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Microsoft polishes up Azure portal for real people who happen to be developers

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>For all the love developers have for their cloud services — They’re cheap! They’re flexible! They’re varied! …

Samsung's Goals for 2012: 'Beating Apple is #1 Priority'

Internal documents included in the second patent trial between Samsung and Apple last week revealed how Apple viewed Android, calling for a "Holy War" against Google and expressing concern about competition from larger-screened, lower-priced Android phones. A new set of documents reported by <i>Re/code</i> …

Microsoft turns to Seth Green, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera for Xbox shows

Microsoft is partnering with Hollywood talent including Seth Green, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera as it prepares an onslaught of original programming set to arrive on Xbox beginning in June. Green's Stoopid Buddy Stoodios will produce a stop-motion animated show not unlike <i>Robot Chicken.</i> Cera …

HTC loses $62 million as the One bows out to the M8

The loss came during the HTC One's final quarter as the Taiwanese company's flagship smartphone.<p>Farewell HTC One , we hardly knew ye. In its final months as HTC's flagship, the excellent One couldn't reverse a Q4 net loss of T$1.88 billion ($62.06 million) for the Taiwanese company.<p>Between January …

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How Surgeons Are Learning From The Hands Rodin Sculpted

Medical quirks immortalized in bronze<p>Auguste Rodin, the French sculptor, spent a lot of time observing the human anatomy, which helped him to convey emotions in his artwork. “Every part of the human figure is expressive,” he said.<p>A hundred years later, Dr. James Chang, an internationally renowned …

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When Bacon Flew to the Moon; or, #spacebacon

A lot of things about the Apollo missions weren’t particularly glamorous, like the cramped space and the lack of privacy when doing things like using the rudimentary fecal containment system. Meals were another unglamorous aspect of lunar missions. The food was freeze-dried and eaten as-is or was …

New Golden Age for Pterosaurs, Flying Reptiles of the Dinosaur Era

A museum exhibit highlights new knowledge about the strange, magnificent reptiles.<p>Pterosaurs were the most magnificent fliers of all time. With wings of skin stretched over bone, they soared over the heads of dinosaurs below.<p><b>Their ranks included fuzzy little flappers the size of a bat and enormous</b> …

French scientists are working on an acoustic earthquake shield

A group of French scientists has developed a method of shielding cities from the force of an earthquake, and after devastating earthquakes in Chile, the idea is drawing some much-deserved attention. It works on the principle of refraction, planting an array of boreholes to redirect the …