Canadians turn to Kickstarter to fund Power Pillow idea

Many of us already sleep with our smartphones right next to our pillows anyway, so why not have that pillow providing a charge at the same time? That's the promise of a new

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Feds pump $19 million into auto sector R&D

The federal government is injecting $19 million into six research projects exploring new technologies in Canada's hard hit auto sector, Industry Canada announced today.Past Automotive Partnership Canadaprojects have included research into this electric

Published on: March 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Why smartphone batteries suck

If your awesome new smartphone is to have any hope of lasting longer than a day on one charge, it's going to need more power than a typical lithium ion battery can deliver.Used

Published on: May 24th, 2011 Megan Guess

10 tech tangles that need to be unravelled

Enough with bickering cell phone technologies, messaging systems that won't talk, incompatible file formats, and TV remotes that spread like kudzu across your coffee table. We've been dealing with some of these problems

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Dan Tynan

RCA device uses WiFi to charge smartphones

RCA showed a prototype of its Wi-Fi Hotspot Power Harvester called Airnergy that's designed to convert Wi-Fi radio signals into DC power for charging small wireless devices such as smartphones. The small device

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

8 horrendous technology failures

Let's face it: Technology seems made to stop working. Screens crack, circuits short, and power supplies abruptly conk out. It's all part of the complex and confounding ecosystem of electronics.The worst, though, is

Published on: October 23rd, 2009 J.R. Raphael

12 terrific gadgets to keep you going when the power stops

Whether you live in Toronto, Canada or Taipei, Taiwan power failures are a fact of modern life. But don't worry -- there is light at the end of this particular tunnel. When the

Published on: June 22nd, 2009 Brian Nadel