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Sharing the Research on Car-sharing

September 24, 2012 6:41 am | Comments

Share and share alike is a concept we all learn as youngsters. Of course, when it comes to something as personal – and expensive – as a car, sharing’s not so easy. Due to rising fuel costs hitting hard, increased concerns about the environment and overcrowded cities, car-sharing services like Communauto are becoming a popular way to get around.

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Experiment in ULF Laboratory Corrects Prediction in Quantum Theory

September 24, 2012 6:36 am | Comments

An international team of scientists is rewriting a page from the quantum physics rulebook using a University of Florida laboratory once dubbed the coldest spot in the universe. Much of what we know about quantum mechanics is theoretical and tested via computer modeling because quantum systems, like electrons whizzing around the nucleus of an atom, are difficult to pin down for observation.

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Foxconn China Plant Closed After Massive Brawl

September 24, 2012 5:38 am | Comments

Taiwan’s Foxconn, the company that manufactures parts for Apple’s iPhone, has been forced to shut down its Taiyuan plant after a massive brawl among workers, 40 of which have been injured. Reuters reports the incident has started as a personal dispute in one of the plant’s dormitories, escalating into a full-on brawl involving 2,000 people.

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Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than We Thought

September 24, 2012 5:26 am | Comments

A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept popularized in television’s Star Trek — may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say. A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light .

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See Who's Waiting In Line For the iPhone 5

September 21, 2012 11:41 am | Comments
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Appcessories: Changing the Way Kids Play

September 21, 2012 11:37 am | Comments

Today’s kids are growing up with technology that no other generation has ever experienced and are essentially serving as guinea pigs for a whole new generation of play. With kids exploring the blurred lines between physical and virtual play, toymakers are rushing to create more and more ‘appcessories’ for kids to interact with their toys – and their gadgets.

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Will the Next Facebook Begin on a Mobile Platform?

September 21, 2012 11:35 am | Comments

There will be a next Facebook. We’re not predicting its eminent demise, but history has proven that even the most dominant players eventually fall. Just ask the British or Mongol Empires, which at one time ruled 20% and 25%, respectively, of the world’s population. Our present day social media juggernaut, Facebook, is getting close to these numbers with 15% of the world’s population on its platform.

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Kickstarter to Users: We’re Not a Store

September 21, 2012 11:33 am | Comments

Kickstarter is cracking down on how gadget creators look for funding on the site by enforcing new rules that address the common risks and challenges that come with their projects. The crowd-funding site posted a message to its blog on Friday that prohibits product renderings and simulations, and requires creators to showcase products in their current stage of development.

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iPhone 5 Lines 83% Longer Than Lines For iPhone 4S

September 21, 2012 11:30 am | Comments

Far more people waited in line for the iPhone 5 launch Friday than waited for the release of the iPhone 4S last year, at least according to a new research note from top Apple analyst Gene Munster. Munster’s firm Piper Jaffray counted the number of people waiting in line for the iPhone at several Apple stores, including the flagship 5th Avenue store in New York, and found that the average line was 83% longer this year than for the iPhone 4S launch.

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Among Top Retailers, Walmart Dominates Mobile Check-Ins

September 21, 2012 5:24 am | Comments

According to a report released by LocalResponse , a New York company that helps companies target customers based on social media sentiment and check-ins, Walmart captures nearly 40% of mobile check-ins via Foursquare, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Yelp among the top ten U.

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Carbonite Mobile Backs Up the Contents of Your Phone, Android Version Supports Remote Wipes

September 21, 2012 5:12 am | Comments

Before today, Carbonite had a few mobile apps, but the backup process was something of a one-way street: you could access content on your handset, but you couldn't back up the contents of your phone. That changes today with Carbonite Mobile, a free app for iOS and Android that allows you to upload photos and other files to Carbonite.

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Apple Maps in iOS 6: What You Need to Know

September 21, 2012 5:04 am | by It's only been a day since iOS 6 went live, but the world has sounded with a Greek chorus of complaints over the new Maps app made by Apple. | Comments

In case you don't already know, iOS 6 makes a big change in your iPhone , iPad and iPod Touch 's mapping features. It removes the Google Maps app that long you've long used and replaces it with Apple's home-baked mapping service. At first, you may not notice the change since the app's icon, and much of the interface looks almost the same.

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Engineering Newswire 4: The Government Builds A Drug Sub

September 21, 2012 4:48 am | Comments

In this episode of Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, the North American Team Eagle tries to set a new land speed record in 2013, lasers are used to make computer chips faster by using tiny germanium lasers to process information in the form of light, computers are being taught to read human emotions via facial expressions, nano-velcro that can clasp heavy metal molecules, a former racing helmet designer turns his talents towards football safety, and the department of homeland security builds a narco sub (PLUTO) to help track down cartel smugglers.

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CUI Signs License Agreement for Advanced Bus Converter Products

September 20, 2012 12:30 pm | Comments

CUI Inc , a subsidiary of  CUI Global, Inc. , has entered into a license agreement with Ericsson, the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, for their 32-bit processor-based FRIDA II 3E digital Advanced Bus Converter (ABC) family, including the newly released BMR456 quarter brick and BMR457 eighth brick series.

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Securing Skills for a Successful Offshore Wind Industry

September 20, 2012 7:37 am | Comments

Trade group RenewableUK has said that the offshore wind and marine energy sector could support 88,000 jobs in the UK by 2021, up from approximately 10,600 at present. In order to reach this target the right policies and financial conditions must be in place and, as obvious as it may seem, there will need to be an adequate amount of skilled recruits to fill these jobs.

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