46 days of life for $22M Web site
Less than two months after an expensively glitzy launch party, Kibu.com has officially called it a day - $22m dollars later - and taken down its Web site to return leftover capital to investors.
"The management and investors considered the options in light of the lack of interest in companies with advertising-based business models," said Judy MacDonald, Kibu's CEO. ...more
Hitachi launches DVD camcorder
It didn't seem that long ago that MiniDV was the hottest format in the world of home videography. Now, Hitachi has launched a new DVD-RAM video camera that will have enthusiasts dribbling with anticipation.
Using 8cm DVD-RAM discs with a 2. ...more
IBM improves chip cooling technology
IBM has been detailing a new chip cooling technique that could massively increase the effectiveness of future heat sinks.
The invention is a bio-engineered gel that sits between the chip and heat sink and transfers heat. The gel doubles the effectiveness of current heat sink systems and could significantly reduce the costs of running a data centre or server farm. ...more
Japanese company bids to build methanol powered mobile
Japanese corporation KDDI is looking to be the first to develop a commercial mobile phone powered by fuel cell technology.
Working with Toshiba and Hitachi, the company is planning a fuel cell that would extract hydrogen ions from methanol to generate power, reports NE Asia Online. According to the website, simply replenishing the supply of methanol would enable
the battery to operate continuously - no recharging time would be necessary. ...more
Mozilla issues fixes for Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey
Mozilla has released updated versions of Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey that address several critical security vulnerabilities.
Firefox 1.5. ...more