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Google’s Inroads For Waze Could Roadblock Facebook And Apple

In the ever-raging Map War, Google seems to be not only a first mover, but the boldest mover.<p>According to the Globes, an Israel-based publication, Google is reportedly set to acquire the Israeli transit and navigation company Waze for $1.3 billion, making it one of the larger Google acquisitions in …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

The Strangest Ways Wild Animals Crossed Paths With Humans This Week

This Week in Wild Animals for May 17, 2013 ——————————————<p>An ad in a Yiddish-language newspaper in Brooklyn recommended fresh, warm pigeon blood as a …

What Did I Do Last Summer? Oh, I Discovered How To Make Babies Without Sex. And You?

Ah, if only all summers could be like June, July and August 1740 — when three young guys (and a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old) did a science experiment that startled the world. In those days, you could do biology without a fancy diploma. More people could play.<p>That spring, the hot book — the one …

This Bacterium Can Do Division, Compute Logarithms And Take Square Roots

MIT researchers engineered bacterial cells to function as living calculators.<p>A group of engineers from MIT have created analog calculators out of living cells, according to a paper published online in <i>Nature</i> yesterday. By tweaking the genes of bacterial cells, the researchers were able to create …

Arctic oil boom sparks the next great political and environmental battle

Vast reserves of oil and gas already igniting conflicts<p>Things are heating up fast in the far north. The lands and sea of the Arctic — which have been ice-filled, inhospitable and treacherous for most of human history — are experiencing the effects of climate change more rapidly than anywhere else …

Mild electric shocks to brain may help students solve maths problems

People who struggle with maths problems might fare better after a course of gentle electric shocks to the brain, scientists have …

Was an American engineer in Singapore killed for what he knew? So far, testimony points to suicide

The first week of coroner's inquiry into Dr. Shane Todd's death concluded today<p>The victim's family leaving court Friday afternoon. Left to right: Mary Todd, the victim's mother, with her son Chet Todd, his wife Corynne, sister-in-law, and husband Rick Todd. Photo: Belmont Lay<p>After a week of court …

It's Time To Discuss The Secret CIA Operation At The Heart Of The US Mission In Benghazi

There has been little attention given, however, to covert actions by the Central Intelligence Agency that were partially uncovered during the September 11, 2012 attack.<p>That may be changing.<p>CNN's Jake Tapper argued this week that we should give more scrutiny to the CIA's presence in the Libyan port …

Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant’s …

Physics

Apple CEO: “We’re going very deep” with US manufacturing

Apple looking at Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Florida, and Kentucky.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a lengthy interview with Politico which was published …

Meta Wants to Become the Next Augmented-Reality Glasses Phenom

Just a couple years ago, nobody thought much about wearing computers on their faces. But soon there will be actual differentiation among the …

Microsoft planning Xbox dashboard UI and tile changes in preparation for next-gen console

Microsoft is preparing to update its Xbox 360 with another dashboard update. Sources familiar with Microsoft's Xbox plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the dashboard update will enter into a public beta in late June or early July, with changes and updates in preparation for the next-generation …

Pentagon gives green light: Now those hundreds of thousands of iPhones, iPads, and iPods can actually be used

Two months ago we reported that the U.S. Department of Defense had ordered as many as 650,000 iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches from Apple.<p>Now, after passing Pentagon tests, the devices are actually approved for use.<p>Before authorizing any devices for use in security-conscious military environments, …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …