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The 35 Top Dorm Room Hacks on Pinterest

With the start of a new school year fast approaching, many of you may have dorm decorating on the mind. Whether you’re excited to meet your roommates or can’t wait until you can deck out your new space, come fall, you’ll be more than ready to take on this new adventure. To help you get there, we’ve …

Microsoft has ruined my day, and possibly my life

An unwanted software update has moved my files, broken my printer and stopped the sound on iPlayer<p>I’m sitting at my computer, getting on with my work, when suddenly an unseen hand takes over. It stops my work and starts an update, which I can not stop, never asked for and do not want, from Windows …

Google says its Project Ara modular smartphone will be ready to buy in 2017

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) has announced an update coming from its skunkworks lab around Project Ara. The company said it will be releasing the developer edition in Q4 2016, and it’s already working on a consumer version that’s scheduled to be released next year.<p>“Ara has made …

Nokia is back in the mobile phone business

Nokia is making a return, of sorts, to the business that once made it a household name.<p>Today (May 18), Nokia announced the sale of the feature phone business that Microsoft bought from it to Taiwan’s Foxconn, the contract manufacturer to almost every mobile brand in the world. Also involved in the …

Mobile

Hyundai says it’s building an Iron Man-style wearable robot suit

While the real-life version of Tony Stark may be concentrating on building electric cars and sending us to Mars, others are trying to turn his Iron Man suit into reality. Today, Hyundai announced (link in Korean) that it was working on a robotic exoskeleton suit, which it compared to an Iron Man …

Wearable Tech

Warren Buffett is reportedly bidding for Yahoo

Maybe troubled Yahoo is undervalued after all. No less an investor than Warren Buffett is among the bidders for its core assets, Reuters reported today, citing unnamed sources.<p>Buffett isn’t going it alone. He’s financing a consortium that includes Dan Gilbert, the founder of Quicken Loans. The …

Investing

Apple’s R&D spending looks a lot like a car company’s

Apple has been pouring a lot more money into research and development in recent years.<p>In its fiscal year 2015, it spent more than $8 billion on R&D, a 34% increase from the prior year. Some have read this as a signal that a pivot is coming, specifically into the auto business. That Apple is working …

Technology