An anonymous reader writes: In terms of tech buzz at CES, there's none bigger this year than 3D TV. Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG and Toshiba all announced 3D TVs to go onsale in 2010, and ESPN announced a 3D sports channel. But with hardly any 3D movies to watch, and questions over price, and whether people will really want to sit in their own lounge rooms, every week, watching TV while looking somewhat vaguely like Roy Orbison — remains to be seen. This article summarises some of the big basic questions hovering over the 3D TV trend. Link to Original Source
Corpuscavernosa writes: As 2009 winds down and we try to come up with new and clever ways of referring to the early years of this century, there's really only one thing left to do: declare our ten favorite gadgets of the aughts and show them off in chronological order. It's arguable that if this wasn't the decade of gadgets, it was certainly a decade shaped by gadgets — one which saw the birth of a new kind of connectedness. In just ten years time, gadgets have touched almost every aspect of our daily lives, and personal technology has come into its own in a way never before seen. It's a decade that's been marked the ubiquity of the internet, the downfall of the desktop, and the series finale of Friends, but we've boiled it down to the ten devices we've loved the most and worked the hardest over the past ten years. We even had some of our friends in the tech community chime in with their picks on what they thought was the gadget or tech of the decade — so join us for a look back at the best (gadget) years ever! Link to Original Source
harrymcc writes: Polaroid, Netscape, CompuServe, Westinghouse, Heathkit--these were once among the most respected names in the technology business. They're still around, but what's happened to them is just plain sad. I took a look at the tragic fates of a dozen mighty brands that have, in one way or another, fallen on hard times. Link to Original Source
SanderDJ writes: "The web site knol.com is owned by a Dutch company selling steamcleaning equipment. They don't plan to sell their domain name (yet) to Google, but they relish the growing interest for their web site.
They even thank a few (IT) web sites for referring to them. However, Slashdot is not mentioned and the site is still up.
I think it's time the Slashdot visitors check out the equipment that this company sells." Link to Original Source