| Jan 14, 2008
Apple Inc. had an incredible 2007. It launched the iPhone, saw a huge uptick in Macintosh computers sales and enjoyed the near doubling of its stock price.
As people flock to the annual Macworld Conference & Expo here this week, one thing is less clear:...
| Jan 16, 2008
All right, be cranky
Here's a a classic that will take you back. You might remember chopping nuts for baking using a hand-cranked nut mill (which in the '70s was probably avocado green). The nuts go in the top compartment, you give the crank a few...
| Jan 21, 2008
TiVo Inc. is more famous than it is rich.
The Alviso, Calif., company is best known for its pioneering device that lets television viewers record, pause and rewind live TV shows.
But despite its watershed technology and near household-name recognition,...
| Jan 23, 2008
| 11:30 AM
Entrepreneur Richard Branson today unveiled a model of the spaceship he hopes will be the first to take paying passengers into space on a regular basis next year.
Branson, whose Virgin Galactic is one of several commercial enterprises vying...
| Feb 26, 2008
The Internet bubble of the late 1990s ended with a painful pop. When today's young entrepreneurs get together, the only bubbles they see are in their mimosas.
Even as the rest of the business world frets about the gloomy economy, Silicon Valley is living...
| Feb 27, 2008
Going to the mall to buy music may no longer be a rite of passage for adolescents.
For the first time last year, nearly half of all teenagers bought no compact discs, a dramatic increase from 2006, when 38% of teens shunned such purchases, according to a...
| Mar 5, 2008
Remember when Wall Street was gaga over Google?
Despite its quirky approach to business, Google Inc. became a favorite among investors as the company best positioned to cash in on the digital media revolution. The Internet search giant's shares first hit...
| Mar 8, 2008
Imagine a world where your cell phone or iPod never runs out of power and you can leave all your clunky chargers at home.
This week, I tested three solar-powered devices that aim to make this world a reality: a backpack that lets you charge a variety...
| Mar 12, 2008
Total time: About 25 minutes
Servings: 5 servings (3 pancakes each)
Note: Mesquite flour can be found online at www.casadefruta.com, www.desertusa.com and Amazon.com, as well as select health-food stores.
1 2/3 cups flour
| Mar 23, 2008
Will Internet movie services ever replace the neighborhood video store?
In the long-term future -- long-term being relative, considering how swiftly technological advances are changing our lives -- we won't move many muscles to acquire the films we...
| May 1, 2008
Blu-ray won the high-definition format war, but now it's battling for consumers.
Sales of Blu-ray players dropped 40% in February from January, rebounding a scant 2% in March, according to a report released Wednesday by NPD Group.
The research firm...