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Why the Future Belongs to Google -- Part II

If you have read the first part of this series, I have written about the strengths and foibles of two enormous tech giants -- Apple and Microsoft. In the final part of this series, I am turning my attention to another giant and delving deep into the big G.<p><b>Big as a Galaxy</b><p>They're responsible for a …

Why Right Now the Future Belongs to Google, Not Apple

When I first read that Google, the company that seems to know everything about us, was swooping in to acquire Nest, the company that strives to make home automation a cinch, for a hefty $3.2 billion, it wasn't the money that left me stunned, the amount is now only a sixth of what Facebook recently …

Control your lights by flipping a cube

How are you going to control all those connected things in your house? A new German startup is crowdsourcing funds to make control as easy as turning over a small cube.<p>Called m!Qbe and pronounced em-cube, the product from Blue Asterisk UG is targeted initially at controlling Philips Hue connected …

The dream office of the future: No email!

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Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

Google Trends Debuts Email Notifications For Search Topics, Hot Searches And More

Google Trends, the informative resource that shows you what’s currently popular around the web right now in and in the recent past, now offers email subscriptions, Google announced this morning. The new feature will allow you to subscribe to any search topic, plus Hot Searches for any country, or …

Future big data analysts will know everything you did today

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends to accurately predict peak flu levels since August 2011 has heightened the concerns.<p>In my mind, there is no doubt that data …

Get ready to pay for things with your veins

Fingerprint scanners like those on the latest iPhones could soon give way to another biometric identifier: The geometry of the veins in your hands.<p>Hackers in the Chaos Computer Club last year fooled the Apple TouchID, which unlocks the iPhone 5S when presented with a familiar finger, by creating a …

CES

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …

DARPA is turning drones into wireless hotspots

Google and Facebook aren't the only ones trying to beam down connectivity from the sky: DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, is trying to turn drones into hotspots for high-speed wireless networks, and it recently completed an initial testing and development phase on a …

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

<i>When we think about the spectacular collapses of once untouchable Internet properties, companies like MySpace and Pets.com come to mind. The rise and</i> …

Foodini Machine Promises to 3-D Print Dinner

Spending hours in the kitchen may be a thing of the past once the fabulous Foodini goes on sale.<p>The sleek silver machine uses 3-D printing technology …

How Mark Zuckerberg's Control Of Facebook Lets Him Print Money

When Mark Zuckerberg pays astronomical prices for unprofitable start-ups like Oculus ($2 billion) and WhatsApp ($19 billion), the Facebook CEO and founder is paying with a special currency, all his own: Facebook stock.<p>Read more on Quartz

Someday, you may store your solar or wind power in a 'rhubarb battery' from Harvard

One of the biggest problems with renewable energy, like solar or wind power, is that it comes and goes. That's why a team at Harvard is excited about its rhubarb battery.<p>One of the greatest technical problems facing the development of renewable sources is storing the collected energy for later use. …

How One Cloud Enterprise Startup Decided To Sell To Microsoft

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i><i>. This is part of a series of posts on the tech M&A market.</i><p>When Ursheet Parikh sold his company StorSimple in 2012 to Microsoft, it was one of the largest deals in the cloud infrastructure sector to date. But that wasn’t the only thing …

There’s Just No Getting Around Apple Buying Yahoo

Apple should buy Yahoo.<p>This is neither a new idea, nor one acceptable to the Apple fan base. But since people briefly talked about it last year, it’s become an increasingly good idea — maybe a necessary one for Apple’s continued growth and success — and I’m going to tell you why.<p><b>Apple’s Missing</b> …

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Analyst: Cisco's New $1 Billion Cloud Computing Plan Is Ingenious But Risky

Cisco is calling it the Intercloud.<p>With the Intercloud, Cisco is joining all the other enterprise tech companies who are chasing the cloud market.<p>That's because companies today are using the cloud instead of buying new computers and software for new IT projects. They spent $131 billion in 2013 on …

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Apple’s New Patent Wants To Make Texting And Walking A Little Safer

Sick of colliding with lampposts and the elderly whilst walking and texting? A new Apple patent for ‘Transparent Texting’ might be right up your alley, using your iPhone’s video camera to pipe through a live feed of what’s happening in the real world behind your Messages window.<p>Here is the abstract …

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Oculus VR's John Carmack sees bright future in Facebook deal

When Facebook said it would buy Oculus VR, many eyes turned to Oculus CTO John Carmack. Would <i>Quake</i>'s co-creator be happy with the deal when Facebook sees virtual reality gaming as just the beginning? Thankfully, it looks like he's staying put. In a response to jitters about the acquisition, Carmack …

Apple sues Samsung for $2bn as tech rivals head back to court

Apple says Korean company must pay $40 per device for 'systematically' copying features to use on its newest devices<p>The smartphone world's fiercest rivalry is heading back to court again this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, as Apple and Samsung begin a new trial - accusing each other, once …