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Microsoft to introduce 802.11ad Wi-Fi support with Windows 10 Creators Update

The next major update for Windows 10, known as the Creators Update, is scheduled to launch in the coming months. Following in the footsteps of last …

The best of Microsoft in 2016

Microsoft had a tremendous year in 2016, with several jaw-dropping announcements that have taken the technology industry by storm. Many have even …

Windows 10

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, …

What to expect from Google I/O today

Google's I/O 2015 conference starts Thursday with a monster 2.5-hour keynote. Android M, the next major version of Google's mobile operating system, is likely to lead the way. You can expect Google to run through its usual showcase of Android's latest and greatest features on stage, and it's likely …

Could a trip to Mars fry astronauts’ brains?

Brain damage. Memory deterioration. Intelligence loss. This could be your brain on a trip to Mars.<p>It’s all thanks to the onslaught of galactic cosmic rays, the remnants of supernova explosions. These highly charged particles travel near the speed of light and can zoom through the hull of a …

Farming in the Sky

Why agriculture may someday take place in towers, not fields<p>A couple of Octobers ago, I found myself standing on a 5,000-acre cotton crop in the outskirts of Lubbock, Texas, shoulder-to-shoulder with a third-generation cotton farmer. He swept his arm across the flat, brown horizon of his field, …

Urban Agriculture

World's policeman wins rare applause for FIFA crackdown | News Home | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has infuriated some of its closest allies in recent years by fining their banks and spying on their citizens. But its latest extra-territorial salvo, a crackdown on graft at soccer’s global governing body, is winning wide applause abroad.<p>FBI agents bring out …