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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. … More »

    20 hours ago
  • Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

    Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms. Tech workers brought a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they conspired to avoid … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

    Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

    The laptop computer that Bill Clinton used in 1998 to send the first-ever US presidential email has sold for $60,667 in an online auction, the Boston auction house that handled the transaction said Thursday. RR Auction did not disclose the name of the buyer of the still-functional Toshiba Satellite that Clinton borrowed to email veteran astronaut John Glenn, who was orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle Discovery. The laptop, with … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • This origami-like lightbulb may be the world’s most energy efficient

    This origami-like lightbulb may be the world’s most energy efficient

    How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Three, it turns out. … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • HTC reportedly hires Samsung exec who made Galaxy the 'next big thing'

    HTC reportedly hires Samsung exec who made Galaxy the 'next big thing'

    HTC has confirmed the hiring of Paul Golden, a former Samsung US chief marketing officer, following a report from Bloomberg News. Golden, whose LinkedIn page says he "created and launched the highly successful Galaxy brand," was at Samsung between 2008 and 2012, a time in which the Korean company rose to global prominence in the smartphone market. A lawyer for Samsung in the ongoing patent trial with Apple claimed its provocative "Next Big … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million

    Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. In January, the U.S. software company said Xbox One sales had crossed three million as of the end of 2013. The console went on sale on November 22 in 13 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, a week before rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 was released. … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

    Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

    Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot. Resembling a tiny astronaut, ASIMO -- decked out in a white suit and helmet -- stands 4 feet three inches (1.3 meters) tall and weighs in at 110 lbs (50 kg). ASIMO -- short for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility -- was designed to help people, potentially in cases of reduced mobility. The latest demonstration highlighted the robot's increased flexibility and balance -- ASIMO can now jump -- as … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet

    Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet

    Finnish telecom company Nokia on Thursday recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock. The Lumia 2520 is the first tablet by Nokia, once the world leader in the mobile phone industry but which lost its top place to South Korea's Samsung in 2012. "If loose and separated, certain internal components pose a hazard of an electric shock if touched while the plug remains in a live socket." … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • Top iPad apps: 'Hearthstone,' 'Trials Frontier'

    Top iPad apps: 'Hearthstone,' 'Trials Frontier'

    Card game "Hearthstone" makes tremendous progress during its first week on release, with motocross title "Trials Frontier" also buoyant. More details on these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads and recorded on April 17, can be found below. … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • Samsung licenses 3D chip manufacturing tech to GlobalFoundries to win more orders

    Samsung licenses 3D chip manufacturing tech to GlobalFoundries to win more orders

    Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc. Samsung, the world's biggest maker of memory chips, wants to grow its foundry chip manufacturing and mobile processing chips business to match rising demand from smartphone makers. Its ambitions have … More »

    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
  • Sony sells more than 7 million Playstation 4 consoles

    Sony sells more than 7 million Playstation 4 consoles

    Sony Corp sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for the video game console, the company said on Wednesday. "Although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers," Andrew House, president and group chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a statement. … More »

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
  • Google develops computer vision accurate enough to solve its own CAPTCHAs

    Google develops computer vision accurate enough to solve its own CAPTCHAs

    Google has cracked the CAPTCHA. In a paper published this week, Google researchers say that they've developed an algorithm that can accurately solve Google's own CAPTCHA puzzles — those obfuscated jumbles of letters and numbers you type in on websites to prove that you're human — with 99.8 percent accuracy, obviously posing something of a problem to the puzzle's intended purpose of weeding out robots. The new system was developed to help … More »

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
  • Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

    Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

    Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of various shapes and colors. Recently, upstart entities like Buzzfeed, ... … More »

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
  • This startup makes 3D-printed, one-of-a-kind jewelry

    This startup makes 3D-printed, one-of-a-kind jewelry

    In personalization of jewelry, since some geometrically complex designs can only be achieved by 3D printing. … More »

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
  • The 50 Fastest Growing Online Jobs

    This year, online employers are looking for workers skilled in mobile development and 3D technologies, new research shows. … More »

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
  • US tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

    US tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

    Google took a step in that direction this week with the acquisition of Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that can help boost Internet access to remote areas. "It's still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring Internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation," said a Google spokesman. They can perform similar functions to … More »

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
  • 'Heartbleed' fix may slow Web performance

    'Heartbleed' fix may slow Web performance

    The bad news is that Web browsers may be overloaded by the overhaul of security certificates, leading to error messages and impacting Web performance, said Johannes Ullrich of the SANS Internet Storm Center. The patches enable the Web operators to obtain new security certificates that demonstrate they can be trusted by Web browsers. But Ullrich noted that for each patch, Web browsers must update their list of "untrusted" certificates or "keys" … More »

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014

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