For those drivers who feel guilty about abusing their air conditioning -- here's looking at you, Southern Californians -- the next Prius might have a nifty little feature that could ease your guilt. Toyota [NYSE:TM] is planning to partner with Kyocera [NYSE:KYO] to include solar panels in the roofs of a future generation of Priuses, and while the panels won't be used to power the car, they will take a load of the car's propulsion system by powering the A/C. Read more
Today Sanyo [OTC:SANYY] announced an heir to its well-liked Gorilla line of GPS devices, which have been lauded by customers and tech journalists alike for their multitude of extra features. The new model, dubbed the NV-SD585DT, continues in that tradition: it sports a mobile TV tuner, 4GB of solid state memory, an FM transmitter, an SD card slot, in addition to the usual stuff like weather and traffic information. The enclosure has lost a little weight, but retains its 5.8-inch touchscreen. Sanyo hasn't gone public with a price or U.S.
Recently The Big Idea posted this remark: "Opening up domain names to end in any word and be created in any language will only create confusion, fraud, and phishing".
I commented on it, and part of my comment showed up on the Fast Company lead-in, but it certainly made me pause and think when I saw it. And laugh, long and hard.
The quotation read, "I don't see that domains ending in "almost" any word would cause confusion, there being some, like the 7 "forbidden ones", that wouldn't...."
Think about that. Indeed, those 7 "forbidden" ones would not cause any confusion. Read more
One of the strange things about innovation is that it happens in plain sight, whilst most people are looking the other way.
After watching Seth Godin’s talk on TED I realised some of the most basic things that we now consider as every day essentials to modern life, started out as the innovative ideas that we at first..ignored!
This morning Microsoft [NASDAQ:MSFT] confirmed rumors that it will be acquring Powerset, a Bay Area-based company specializing in natural language Web search. According to press materials, Redmond's strategy is to incorporate Powerset's proprietary technology into its Live Search page, which currently lags far behind search leaders Yahoo! and Google. Powerset will remain a separate company and retain its current headquarters, to smooth the transition.
Ebay has built an empire through the sale of second-hand items by private sellers, but as an increasing amount of retailers offer new brand name products, the online auction site finds itself in the legal crosshairs.
Much ado is made of mobile phone makers' tyrannical control over their devices, but few companies have stepped up to the plate to offer a truly open alternative. OpenMoko seems to be taking the mission seriously, making its FreeRunner phone available this week for $399 (orders start Friday). The FreeRunner's operating system is fully open, meaning anyone can develop software for it.