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Teeny tiny windmills could recharge phones

Researchers at UT Arlington have designed a microscopic windmill which, en masse, could be used to power mobile electronics.

By January 13, 2014


Why I don't play console games on my smartphone

(Commentary) Madden NFL? Need for Speed? BioShock? These games demand big screens and handheld controllers, dammit!

By August 5, 2014


Choose when to block your phone number

Prevent your cell phone number and information from being collected by blocking your phone number. Allow family and friends to identify your calls by adding a prefix to their numbers in your contacts.

By January 17, 2014


Give trick-or-treaters a free copy of Plants vs. Zombies (PC/Mac)

PopCap and the American Dental Association have teamed up to provide an awesome alternative to Halloween candy.

By October 4, 2012


Reviving Yahoo: Marissa Mayer's grand challenge

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she wants to give Yahoo users "something valuable and delightful that makes them want to come to Yahoo every day." She will need to explain how it will differ from what her predecessors tried to deliver.

By July 18, 2012


Norway oil giant floats idea for bobbing windmills

This story initially attributed funding to the wrong company. Enova, an energy technology company owned by a branch of the Norwegian government, is an investor in Hywind. The project has not received investment from the international EV truck and bus manufacturer of the same name.

By August 20, 2010


Norway oil giant floats idea for bobbing windmills

An anchored Hywind prototype developed by Statoil will undergo two years of testing. The company is looking to install more floating wind turbine test farms in possibly Scotland or Maine.

By August 19, 2010


Kinect to get UK madly windmilling its arms on 10 November

Microsoft's controller-less motion-gaming system for the Xbox 360, Kinect, will arrive in the UK for a spot of arm-flailing action well ahead of Christmas

By August 17, 2010


Samsung Galaxy S2 banned in Europe in Apple legal fight

A Dutch court has sided with Apple and banned the sale of Samsung Galaxy smart phones in Europe -- prompting Samsung to change the phones in question.

By August 24, 2011


Ford using customer feedback to develop Focus Electric display

Potential customers are helping to develop the final in-dash display for the Ford Focus Electric through the use of a specially designed driving simulator.

By August 19, 2011