Facebook buys Oculus Rift
Mar 26th 2014 at 7:19 a.m.

Facebook announced its purchase of VR pioneer Oculus Rift, sending the internet into a tizzy.

Google Glass specs revealed along with first official app
Apr 16th 2013 at 7:02 p.m.

Google Glass is on its way soon enough. If you are a developer and pre-ordered yours, these are the specs you get to work with…

Will and Norm at Tested spend 45 minutes with the Oculus Rift
Apr 8th 2013 at 9:41 a.m.

Amazing video showing the player and their viewpoint while wearing the Oculus Rift.

Disney files "Magic Band" with FCC
Nov 12th 2012 at 3:57 a.m.

Disney has long since been the leading innovators in the amusement park industry.  With groundbreaking attractions and game-changing ideas such as FastPass,…

GameStop opens new GameStop Kids stores
Oct 28th 2012 at 10:31 p.m.

GameStop is opening a new chain of stores called GameStop Kids.  For a list of locations check out their GameStop Kids location listing .  For a list of…

Google announces Project Glass
Apr 5th 2012 at 1:07 a.m.

Internets, prepare for the future.  Google just announced their latest endeavor codenamed "Project Glass" .  Project Glass is a wearable HUD that handles many…

UPDATED - China factory conditions follow-up: Protests Afoot, Hacks at FoxConn
Feb 8th 2012 at 10:38 p.m.

As a follow-up to the recent story regarding the working conditions in factories in China, Change.org and SumofUS.org are organizing global protests at select…

"This American Life" examines the horrible cost of our technology obsession
Jan 13th 2012 at 5:24 p.m.

I've talked before about the great NPR documentary program This American Life and I'm a huge huge fan.  Recently their one-hour program turned their eye to…

Ten years of Segway and my own connection
Dec 9th 2011 at 10:22 p.m.

David Brooks from Granite Geek reminds us that it is the tenth anniversary of the announcement of the Segway , the two-wheeled self-balancing scooter from…

Amazon announces $199 Kindle Fire tablet
Sep 28th 2011 at 3:36 p.m.

Amazon waded into the tablet market today , announcing the $199 Kindle Fire .  The Fire is a 7-inch tablet running a custom Android OS.  Amazon has started…

Lenovo wades into the tablet market with IdeaPad
Aug 23rd 2011 at 2:57 p.m.

Former IBM laptop-maker Lenovo has decided to enter the tablet market with the IdeaPad K1 . Wired has a review. The IdeaPad comes pre-loaded with a bunch of…

NH teen creates robotics kit company
Aug 23rd 2011 at 1:37 a.m.

The Concord Monitor recently profiled Bill Hunt , a 17-year-old Gilmanton teenager who has founded his own robotics kit company called Photon Robotics .  Hunt…

Massachusetts-based Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy
Aug 17th 2011 at 7:25 p.m.

Evergreen Solar, the company given $50 million by the Commonwealth of Massachusets to build a factory in Devens, MA, filed for bankruptcy on Monday.  The…

Boston to get 150 electric vehicle charging stations
Jul 26th 2011 at 11:46 a.m.

A national project funded by the Department of Energy will bring 150 electric vehicle charging stations to the greater Boston area.  The charging stations…

Foxconn pledges expose seedy side of our gadget obsession
May 10th 2011 at 6:28 p.m.

British newspaper The Daily Mail recently revealed that workers at Chinese tech manufacturer Foxconn have been forced to sign pledges not to commit suicide ….

More MIT + Kinect goodness
Apr 6th 2011 at 11:31 a.m.

Yesterday I posted a story about an MIT Media Lab project that used the Kinect to add some useful tools to a video conference. Engadget provides another…

MIT Kinect Hacks - Making Videoconferences useful
Apr 5th 2011 at 8:26 p.m.

One of the best features of the XBox Kinect has been its hackable platform.  Kinect's tools have been used in a variety of applications that are just…

Motorola's Xoom Superbowl Ad takes jab at Apple
Feb 7th 2011 at 4:11 p.m.

Motorola promoted its new Xoom tablet during yesterday's Superbowl with an ad that makes a not-so-suble reference to Apple's famous '1984' Superbowl ad. I…