Tanvir Shahriar

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Before Apple's iPad, there was the Intel IPAD. Seriously.

The iPad is universally known as one of the most coveted consumer electronics devices on the market. But have you heard of the IPAD?<p>That would be Intel's botched attempt at building a tablet -- which nearly came out roughly a decade before Apple unveiled its first<p>iPad. The device, which was dubbed …

Mobile Devices

All I want for Christmas is Science

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas presents? I always plan to sort these things out in advance (though on one particular year there was a Christmas Eve panic, not my finest hour), but sometimes inspiration is hard to find. This week, a book hit my doormat and as soon as I opened it I …

Apple reportedly acquiring the company behind Microsoft’s Kinect sensor

Apple has reportedly acquired PrimeSense, an Israeli fabless semiconductor company, for $345 million. Israeli newspaper <i>Calcalist</i> claims Apple has finalized the acquisition, with plans for an announcement within the next two weeks. Primesense worked with Microsoft to include its technology, chips, …

How Evolution Determines The Flavor Of Beer and Whiskey

Master brewers fine-tune strains of yeast to craft the perfect beverage.<p>Back in August of 2011, unconventional chef David Chang stood up in front of a gathering of chefs and other food people in Copenhagen to give a talk about food and microbiology. He opened his presentation by apologizing to the …

Two billion planets in our galaxy may be suitable for life

Our galaxy probably contains at least two billion planets that, like Earth, have liquid water on their surfaces and orbit around their parent stars in the "habitable zone" for life. The nearest, according to astronomers, could be a mere 12 light years away.<p>A new study, published on Monday in the …

Nokia Had A Stunning Q3 In North America, With Device Volume Up 367% From Last Year

According to its most recent earnings report, Nokia appears to have finally found market traction in North America for its Lumia line of Windows Phone-based smartphones. This bears well for the platform itself, and Microsoft, who is buying Nokia’s device business for more than $7 billion.<p>Nokia’s …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

Samsung Goes First, Google Experiments And Apple Refines

There’s a new rhythm to product releases among the biggest players in mobile tech, and increasingly, Samsung is building a reputation as the most brash and quick-to-act of what I would call the ruling triumvirate, which also includes Google and Apple . Google plays the reasoned experimenter, Apple …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday that the new Galaxy Round incorporates the latest in screen technology, along with other unique features.<p>The device resembles the<p>Galaxy S3andS4, but it has slight …

Phones

The Man Who Gets The Science Right On 'The Big Bang Theory'

Sure, Bob Newhart may have won his first Emmy for guest-starring as Professor Proton on the hugely popular show <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, about four young scientists at Caltech. But behind the scenes is a real-life professor, David Saltzberg of UCLA.<p>Saltzberg studies high-energy particle physics and …

What are Maxwell's Equations?

How a Scottish physicist formulated the equations that showed us how to electrify the world<p>Maxwell's Equations first appeared in "A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, in 1865. These are the equations of light, the mathematical …

Five disappointing things about the iPhone 5S

Is it too soon to start building an iPhone 6 wish list?<p>Because the iPhone 5S, which Apple announced today (along with the cheaper iPhone 5C) to the surprise of no one, represents perhaps the least exciting and most disappointing iPhone update yet.<p>Indeed, just as the iPhone 4S was little more than …

iPhone

Apple's shares fall on emerging market concerns

<b>Apple's shares fell more than 5% as investors worried that the firm's latest iPhone models may not help it increase its share in emerging markets.</b><p>It launched two models on Tuesday, the iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone 5C.<p>But the basic 5C model, with 16 gigabytes of storage, has been priced at £469 …

Light lives for at least a billion billion years

Light can theoretically zip around the universe forever without breaking down. That's because it's long been believed that the photon — the elementary particle that makes up light and other electromagnetic radiation — has no mass. But physicist Julian Heeck wondered what would happen if it turned …