December 21, 2009 Avatar is short on plot and score, but the 3D animation is simply amazing. It's an expensive, impressive spectacle. The 3D vantage was crazy-good so often that it really did feel like The Future you're seeing up there on the screen.
December 15, 2009 Hollywood is impatiently waiting for 3D technology to change the way we see entertainment. But while James Cameron's Avatar is a technical marvel, it's not likely to solve the movie industry's problems.
December 11, 2009 The new Google Goggles service lets you send it a pic from your cameraphone. The photo is then analyzed and turned into a search query, and you're given links that might explain that new/weird thing you're staring at.
December 4, 2009 In any service industry, your freedom to cop an attitude is directly related to your ability to deliver great product.
November 4, 2009 One reviewer uses it for e-mail; another for sushi. It's being called a timesaver — even "the greatest thing ever invented." It's the Laptop Steering Wheel Desk. Drivers certainly don't need another distraction — but people surfing around on Ama...
October 23, 2009 If you ask me, geotagging is the next tsunami we're all sitting under. As the Web goes more mobile, embedding lat/long coordinates in stories and pictures is a sure-fire hit. But I never knew it would be so popular to geotag an airport men's room....
October 8, 2009 The Web site Digital Dowsing — from dowsing rods, the sticks used to find underground water — sells devices that translate paranormal phenomena into sounds, and even words.
October 5, 2009 It's more interesting to think about solar energy now than it ever has been. We list four good candidates for people who need solar chargers capable of powering a phone, camera or iPod.
June 19, 2009 Flickr's new "nearby" service lets people on the move see where they're heading. User-submitted photos are now populating maps seen in phone screens.
May 18, 2009 As Apple's App Store garners headlines for making developers into overnight thousandaires, I'm thankful for a free, reliable program that does everything I want.
November 24, 2008 Cooking a pie entails risks — and many of them center on the crust. We asked chef Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen to share his recipe for the perfect pumpkin pie. Honed by hours in the kitchen, the recipe gives the mild pumpkin two strong allies: sweet potatoes and vodka.
August 21, 2008 America's scooter industry is surging, benefiting from high gas prices and a slumping economy. Two other markers of their rising popularity have emerged: higher rates of theft and injury.
August 21, 2008 Record numbers of Americans are getting out of their cars and hopping onto scooters, spurred by high gas prices and concern for the environment. But with many options and styles to choose from, picking the right ride can be tricky.
July 22, 2008 The joy of 'bringing your own.'
June 26, 2008 The Supreme Court's ruling that Washington, D.C., can't ban its residents from owning handguns has advocates on both sides of the gun-control issue scrambling to reshape their strategies. Stanford law professor Robert Weisberg, a former Supreme Court clerk, offers his perspective on the decision.
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