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Apple's Schiller: Samsung gained ground thanks to copycat tactics

The head of marketing for Apple says Samsung beat out rivals such as Motorola and Nokia because the latter two companies didn't copy Apple as much.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It pays to copy Apple. Well, kinda.<p>Phil Schiller, head of marketing at Apple, testified Friday in court here that the reason Samsung …

Touchscreens

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …

Social Media

New York State considers licensing Bitcoin traders

On Friday, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced it will be holding a public hearing on virtual currency regulation, specifically considering whether a certification called "BitLicense" might help manage the spread of online currencies like Bitcoin. The new license would …

Advanced Mathematics With Legos In A Washing Machine

Science with colorful bricks<p>Every generation, a scientific paper comes along that rocks the very foundations of research, upturns our sense of the world, leaves us collapsed, in awe at everything that we, for all of our work, still fail to comprehend about the universe. "Random Structures from Lego …

Don’t Bet Against Tesla, Says Musk

Is Tesla overvalued? With the company’s shares trading up more than 400 percent this year, some have argued that it is. Indeed, New York University …

Tesla

Kitchen Hub : Futuristic Device to Manage Your Food Consumption Properly

<b>Kitchen Hub</b> futuristic device aims to manage your food consumption properly. Based on United Nations, food waste is one of great challenges we face …

Kitchens

Apple Loop: Cook Goes to China - Again, E-Book Drama, Google Moto X Is No iPhone

Keeping you in the loop on a few of the things that happened around Apple this week.<p><b>Another China Mobile meet and greet.</b> It’s no coincidence that Apple CEO Tim Cook showed up in China (his third visit in two years) a week after the company reported weak sales there. China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua …

Hyperloop: Hype or Future Transportation?

Jimdo offers iOS app for website creation on the move

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The website creation firm Jimdo just released an iOS(s aapl) app so users can create and manage their sites from their iPhones …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance …

Elon Musk Will Reveal His High-Speed Hyperloop Transport Design By August 12

Startup renaissance man Elon Musk has spent the past year or so not-so-subtly dropping hints about yet another ambitious transport project of his, and it seems he’s getting ready to describe it in more detail. Amid plenty of speculation, Musk revealed in a tweet earlier today that he plans to …

Apple Reportedly Signs Deal with Samsung for 14-nm A9 Chips Starting in 2015

<i>The Korea Economic Daily</i> reports that Apple and Samsung today officially signed an agreement that will see the two companies working together on future A-series chips for Apple's iOS devices, with the deal specifically covering A9 chips based on a 14-nanometer process node starting in 2015. The …

Google sheds light on Glass in new FAQ

A newly posted question-and-answer site answers a host of questions about Google's high-tech specs.<p>Those of you still in the dark about Google Glass will find a host of details via a new online FAQ.<p>Posted Tuesday, the FAQ addresses a slew of questions apparently sent to Google by people curious …

Google Glass

Concept Cast: A 3D-Printed Exoskeletal Cast from Jake Evill

Just about everyone has that really gruesome childhood story of the first time you broke a bone and went through the lengthy process of getting a …

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Articles about tiny architecture 5 modern outbuildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Laure Tixier's series of felt pieces for the show Plaid Houses explores the idea of architecture as fiction, born under the...<p>Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she …

Architecture

6 Awesome Aircraft From The 2013 Paris Air Show

Last week, the airplanes of the future filled the sky over Paris. Here are our favorites.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>The future of aviation was on display at the 50th Paris Air Show, a biennial exposition of aircraft that has happened every other year since 1909, with exceptions made during WWI …

3D-printed pinhead battery could power robots

One of the smallest batteries ever, this tiny lithium-ion can store enough juice to power tiny robots or medical implants.<p>We've seen some very sophisticated 3D-printed objects recently, but never a tiny 3D-printed battery -- one that's as small as a grain of sand, no less.<p>A group of U.S. and Korean …

Electric Vehicles

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Table for Two : Transform Your Table from Workstation for Two to A Dining Table for Six in Seconds

To some of you, your favorite gathering place in your house would be your kitchen. Yes, kitchen table is usually surrounded by family and friends, …

Furniture

Woz: This is not my America

Stopped by Latin American tech journalists at an airport, the Apple co-founder says that after the NSA revelations, he questions his own government and wonders whether it's behaving like a king.<p>As the passions and justifications swirl around the revelations concerning the NSA, the rest of the world …

Clint Eastwood

The Cheap iPhone Is Reportedly Coming In Five Colors, We Really Hope It Looks Like This

It's supposedly going to have a plastic casing and look similar to the iPhone 5, but with more rounded corners.<p>We don't know what it's going to look like, but really want Apple to make it look like these gorgeous concept designs from Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni.<p>They created a look that recalls …

How high-tech jobs could solve the autism unemployment crisis

Some adults on the autism spectrum are uniquely suited for tech jobs — and the industry is starting to take notice<p>Since getting his first Game Boy at five years old, Aaron Winston knew he wanted to work in the gaming industry. But as he got older, the prospect seemed less and less likely: Winston, …

iOS 7, Mac OS X Updates, MacBooks and More: What to Expect at Apple's WWDC

It has been nearly nine months since Apple has held its last big event. In that time the company has suffered from some issues on Wall Street, been …

Documentary: I 3D Printed a Gun

Jun.2, 2013<p>Right after blueprints of the Liberator, the <b>world's first 3D printed gun</b> was posted online, Travis Lerol, a former military software …

Documentaries

America, It's Time to Start Making Things Again

Making things has deep roots in American culture.<p>The Founding Fathers were do-it-yourselfers, from Jefferson's explicit idealization of the …

The Buccaneer 3D printer rocks Kickstarter at an astoundingly low $297!

These pretty printers are going to be popping up more and more. And I don’t just mean the physical aesthetics; simple and clean GUIs are proving to …

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

Chelsea flower show 2013 – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/21/chelsea-flower-show-2013-in-pictures<p>720<p>The final touches are made to the RHS Chelsea …