devices that run on more efficient power sources.

April 9, 2002