Manufacturers are in their respective businesses to make money, but some products are designed to be sold in high volume at lower profit margins, while other commodities are not expected to sell in large numbers but at great profits. Here is a breakdown of six mega popular gadgets, their retail prices and actual production costs: More »
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The National Ignition Facility has just made a breakthrough that may mean a step closer to the clean and efficient energy producing method of nuclear fusion. Although only lasting for a few nanoseconds, the world’s first megajoule laser shows very much promise in the realm of science. More »
Every Friday, Ziggytek presents a special article featuring the most epic fails in technological history. Since this is unofficially Apple week, is there a more fitting subject for today’s edition of EPIC FAIL FRIDAYS? Notice that all of these Apple failures listed here predate 2002. Jobs‘ return to Apple in the late ’90s ushered in the company’s golden era, wherein almost everything that the Cupertino wizard touched turned to precious metal. More »
Apple’s iPad will probably be at least somewhat successful, but I have my reservations about its appeal. Personally, I have no need for this e-reader/netbook hybrid, and its shortcomings are quite apparent. Even though I think that it will be a solid seller, to play devil’s advocate, I will propose five major reasons why the iPad should be a failure. More »
Last night, President of the United States, Barack Obama, gave his annual State of the Union address. Speaking for about an hour and ten minutes, the President highlighted the reality of the current situation in the United States, but also forcefully suggested several key changes that need to be and will be made. More »
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A new product from Mattel called “Puppy Tweets” allows your dog to (surprise, surprise) tweet. The plastic device connects to your computer via USB. You then have to create a Twitter account for your dog. After that is accomplished, all you need to do is clip the device to your dog’s collar and the device will update Sparky’s Twitter account using various preset Tweets. The device can detect motion and sound and will update the account according to what your dog is doing. Seems like a useful gadget to have, right? I mean, who DOESN’T have a Twitter account for his/her dog? More »