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Obama challenges India on women's rights and religious tolerance

Barack Obama challenged India’s record on religious tolerance and women’s rights on Tuesday in a parting speech to students in Delhi that contrasted with the at-times saccharin feel of a state visit designed to highlight the closeness of the two countries.<p>Though careful to acknowledge inequality in …

India

Microsoft to offer Windows 10 operating system for free

Move breaks with Microsoft’s past in order to compete in mobile-centric market as company also unveils headset that interacts with 3D holograms<p>Microsoft announced the end of nearly 30 years of history on Wednesday, launching the first free version of its Windows operating system.<p>The tech company …

Software

The Sum Total Of Human Progress Over The Past 150 Years Is Revealed In These 2 Charts

The average human gets about 75 years of existence on earth.<p>That's about 3,900 weeks. Or 27,000 days. Or 648,000 hours.<p>We spend about a third of that time sleeping, a number that hasn't changed much across history.<p>What has changed is what we do with the remaining time.<p>As the following two charts …

Sony Shows Off New 4K Ultra HD TVs At CES

Sony has unveiled a new range of 4K Ultra HD TVs at this years Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company has announced a range of new …

Like Tesla, Toyota Is Now Giving Away Its Patents

CEO Elon Musk, from my perspective, was trying to avoid a total collapse of the nascent electric car market. A number of new car companies that emerged around the same time as Tesla have failed. Musk doesn't want to be operating in a market of one.<p>Now Toyota has followed suit, but with a different …

Electric Vehicles

Samsung will soon let you download 4K movies

The few 4K video services that exist right now typically require that you stream whatever you're watching -- not very practical given the subpar state of broadband in some areas. You won't have to settle for a mere 1080p for much longer, though. Samsung is teaming up with its frequent media partner …

The World's First Mobile 'Superchip' Is Insanely Powerful And The Size Of A Thumbnail

The superchip is called the Tegra X1. It's twice as powerful as last year's Tegra K1 chip, and can even boast more power than world's fastest supercomputer of 15 years ago.<p>That supercomputer, the ASCI Red, was the first computer to reach one teraflop of processing power. It took up 1600 square feet …

Supercomputers

Tesla Will Be Making 500,000 Cars A Year By 2020, Says Panasonic CEO

That's nearly 15x growth from last year, when Tesla manufactured roughly 35,000 units.<p>The Gigafactory is a massive production plant Tesla and Panasonic are building together in the state of Nevada. It will primarily serve to produce lithium-ion batteries for Tesla's cars at a lower cost. Panasonic …

Tesla

It’s concerning that Intel doesn’t have a better answer to the question of what’s next

<i>Intel once turned down the opportunity to become the sole supplier of iPhone processors. Why hasn’t it let go of its defocused search for the Next Big Thing and, instead, used all means necessary to regain the account?</i><p><b>Intel is a prosperous company.</b> For the quarter ended in September, Intel scored …

Tablets

This is why the iPhone 6 doesn't have a sapphire screen

The inside story of the billion-dollar bet that didn't pay off<p>The iPhone 6 was supposed to have a sapphire display. More than a year ago, Apple turned to GT Advanced Technologies, the now-bankrupt supplier, to solve its longstanding problems with scratched and cracked displays. But as soon as the …