The World's Biggest Jet Engine Is Brawnier Than Alan Shepard's Rocket

The Wright Flyer took off in 1903 powered by a measly 12 horsepower straight-four. Little did Orville and Wilbur know that just 110 years later, their pokey engines would eventually lead to a power plant with more horsepower than The Titanic and Shepard's Mercury-Redstone 3—combined. » 11/25/13 11:40am 11/25/13 11:40am

Will Lawsuits Make Aereo's Free Cloud TV DOA?

Just two weeks after Aero opened up shop, a few broadcast TV networks are already trying get the cloud-based TV service shut down in the courts. ABC, PBS, and Univision are amongst a group of companies suing to prevent Aereo from letting you capture the airwaves. » 3/02/12 10:35am 3/02/12 10:35am

Ford Inspired by Chocolate Bar For New Lightweight Plastic

It may not be available in the US, but American car company Ford looked to Nestlé's Aero chocolate bar for inspiration when designing their new ultra-light plastic for their cars. Hoping to make a lighter plastic for better handling and accelerating, but not compromising its strength and durability, they examined the… » 4/08/11 12:40pm 4/08/11 12:40pm

Please Stop Making New Phones With Old Firmware

We've reached the point where buying a "new" Android phone could still mean you're using firmware that's 18 months old. There's got to be a better way. » 8/24/10 3:40pm 8/24/10 3:40pm

Dell Aero Gets Official: Lightweight Phone Running Obsolete Android Is…

Dell's been touting the world's lightest Android phone since March, and today the little guy is officially hits the scene for $100 with a 2-year AT&T contract. Too bad its operating system is over a year behind. » 8/24/10 11:26am 8/24/10 11:26am

Dell Streak Priced: $299 With Contract, $549 Without

The remaining details of Dell Streak's release continue to trickle out. This morning we learned it would eventually run Froyo. Now we know the price: $299 with a 2 year AT&T contract or $549 unlocked. Updated » 7/27/10 2:47pm 7/27/10 2:47pm

Standivarius Aero Laptop Stand Is Light Enough For The Wimpiest Traveler

The Standivarius Aero weighs a light 135 grams and takes about two seconds to set up. That means that there's no excuse to not slip the slender laptop stand into your travel bag and have a comfortable mobile office setup. » 7/23/10 1:17am 7/23/10 1:17am

Did Microsoft Deceive With 'Vista Capable'?

A judge has ruled that a trial against Microsoft can proceed to decide whether they misled people with their "Vista Capable" advertising campaign. Two PC buyers have started a class action, and are arguing that they bought machines that weren't capable of running Aero, even though they were marked as "Vista Capable." » 8/09/07 4:53am 8/09/07 4:53am

Vista Battery Life Sucks


I've complained for months that Vista hogs battery life. Yet whenever I would look a laptop product rep in the eye and ask (most recently, HP and Gateway), I'd get a blank stare that says, "We can't really tell you." Now, the courageous folks at ZDNet have confirmation from inside HP. The Aero Glass interface is,… » 5/04/07 2:40pm 5/04/07 2:40pm

Japan Watch: Akihabara Stores Using Porn to Sell Vista

We all knew Japan loves running Hentai games on Vista, so it's no wonder that stores selling Microsoft's newest OS are advertising to the same market. » 3/13/07 6:00pm 3/13/07 6:00pm

How to Build Aero-Enabled Vista PC With Money Left Over To Be a Pirate

Despite claims that you need a pretty high-end PC to run Vista well, J2s site came up with a system that runs Vista with Aero Glass enabled for only $538 (not counting the price of Vista itself). » 2/28/07 8:55pm 2/28/07 8:55pm

Nike iPod Watch Details Leaked

If you're an owner of a non-Nano iPod (or a non iPod owner), you're probably looking forward to Nike's Speed+ iPod-replacing watch to save you the trouble of buying another iPod. In addition to Speed+, Nike has three other watches to compliment, not replace, the iPod Nano. » 1/19/07 7:29pm 1/19/07 7:29pm

Vista Aero Doesn't Slog Your Performance

Despite fears to the contrary, a North Carolina technology assessment company determined that running Vista Aero (the fancy graphical UI elements) doesn't slow down your computer compared to the less graphics-intensive versions of Vista. The three key findings on Vista performance were: » 1/05/07 1:35pm 1/05/07 1:35pm