Researchers Develop Bendable Battery

This sounds really cool: WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s a battery that looks like a piece of paper and can be bent or twisted, trimmed with scissors or molded into any shape needed. While the battery is only a prototype a few inches square right now, the researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who developed it have…

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Workers suffering from ’email stress’

Does this ring a bell? Targets, deadlines and getting to work on time have long been the main sources of pressure for most workers, but now it seems the office is being plagued by a new problem: e-mail stress. According to new research increasing numbers of workers say they are swamped with a never-ending tide…

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Two 19" LCDs + RDP + SplitView = 1 Happy Camper

For almost a year now, I’ve had a nice setup in my home office with dual Westinghouse 19″ LCD monitors on a pair of articulating arms. This allows me to have lots of screen real estate, with better placement than the stock stands offered, and the ability to easily adjust the monitors when necessary. And…

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What do you carry with you?

Canadian ASPInsider Eli Robillard provides his answer to the burning question:  What do you carry with you? Among my favorites: Zune music player and synch cord. Brown, of course. [DH – I’ve got the Brown, too, and love it, of course.] Microsoft Presenter Mouse 8000. Comes with a Bluetooth dongle and a hard-shell case. [DH -…

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Flying Couch

OK, it’s not quite what it sounds like…it’s actually a man named couch flying in his lawn chair. Don’t try this at home: Last weekend, Kent Couch settled down in his lawn chair with some snacks — and a parachute. Attached to his lawn chair were 105 large helium balloons. Destination: Idaho. With instruments to…

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Xbox.com | Halo 3 Special Edition Console

OK, this almost makes me glad that I haven’t picked up an XBOX 360 Elite yet: In anticipation of this year’s largest blockbuster game launch, Microsoft will offer the Xbox 360™ Halo® 3 Special Edition Console in September 2007. The console features an exclusive “Spartan green and gold” finish and comes bundled with a matching Xbox 360…

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Evaluating Microsoft Software via Virtualization

Great resource for those who want to spin up a test server, but don’t want to go through the installation and configuration steps. The list of images is particularly useful, and should be bookmarked: Via Angus: http://blogs.msdn.com/angus_logan/archive/2007/06/22/want-a-microsoft-office-sharepoint-server-moss-2007-virtual-image-vhd-vpc.aspx or www.microsoft.com/vhd and the full list of images for download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/results.aspx?pocid=&freetext=msvhds&displaylang=en And for Partners that would like to distribute…

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Turning $20 into $200

That’s basically what I did this weekend with a $20 67mm UV filter for my Nikon D70s. I was running late for my youngest son’s baptism, and was carrying more stuff than I probably should’ve been (baptismal blanket, camera, tripod, and a bottle of formula in case the man of the hour got hungry), and…

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Inkjet Photos – How long will they last?

The following story in the NYT should be pretty sobering for anyone relying on inkjet photo printers to protect their precious memories: It Isn’t That Images Fade, It’s That They Can Vanish – New York Times I’ve been considering picking up a dye-sublimation printer for printing snapshots, since dye-subs use a sealer layer on top of the…

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Windows Vista Add-ons

Okay okay…  so for all those Windows users with Mac jealousy, now you can have the fancy icon bar with animations too.  Check out Rocket Dock.  It’s free, and it works well. So begins a post by my colleague Peter Laudati, in which he describes Rocket Dock and Switcher, a couple of add-ons for Windows…

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