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Week in pictures: Old-school tech, newfangled gear

roundup Homebrew crew reunites for a geek lovefest. Also: Vintage PCs, 3D TV, HD radio, cars, bikes and sexy tech.

Homebrew crew reunites for a geek lovefest. Also: Vintage PCs, 3D TV, HD radio, cars, bikes and sexy tech.

PC of yore

The Homebrew Computer Club celebration is part of the Vintage Computer Festival at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.
November 7, 2005

PC of yore

A look at yesterday's computers at the Vintage Computer Festival, which played host to the Homebrew Computer Club's 30th anniversary.
November 8, 2005

3D TV

Big Blue demonstrates a low-cost way to get high-resolution 3D images from a rear-projector television or home-cinema projector.
November 9, 2005

Tiny displays

At the 22nd annual Flat Information Displays conference, the latest advancements in LCD, plasma and projection technology are on display.
November 9, 2005

These bikes hum and fold

At the Japan International Cycle Show, visitors get a look at electric rides and two-wheelers that fit in lockers.
November 9, 2005

Faulty capacitors

Blown capacitors can cause distorted video, power failures, periodic system shutdowns and more.
November 10, 2005

Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer treads onstage at a convention center in San Francisco for the launch of long-awaited updates to SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.
November 7, 2005

Cool car

Volkswagen is experimenting with the HyMotion prototype, a car powered entirely by liquid hydrogen.
November 8, 2005

HD radios

Digital broadcasts are on the air, but radios that receive them are in short supply. Here are a few that are coming soon.
November 9, 2005

J. Craig Venter

Start-up Synthetic Genomics gets a head start from an ocean-going voyage led by pioneering scientist J. Craig Venter.
November 7, 2005

Google phish

A phony copy of Google's Web site promises a $400 prize, and aims to steal users' personal information.
November 9, 2005

One warm bra

A model standing by a mannequin displays Triumph International's new "Warmbiz Bra" at the lingerie maker's Tokyo headquarters.
November 9, 2005

Motorola's Razr V3i

Motorola debuts new models of its popular phone, including an update to the Razr V3 that plays iTunes.
November 8, 2005


Treating smokers

A smoking cessation center in Wuhan, China, is using laser beams to treat smokers' physiologic dependency on nicotine.
November 10, 2005