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Controversy flares as Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox board

<b>The appointment of ex-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the board of technology firm Dropbox is being criticised by some service users.</b><p>Protests on social media say she is a controversial figure after revelations of widespread wiretapping on US citizens during her time in office.<p>A petition …

Condoleezza Rice

Lenovo looks to be cooking a mid-range Android phone with the Midas touch

Lenovo is still a smartphone unknown in many parts of the world, but in its native China, the new owner of Motorola Mobility has been taking names …

Coming to Terms With Humanity's Inevitable Union With Machines

Our robot overlords are already here.<p>We’re just anthropomorphizing our technology in more subtle ways than we’d imagined in the past. We stigmatize …

Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

A German-based group called PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia. That's right, Wikipedia, the ever-evolving, always-changing, inherently digital encyclopedia of information gathered by contributors all over the world. To say this would be a massive …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech