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These posts from the original iPod launch show why technology predictions are pointless

It might seem a strange opinion for a technology journalist to hold, but trying to predict the future success of a new product on launch day is pretty much pointless.<p>Sure, everyone is welcome to an opinion – and no-one on the internet struggles to voice those – but actually trying to predict …

iPod

Microsoft’s claim that Surface Book is twice as fast as 13-inch MacBook Pro misleading, show benchmarks

When Microsoft launched its first full-on laptop, the Surface Book, it made a big point of claiming that the machine was twice as fast as a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Benchmark tests by <i>PCWorld</i> show that this claiming is misleading, though the dedicated graphics card available in certain models does pay …

MacBook Pro

The reviews for Microsoft's first laptop are in — critics love it, but aren't wild about its detachable screen

But that all changed earlier this month when Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book— a high-end Windows laptop created by Microsoft that launches on Oct. 26. It starts at $1,499.<p>The laptop functions as both a tablet and laptop, but not in the same way Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet does. Although …

Batteries

Artist paints a 328-foot-long line of code at Twitter's building (updated)

Qinmin Liu, the tech-savvy artist who offered replica kidneys in exchange for gold Apple Watches, is back with a new project -- and this one is every bit as audacious and full of social commentary as her last. She recently finished painting a line of code (translated into binary) on a 328-foot …

Is Windows 10 ready?

Windows 10 is different. While Microsoft aggressively tracked down leaked builds of Windows Vista and Windows 7, the software giant has opened its doors to let anyone test Windows 10 through a process that’s not normally public. It’s a change that has allowed everyone to judge and critique Windows …

Windows 10

Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 29th

Microsoft promised to launch Windows 10 in the summer, and now the company is revealing an exact date: July 29th. The official date comes weeks after AMD CEO Lisa Su revealed that Microsoft would launch Windows 10 in late July. Microsoft’s aggressive timing means that the company will be looking to …

Windows 10

Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro OEM pricing leaked by Newegg.com

Uh oh. The online retailer Newegg.com has leaked the pricing for OEM copies of the Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro operating systems.<p>The leak was uncovered by Ed Bott over at ZDNet Saturday afternoon.<p>Bott did a simple search for Windows 10 at the site and found two OEM System Builder packages for …

Windows 10

Woman tosses Apple computer that turns out to be worth $200K

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — Her electronic waste is someone else's treasure.<p>A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped …

Silicon Valley

May 2015

Google just showed us one area where it's miles ahead of Apple

Arguably the most exciting announcement at Google I/O was the introduction of Google on Tap: A more advanced version of Google Now that can actually anticipate what you need before you ask.<p>It does this by assessing the information on your phone to pull up relevant bits of data, such as locations, …

Machine Learning

GoPro made a crazy 16-camera rig for Google Jump

GoPro may have announced a quadcopter and a purpose-built rig for filming VR yesterday, but the action camera giant apparently wasn't done. Now, GoPro announced that it has built a completely separate rig with Google. It's a 360-degree, 16-camera array, and it's the first one specially made for …

Google's Android poised to get full fingerprint support

Google's next update to its Android operating system could come with a new security feature: full support for fingerprint sensors.<p>At the Google I/O conference next week, Google will unveil native fingerprint authentication support in its expected Android M operating system, BuzzFeed News is …

Scientists Have Created Chickens With Dinosaur Snouts

No, this is not the plot of the new Jurassic Park movie<p>Birds have an amazing array of beaks, from the curved snout of a flamingo, to the delicate and deadly beak of an owl, to the rounder snout of the dino-chicken.<p>If you haven't heard of a dino-chicken before, don't feel bad. It was only recently …

Dinosaurs

Bill Nye launches Kickstarter to fund the LightSail solar spacecraft

The Planetary Society's LightSail spaceship is due to blast off into space on May 20th as part of its first test flight. However, the craft's primary mission is currently slated for 2016, and the organization needs extra funding to get it off the ground. To pull the feat off, Bill Nye launched a …

Space Travel

Unkindest cut? Insect penis gets the chop in the name of science

It seems an obvious result: researchers lop off part of an insect’s penis and find it doesn’t work so well. But is this as cut and dried as it seems?<p>Scientific papers are not known for their brilliant titles. But today, the Royal Society has published a wonderful exception.<p><b>“Experimental reduction</b> …

How DNA sequencing is transforming the hunt for new drugs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Drug manufacturers have begun amassing enormous troves of human DNA in hopes of significantly shortening the time it takes to identify new drug candidates, a move some say is transforming the development of medicines.<p>Technician Mike Lattari prepares a flow cell slide for loading …

The birth of soft matter physics, the physics of the everyday

Sir Sam Edwards, who died last week, was a founding father of this still rather unfamiliar sub-discipline of physics<p>Many of the objects in the everyday world around us are squidgy when squashed, flow easily, or are very sensitive to changes in temperature. These sorts of materials – ranging from …

What Windows 10's future could look like with more Android

It goes without saying that Microsoft has revolutionized the world of computing, even though its former business partner, Apple, is the more talked …

Google is experimenting with Dart to create faster, smoother Android apps

A group of Google developers is working on Sky, a Dart-based “experimental, high-performance UI framework for mobile apps.”<p>The majority of Android apps are written in Java, but Sky makes use of Dart, an open-source web programming language developed and promoted by Google. The goal of Sky is to …

How fat tissue controls brain’s energy levels

An enzyme secreted by the body’s fat tissue controls energy levels in the brain, according to new research.<p>The research with mice underscores a role …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge reportedly receiving Android 5.1.1 OTA already!

Samsung has never been the fastest when it comes to updating to newer versions of Android but thankfully this situation has changed a bit with Lollipop, as the Korean giant has done a pretty good job of pushing the update out to many of its flagship devices. Of course, Android isn’t standing still …

Android News

April 2015

Microsoft previews new Music and Video apps for Windows 10

Microsoft will be the first to admit its upcoming Music and Video apps for PC -- which both drop the Xbox branding -- aren't polished enough to replace current ones just yet. But, if you're already testing Windows 10 through Technical Preview, you can now take the platform's next-gen media apps for …

Google Maps now lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-Man

Just in time for April Fools' Day<p>Your neighborhood just got a lot more interesting. Google has released a new feature for Maps that lets you turn any location into a game of <i>Pac-Man</i> — all you have to do is click the new <i>Pac-Man</i> button that resides in the lower left corner of the screen. When you do, …

Microsoft Announces Intel Atom-Based Surface 3 With Windows 8.1 for $499

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface 3 tablet with Windows 8.1, available in May for a starting price of $499. The latest iPad competitor is designed to be a complete laptop replacement, running full Windows, including desktop applications, and delivering all-day battery life. Surface 3 also …

4G LTE

Apple faces investigation by International Trade Commission

The Apple-Ericsson confrontation continues to heat up. The U.S. International Trade Commission says it will investigate Apple, based on two complaints alleging that Cupertino illegally infringed on Ericsson patents.<p>Ericsson previously asked the ITC to block Apple products, such as the iPhone, from …

4G LTE

Apple will let you cut the line if you're buying a $10,000 Apple Watch Edition

Customers thinking of buying the Apple Watch Edition will be pampered in Apple's stores and receive free, round-the-clock tech support for two years, according to a report from <i>9to5Mac</i>. Would-be Edition owners — who could be shelling out as much as $17,000 for a 38mm, 18-karat gold case with a …

Smartwatches

Microsoft Aims To Kill Google Chromebooks With $149 Windows 10 Laptops

Despite a lacklustre start, Chromebooks are becoming relatively popular in the super-budget end of the portable market. This has worried Microsoft for some time. After all, with a Google-centric experience, not to mention an operating system in the form of Chrome OS, there’s little if anything to …