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Bionic Leaf – Researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

By ELIZABETH COONEY<p>Harvesting sunlight is a trick plants mastered more than a billion years ago, using solar energy to feed themselves from the air …

Utah State Lawmakers Back Bill To Support Zenefits Operations In The State

Zenefits is one step closer to operating legally in Utah today. The Utah House and Labor Committee has voted in favor of a bill to help fix the regulatory problems the cloud HR startup faced late last year. Now that it has passed committee, that bill will soon go before the State Senate<p>The Utah …

Regulation

Microsoft and Samsung settle their fight over Android royalties

It looks like Microsoft and Samsung aren't eager to drag out their dispute over Android patent royalties. The two tech giants have reached an agreement that ends Microsoft's lawsuit over interest payments and otherwise smooths things over. The circumstances surrounding the deal are "confidential," …

Watching People Code Could Be The Next Big Thing

Twitch made streaming video games into a hugely popular phenomenon, so what could be next big livestreaming thing? Perhaps it’s watching other people code.<p>An emerging trend appears to be live streams in which viewers can tune in to watch people code things like Minecraft servers, writing a compiler …

Line Buys Stripe-Like Japanese Startup WebPay To Boost Its Payments Service

Messaging app company Line is beefing up its payments service after it scooped up Japanese startup WebPay in an undisclosed acquisition deal.<p>Line Pay began rolling out to its 500 million registered users in December. Initially the service, which is integrated into Line’s core chat app, is limited …

FinTech

Imgur Users Get New Features, Pro Subscription Phased Out

Imgur recently introduced a GIF-making tool to bring more users to its site, and now the image host is providing all its users with some neat extra functionality.<p>In commemoration of Imgur’s sixth anniversary, the service is today incorporating Pro features – previously$2.99 per month – free for all …

Apple’s iOS 9 Pegged As A Stability Update, Which Is Way Better Than A Feature Frenzy

Apple’s iOS 9 is going to be focused on improving stability and zapping bugs, according to a new report from the reliable 9to5Mac. The major update for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for 2015 is expected to take a step back from the rapid release of new features in favor of building on the …

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