Big money can be made if you're the first to claim a new invention. Sometimes the routine even slips through.
At Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference, Bill Gates showed off some key features of Office 12.
Lenovo's new ThinkPad Z-series laptops have a magnesium alloy frame that acts as a shock absorber.
Yahoo's new Instant Search Beta tool gives you sometimes off-beat results as you type.
Patients can attach a patch to their arm, and it will wirelessly transmit blood pressure readings.
Toshiba's fuel cell for portable music players runs on methanol and adds as much as 60 hours of playing time to a flash memory or a hard disk drive music player. Toshiba said it expects the cells to be ready for sale by 2007.
Lenovo demoed the ThinkPad Z60 family which comes in 14- and 15-inch widescreen models. It also has a roll cage (in the foreground), a stiff inner frame similar to how cars are built to withstand crashes.
The National Hurricane Center described this storm as a "potential catastrophe" with its current winds of 165mph.
Dell unveils its own mini-player, the DJ Ditty, to grab sales from the iPod Shuffle.
Dell introduces its first batch of dual-core Xeon-powered servers.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Kresge Auditorium -- the site of MIT's Emerging Technology Conference -- on a clear, crisp, cool morning just before the September 2005 edition of the event.
New XPS laptops, PCs and other consumer products are designed to appeal to the techno jet set.
MIT has developed a $100 windup-powered laptop targeted at children in developing nations.
SanDisk's new TrustedFlash compact flash cards has copyright protection built in.
The European Space Agency has named two potential targets for its asteroid-diverting program.