How Do You Hoist 1300-Ton Boats 240 Feet in the Air? With a 220,000-Ton…

Flat-bottomed barges have been hauling goods up the canals of Belgium for almost two centuries. But by the 1950s, barges had outgrown the series of locks and lifts along the Canal du Centre. This is the Belgians' €160 million answer. » 8/11/11 11:30am 8/11/11 11:30am

In France, Even 'Le Cube' Cable Boxes Have a Sense of Style

French cable provide Canal+ teamed up with touted OLPC » 10/17/08 7:39pm 10/17/08 7:39pm and designer Yves Behar to produce "Le Cube," their new, ultra-stylish HD cable box with DVR and video on demand functions. Looking like a Wii all dressed up for a formal event, Le Cube blends simple geometry with simple colors to create something that's visually…

News Corp Set-Top Box Becomes DVR: Just Add External Hard Drive

How much simpler can it get? You take the HD satellite set-top box already sitting in someone's living room, perform a quick firmware update, plug an external hard drive into the USB jack and voila, it's a bleedin' DVR. Voila is right, though, since this News Corp-owned software fix is currently only available to… » 2/26/08 4:55pm 2/26/08 4:55pm