IBM has developed a process for making speedier and more energy-efficient chips.
It’s only not a computer company in name. Apple remains true to its roots.
The inside (sort of) story of why Apple’s industrial-design machine has been so successful.
Farecast claims to offer cheap tickets based on science, not marketing.
A new startup combines multiple Web services in order to painlessly glean a simple answer from the Internet.
A startup says it can make silicon-based lighting that will compete with conventional incandescent bulbs and existing LED-based lighting.
VP Jim Bennett discusses how recommendation systems suggest your next movie and the challenges of building a better one.
The $10-million prize could spur the advent of cheaper, faster DNA sequencing and personalized medicine.
A new method for making the MEMs-based silicon clocks in electronic circuits could lead to smaller, cheaper devices.
Amazon.com is selling the computing resources originally developed to handle its own business. CEO Jeff Bezos explained why, after his keynote at the Emerging Technologies Conference yesterday.
A new concept for an artificial heart could solve some problems with older models–and test the idea that we don’t need a pulse.
Attorney Dan Ravicher is campaigning against overly broad software patents and the companies that use them to threaten or eliminate the competition.
The popular photo-sharing website Flickr has made it easy to place pictures on a map–potentially changing Web search, travel, and local news.
With new technology called near-field communications, you could use a cell phone to make purchases, or even download a movie trailer from a poster.
New algorithms are helping Shell to map possible oil reservoirs deep below the Gulf of Mexico.
A portable plant might make it economical to transform huge amounts of logging “waste” into energy – right in the forest.
New technology for mobile devices is being designed to cut through traffic-jamming interference to improve downloads.
Beacon Power offers a new way to keep the juice flowing steadily.
A two-part kit lets some Nike shoes talk to Apple iPods. Will it spur a range of consumer applications for wireless sensors?
Freescale’s new product could outperform the competition and usher in a new breed of electronic devices.
An unprecedented number of private launches are planned for this year, showing real progress toward inexpensive space travel.
The booming solar-cell industry is driving investment in newer technologies that could make solar power as cheap as electricity from the grid.
A new tool for disaster alert.
As the fiber-optics industry crashed, Corning got into an entirely different market: tailpipe emission controls.
Boston Scientific’s blockbuster medical device–and the novel way it was developed
Why Microsoft delayed releasing the sequel to its most successful videogame for a year.
Could it make money?
Research in Motion’s stock has climbed 800 percent in three years, thanks to a strategy of licensing its hugely successful BlackBerry email software to Nokia and Motorola.
Dakota Gasification Company was once a defunct coal mine. Now it’s a thriving CO2 recycling plant.
To track its millions of packages, UPS is going to a wireless scanning system.
IBM builds services-based R&D.
Transmeta was to be a market-grabbing pioneer in chips.
Hundreds of Sun employees write weblogs about their work. Does all this chatter add up to better business?
The software giant’s Beijing lab is spearheading a new way to turn research into products.
How do you survive when it could take decades to build your product?
Can it cash in on cloned cats?
The old mantra for PC chip makers – faster is better – is breaking down. Can platformization take its place?
Sometimes it makes sense to give away your core assets.