Caroline Madigan

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Why China’s Lenovo needs to save Silicon Valley from a major dearth of innovation

Uh, not really.<p>But judging from the hand-wringing by pundits in recent days — from Atlantic sister publication Quartz to the New York Times and others who parroted similar views — 2013 absolutely bombed when it came to innovation in Silicon Valley.<p>The Quartz article, which set off this discussion, …

Just How Thin And Light Could The iPhone Air Be?

The Apple Fantasy Prototyping League (AFPL!) is out in full force for the iPhone 6—make that the iPhone Air. Along with a Samsung-style 5-inch screen, many design concepts have been focusing on extreme thinness as an important selling point of the next iPhone.<p>For a reality check, above is an image …

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

Untethered jailbreak released for iOS 7

The bypass allows deeper access to devices running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4, the Evasi0n team says.<p>For many iOS 7 users, one of the things missing from the mobile operating system since its release three months has been the ability to jailbreak devices -- until now.<p>The Evasi0n team announced Sunday …

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Dennis Rodman Just Wants to 'Have Some Fun' (In North Korea)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dennis Rodman is headed to North Korea once again to "to do a basketball game and have some fun" …

U.S. charges Russian diplomats with healthcare fraud | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their family members with participating in a scheme to get health benefits intended for the poor by lying about their income.<p>Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in foil strips are arranged on a table in …

NASA snubs billionaire's proposed manned mission to Mars in 2017

Dennis Tito wants to send two astronauts to Mars as soon as Christmas 2017, but NASA — from whom Tito's non-profit Inspiration Mars organization needs $700 million in funding — has snubbed the American billionaire. In an email statement sent to Inspiration Mars, NASA's David Weaver said "the agency …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …

Social Media

China's balancing act with the foreign media

Two weeks ago we looked at Beijing's continuing efforts to maintain control of both its mainstream and social media scene.<p>This week, we delve deeper into the country's relationship with the international media and the concerns authorities have inside China about how the country is covered from the …

Associated Press News

Hydrogen phone chargers to keep Africans connected when power runs short | Reuters

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - African smartphone users will soon have an alternative means to get round the power shortages afflicting much of the world’s poorest continent - a portable charger that relies on hydrogen fuel cells.<p>Mobile phones sit in a roadside repair kiosk that charges phones using a solar …

Moon Mining Rush Ahead?

A commercial space company wants the U.S. government to give it lunar mining rights.<p><b>The Man Who Sold the Moon? A private space company's chief, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace Inc., called for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow property rights for lunar mining, at a Tuesday NASA</b> …

Researchers smash through quantum computer storage record

Storage record leaps from two seconds to thirty-nine minutes<p>Researchers have broken through a major barrier on the road to building powerful quantum computers. Current quantum computers struggle to store data when they aren’t frozen to incredibly cold temperatures — a state that’s quite impractical …

World's Oldest Animal Accidentally Killed by European Scientists

The world’s oldest living animal was discovered by scientists in Europe, but the scientists accidentally killed the animal in the process of studying …

Study Skills

Scientists track new giant iceberg

Experts are watching an enormous iceberg that is separating from the Antarctica continent. Roughly the size of Manhattan, the iceberg could threaten …

Antarctica

FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …

Element of the week: copernicium

This week's element is copernicium, which has the atomic symbol, <b>Cn</b> and the atomic number, <b>112</b>. Originally known as ununbium, this element was named in honour of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who discovered that the Earth orbits the Sun. Probably the most interesting aspect of this element is the …

Europe approves 3G and LTE networks for in-flight use

After announcing yesterday that smartphones, tablets, and e-readers can finally be used during takeoff and landing within Europe, the European Commission (EC) is today giving airlines permission to deploy 3G and LTE networks on their planes. Until now, certain airlines have allowed passengers, with …

Carl Icahn Owned 3.9 Million Shares Of Apple As Of September 30

Icahn revealed on social media platform Twitter on August 13 that his investment firm had a "large position" in Apple, but did not specify the size of the stake at the time.<p>Icahn, who has demanded a $150 billion buyback publicly and privately to Apple chief executive Tim Cook since August, has said …

In smartphone world, it’s a two-horse race as BlackBerry falls further behind

For all its meteoric growth, evidence is mounting that the smartphone industry has only been kind to two manufacturers – and especially cruel to one.<p>A new report from Canaccord Genuity, released Thursday, shows that Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the two most successful …

Samsung plans to release smartphone with wraparound display next year: Bloomberg

Samsung has led the curved display "movement" with the introduction of its Galaxy Round smartphone, but apparently the company isn't satisfied stopping there. Bloomberg today claims that Samsung will release a handset featuring a wraparound display at some point next year. According to the report, …

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Obama: It's 'on me'

President Barack Obama came to the White House podium Thursday to apologize. And apologize. Then apologize some more.<p>The press conference was the kind no president ever wants to have: admitting his political enemies have a point. He conceded that a project his administration spent years on is …

Why Can’t We Regrow Organs Yet?

Play­ing God can take dec­ades.<p>In 2006, Dr. An­thony Atala of the Wake Forest School of Medi­cine pub­lished a break­through study. In the sev­en …

Cell Biology