Windows Blue Leak Reveals Snap View Side-by-Side Apps, Different Live…

A leaked copy of Microsoft's latest Blue OS—its rumored incremental Windows upgrade—is spreading, and shows an increased focus on personalization including new Live Tile arrangements on the Start Screen, a Snap View for side-by-side apps, and new color choices. » 3/24/13 11:28am 3/24/13 11:28am

Blue Microphones Tiki Review: The Perfect Little Computer Mic

No matter the computer, its built-in microphone is a piece of junk. But at just 2.3 ounces, the Blue Microphone Tiki might be the first USB mic designed well enough to be used by anyone. Your mama just figured out how to use Skype—if you call her with this plugged in, will she actually be able to understand what… » 8/20/12 2:20pm 8/20/12 2:20pm

Make a Blue Laser Gun Out of the Corpse of an HD-DVD Drive

Instructables has posted a guide for how to yank the blue diode out of a dusty Xbox 360 HD-DVD player and attach it to a (fake) gun to create.... a laser gun! It's a pretty easy little mod, if you have the equipment lying around (and a laser gun sight you don't use), and when you're done, you've got a blue laser pistol … » 12/06/08 3:00pm 12/06/08 3:00pm

Scientists Create the First Super-duper "Pure White LED"

The American Chemical Society is claiming that the "holy grail" of the LED world has been reached. A pair of Indian Scientists have created a pure white LED. No longer will we have to suffer with odd blue- or yellow-like white LED's. The method used to achieve the white color was so blatantly obvious, they used "phosphors … » 9/26/07 2:45pm 9/26/07 2:45pm

Rumor Smashed: Blue Zune Not Blue Zune

False alarm. The Blue Zune we showed you in the Target ad isn't actually a Blue Zune, it's a Black Zune that just looks blue thanks to the crappy image. The black one does actually look slightly blue when you look at it (the doubleshot is blue), so we can see where the confusion comes from. But still, the image was… » 9/13/07 2:35pm 9/13/07 2:35pm

Target Ad Scoops Blue Zune Release

Next week's Target ad shows both a $199 price cut in the Microsoft Zune player—something we've covered before—and a brand new Blue Zune. We haven't seen this anywhere yet, but it looks like it's blue with light blue doubleshotting, and will be the same $199 that all the other Zunes are priced at. If Target's going to… » 9/11/07 4:30pm 9/11/07 4:30pm

Sony's Blue Laser Diodes Down to $8 - PS3 and BD Player Price Cuts Soon?

Good news for Blu-ray fans. Sony's just announced that they're ramping up blue laser diode production yet again, which will lower the price to just around $8 each by June. What will this mean to you? Well, seeing as the diodes were the reason for the PS3 shortages this fall (and contributed to both the PlayStation's… » 4/26/07 3:45pm 4/26/07 3:45pm