This Fridge's Vacuum Sealed Drawer Puts Fresh Food Into Cryostasis

With its new Freshness Center refrigerator, Siemens wants you to get rid of that freezer bag sealing contraption on your counter. In addition to the standard fridge and freezer compartments, the KG38QAL30 has a third drawer with a section that vacuum seals itself, preserving fresh foods like vegetables and meats up… » 9/06/13 6:20pm 9/06/13 6:20pm

The World's Biggest Wind Turbine Is as Broad as an Airbus 380

The first commercial offshore wind turbine that Siemens created 30 years ago had 5-meter long blades and produced a paltry 30kW. A lot can change over three decades. The company's newest offshore model isn't just the biggest in the sea; it's the biggest anywhere. » 11/20/12 4:40pm 11/20/12 4:40pm

This View Down the World's Biggest Wind Turbine Will Give You Vertigo

You're peering down the main supporting tower of Siemens' latest offshore wind turbine—which just happens to be the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world. » 11/19/12 10:40am 11/19/12 10:40am

The World's Biggest Wind Turbine Blades Are So Long Their Tips Spin at…

For off-shore wind farms to become an economically feasible alternative energy source, each turbine needs to be big. Like, really big. That's why the latest turbine blade from Siemens is gigantic—just a hair shorter than the wingspan of an Airbus 380. » 7/31/12 11:30am 7/31/12 11:30am

The 5 Most Evil Things Tech Companies Helped Happen

If oppressive regimes want to stay oppressive, they need to fear—and wield—technology like a sword covered in napalm. And in most cases, they can't do that without using outside help. Here are the five worst corporate collaborators in technology. » 9/01/11 1:00pm 9/01/11 1:00pm

The Mojave Desert Solar Farm With More Mirrors Than a Lady Gaga…

As nuclear power continues to fall out of favor, California is making big investments in alternative energy sources to meet rising demand. One of its most ambitious projects will use the Mojave sun to power over a quarter million homes. » 6/01/11 11:30am 6/01/11 11:30am

The Hearing Aid Gets Hip [dupe]

Forgive my ignorance, but the Siemens miniTek hearing aid "audio system" is the first I've seen that combines Bluetooth, mp3 and other wireless controls with the traditional sound-boost typically associated with these devices. Did the hearing aid just get cool? » 10/17/10 3:00pm 10/17/10 3:00pm

Behold This Miserable List of Cellphone Failures

I'm baffled. How a phone that is both a writing utensil and a device for making calls to other humans—humans who might also be writing with their pen phones when I call upon them—could fail is beyond me. » 7/11/10 2:00pm 7/11/10 2:00pm

Siemens Awes Autobahn Drivers With Spinning LED Christmas Star

With 9,000 LEDs, a little superglue and some holiday magic, Siemens and artist Michael Pendry teamed up to turn a wind turbine outside Munich into "the world's biggest revolving Christmas star." It uses as much energy as a hairdryer. » 12/24/09 10:40am 12/24/09 10:40am

Siemens discControl Stove Top System Is Ingeniously Childproof

Siemens discControl knobs are perfect for the iPod generation in that they're completely touch based sliders, as the product's name suggests. But beyond that they hide a very cool, very safe little feature for households with small children. » 9/06/09 1:00pm 9/06/09 1:00pm

Nokia, Siemens Helped Iran Rig Networks for Government Control

The role of the internet in Iran's recent unrest has been stunning; so too have been the regime's efforts to minimize it. Luckily for the government, Iran's networks are rigged for suppression, courtesy of Nokia and Siemens. » 6/22/09 2:00pm 6/22/09 2:00pm

Fujitsu's Laptop4Life Scheme Gets You A New Laptop Every 3 Years 'Til…

Craziness: Buy one Fujitsu laptop, get a new one every three years until you're dead. That's basically the crazy principle behind Fujitsu's Laptop4Life program. Sure, you have to buy the extended 3-year warranty at first, not damage the old machine too much, and hang onto the receipt for grim death, but then you'll… » 12/01/08 12:30pm 12/01/08 12:30pm

Siemens Oven Moves Your Roast Like a Death Star Hangar Lift

The Siemens HB 78P570 oven looks like any other oven until you notice that it has no » 9/01/08 12:30pm 9/01/08 12:30pm door, which is precisely when it starts to open automatically from its bottom: The glossy black food platform slides down mechanically until it is at the same level as your kitchen top. Sounds a bit crazy, but it's extremely…

Girls On Top For First Time in Siemens Competition's History

A trio of girls has scooped the honors in Siemens' Math, Science and Technology Prize, the first time in the competition's nine-year history. According to James Whaley, President of the Siemens Foundation, the percentage of girls taking part in the competition has been steadily increasing each year—and this year, 48%… » 12/04/07 5:59am 12/04/07 5:59am

Microsoft And Siemens Bring In-Car Entertainment To Your Buggy

Microsoft and Siemens are set to collaborate to bring in-car entertainment and navigation products to a vehicle near you. They hope to develop a set of products that will allow for a better integration between mobile phones, music players and other ubiquitous gadgets. » 9/08/07 9:45am 9/08/07 9:45am

In-Wall Coffee Maker Makes Your Kitchen Like Starbucks, Sans the Hobo…

Why waste $4 every morning on a venti coffee from Starbucks? That sort of thing adds up, you know. You really should be making your coffee at home. I'd like to say that installing this Siemens in-wall coffee maker in your kitchen would be an example of some financial responsibility, but it clearly isn't. But hey, if… » 7/30/07 11:28am 7/30/07 11:28am

Brace Yourself, Sheila, Playboy Rumored to be Launching Branded Cell…

Whispers abound that Playboy is about to launch itself into the mobile phone market, with LG, Motorola and Siemens (well, whaddaya know?) most likely front-runners to carry the iconic bunny badge on their mobiles. Anyone have any questions? I know I do... » 6/21/07 8:33am 6/21/07 8:33am

Siemens' Ostar LED: It's On

We have such a hard-on for LEDs that it seems like fate when this announcement comes from a company named Siemens. They have developed Ostar, an LED bulb that despite its 1 square millimeter size can put out 1,000 lumens of angelic light. Siemens explains the significance: » 3/17/07 12:20pm 3/17/07 12:20pm

So LEDs are bright enough to light our…

Siemen's serve@Home - Automation and Management for the House of the…

As a young child in the late 70's/early 80's I was led to believe that by the time I was all grown up my house would be like "The Jetsons"—completely automated and super cool. I wouldn't have to cook, clean, or dress myself; the super-smart centralized computer in my home would take care of all these pesky tasks for… » 2/28/07 4:16pm 2/28/07 4:16pm