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New solar plane is as big as a 747, will circumnavigate the globe

Solar Impulse's new solar plane can fly up to 5 days straight.<p>Yesterday, the team that produced the first solar-powered aircraft that could fly …

Shortcut Debuts A Siri-Like App For The “Internet Of Things”

Addicted to home automation and other web-connected gadgetry, such as Lockitron or Unikey door locks, Nest or EcoBee smart thermostats, Belkin wemo switches, Dropcam, Fitbit, Jawbone, Sonos and more? Then you’re going to like this: A recently launched mobile app called Shortcut is offering you a …

The Feds Cut a Deal With In-Flight Wi-Fi Providers, and Privacy Groups Are Worried

Gogo, the inflight Wi-Fi provider, is used by millions of airline passengers each year to stay connected while flying the friendly skies. But if you …

19-Year-Old Aerospace Student Boyan Slat Invents Cleanup System For Plastic Choking Our Oceans

<b>Published on</b> April 2nd, 2013 | <i>by Cynthia Shahan</i><p>13<p>April 2nd, 2013 by <b>Cynthia Shahan</b><p>19-year-old Boyan Slat’s impassioned and educated opinion reminds us …

U.S. wireless carriers finally have something to fear: Google

Call Google “evil” all you want — I personally love how “evil” Google is — but there is no other company on the planet that can shake things up and …

Firms born in Innosphere incubator beat national average survival rate

It might seem that a startup selling a computerized lawn-sprinkler controller and one developing a dental anesthetic that is sniffed, not injected, …

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Microsoft Changes Its Tune With Free Version of Windows

Microsoft took an enormous step forward this morning. It unveiled a free version of its Windows operating system.<p>Revealed at the company's annual …

Tech’s Best 2014 April Fools’ Jokes

Each April 1, the likes of Google, Microsoft, Twitter and dozens of other tech companies deliver a flood of gags to the Web. This year, there’s plenty to make you laugh, from Nintendo-infused mobile maps to a couple of ways to capitalize on the selfie craze.<p>Here are the best April Fools’ Day jokes …

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Rachio’s Smart Lawn Sprinkler Controller Iro Assures a Green Yard While Cutting Down on Unnecessary Water Usage

One of the major spheres of living which has had a tremendous demand in personalized devices or applications recently is our home. This isn’t quite …

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad, free for reading and presenting

After years and years of rumors, Office for iPad is finally here. At a press event in San Francisco this morning, Microsoft Office general manager Julia White has unveiled the company’s latest mobile Office app. While Office for iPad was originally rumored for a release in 2012 and 2013, it's …

IBM commits $1.2bn to data centre expansion

IBM, the global computing company, has said it is investing £735 million to expand its datacentres and cloud storage.<p>It plans to build 15 new centres …

Stronger Than Steel, Lighter Than Water – 3D Printed Micro Trusses

A team at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, led by materials scientist Jens Bauer, have a new 3D printing material which has a higher …

Contact lenses with night vision could be on the way thanks to graphene breakthrough

Night vision technology has been around for a while, but it's only really used by professionals (or professional creeps) due to its prohibitive …

Google hits back at the Google Glass haters in 'Top 10 myths' blog post

Denies Glass Explorers are ‘technology-worshipping geeks’ using ‘the perfect surveillance device’<p>Google Glass may be one of the internet giant’s “moonshot” technologies, but its early adopters have attracted plenty of negative attention in the device’s early days.<p>There’s even a specific insult – …

These companies are tracking the fitness of their employees

As the quantified self movement grows, a number of companies are looking to smartphone apps to deliver data-driven insights to create a more productive workforce<p>Staff at a London analytics company are obligated to take part in an experiment that sees them using a variety of apps to monitor their …

California drought: Solar desalination plant shows promise

Solar desalination system appears to be cost-effective<p><b>Firebaugh, Fresno County</b> --<p>Quietly whirring away in a dusty field in the Central Valley is a shiny solar energy machine that may someday solve many of California's water problems.<p>It's called the WaterFX solar thermal desalination plant, and it …

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Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on ISPs’ refusal to upgrade networks

Cogent and Netflix aren't the only ones haggling with Verizon and AT&T.<p>Recent public battles over how network interconnections affect the quality of …

Google reveals Android Wear, an operating system for smartwatches

Smartwatches coming soon from Motorola, Samsung, LG, and more<p>Google is officially getting into wearables. The company has announced Android Wear, a version of the operating system designed specifically for wearable devices. To start with, the system is made for smartwatches, and Google is moving …

Bill Gates: Yes, robots really are about to take your jobs

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates isn’t going to sugarcoat things: The increasing power of automation technology is going to put a lot of people out of …

Bill Gates: Microsoft would have bought WhatsApp too

Microsoft’s founder, Bill Gates, says that Facebook and Google weren’t the only companies interested in acquiring WhatsApp: Microsoft was also “willing” to buy the messaging app.<p>Facebook bought the five-year-old WhatsApp cross-platform text message replacement app, which sends messages via phones’ …

How Future Hacks technology seeks to make city life better in just 48 hours

An ambitious project in Glasgow is giving teams of software developers just 48 hours to create new technologies to improve life in the city.<p>The Future Hacks initiative brings programmers together to work on some of the most pressing problems of urban life in a weekend-long frenzy of research, …

Here's The Technology That's Going To Make Your Phone's Internet 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G

Despite decades of advancements, we still lose signal when walking around in a big city like New York or San Francisco.<p>Or when attending a popular sporting event — individual towers just can't handle thousands of people trying to move data at once.<p>But a hot startup with some major engineering …

Party All Night, Deal All Day: the Money Behind SXSW

Daytime panels and nighttime parties form the public-facing portion of SXSW with plenty of money spent on badges and open bars.<p>Behind the closed …

Travel Tech Investors Are Ready For Takeoff

(<i>Editor’s Note: Christine Magee is an analyst for CrunchBase.)</i><p>Despite the popularity of travel booking sites like Kayak, TripAdvisor, and Expedia, venture capital firms are still investing in companies selling consumers a better way to travel.<p>In the past few years, investors have poured millions …

At SXSW, Pitching to Pitch on Shark Tank

Deal-seeking entrepreneurs at the annual South By Southwest tech conference found the venue hosting another kind of pitching: hopefuls from around the region seeking to get on the ABC television show Shark Tank.

Red light, green light

“ENVIRONMENTAL pollution has become a major problem, which is nature’s red-light warning.” Those green-tinged words do not come from an activist. …

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