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Scientists Just Served Up the First 'Test-Tube' Hamburger

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Researchers in the Netherlands say they've successfully grown a real hamburger in a laboratory and …

Google Fiber Could Reach 8 Million Homes By 2022

How much would it cost Google to become a significant broadband provider and how quickly could that happen?<p>Google’s steps to expand its superfast 1-gigabit-per-second Internet service to Austin, TX and Provo, Utah have prompted financial analysts to fire up their spreadsheets in search of an answer.<p>…

Blue Apps Are All Around But Blue Tones Get Less Of A Role In iOS 7’s Psychedelic Redesign

Why are so many app icons blue? The obvious answer is that so many tech brands contain blue in their logo or elsewhere in their tradedress. But why? What’s with the love of the blue tones people? I ask because the number of blue icons on my phone has reached a kind of tipping point where I’m often …

Microsoft Wins Mobile Design Battle, Loses War

In 2006, Microsoft introduced the Zune, its ill-fated portable music player. But the Zune legacy lived on with a fresh approach on interface design that led to the launch of Metro, the interface now prevalent in everything Microsoft does, from its mobile efforts, to its flagship Windows operating …

Mozilla Launches ScienceLab To Help Researchers Use The Open Web To Shape Science’s Future

Mozilla today launched a new initiative that’s a bit different from the usual standards-based web projects the organization is usually involved in. Mozilla’s ScienceLab, which will be led by open science advocate Kaitlin Thaney and Software Carpentry founder Greg Wilson, wants to do nothing less …

Apple website mistake reveals alternative iOS 7 icons, with tweaks to Weather, Passbook, and more (Update: removed)

<b>UPDATE: Apple’s site has reverted to the current icons present in iOS 7 beta.</b><p>Apple has quietly changed some of the icons on its official iOS 7 website, making notable changes to the Weather, Passbook, and Reminders apps. iOS 7’s icons, which have been subject to much scrutiny and disapproval from …

Optimizely Explains How It Boosted SimCity Pre-Order Revenue

Here’s an example of a company using Optimizely‘s A/B testing tools for a high-profile game launch.<p>The startup, which recently raised a $28 million Series A, is releasing a case study today about how Electronic Arts used Optimizely to boost preorders for the new version of SimCity. Prior to the …

U.S. Schools Are Dumb About Their Smart Devices, Report Finds

Just having an iPad for every kid isn't enough.<p>U.S. schools are spending money on laptops and tablets for their students, but they aren't checking what kinds of returns on investment they're getting, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.<p>In addition, many schools end up …

WWDC: The 6 things worth talking about

<i>Francisco Inchauste is a designer, writer, and human, apparently in that order.</i><p>Of all the announcements made this week at the Apple’s WWDC, the one to get the biggest reaction was the redesign of iOS. It’s the biggest change since the iPhone debut in 2008 and it definitely is “polarizing” as John …

Developer interest in iOS 7 beta is twice as high as iOS 6 beta

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Apple(s aapl) released the unfinished version of iOS 7 into the clutches of developers on Monday, and rather unsurprisingly, …

Galaxy S4 Mini available for pre-order in the UK, ships on July 5

The Galaxy S4 Mini is now available for pre-order in the UK, with shipping set to start on July 5.<p>This particular Galaxy S4 family member is expected to offer users a mobile experience similar to its bigger and more famous brother, or at least that’s what Samsung officials will have you …

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Original Macintosh Icon Designer Susan Kare on iOS 7 Icons: ‘Generally a Good Direction’

Since its unveiling at WWDC 2013, iOS 7 has been described as: confusing, cool, horrid, beautiful, amazing, childish… You get the idea. Such …

Scientists, the web is becoming your oyster

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The digital tools and services remaking media, commerce, education, and most other parts of our lives, are finally starting to …

Apple Reveals Images of What iOS 7 Will Look Like on iPad and iPad mini

Apple’s developer preview of iOS 7 has been out for a few days now – but so far we have not seen the software demoed on an iPad, or even what the …

Elastic Path Raises $8M For Commerce Everywhere API Platform

Elastic Path has raised an $8 million debt round to fuel the development of its “commerce everywhere,” API — a hypermedia platform that abstracts backend complexity for the front-end developer and business person. Wellington Financial out of Toronto provided the financing.<p>Elastic Path has …

Apple to Bring Official Game Controller Support to iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks

While Apple did show off several of the more prominent new features of iOS 7 at their WWDC keynote, and on their iOS 7 website, one thing they didn’t …

Woz talks iOS 7 and PRISM in an off the cuff airport interview

Steve Wozniak, a technology icon for his work at Apple, is an elder statesman in the industry; he’s a person whose opinion carries measurable weight. Recently, in an airport, the fine folks of FayerWayer caught up with Woz to talk over iOS 7’s new features, and the NSA’s PRISM program.<p>Whatever the …

It's curtains for Songbird

No encore is anticipated, as the iTunes alternative Songbird announces that it has run out of funding.<p>Songbird, an iTunes alternative that originally combined music playback and management with Web-based music discovery, will exit stage left permanently at the end of the month.<p>CEO Eric Wittman …

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MakerBot's Replicator 2 joins Amazon's newly launched 3D printer store

Granted, it's not a 3D printer in every home, but it's surely a step in the right direction. MakerBot announced today that its Replicator 2 will be joining Amazon's new 3D Printer Store, a central location on the site for devices, accessories, books and the like. The store features a number of …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for …