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Microsoft's plan to get iOS apps on Windows is moving forward

Project Islandwood is part of the Bridge Projects, which were created by Microsoft to bring different kinds of apps — from iOS, to Android, to web apps — onto Windows devices.<p>The Android bridge, named "Astoria," has been put on hold indefinitely, but the iOS versions is reportedly still in the …

Japanese scientists create touchable holograms

A group of Japanese scientists have created touchable holograms, three dimensional virtual objects that can be manipulated by human hand.<p>Using femtosecond laser technology the researchers developed 'Fairy Lights, a system that can fire high frequency laser pulses that last one millionth of one …

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How To Hide Data In Plain Sight So Nobody Can Find It | Inc.com

Is there a way to send secret information to someone across the Internet in a way that nobody other than the intended recipient can read it - without using encryption? Can data be hidden in plain sight in such a fashion that only people who are "in the know" even know it is there?<p>The answer to both …

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You Can Now Play Select Xbox 360 Games On Your Xbox One

104 titles will be available starting tomorrow, with more to come<p>Time to dust off your favorite Xbox 360 games--well, some of them--because Xbox One will finally support them with a new update that goes live November 12.<p>The first 104 games include previous <i>Halo</i>, <i>Assassin’s Creed</i>, <i>Call of Duty,</i> <i>Gears of</i> …

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Tim Cook slams UK spy bill that could require breakable encryption

Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Monday voiced staunch opposition to the UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill, a measure that would force …

Why our biotech future needs design

Meet the biodesigners growing our future products.<p>In 2007, physicist Freeman Dyson predicted in an essay called “Our Biotech Future” that “the domestication of biotechnology will dominate our lives during the next fifty years at least as much as the domestication of computers has dominated our …

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Crypto is For Everyone—and American History Proves It

Over the last year, law enforcement officials around the world have been pressing hard on the notion that without a magical “backdoor” to access the …

Microsoft teaches 'absolute beginners' to code for Windows 10

Ever wanted to code an app, but have no coding experience whatsoever? Don’t worry, Microsoft has you covered.<p>The company is offering an ‘absolute beginner’ series of video lessons for anyone looking to learn how to code a Windows 10 app.<p>More specifically, it’s a series on creating Universal Windows …

Medical Students Crunch Big Data To Spot Health Trends

Medicine, meet Big Data.<p>For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the patient immediately in front of them.<p>But now, massive stores of data about what works for which patients are literally changing the way medicine is practiced.<p>"That's …

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How the Spy-Level Security in Your iPhone Works

The Department of Justice and Apple are currently entangled in scuffle that could have huge implications for the future of criminal investigations …

The Next Higgs Boson: Made In China?

China plans to build a superior collider<p>Super colliders are already massive. The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland features a circular track over 16 miles long. Today, Chinese state media announced the nation’s plan to construct a super collider <i>twice as large</i>, with construction beginning in …

Can graphene oust silicon from memory chips? - Futurity

Only an atom thick, graphene is a key ingredient in work to create data storage technologies that use nanomaterials other than silicon.

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Chatting over Tor just got a whole lot easier

If you’re concerned about where and how your data travels on the Internet, then you might be interested in the new beta messenger app that Tor released today.<p>Based on the Mozilla community-developed Instant Bird, Tor Messenger supports plenty of chat clients: Google Talk, Facebook, Twitter, and …

Yamaha to debut all-electric, two-wheel-drive concept bike at Toyko Motor Show

Battery-electric propulsion won't be limited to cars alone.<p>Motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha is rolling out yet another electric motorcycle concept for the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, just as it did two years ago. This time around, that concept won't have one driven wheel -- it'll have two. This coincides …

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Microsoft’s Surface Book Is A Laptop With A Twist

Microsoft surprised the technology world with the Surface Book, a device that puts a new spin on what productivity might look like.<p>Not to be a historic historical boorish bore, but I believe that it is fair to say that Microsoft’s Surface line of devices has improved over time. With the Surface …

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