This Solar Satellite Will Shed Light on the Inner Workings of the Sun

The Sun actually gets hotter as you travel away from its surface, jumping from 6,000 K there to over 1,000,000 K a few million kilometers above in the corona. This effect contributes to solar flares that can damage earthbound electronics and we have no idea how it does this. But NASA is about to find out thanks to the… » 6/26/13 11:30am 6/26/13 11:30am

How to Defend Your Home Without Firearms

So, what, you think you're better than Batman? The Caped Crusader's out there protecting an entire city without packing heat but you can't defend your little abode without a gun? For shame! Here are four methods for protecting you and yours without exercising the Second Amendment. » 2/11/13 3:20pm 2/11/13 3:20pm

Iris Care Lets You Know When Your Parents Have Fallen and Can't Get Up

The Iris home security and energy monitor system from Lowes now does more than just track your water and electricity usage. The company has just rolled out its newest service aimed at America's aging population, Iris Care. » 1/06/13 7:32pm 1/06/13 7:32pm

Iris Home Energy and Security Monitor Review: Your House, Safer and…

Manual locks and dumb thermostats are old technology in our internet-connected world. With a Wi-Fi connection and an hour of free time, you can put home security and climate controls online—and give your home a brain. » 11/26/12 4:00pm 11/26/12 4:00pm

This Is the Bigoted, Racist, Anti-Abortion Search Engine That Powers…

I'm sure Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos doesn't know about this, but he's funding a seemingly Christian extremist search engine that is anti-abortion, anti-evolution, racist and even thinks that rape may be justifiable. It's called ChaCha, and it powers Android's most popular Siri competitor, Iris. » 2/08/12 8:51am 2/08/12 8:51am

RIM Gobbles Up Torch Mobile (Translation: BlackBerry's Getting WebKit,…

Another mobile software maker has fallen for the seductive charms of WebKit, and it's a biggie: RIM has acquired Torch Mobile—the company that makes the WebKit-based Iris browser—to "contribute to the BlackBerry platform." So long, asstastic BlackBerry browser. » 8/24/09 10:51am 8/24/09 10:51am

Dealzmodo Hack: Revitalize Your Windows Mobile Phone

For the legions of helpless Windows Mobile users, the Pre is just the latest in an endless, corrosive barrage of ego-draining next-gen phones. But living with Windows Mobile doesn't have to be so bad. » 1/15/09 2:00pm 1/15/09 2:00pm

Storm MK V Iris Watch: Time May Fly, But It Sure Can't Swim

To the Storm MK V watch, time is something fragile to be hidden away and guarded in secret. Because instead of just displaying the hour, the MK V tucks the face away behind tiny steel panels, shielding it from the harsh world outside. To check the time, one needs to open the mechanical iris a la 007 credits sequence.… » 10/21/08 11:45am 10/21/08 11:45am

Boynq's Iris Webcam Has a Touch of Anglepoise in its Design

*Squeak* Hello. I'm Pixar's famous Anglepoise lamp... yes, the one from the CGI film. *Squeak* I'm here to complain about this new Iris webcam from Boynq, which takes a few too many design cues from me and my fellow lamp kind. Look at it: it's unmistakable isn't it? As well as a VGA webcam, it's got a 5W RMS speaker » 8/05/08 10:40am 8/05/08 10:40am

Meridian iRIS Is World's First 1080p-Upconverting iPod Dock

Meridian, best known for building ridiculously expensive A/V gear, has just introduced a $379 iPod dock called the iRIS which, among other things, converts crappy little iPod video files to full 1080p-resolution HD. Though Meridian would be the one to pull this off, its specific claim is almost too bold: » 9/05/07 12:40pm 9/05/07 12:40pm

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Oki Japan Bring Iris Scanning to Existing Cellphones

Oki Japan has developed software that brings iris recognition security to existing cellphones. Before now, biometric security has meant either hugely expensive military systems or cheap, novelty peripherals. This new development is part of a growing number of practical and affordable solutions. The software can be used … » 7/27/07 6:09am 7/27/07 6:09am

HTC's Roadmap Shows Sliders, Smartphones, and Fingerprint Recognition

CTI Miami got their hands on HTC's latest roadmap for their upcoming phones. Among them are the Kaiser, which is along the same lines as the Sprint Mogul (GSM), and the Vogue, which is like the HTC Touch. Some of the more interesting ones are the Nike, which is a WM6 Professional (that's the touchscreen one) that… » 6/21/07 4:00pm 6/21/07 4:00pm