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Spansion goes battery-less with tiny 'Internet of things' chips

Spansion says it can eliminate the need to put a battery in the tiny sensors that will deliver the measurements from the Internet of things.” That should make it much more affordable to deploy billions of such sensors.<p>The new solution uses chips that can harvest their own energy from the sun, …

Technology policy in an election year: stop pretending it's technocratic

Just shy of 12 months out from the General Election, the right-leaning think tank Policy Exchange have made the first big statement about technology policy. Their Manifesto recommends a mixture of support for the tech sector (more training, more tax credits, more visas) and digital education for …

Apple Allows 'Approved' Virtual Currencies In Apps

"Apps may facilitate transmission of approved virtual currencies provided that they do so in compliance with all state and federal laws for the territories in which the app functions," Apple said in an update to its App Store review guidelines.<p>Apple did not provide details on the approved virtual …

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What Disney World's MagicBands can teach us about the convergence of mobile, data, and more

<i>Aaron Shapiro is the CEO of the digital agency Huge.</i><p>Pity the parent trying to do Disney World on the cheap these days.<p>Last summer, Disney introduced MagicBands into the theme park experience. For starters, the RFID-enabled wristbands function as tickets, and as “FastPasses” to cut long lines and …

Best Space Pictures: Martian Potholes, Space Diplomats, and an Erupting Star

A Mars rover looks back a decade and the moon intertwines with Venus, in the week's best space pictures.<p>International space cooperation continued this week, even amid earthly diplomatic upheaval over Crimea, with a Russian rocket carrying astronauts and cosmonauts into orbit.<p>Gantry arms closed …

Morpheus Completes 8th Free Flight

Europe votes to kill roaming charges and enshrine net neutrality

If you've heard of the European politician Neelie Kroes, it's likely been in the context of her long-waged war for a more open internet, including a ban on mobile roaming charges. Well, following a vote by the European Parliament, Kroes' demands are no longer hot air. So long as the legislation …

PayPal Here liberates on-the-go payments with an app-based solution

PayPal is set to change up the way Australians make credit card payments on the go, with a new mobile payment system known as PayPal Here.<p>While …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

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Nasa cuts ties with Russia over Ukraine crisis, except for space station

After insisting that space relations would not be altered by earthly politics, Nasa on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia over the Ukraine crisis, except for the International Space Station.<p>Nasa employees cannot travel to Russia or host visitors until further notice. They are also …

Wearables: one-third of consumers abandoning devices

The advert was blunt: a second-hand Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch for sale, priced at "£100 ONO". For a device which cost £299 in September, surely that's a bargain?<p>Yet after a week advertised on the intranet of an non-technical organisation with more than 10,000 staff, it was still unsold. …