Juliet Balanza

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Shrimp-based invention new step in plastic

Shrimp: It's not just for surf-and-turf anymore.<p>In fact, thanks to research at Harvard University, the little crustaceans may be the next thing in plastic.<p>In experiments with the material in shrimp shells, called chitosan, and material from silk, known as fibroin, researchers at Harvard's Wyss …

Box acquires Streem so you don't have to keep filling your local disk with 'cloud-based' files

Not to be outdone by competitor Dropbox, file-storage company Box just acquired a Y Combinator startup of its own: Streem.<p>In short, Streem offers unlimited cloud-based storage that “never runs out.” Through StreemFS, its own filesystem, people can access their files and view them without needing to …

US government wants tighter controls for in-car navigation

Many are in favor of rules that prevent texting while driving, but in-car navigation is a murkier legal area -- how do you minimize distractions without limiting the ability to get from point A to point B? Like it or not, the US government may settle that debate before long. The proposed Grow …

Amazon's Smartphone Expands Sales Reach to Your Pocket

The smartphone market is brutal. It destroys companies that can’t keep up and makes established tech juggernauts look like a bumbling startup. It’s harsh, unrelenting and Amazon is getting ready to shoulder its way into the fray.<p>On Wednesday Amazon is expected to reveal its long-rumored smartphone. …

Speech technology expert Nuance has reportedly held sale talks with Samsung

Nuance, a company whose reputation was built on its impressive speech-recognition technology, has reportedly held talks about a potential sale to Samsung. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> claims that Nuance has been in discussions with numerous suitors; aside from Samsung — already one of Nuance's many …