Stories by James Mulroy

NASA Endeavour space shuttle has damaged heat shield

Space Shuttle Endeavour has been in space for about a week now and the crew has just recently found that there is a damaged tile on the shuttle's heat shield, bringing back horrible images of the Columbia disaster which shattered NASA and the nation back in 2003.

Tablets poised to replace waiters' primary functions

Sick of long wait times or restaurants? Loathe idle banter? Suffer no more! One startup company called E la Carte (get it? 'E' for electronic. Hah!), is offering tablets which will be able to take your order, entertain you, and accept your payments.They're calling it a "Restaurant Revolution." Touché!

Quantum Teleportation Is A Reality

Scientists have finally done it! In what looks like an incredibly complicated setup scientists have not just figured out how to transport information using the quantum highway, but they have actually done it.

What's new in PC components

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn't just all tablet, cameras, and laptops; there's plenty of news for the PC component geek, too, ranging from tiny flash drives that pack a lot of heat to the hand-held gaming console.

New Creative gaming headset has 50mm drivers, no wires

Are you hardcore gamer and need that extra boost in communication to boost your performance when pounding away at the keyboard? If so, you may want to check out the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Omega Wireless Gaming Headset. Creative's new wireless gaming headset works with a variety of games like WoW and other role playing games, as well as for listening to music, Netflix, or chatting on Skype.

New Lexar flash drives pack a lot into a tiny package

Quick: What stores up to 128GB, supports file encryption, and fits in your pocket? Why, Lexar's newest flash drives. Lexar's Echo MX and the ZX backup drives announced at CES 2011 are designed to automatically back up files when you are on the go, and support 128-bit AES encryption, making them good for netbook and notebook users.

Micromobs: Inside a social network startup

In today's social-networked world, it can be tough to keep your personal information under your control. And given Facebook's dominant position, it's not so easy for start-up social networks to connect you with your friends, family and acquaintances. That's why a small start-up company named Micromobs has taken up the challenge of bringing simplicity and privacy to you in one click.

Sweet swivel-screen tablet makes rounds at IDF 2010

Dell's latest in geektechery is making the rounds—a 10-inch netbook-tablet hybrid with a sweet swiveling screen. If you want to show off that awesome photo from last month's vacation, just flip the screen around with the swivel; to do some typing, just flip it back around. The new hybrid was recently displayed at the Intel Developer Forum 2010, according to Engadget.

Intel's roadmap revealed: 6 notebook CPUs ahead

It appears that Apple isn't the only one dealing with product leaks. On May 30, Engadget stumbled across a roadmap with the specs for the entire fall collection of mobile chips from Intel.

Thinner Kindle -- coming soon?

For those of you who think that the Kindle's one third of an inch thick architecture is just too thick, you may be able to check out a new slimmer Kindle come August this year. According to a Bloomberg.com article, Amazon.com plans to introduce the next version of the Kindle electronic-book reader.

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