Tiny company accuses RIM, Nokia of violating patents, wants their products banned in the U.S.

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Congress wants $650 million to subsidize more digital TV converter boxes

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Obama loves playing Wii bowling, still clinging to his BlackBerry

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Japan is the world's No. 1 robot country, dwarfs the US and large parts of Europe

<img src="" /> We all would have guessed it and now <a href="">IIEE Spectrum Online has come u

High-speed trains in America one step closer to reality

It looks like the U.S. is well on its way to becoming a modern Western country after all. Congressional leaders are trying to find funding for high-speed passenger trains, one of which would take peop

American scientists have no idea what they're doing re: nanotechnology

Apparently the U.S. is walking “ass-backwards” into nanotechnology, which is totally not surprising. We’re not properly assessing the risks involved with playing God, we’re not telling

How to play the Resident Evil 5 demo on your unmodded American Xbox 360

Capcom released the demo for Resident Evil 5 last week in Japan, but did you know that you, the average American Xbox 360 owner, can play it right now? It’s extraordinarily easy, since all you n

Update on the Wal-Mart Black Friday death: Police having hard time identifying those responsible

No story has ever annoyed me as much as the Black Friday death that occurred at a Long Island Wal-Mart last week. What’s worse is that, right now, it doesn’t look like the police will be a

Don't bother trying the Google voice search application if you don't have an American accent

Google’s new voice recognition search application for the iPhone works great with the standard American accent. Try to search for things with a different accent—Scouse, Cockney, Geordie, e

U.S. military bans flash drives to prevent spread of worm

The military, in an effort to stop the spread of a destructive worm, has banned the use of flash drives, CDs and other media by its personnel. The ban applies to computers connected two Department of

Video: CNN's 3D hologram looks sorta weird (but that's OK)

As Señor Arrington alluded to, CNN rolled out its 3D hologram-thing during its election coverage last night. Thirty-five HD cameras are filming the reporter, Jessica Yellin, which then send the image

CNN to use 3D holograms as part of its election coverage tonight

In addition to listening to Ron and Fez tonight, you may want to check out CNN even if Fox News is your preferred network. Why is that? Oh, just the fact that they’ll be using 3D holograms to ta

Follow election coverage on satellite radio with Ron and Fez

Just a quick heads up to satellite radio listeners, Ron and Fez (noon to three) will be hosting some sort of election night extravaganza tonight starting at 7pm EST. Best of all, it’ll be on bot

Be on the lookout for crooked electronic voting machines tomorrow

My fellow Americans: tomorrow’s the big day, Election Day, wherein we are able to exercise our right to wait in line all day at a fire house or elementary school, rubbing shoulders with “neigh

Obama, Palin featured as playable characters in EA's Mercenaries 2 The upcoming downloadable content (DLC) for Mercenaries 2 has two special characters that you’ll no doubt recognize. Yes, that’s Barack Obama and Sarah Palin

Burned Out: Obama spent $44K on video game ads this month

There’s only five days till this insufferable election ends, and one of the more interesting stories as far as we’re concerned (“we” being the tech community) was that “Obama buying

At ease: Blackhawk's High Performance Fighting Uniform

America’s sons and daughters are still Over There, fighting the good fight and making it possible for jerks like us to fawn over cellphones, big screen TVs and impossibly tiny laptops on a daily

X-rays scanning cars at U.S.-Mexico border crossing causing all sorts of entirely too predictable controversy

The epic struggle against illegal immigration continues, as American authorities turn to technology to help them secure the homeland. Specifically, they’ve turned to drive-through X-ray portals

Verizon Wireless, AT&T gave cellphone towers to John and Cindy McCain

Did John and Cindy McCain use their telecom industry connections to have a cellphone tower built right by one of their many houses in order to improve signal strength? That’s what the Washington

Gaming gets political: Obama ads appear in EA games

So you’re racing down the road in Burnout Paradise and you’re all, “Was that an Obama ad?” Yes, yes it was. EA has confirmed that the Obama campaign is running ads in several of its vi
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