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Nasa seeks coders to hunt asteroids

<b>US space agency Nasa is seeking coders who could help prevent a global catastrophe by identifying asteroids that may crash into Earth.</b><p>Its Asteroid Data Hunter contest will offer $35,000 (£21,000) to programmers who can identify asteroids captured by ground-based telescopes.<p>The winning solution must …

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The new generation of hardware startups needs a different kind of chip company

We are awash in new hardware products that promise to make us healthier, connect our homes and even change how we play. But amid this bounty of …

Move over Chrome, Google Docs has add-ons now too

Power users have been tricking out Google's Chrome browser with extensions for years, and now they can do the same with... Google Docs? Today the search giant launched an add-on store for its word processing and spreadsheet web apps so that productivity buffs can get more work done with less …

Sonos’ unusual patent plans could be a warning shot to competitors

Sonos, whose cool connected speakers are flying off the shelf, announced a curious new patent policy this week: the company intends to …

Archos' 6.4-inch smartphone puts the buttons on the back

When we talk about smartphones with buttons on the back of the case, most people's thoughts turn toward the LG G2. But now the French electronics outfit Archos has decided to follow in LG's footsteps with the 64 Xenon, a 6.4-inch phablet that puts both the volume and power buttons on the rear side. …