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Have your ashes dropped from near space to return as snow

A new company called Mesoloft will rocket your ashes to near space, where they will likely traverse the globe before becoming the seeds of raindrops and snowflakes.

By October 17, 2014


Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Two electronics titans target each other, waging war over your wrist.

By September 6, 2013


Hacked 8-bit music umbrella rocks out as it rains

There are umbrellas, and then there are awesome geeky umbrellas that play rollicking 8-bit tunes as rain drops on them.

By July 2, 2012


Mozilla tries to build the ultimate in-box: Raindrop

The e-mail team behind Mozilla's Thunderbird has begun building what it hopes will be a universal communicator for e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and more.

By October 23, 2009


Mozilla Labs absorbs Thunderbird group

Mozilla will continue to develop the standalone e-mail software, but a lot of the new attention focuses on Web-based communications.

By April 5, 2011


Logitech wants to click with your fantasies

The peripherals maker is out with its new Fantasy Collection, a series of mice, keyboards, Webcams, and more in various colors and designs.

By May 27, 2010


Harvesting energy from falling raindrops

Scientists are looking at ways to produce electricity from the vibrations caused by falling raindrops.

By January 28, 2008


Microsoft issues new Outlook social-network link

Software giant is moving ahead with its effort to link its established e-mail software with the newer world of Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn.

By February 17, 2010


Facebook opens chat, and AIM plugs in

Using Facebook Connect and an open standard for IM, the social network is letting others tap into its chat service. AOL is one of them.

By February 10, 2010


Open-source communities fight Apple Mail alone

Apple's Mail program offers a weak alternative to Outlook, but a host of open-source efforts aim to change that, if their fragmented attempts don't cancel each other out.

By January 21, 2010