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RIM's Bold bests other phones' transfer times
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11/17/2008   Post a comment
We pitted five smartphones against each other to test their download speeds and get a feel for the user experience with movies, TV shows and audio CDs. For the second consecutive year, the BlackBerry Bold took the gold.
Good vibrations for energy harvesting
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11/10/2008   3 comments
The combination of high-power-density piezoelectric element design with a high-efficiency converter takes energy-harvesting out of the lab to address the problem of powering remote and embedded devices.
Shedding light on solar cell technology
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11/10/2008   3 comments
It's clear that solar energy harvesting is poised to go mainstream, but it's not clear which of the many diverse technologies vying for dominance in this emerging market will take precedence.
Under the Hood: MotoGP electronics is where the rubber meets the road
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
We head to Laguna Raceway to explore the technology underlying motorcycle racing's premier machines.


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