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This week in Crave: The 'woot' edition

This week, the Oxford English Dictionary said woot to retweeting, while software said we were mean and ugly, leading us to slide toward the "trough of disillusionment."

By August 20, 2011


Overhyped: Internet TV, augmented reality, tablets

Is your most coveted gadget standing atop the peak of inflated expectations or wallowing in the dreaded trough of disillusionment? Gartner has some predictions.

By August 15, 2011


Can we please keep Google and IBM out of the government bail-out trough?

IBM, Google, and other technology companies have been lobbying for U.S. federal spending to be directed their way. This is a bad idea, and out-of-keeping with how technology companies have traditionally sought investment.

By February 6, 2009


U.S. offers $2.1B in loan aid for world's biggest solar plant

The plant near Blythe in far-southern California will generate electricity by using trough-shaped mirrors to heat a fluid to generate steam to turn a turbine.

By April 19, 2011


Dell's Adamo XPS slips through the cracks

As in, the ultrathin laptop is literally thin enough to slip trough almost any small opening more than 9.99mm thick. Dell's Adamo XPS has had plenty of prerelease hype, from teaser photos to hands-on previews, and the final retail product is certainly an impressive feat of laptop engineering.

By March 26, 2010


The 404 181: Where Natali is not selling her hair on eBay...yet.

Fresh from Demo 2008, Natali Del Conte is back in the office and ready to dive back into the trough that is The 404 podcast. On today's show, we reveal our favorite fragrances, briefly touch on the new Apple offerings, disappear into e-Ink, and more.

By September 10, 2008


While Intel touts Netbooks, SanDisk cites solid-state 'hype'

The up-and-coming solid-state storage format has pride of place in gear like the MacBook Air, but drive makers warn of a looming "trough of disillusionment."

By August 13, 2008


BrightSource Energy lands $115 million for solar 'power tower'

Showdown in the desert: BrightSource's power tower solar power plant design looks to displace traditional mirrored trough designs.

By May 13, 2008


Why it's hard for Microsoft to catch the next wave

It's hugely challenging to jump from one wave to the next even when you see it coming with perfect clarity. The next wave may even be bigger in terms of customers, revenues, and everything else. But there's a trough in between.

By May 19, 2008


eBay brings affiliate marketing program in-house

Online auctioneer cancels its deal with ValueClick. It plans to handle affiliate marketing on its own trough the eBay Partner Network as of April 1.

By March 17, 2008