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Come watch a supercomputer simulation of a devastating tornado

The storm is made up of nearly 2 billion data points<p>When Leigh Orf, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, strives to unravel the mysteries of tornado formation, he needs something way bigger than a laptop. Phenomena like the huge, supercell thunderstorms he studies …

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Qualcomm building 8 cores into its new Snapdragon 4-series chips

Qualcomm announced a pair of Snapdragon processors for midrange phones Monday night with what might be a tinge of embarrassment. Both include eight cores, a strategy derided by a senior Qualcomm exec two years ago as a dumb idea.<p>There’s nothing inherently wrong about the Snapdragon 617 and …

Comcast may roll out data caps for all customers within five years

So much for Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable being good for your internet service. The cable giant's David Cohen tells investors that he expects "usage-based billing" (that is, data caps with overage fees) to reach all Comcast customers within five years. While he's not saying …

Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown<p>Samsung's Galaxy S5 may not look all that different from the Galaxy S4 on the outside, but on the side it's a completely …

This machine makes drinking water from thin air

Water. A vital nutrient, yet one that is inaccessible to many worldwide.<p>The World Health Organization reports that 780 million people don't have access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year due to water-borne diseases. But an Israeli company thinks it can play a part in alleviating the …

Smartphone innovation has stalled, but that's OK

Here's a short message to smartphone makers before you try to wow us with a bunch of glitzy features in your next device: Don't do it.<p>It's been more than seven years since Apple introduced the original iPhone and reset our expectations for what a smartphone should be. But Steve Jobs was right on …

AT&T eyes high-speed Internet in 100 cities

AT&T has announced a plan that could see high-speed fiber Internet networks rolled out in as many as 100 cities in 21 metro regions throughout the United States.<p>It's a move that puts the telecommunications company in a head-to-head battle with Google, which has begun its own charge to dramatically …

Report: New Start menu and free cloud-based Windows to debut this fall

Microsoft will reportedly debut its revamped Start menu—along with a free, cloud-based version of Windows—this fall.<p>According to information reportedly authored by Wzor, a Russian blogger notorious for his accurate leaks of Windows information, Microsoft will launch the revised, Windows 7-style …

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