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Moving From 'The Flintstones' Toward 'The Jetsons' with Robots
Most people associate robots with the movies. From the robo-warriors in "Transformers" to the loveable and laughable robo-stars of "Star Wars," these man-made creations seem possible only in the imagination.
Dec 10, 2007, 22:43
Hidden Technology Makes Cool Gadgets Go
Time Magazine recently grabbed headlines by announcing its winning product for the 2007 Invention of the Year. Not surprisingly, the magazine's winning invention turned out to be the year's most hyped -; the Apple iPhone.
Nov 26, 2007, 23:03
Digital Cameras Can Make Photo Sharing Easier
The latest advances in digital cameras are bringing the benefits of photo-sharing technology into the spotlight.
Nov 26, 2007, 18:30
Robotic Heavyweights: In Space and at Sea
On Nov. 13, 1981, a robotic arm was first deployed out of the space shuttle Columbia's cargo bay. Afterward, NASA pilot Richard Truly said to mission control, "The arm is out and it works beautifully."
Apr 10, 2007, 20:39
Underwater Forests Provide New Sources of Eco-Friendly Wood
You may have seen this sight on a walk around your local lake: The withered tips of flooded trees poking up like toothpicks in the water.
Apr 4, 2007, 23:06
Sunshine: The Invisible Homewrecker
A trend in home building today is larger windows and more of them. Windows not only reduce the need for artificial lighting, they increase a home's "curb appeal" and value. Yet there is a hidden cost to all that sunlight: irreversible damage to indoor furnishings. Upholstered furniture, hardwood floors and carpets are at risk whenever they are exposed to sunlight shining through a home's windows.
Jan 1, 2006, 13:27
Touchscreen Technology: A New Gateway to Products, Services
Frequent fliers know that checking in for flights is much easier and quicker today thanks to self-serve kiosks that enable users to zip through the process with the touch of a finger. From car infotainment systems to the most advanced communication devices, touchscreens are becoming increasingly popular, converting everyday tasks into fast and fun experiences. Whether they are stopping by the ATM or casting their vote in the latest election, touchscreen technology is enabling people to do so with speed and ease.
Jan 1, 2006, 13:24
Company Gives Net Users New Way to Listen to Music
An online marketing and technology solutions company is offering Internet users a new, easy way to listen to music on their computers. Centale Inc. recently launched its Music on Demand program, a patent-pending algorithmic search online application that allows you to use Microsoft's Windows Media Player as an instantaneous connection to search the Internet for millions of audio and video files and listen to or view them without having to take the time to download any files.
Dec 6, 2005, 23:30
New Fuel Cell To Keep Data Centers Running
Here's news that may offer a glimpse of the future: Scientists are working on a new type of fuel cell that uses less expensive materials, can serve as its own battery system and has good "cold start" capabilities.
The new design-called the Ovonic metal hydride fuel cell-is said to offer several advantages over existing PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cells, including instant start-up, cold- temperature operation down to minus 20 degrees Celsius, power generation in the absence of hydrogen fuel for several minutes, and the ability to store electrical energy like a conventional battery.
Oct 19, 2005, 00:02
Rapid Prototyping Revolution
In the past, any new consumer or industrial product part brought to market had to first have a prototype built to ensure that the design could be properly applied and used by the manufacturer. Years ago, these were often wooden miniatures and clay models. More recently, laser-sintering technology has allowed plastic samples to be built from CAD/CAM electronic drawings and powdered resin.
Sep 22, 2005, 22:25
Fuel Cell Power: The Energy of the Future
Many scientific and engineering thought leaders consider fuel cell power stacks as the primary technology in the evolution of electronic or alternative fuel automobiles within the next decade. According to Makino, a global provider of advanced machining technology, technologically advanced vertical machining centers are proven to be the ideal method for machining and manufacturing molds for the production of fuel cell power stack separator plate membranes. These membranes are the key to producing affordable fuel cell power stacks.
Sep 18, 2005, 17:40
Meeting The Public Safety Challenge
While keeping Americans safe requires action, it also requires talk. Experts say police, fire departments, EMTs and virtually all other safety agencies work more efficiently when they use devices that let them communicate with one another. Yet a lack of technology has kept many safety agencies from doing just that. Some say the result has been the unnecessary risk for America's first responders and the people they protect.
Sep 9, 2005, 15:27
New Technology Offers Relief For Chronic Pain
If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain, a new medical technology may now allow you to enjoy a more normal life and active lifestyle. Chronic pain is pain that continues beyond the usual recovery period for an injury or illness, or pain that continues for months or years due to a persistent condition. From difficulty sleeping, walking and exercising, to the inability to work, drive or socialize, people with chronic pain are affected in many ways, with approximately one-in-four pain sufferers reporting strained or broken relationships with family and friends.
Sep 9, 2005, 15:17
Digital Audio Explained
Digital technology revolutionized prerecorded music in 1982 with the introduction of the CD. In today's column, Jim Barry, aka the "Digital Answer Man" of the Consumer Electronics Association explains how new digital technologies are changing the way we enjoy our favorite music.
Sep 9, 2005, 15:11
The Voice Of The Voiceless
There are more than two million Americans who can't say "good morning" to a neighbor. Who can't ask for a cup of coffee. Who can't read bedtime stories to their children. The reason? These people are unable to speak.
Severe speech disabilities can stem from medical conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy, autism, Down's syndrome, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease.
Sep 9, 2005, 14:46
What You Should Know About Research Studies
Many medical breakthroughs that benefit millions of Americans such as pacemakers, artificial limbs and various pharmaceuticals would not have been possible without clinical research involving people who volunteer to test these new technologies and medications. But participating in clinical research is not without its challenges and risks.
Sep 9, 2005, 14:37
With Digital Video Recording, Prime Time Can Be Any Time
It's Thursday night and you have to work late. But wait, "C.S.I." is on! And because you didn't know you were going to get hung up at the office, you didn't set your VCR. It's a common problem these days, with ever-changing schedules and networks that bounce programs around, often without warning. So what's a TV fan to do? Digital Video Recording (DVR), courtesy of your cable company, can help.
Sep 9, 2005, 14:09
Can Your Smoke Alarms Talk To Each Other?
Wireless technology for the home has changed our everyday life-from talking on cellular phones to Internet surfing while outside on the patio, we can always be "connected." Now, those same technological advances can enhance your family's safety without breaking the bank.
Sep 8, 2005, 13:44
Navigating The Complex World Of Scientific Information
Consider this. While you read this article, the medium you read it in has been influenced in some way by science. The paper and ink have been refined and improved over the years through scientific discovery and innovation. Look around your workspace, your living environment and you begin to realize that every development in our modern world has a scientific basis. This extends from space travel, to the human genome, the development of cutting edge treatments for cancer and how nutrients from orange juice are absorbed at breakfast.
Sep 7, 2005, 20:10
Technology Helps Small Businesses Grow
Technology is transforming small business-providing the smallest start-up a chance to be an instant global business. Innovative small business owners set up networks, create Web sites and enter regional, sometimes global, marketplaces while serving customers with the same level of service and efficiency. Many small businesses now also use wireless technologies to transform a once stationary workforce into a mobile workforce.
Sep 7, 2005, 00:30
High Definition – When?
High definition will inevitably become a widespread if not universal television broadcast format. However, it’s not yet clear when that will happen. So it’s also not yet clear when high definition camcorders will be routinely required for acquisition for non-fiction programmes. With that in mind, this E-zine aims to give some background to high definition technology and the Sony high definition camcorders currently available.
Sep 5, 2005, 23:07
Are You Communicating Without Polycom?
Are all of your business associates, partners and clients always in the same room at the same time? Probably not. For this reason, it is not unheard of to use telephone meetings as a way of communicating. Ordinary handset speakerphones used to be the best way to do this, until now. Enter Polycom. Polycom, a world's leader in providing communication solutions, has introduced some of the best technology in audio video conferencing. As most speakerphones allow you to speak to others in different locations, Polycom offers a way to communicate verbally and visually.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:56
Location Sensitivity - Cell Phone GPS
This is basically a system to locate the handheld when making a call to 911. In the mid to late 1990's, many people got cell phones just for the emergency use of being able to call for help almost anywhere. The problem came up when statistics showed that almost 92% of all serious 911 calls, (where the person was just barely able to make the call), they either didn't know where they were or was unable to tell the 911 operator where they were, or they might not have been able to talk at all. This caused a big concern, 911 operators couldn't do anything but listen to the person on their cell phone as they pass away. The Location Sensitivity system still doesn't work if you are in an area that only has an analog signal. (Which is the older cellular system of the mid 1990's and earlier). Most metropolitan areas and all interstate freeways are covered by the newer digital service. It's just when you get out in the middle of no-where, you might end up with an analog signal. Most!
Sep 5, 2005, 22:54
Which Way Are Mobile Phone Games Heading?
Aside online games and static game devices like Playstation, mobile games are the next most popular games around now. The popularity has grown so big that mobile operators are competing against each other by offering their subscribers loads of both free and paid games for their pleasure. Not only mobile operators, cell phone manufacturers are also pre-programming their phones with a variety of games.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:51
Free Ringtones For Your Cell Phone
The internet is laden with free things and ringtones are not excluded from this list. You only need a browser to get tons of free ringtones for any make of phone you have.
Typically, you only need to visit one of the hundreds of sites offering ringtones and help yourself to dozens of download available. Though some sites may charge a token fee, many of them offer their services for free because most of the tunes they use are no longer under copyright. Even when tunes have been under copyright, rintgone crazy webmasters have managed to seek licenses to produce tones out of them free for fans. If you locate a site, the next step is to get the ringtone into your phone memory so you can select it as a ringer. There are several ways to get the tones into your phone: You can use a data cable to transfer the files into your phone, transfer through the net by SMS or manually type the keys on your phone to get the sound. A more sophicated technology is to use infra red technology like bluetooth to load the sound onto your phone.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:46
Getting Wallpapers And Logos For Your Mobile Phones
The concept of mobile phone wallpaper is the same as that of a PC. They are backgrounds, usually graphical, that appear on the phone when the handset is switched on. On some phones, wallpapers can double as screensavers that appear after some inactivity on the phone. Wallpapers are fun to implement as it is one of the features of a mobile phone that you can customize to suit your preference. Many people use pictures taken with the phone’s own camera, downloaded images or graphics sent via SMS to them.
Wallpapers were created as an extra incentive for buyers to patronize phones in the face of competition in the industry.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:44
Understanding The Operation Of Mobile Phone Networks
Mobile phones have become as commonplace as pocket radios. There is no where you will go without finding someone with the palm tucked close to the ear receiving or making a call. Mobile services differ greatly from the traditional telephony service in many respects. Here, we try to look at how cellular phones phones operate and how calls are made and received. The first thing you will have to understand about mobile technology is mobile phones are essentially radios. All communication – to an from the device – travel along radio lines and is bound by radio transmission rules we see in the old Motorola two way radio systems.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:42
Mobile Phone Accessories – Both Fancy And Technical – Enhance User Experience Of Cellular Devices
Aside replacement and ornamental purposes, mobile phone accessories boost or enhance the use of our cellular devices. There are several types of accessories when it comes to mobile phones. We have operational accessories that helps users to safeguard their phones or enhance their operations. These include battery chargers, hands free kits antenna boosters and batteries.
Some accessories come in the form of attachment which are devices that enable you extend your phone to some other object. An example is speaker phone kits that enable you to drive whilst receiving calls and car phone holders that serve as carrying cases for drivers.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:40
All You Ever Wanted To Know About Cell Phone Batteries
Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries: Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Lithium Polymer is the most recent type and applies the latest technology in DC power. This type of battery is light in weight and will not explode even if pierced. The battery elements are enclosed in platic pouches and do not have memory defects. They last about 50 times longer than Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:38
How To Buy a Mobile Phone Handset
If you asked 100 people the factors that drive their choice of a cell phone, 80% would say the ringtone or the flashy design. Though personal preferences may determine how we buy our mobile phones, it is considered prudential that we factor other elements into our purchase decisions so we derive full value for our money and do not rush into extra expense after using the device. Buying a simple device like a cell phone can be an overwhelming experience. The device may cost just a few hundred Dollars but there are so many of them on the market and each company is inundating the television and newspaper with so much publicity.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:34
Choosing a Cell Phone Plan
Choosing a cell phone plan can be exciting or confusing. The reason is so many options are available and each one is claimed to be the best option. There may be several options available to you but the best option should be one that fits your lifestyle and needs. There are two major ways to choose a cell phone plan : By considering prepaid or post paid plans, and frequency and area of coverage.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:32
Cell Phone Antenna May Pose Health Hazards
There is growing consensus that cell phone antennas may be harmful to humans due to the huge volume of electromagnetic waves that get concentrated around it during the receipt and placing of calls. This danger is even further aggravated by cellular manufacturers who place the internal antennas close to the earpiece.
Mobile phones are basically radio sets and therefore emit energy radio signals that can penetrate the body and cause harm.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:31
10 Questions About Cellular Phones Answered
What's the difference between analog and digital phones?
Analog phones operate on an older and less effective technology. This technology doesn't scale well and is more costly. Analog service is not compatible with numerous new features. Digital phones are lighter and more compact and have a longer battery life. When you are inside of a calling area the quality is better than analog. Digital phones support new features like caller ID, text messaging or wireless internet services.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:29
The Skinny on RFID
RFID is the abbreviation for Radio Frequency Identification. RFID is a method used to store and retrieve data using RFID transponders or tags. RFID tags have antennas that allow them to accept and respond to queries from the RFID transceiver. There are passive and active RFID tags. The difference between the two is that passive tags do not need an internal power source, but active tags do. RFID technology is already used in many technologies today. The future of RFID technology seems limitless as new ways to utilize its effectiveness are discovered frequently.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:27
Would You Like To Recieve Hundreds Of New Channels For Free?
Your probably thinking, free? nothing is free right?
Wrong! This brings us to the idea of Satellite TV which i'm sure you know about through the dishes you see at your neighbour's house or while your driving to the mall. Dishes have just about come up everywhere. Yesterday i was in a remote town where it's difficult to locate a store unless you drive 20 miles into the city. However, i was surprised to see a satellite dish. They are just everywhere.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:24
Ringtone Market Hits The Jackpot With Teen Cell Phones
The ringtone industry is striking a popular cord with the teenage market. This group, mostly 13 to 24-year-olds, likes to purchase their favorite tune or sound without paying the high price for a CD. This segment isn't afraid to drop lots of discretionary income to download monophonic or polyphonic sounds, which makes the ringtone industry very happy. According to RealityTVWorld.com, today’s teens are willing to substitute cell phone minutes for the latest ringtone. This behavior places this age group in the largest population of ringtone purchasers. Since over 40% of cell phone users fall into this group and have disposable income, the ringtone industry is making the most of this opportunity. The market is so large among this young population that, according to a study by Wireless World Forum, young people are spending eight times more on mobile phones than music.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:17
Satellite Radio For Those Who Spend Time In The Outback!
Satellite radio has been a godsend to people in remote locations, or even just those who travel long distances. In the past while on a long car trip, every hour or so you'd have to start fiddling with the radio, as the station you were listening to turned to static after up to an hour of fading in and out. Then just as you'd find a new one, it, too would go to static, and so it would go on. Now with the advent of satellite radio, that static and fiddling will be a thing of the past. Conventional radio signals can only travel 30 or 40 miles from their source, so the further away you travel from the radio transmitter, the fainter and weaker these traditional signals will become.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:15
Alltel Wireless Cell Phones - At The Cutting Edge
Unlike many other cell phone companies that have several calling plans, Alltel Wireless offers only three plans. The Total Freedom Plan is ideal for those who travel extensively on business and need to keep in touch with clients and the home office, as well as family. It provides coast to coast coverage within the United States with no long distance or roaming charges. You can get between 200 and 3000 anytime minutes, 1000 night and weekend minutes and 1000 mobile to mobile home minutes. The cost for this Alltel plan ranges between $39.99 and $299.99 a month depending on the amount of anytime minutes you choose.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:13
At&T Wireless - What Have They To Offer
In the confusing world of cell phone carriers, finding the right carrier and the right plan to fill your needs can be a daunting task. One carrier that stands out, and has nationwide name recognition is AT&T Wireless. A major problem for cell phone users is poor coverage outside of major urban areas like Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans or Washington D.C. However AT&T uses a new Technology Time Division Access (TDMA is also used by Cingular). Analog roaming services are available almost everywhere in the U.S.
Sep 5, 2005, 22:12
Latin Ringtones Mean Dinero for Ringtone Providers
Until recently, when you thought of ringtones, you usually thought of hip-hop ringtones. This is not surprising given the genre’s wide acceptance of ringtones and cell phones and such smash chart crashers as 50-Cent ringtones, Snoop Dogg ringtones, and Lil Kim ringtones. But ringtone operators are now starting to see the value in Latin ringtones, especially in the urban Hispanic market—one often referred to as “hurban” by marketers. While the market for Latin ringtones is exploding in Mexico, Central America, and South America, major Latin acts have failed to reach the coveted Billboard Ringtone Charts…yet.
Sep 5, 2005, 21:54
Mobile Phones Explained
Even though the popularity of mobile phones is at an all time high, the complexity of the systems driving this technology usually means that only those involved with the industry have a complete understanding on how mobile phones actually work. Until recently, and like most of today’s millions of mobile phone users, I found myself confused by the amount of information on the subject, and even when I found information which was relevant, the terminology used was best suited to someone with a degree in telecommunications.
Sep 5, 2005, 21:52
Basic Technology History
Most people when they think of first computer invented they think Bill Gates. This, however, is not true, for the computer was invented long before Bill Gates was around. Bill Gates only revolutionized the computer, buy creating a more compact and useful form of the computer and making it available to everyone with a job. There are many people out there who would say that the first "computer" was the abacus, invented in Asia about 5000 years ago. I however, wouldn't.
Sep 5, 2005, 21:50
Why You Should Buy A Plasma Television
The plasma television has many advantages and benefits for you and your entertainment needs and wants. The plasma tv gives you incredible picture quality, it has a sleek design, and it is HDTV compatible. Plasmas provide sharper images and more vibrant colors. You can display both HDTV and DTV signals as well as computer signals such as XGA, SVGA, and VGA.
Sep 5, 2005, 21:47
Be A Real Spy Associate
When the need arises for any kind of spy equipment or surveillance equipment www.spyassociates.com is the answer. This website offers all of the latest equipment for surveillance and tracking. www.spyassociates.com has plenty of products at any kind of price level to meet the budgets of everyone that will enable you any kind of surveillance job you seek. Spyassociates.com will meet the needs from someone who just wants cool spy gadgets to a full time private detective. Some products that spyassociates.com offers is GPS vehicle tracking systems which with the help of a satellite allows you do everything from tracking vehicles to just finding your way around.
Sep 5, 2005, 21:41
You Can Have Night Vision Too
When you think of night vision the first thing that comes to mind is most likely a cool thing that you see in spy movies or something that the army uses on their top secret missions. The catch is that night vision technology is not all that high tech or just available to the operations of the government or in the dream of Hollywood. Night vision works by collecting the small amounts of light that are still available even in the darkest of rooms there is always some kind of light available which night vision equipment takes and enhances giving some more ability to see everything in the room.
Sep 5, 2005, 21:39
5 tips for buying the right laptop computer
It's easy to be intimidated by all the laptop models on the market today. There are literally dozens and dozens in every price range. The key to finding the right one for you is to step back and consider exactly how you plan to use your laptop. When you define what you need before you go shopping, buying the right machine becomes much easier.
Sep 5, 2005, 01:10
Give Your Child’s School a Technology Advantage
In past centuries, students faced the challenge of traveling miles to school on foot in all weather conditions in search of an education. Students in the 21st century face a new challenge: the global classroom has replaced the one-room schoolhouse, and technology is the new defining factor in effective education.
But at a time when increasing global competition makes it even more essential to give American students a technology edge, school budgets are being slashed at every turn. As a result, many U.S. school districts cannot afford the latest technology that can expand the possibilities of education and increase the students’ dreams for success.
Teachers, parents, administrators and school boards alike are aware that today’s children must have the skills and familiarity with technology necessary to meet the demands of a global economy.
Aug 20, 2005, 18:52
Spyware -- We Know It's Out There, Now What Do We Do About It?
For each new PC happily humming along in a home office, dorm room or lab, there are hundreds of pests waiting to take advantage of that pristine drive space.
While more and more PCs come with a built in anti-virus protection system, many ignore a potentially more destructive threat -- the threat of spyware. Spyware is at best a nuisance that can inundate users with popups, rendering them extremely unproductive, and at its worst can even engineer the theft of personal data like names, addresses and credit card numbers. Thankfully, many companies have come to the rescue, with a multitude of programs available to fight this threat, and with over 78,000 spyware/adware programs floating around the Internet, this protection is in high demand. When you consider that over their lifetime, 9 out of 10 PCs will become infected with some sort of adware or spyware application, you begin to see why such protection is essential.
Aug 20, 2005, 15:43
What’s New in On-the-Go Entertainment
It wasn’t so long ago that the new “in” thing in mobile entertainment was the portable CD player. Now nearly all the car manufacturers offer the option of adding advanced entertainment systems to their vehicles. From built in game systems and DVD players to digital and XM radios, you can have it all! When the 2006 models hit the showrooms, they’ll be decked out with options no one would have even dreamed of just ten years ago. No more basic radios.
Aug 20, 2005, 15:00
The Must-Have Remote Control For Dads Technology That May Bring Dad Sweet Dreams
The official holiday in which to celebrate the man who taught you to ride a bike, read you bedtime stories and scared away the monsters under your bed. Will you thank Dad with another personalized coffee mug or ugly tie this year? Or will you spoil him with the latest technological gadget or flat screen television with hundreds of channels to surf? Before long, with a new remote control firmly in hand, he could be dozing off in his favorite comfy chair, which may be what he looks forward to the most.
Many people will grab sleep when and where they can. According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly two-thirds of American adults experience a sleep problem a few nights per week or more and an estimated 100 million Americans suffer from sleep deprivation.
Aug 20, 2005, 14:52
Automotive Careers on Cutting Edge of Technology
Young people anxious to get a job sooner rather than later, a job with excellent growth potential, a job that does not require four, five, six or more years of college should consider a career path in automotive technology.
The high-tech automotive technician armed with computerized diagnostic tools and engine analyzers has supplanted the old image of the auto mechanic.
Aug 20, 2005, 14:48
Which Wireless Networking Technology is Right for You?
With increased access to broadband and increasingly connectable audio, video, and gaming devices, more people are linking these devices using networks. According to the NPD Group, more than 34 percent of American homes have a network. And of those, 68 percent include wireless connectivity, according to The Diffusion Group.
Whether it’s for sharing photos with family and friends or setting up the kids’ computer to print in your home office, your networking needs can be easily satisfied with a wireless network; but how can you tell which one is best?
Aug 20, 2005, 14:46
Multiroom Audio Systems
A growing number of today's cutting-edge households are discovering a secret to family harmony: multiroom audio.
A multiroom audio system takes the music you desire-from CDs, a hard disk, your MP3 player, FM or satellite radio-and sends it to any room in the house. Multiroom audio systems enable family members to play the music they love when they want to hear it, wherever they are.
Aug 14, 2005, 21:46
Media Center PCs Provide The Ultimate Media Center PCs Provide The Ultimate
For digital entertainment enthusiasts like Greg Meythaler, the past decade has seen an exciting leap in how people can capture and enjoy their family's memories. He loves that his digital camera has allowed him to amass thousands of photos of his wife and children but is disappointed that all these great shots are stored on the PC in the den where nobody can see them. His passion for old home movies led him to digitize and store them on his PC, but to watch them in his living room, he has to take the additional step of burning them to DVD.
Aug 14, 2005, 21:25
All About CD and DVD Burning
If your computer, digital camera and camcorder are getting overloaded with digital files-photos, movies, music and data-now's the time to buy software that will let you creatively "burn" everything onto CDs and DVDs.
You may have heard about this type of software, but aren't exactly sure what it does.
Aug 14, 2005, 00:38
Digital technology revolutionized prerecorded music in 1982 with the introduction of the CD. In today's column, Jim Barry, aka the "Digital Answer Man" of the Consumer Electronics Association explains how new digital technologies are changing the way we enjoy our favorite music.
Aug 14, 2005, 00:35
Special-Interest Videos For The Enthusiast
When it comes to finding video (or DVD) versions of movies, it usually isn't that difficult. However, what about special-interest titles, such as those that appeal to sports buffs, anime fans or world travelers?
No matter how popular the subject matter, the videos remain hard to find. Fans can't get these through traditional distribution channels such as TV, video rental stores and DVD retailers.
Aug 14, 2005, 00:29
Your Digital Library
If you're like most Americans, you're moving at light speed into the digital era. And, if you already own a DVD player, you may be ready to purchase a DVD recorder.
So how can you make the most of this "digital explosion?" People have purchased DVD movies in record numbers, with the growing popularity of portable DVD players, in-car theater and multiple DVDs in the home. But movies can take a beating; they get scratched when used repeatedly and are easily dropped or otherwise damaged.
Aug 14, 2005, 00:24
Getting Remotes Under Control
Here's an entertaining thought: your home's entertainment equipment could be more fun if you got one more device; one thing to rule them all-a universal remote control.
From TVs and personal video recorders (PVR) to DVDs and stereo systems, today's homes are packed with electronic devices and with each new device comes a new remote control; they're everywhere-scattered across the coffee table, in between cushions or serving as the dog's new toy.
Aug 14, 2005, 00:23
High-Tech Electronics Made Easier
PC, DVD, LCD, MP3, GPS-before you get an acronym M.I.G.R.A.I.N.E., you can become tech savvy with just a few simple buying guidelines from HSN's Gadget Guy, Joe Harrison. And most importantly, this year's electronic systems will not require trend-driven and costly upgrades.
Here are some simple guidelines for this year's top electronics purchases.
Aug 14, 2005, 00:14
Live Piano Chats Lead Up To The World's Largest Piano Lesson
No matter where you live, if you have a computer, you can have a front row seat at a breakthrough musical event this coming Fall. "The World's Largest Piano Lesson: Preparing for Performance" is a first-of-a-kind opportunity for people everywhere to participate in a rare interactive master class that will take place over the Internet. "It's a revealing lesson that takes participants into the often secluded world of performance preparation," explains Richard Bosworth, the virtuoso pianist who will headline the event at Lincoln Center in the fall.
Aug 14, 2005, 00:05