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Surface Pro 4 wins Best Mobile Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2016

The GSM Association, the trade organization that runs the Mobile World Congress show, also gives out the Global Mobile Awards during the trade show. …

VIDEO: Taking Out The Trash At The Space Station

Today was trash day on the International Space Station, and as you might expect, it's not as simple as rolling a can out to the curb. Instead, a used resupply capsule was stuffed with 1.5 tons of trash and cut loose.<p>All that trash will burn up over the Pacific Ocean when the Cygnus supply craft, …

Space Exploration

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

Human Rights

How bad router configuration can drain smartphone and tablet battery life

Your smartphone or tablet might look like it's off, but even when the screen is dark it's doing stuff. And that stuff drains the battery. And router …

Gear & Gadgets

This was the first smartwatch ever invented

Throwback To The Past: it is 1977, quartz watches are still less than 10 years old; it's the year <i>Star Wars</i> hit theaters for the first time... and you are actually looking at, not a piece of science fiction, but what is nothing less than the most technically advanced wristwatch ever produced.<p>Whether …

Watches

Microsoft, smartwatch vendor Olio sign patent-licensing agreement

Microsoft and smartwatch vendor Olio have struck a patent-licensing agreement. And that's about all we know about Microsoft's latest IP licensing …

Smartwatches