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Hackers' DIY Projects Assist Japanese Recovery

The devices, which also include solar-powered phone charger kits, fill a technology void created by the devastation of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

Apple is the Worst Environmental Offender in Tech, Says Greenpeace

Greenpeace slams Apple over cloud computing facility claiming the company is the worst environmental offender in tech.


Starbucks Is My Office: A Guide for Mobile Over-Caffeinated Workers

If you call your local coffee shop your place of business, you're not alone. Here's what you need to know about café etiquette and what gear to use when you're there.

Pickup in Lens Orders Points to More Tablets With Cameras

A Taiwanese producer of plastic lenses said on Wednesday its March revenues shot up because of a surge in orders from tablet PC makers, indicating that cameras...

Keyboard Cat Wrist Rest Is Meme-tastic!

A recent Instructables project brings together two Web memes to create one geeky keyboard wrist rest.


Apple Stores: Crazy Customers, Homeless Webcasters and Drug Dealers: Yeah, Right

An Apple employee spills the secrets of Apple store life to Popular Mechanics.


From the Abacus to the IPod: Computer Museum Opens $19M Exhibition

The Computer History Museum this week opens a $19 million, 25,000-square-foot building expansion and exhibition titled: "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing"

New Dolby System Looks to Improve Laptop Sound

Acer Aspire laptops get upgraded with Dolby speakers.


Speedy USB 3.0 Spec Quickly Becomes a Consumer Reality

Expect parity in pricing with USB 2.0 and for USB 3.0 everywhere in 2011.

Will Touchscreens Kill the Keyboard?

Typing more than a few sentences on the virtual keyboard of an iPad or other tablet is a pain in the neck. That experience is about to get a whole lot better.

10 even wackier USB devices

The holidays are the perfect time to stop being so serious and engage in a little frivolity. These crazy USB gadgets will help out.

10 Great Gifts and Gadgets to Spruce Up Your Work Cubicle

Our guide to the coolest cubicle accessories has everything you could want, from USB-powered fragrances to in-office gardens.

Stocking Stuffers: Cool Tech Gifts Under $50

Don't break the bank--these well-priced gifts range from desk pets to tool belts to iPad skins to Star Trek gizmos.