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Texas Instruments wraps up purchase of National Semiconductor

Texas Instruments wraps up purchase of National Semiconductor
Sep
25

In April, Texas Instruments announced its intention to snatch up National Semiconductor for a cool $ 6.5 billion. Now, almost six months later, the acquisition is complete and TI can tack another few percentage points on to its already market-leading chunk of the analog chip market. At least for now, National will operate as a […]

Iomega eGo Helium Portable Hard Drive: Small, solid and secure

Iomega eGo Helium Portable Hard Drive: Small, solid and secure
Sep
25

I have a pile of small USB-powered hard drives that I use to back up various devices. All of them are inexpensive, have somewhat limited storage, and are encased in plastic. The latter feature always makes me apprehensive about traveling with the drives, as they just don’t seem to be sturdy enough for a lot […]

Police Officer Tases Teenager in the Face to Stop a Fight [Video]

Police Officer Tases Teenager in the Face to Stop a Fight [Video]
Sep
24

This is outrageous. Officers in London, Ontario approached this fight this Thursday with the hope of stopping it. The response was to tase the youth in the face. In what world is that appropriate? More » Gizmodo

Sony Reader WiFi almost ready to let you (multi)touch it, up for pre-order now

Sony Reader WiFi almost ready to let you (multi)touch it, up for pre-order now
Sep
24

Well, it’s been almost a month since we first pinched our greasy fingers across the Pearl E-Ink screen gracing the front of Sony’s latest e-reader, and your opportunity to do the same is quickly approaching. The 7-inch, Android-powered Reader is now available for pre-order (at the source link) for $ 150, just as expected. The […]

This Remote Controlled UFO Is Your Conspiratorial Deal of the Day [Dealzmodo]

This Remote Controlled UFO Is Your Conspiratorial Deal of the Day [Dealzmodo]
Sep
23

I was abducted by aliens once when I was in college. I was walking home from class one night after a lecture on Shakespeare’s The Tempest or something. It was cool and breezy, as I remember. But then it got a whole lot more breezy. Out of nowhere, a strange looking craft swooped down and […]

Scientists reconstruct images from our brains, plan to do the same for dreams (video)

Scientists reconstruct images from our brains, plan to do the same for dreams (video)
Sep
23

This is your brain. And now this is your brain on YouTube. By using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) software, researchers at UC Berkeley created a visual representation of what our brains see when we watch a TV or movie. It works as such: scientists show subjects random clips and measure the corresponding cerebral activity. […]

You’re the pundit: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, or both?

You’re the pundit: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, or both?
Sep
23

When it comes to forecasting the next big thing, we turn to our secret weapon: the TUAW braintrust. We put the question to you and let you have your go at it. Today’s topic is speculation on whether there will be one or two new iPhones coming soon. As the beginning of October looms, more […]


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