Billionaire Paul Allen's foundation is funding a new type of evacuation "cocoon" to help fly sick medical workers from West Africa
If you can't beat them, avoid them.
The Pentagon commits to planning for higher temperatures, and retired generals line up to help
Mobile food startups are moving beyond delivery into food prep
Cities relax or abandon purchasing restrictions in a bid to avoid more serious downturn
Ministry of Supply’s Aviator jacket combines the structure of a tailored garment with the functionality of a windbreaker
The Department of Education may double the number of debt collectors who go after defaulted federal student loans
This year's must-have Silicon Valley office accessory: a $199 bear costume
Date: Nov. 21. 2008
Retail price: $249 before rebate
Cost of components: $202.89
Research In Motion's latest effort to outpace Apple (AAPL) in the hotly contested smart phone market, the BlackBerry Storm sports a unique touch screen design that evokes the iPhone in many ways. Reports say RIM (RIMM) sold more than a half a million Storms in its first month on the market. All told, the materials used to make it cost $202.89, according to an iSuppli teardown analysis. Surprisingly, its most expensive component is not the screen, but its Qualcomm (QCOM)-made wireless chip, which costs nearly $35.