The Converted for iOS: A Conversion App That Gives You Context

While this generally goes unsaid, the internet has become a huge crutch—but more than that, we're pretty much blind without it. What do you do when you need to convert meters to feet? Hit a few buttons on your keyboard and bam, Google tells you all you need to know. But the thing is, you're not really gaining anything… » 8/28/13 6:00pm 8/28/13 6:00pm

Team Doubles Efficiency of Thermoelectric Material: Good News for Car…

Scientists at Ohio State University have taken a thermoelectric material that's been used for decades to power deep-space probes, and worked out how to double its efficiency. That's good news: thermoelectrics convert heat directly into electrical energy. By catching exhaust heat, the new material may allow car… » 7/25/08 5:24am 7/25/08 5:24am

CyberLink Uses ATI Card To Transcode Four 1080p Video Files…

The fashionable thing these days is to take the tremendous processing power of graphics cards and put them to use when you're not utilizing them to render games. CyberLink, for one, has come up with a pretty ingenous method to take an ATI or NVIDIA card (in their case, the demo was on an ATI Radeon 4850 512MB card)… » 6/26/08 6:00pm 6/26/08 6:00pm

USB Cassete Archiver Converts Your Embarrassing Analog Music Into…

Have a collection of old cassette tapes lying around? Thanks to this USB Cassette Archiver you can kick out the old school jams once again in full digital glory on your MP3 player. Format conversion is a simple matter of installing the software on your PC or Mac and connecting the archiver via USB. I'm not sure how… » 10/23/07 8:35pm 10/23/07 8:35pm