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Google Offers $1 Million Prize For Anyone Who Can Build A Better Power Inverter

Google, the internet search behemoth based in Mountain View, CA, is offering to pay a $1 million prize – as part of the Little Box Challenge - to anyone who can design and build a better small-scale power inverter.<p>Why would Google, the IEEE and a few other companies like Cree and Transphorm pay $1 …

Funded by Bill Gates, this remote-controlled contraceptive chip could be available in 2018

Imagine pushing a button on a remote control and having a computer chip disperse a hormonal birth control drug through your body — it could happen …

Guardian launches SecureDrop system for whistleblowers to share files

The Guardian has launched a secure platform for whistleblowers to securely submit confidential documents to the newspaper’s reporters.<p>The launch comes a year to the day since the Guardian posted the first of a series of NSA documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, sparking a …

Overclockers push Intel's Devils Canyon processor to 5.5 GHz

Intel’s newest Core i7 processor, code-named Devils Canyon, runs at 4 gigahertz under standard conditions. But overclockers at the Computex trade show in Taiwan have pushed the chip to a new world record speed of 5.5 gigahertz.<p>Overclocking means that you run a microprocessor for a PC at a faster …

Report: Sony's E3 Experience attendees are getting Battlefield Hardline beta access on PS4

Those attending Sony's E3 Experience Event will receive access to the <i>Battlefield Hardline</i> beta for PlayStation 4 systems, IGN is reporting.<p>Access to the beta was first rumored when users who RSVP'd for the Sony E3 event were emailed PS4 code alongside confirmation of attendance. This beta allegedly …

Apple Opens Up Manual Camera Controls & Cross-App Photo Editing in iOS 8

While many exciting things were anticipated to come from Apple’s WWDC Keynote today, there were a number of photography-related announcements that …

The 22 most important things Apple announced at WWDC 2014

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with a glimpse into the future of OS X, iOS 8, and the developer tools that bring them to life. This is the rare event where a man can get on stage and write code for ten minutes while thousands of developers watch in stunned silence before …