Researchers creating a nuclear powered battery

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/potato_battery.jpg" />Man has long been on a quest for a better battery. This has resulted in some less then ideal solutions, such as the

Presenting the airplane of the future! Better make friends with your fellow passengers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/airplane.jpg" />This is what the Airplane of the Future may look like. Well, this is what coach may look like; first class passengers wil

Will anybody give a damn about your burnt DVDs 1000 years in the future?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/1000dvds.jpg" />A Utah company claims to have developed a DVD that will last 1,000 years under normal, everyday conditions. (You don't ha

The tweest display in all the land

This display, smaller than a dime, has 600×480 resolution, ensuring that when our species branches into the elfoid form we will be able to create an iPod Touch for our miniature brethren. You cou

Niche Mag Publisher Future Launches Dozens Of News Aggregator Sites Under DailyRadar

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/dailyradar-logo-215x59.png" width="215" height="59" /> The future of media is algorithmic aggregation, at least that is the approach <a href=

Hearst tries to revive dying magazine business with electronic reader

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/terriblemonthly.jpg" /> All I have to say to Hearst is “Good luck, bro.” The flatlining publisher, which produces magazines such as P

Within 10 years, we'll have TV inside our contact lenses

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/tvlens.jpg" />You've seen that <a HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m71m-LBqFQ">commercial for Hulu</a>, right? The one with Alec Bal

I want my flying car – kitchens of the future

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/kitchen.jpg" alt="kitchen" title="kitchen" width="431" height="357" class="center" /> Remember when they said we'd all have flying cars


Blast has a story about the cars of the future, a collection of kickass concept vehicles from all over the world – well, mostly Europe and Japan but there is one Buick. American makers are busy

Programmable Matter

I’ve been stewing in this one all night. Programmable matter. Things that can morph and reshape into other things. Useful things. Imagine working on a connected netbook and then morphing the device

Panasonic’s prototype ‘Eco House’

Hey everyone, Doug Aamoth here in Tokyo checking in on Panasonic’s “Eco Ideas” initiative. Here’s a video tour of a prototype house containing various environmentally-friendly and technologica

Kindle turns heads, upsets industry execs at book show

The Kindle, she has grown into a beautiful woman. Yup, Amazon’s industry-destroying device appears to have been quite popular at last week’s book industry soirée, where execs complained t

Multi-touch, the Musical! or The next wave for UI

Just the beginning… With all the talk of multi-touch, surface computing, and mobile technology, let’s think, for a moment, where we’re all headed. Given the fact that we are all gadg

Nine Inch Nails confirms album's official release on BitTorrent trackers

[photopress:ghostsnin.jpg,full,center] Good ol’ Nine Inch Nails officially released its latest album on The Pirate Bay, What.cd and Waffles.fm. An account named “NIN” uploaded the 32

Another 'one console is better for everyone' editorial

[photopress:peaceoneconsole.gif,full,center] Add one more vote to the “we’d be better off with a single video game console than with multiple ones.” Colin Campbell over at Next-Gen.b

The random endorsement: e-books (and anyone who disagrees is an imbecile)

This endorsement is by no means random. It is a direct challenge to one of the many well thought out theses put forward by Peter Ha in his terrific Kindle review: I’ll be the first to admit that e-b

The future that was supposed to be today is just plain creepy

http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf A friend sent this to me and I’m not exactly sure what to think of it. Part of me enjoys watching old videos like

Car battery-charging stations for all within three years

If Al Gore has taught me anything, it’s that the Earth is going to explode any minute now (think Sephiroth’s Super Nova) because we burn too many fossil fuels. So let’s stop burning

Water-powered phones by 2010?

New development on the liquid-powered battery front. Samsung’s apparently "developed a micro-fuel cell and hydrogen generator that runs on H20." Metal and water inside the phone bump u

The fall of Japan's tech hegemony

Don’t you people have anything better to do? I had a few days to think over the malaise I felt on attending CEATEC and wandering the streets of Tokyo last week. I had last been to Japan in 2003
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