Blu-Ray vs. DVD: The New Format War?

By Patrick Biz Contributing Writer, [GAS] With HD DVD now buried six feet under and all major Hollywood studios onboard in the Blu-ray camp, the stars are aligned for next-generation format sales to finally take off. Surprisingly, prices aren’t falling, and customers still aren’t buying. The War Has Just Begun Don’t laugh, Blu-ray vs. DVD […]

High-Tech Glove Lets You Speak With Your Hands

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Watch out, Power Glove: There’s a new sensor-based item on the market, and this one has the potential to change lives. A team of computer engineering students at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a glove that can convert hand movements into spoken words. The idea is to give deaf […]

5 Killer Titles For Showing Off Your Home Theater System

By Patrick Biz Contributing Writer, [GAS] There are a number of reasons why HDTV and home theater gear are now mainstream: prices of Plasmas and LCDs screens have dropped considerably; personal video recorders (PVR) have kicked VCRs out of the living room; the offering of HD channels is growing rapidly; and Blu-Ray has officially buried […]

The Crime-Sensing Car

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Starting today, the GPS system has a new power: sensing high-crime areas and warning you before you make a potentially dangerous turn. Honda has just introduced its new SatNav system in Japan.  International news agency AFP reports the system will use information provided by police to mark “crime hotspots,” […]