• Japan gets inexpensive, yet innovative solar cells

    Japanese companies Gunze and Dai Nippon Printing are each developing new technologies that make it possible to produce low-cost, pigment-sensitized solar cells. Gunze focuses on low-end solar cells that can be used to power smaller electronic appliances or in-store ad displays, for example. Their cells will use a film, which is coated with special pigments, as a power source. Gunze, actually… Read More

  • Pentax introduces two inexpensive 10 megapixel digital cameras

    Today Pentax unveiled [JP] the Optio M60, a 10.1 megapixel digital camera to be released in Japan August 22. In the US, a slightly similar camera will be released in October (as the Optio E60). The camera’s main selling point is the price: It will not cost more than $140 in the USA. It seems Americans will get a trimmed-down version. Pentax in America states the E60 will feature 3x… Read More

  • HD-DVD Wins: $299 Player On The Way

    Wal-Mart and China have teamed up and this time it’s not to bring you cheap clothing at a reduced price. Walton & Co. have acquired 2 million HD-DVD players from the Great Wall Corporation, which is based out of — wait for it — China. The electronics come from TDK and Fuh Yuan, so at least it still holds a chance of not being a POS. But the best part out of all this news? Read More