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HTC's woes reflect Taiwan's troubles in high tech

In 2008, when most cellphone makers were still producing old-style models with push buttons, Taiwan's HTC designed one of the first<p>GoogleAndroid smartphone handsets. By 2011, HTC smartphones enjoyed market share over 10% worldwide, gaining a following even in the United States.<p>But as fast as HTC's …

Researchers tout technology to make electronics out of old tires

Researchers are working with a process that turns old tires – and there are some 300,000 tossed yearly – into electrodes for supercapacitors that …

India feels like Silicon Valley of mid-90: Google

With the ever-increasing mobile phone and internet users, India has ample of growing possibilities feels the top developers at Google.<p>Discussing why …

What It's Like to Live Inside the Legendary Paris Bookstore Shakespeare & Co.

I found a momentary home among the "Tumbleweeds" in the store that's given shelter to authors since the days of Joyce.<p>George Whitman opened the legendary bookshop now known as Shakespeare and Company in the shadow of Notre Dame in Paris in 1951, and having spent all his money on the shop he slept …

Literature

Do children still need to read the classics of English literature?

<b>Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has called for a return to the classics of English literature in schools, but are they still relevant and appropriate for today's children?</b><p>A quick scan of any list of the most read children's books will reveal that today's youngsters are growing up in a very …

Books

Could Algorithms Become Fashion Trendsetters?

Don't wear bytes after labor day<p>We have trained machines to dream, but can we make them follow their dreams of moving to New York to become a fashion designer? In a world where startups use algorithms to find the next fashion trends, it’s not impossible that computers could go beyond finding what’s …

Machine Learning