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BlackBerry Z10 Looks Like iPhone 5, Takes on Siri

January 21, 2013 6:30 pm | by Emily Price | Comments

RIM is set to announce the first devices running its new BlackBerry 10 operating system at an event on January 30. A lucky few, however, have already gotten their hands on what looks to be the new hardware, including German site TelekomPresse.

Intellectual Ventures Settles Patent Lawsuit with Microsemi

January 21, 2013 4:16 pm | by CNET | Comments

Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures announced today it had resolved its long-running patent infringement litigation with chip maker Microsemi. The settlement dispenses with all patent litigation between the two and makes Microsemi a licensee of segments of Intellectual Ventures' massive patent portfolio. Financial terms of the settlement were not revealed.

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors

January 21, 2013 3:59 pm | by Northwestern Engineering | Comments

Graphene and related materials hold promise for the future of electrochemical sensors — detectors that measure the concentration of oxygen, toxic gases, and other substances — but many applications require greater sensitivity at lower detection ranges than scientists have been able to achieve.


Mathematical Breakthrough Sets Out Rules for More Effective Teleportation

January 21, 2013 3:50 pm | by University of Cambridge | Comments

For the last ten years, theoretical physicists have shown that the intense connections generated between particles as established in the quantum law of 'entanglement' may hold the key to eventual teleportation of quantum information. Now, for the first time, researchers have worked out how entanglement could be 'recycled' to increase the efficiency of these connections.

Smart Refrigerator Runs Apps for Shopping Lists, Recipes

January 21, 2013 1:13 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Refrigerators are getting smart. A new model released earlier this month runs apps to help users browse recipes, create shopping lists and manage the expiration dates of items like yogurt and milk. The T9000 refrigerator by electronics company Samsung has a 10-inch Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen and includes apps such as Epicurious for recipes...

5 Connected Objects to Smarten Up Your Home

January 21, 2013 9:03 am | by Mashable | Comments

Imagine waking up in a fully automated home. The light on your nightstand gradually begins to brighten, your blinds unfold to welcome the morning light, coffee brews in the kitchen and music begins to play, all without you lifting a finger. Until recently, even partially automated homes were exclusive to the domains of engineers and home owners...


Turn Your Smartphone Into a Rugged Camera With This G-Form Case

January 21, 2013 1:04 am | by Anita Li | Comments

Smartphones and extreme sports are natural enemies, as bringing your prized iPhone on that mountain-biking trip is a surefire way to get it lost or broken. For this reason, thrill-seekers have often turned to GoPro for action cameras that can capture footage while on-the-go.

Apple Earnings Need To Overcome Technical Malaise

January 19, 2013 8:11 am | by Reuters | Comments

To those who study technical stock charts, Apple Inc looks broken. Even though it is widely viewed to be undervalued after hitting an 11-month low this week and nine out of 10 brokerages recommend that investors buy or hold the stock, Apple shareholders could still be in for more rough times if technical strategists are right.


A Log-in Finger Ring? Google Working on Password Alternatives

January 18, 2013 2:22 pm | by Samantha Murphy | Comments

The topic of passwords has made headlines in the past year — from high-profile hacks to web users repeatedly not picking the right ones — but Google has its sights set on making the login-process much more secure in the future. How secure, you may ask?


RIM Launches Final BlackBerry 10 'Portathon' Event

January 18, 2013 10:20 am | by CNET | Comments

Research In Motion will hold its apparently final BlackBerry 10 "Portathon" this weekend. Running from 9 a.m. to 8:59 p.m. PT tomorrow, the event will allow developers to port their applications available on other mobile platforms to BlackBerry 10.

Check Out the Sports Floor From the Future

January 18, 2013 9:29 am | by Mashable | Comments

Imagine a runner on a track with a glowing marker that follows her, showing speed and time. Or a tennis court that shows for sure whether the ball was out, or even a basketball court floor that runs ads during half time. Those are some of the possibilities with a glass floor designed by German company ASB Systembau GMBH.

Sharp Cuts iPad Screen Output - Due To iPad Mini Success?

January 18, 2013 8:59 am | by CNET | Comments

Apple has asked Sharp to decrease production of its 9.7-inch iPad screens, leading some to wonder if the iPad Mini is behind the move. Sharp's iPad screen production line has fallen to "minimal level," Reuters reported today, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its output. The sources say the production slowdown commenced late last year.

Will network operators start charging for Wi-Fi?

January 18, 2013 7:00 am | by CNET | Comments

As wireless operators and cable companies see their Wi-Fi networks as strategic assets will they start charging customers more to use them in an effort to generate revenue? That's a big unanswered question as operators signal they'd like to get more value out of their Wi-Fi networks.

Sony Sells Its Madison Ave. Headquarters for $1.1 Billion

January 18, 2013 1:10 am | by CNET | Comments

Sony announced today that it is selling its U.S. headquarters building located on Madison Avenue in New York City to a real estate consortium headed by The Chetrit Group. The sale price for the 37-story building is $1.1 billion. "Given the opportunities and challenges in the current economic and real estate landscape, selling 550 Madison now...

Bump On The Road For Driverless Cars Isn't Technology, It's You

January 17, 2013 5:38 pm | by NPR | Comments

New technology is getting us closer and closer to the point where cars will drive themselves. Automakers are testing and refining systems that will make this happen. But our love for control may keep us from riding in these cars anytime soon....


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