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By Christopher Cai | Watching the Singapore tech start up scene.

SolarCity’s Rooftop Panels Are About To Get Way, Way Better

SolarCity has a big announcement that may help reshape the economics of renewables.<p>SolarCity, the solar energy company that Elon Musk helped found, has been on a tear over the past several years, adding thousands of employees, expanding across the country, and building what will be North America’s …

SolarCity

How To Tell If Your Business Really Needs A Mobile App

If you thought mobile Internet was the future, you should probably check what year it is. According to comScore, 2014 ended with mobile devices …

Mobile Apps

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Your iPhone can test for STDs with this cheap dongle

This week’s Smart Health roundup features a smartphone accessory that tests for HIV and syphilis, a smart scarf to control your emotions and a …

The Art of Allowing: Let Go of Control and Go with the Flow

<b>“Accepting, allowing, and interacting with your life as though it is exactly as it should be, without making yourself wrong (or right) for what you</b> …

Mind

6 Ways to Cope with a Miserable Job

<b>“Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.” ~Proverb</b><p>If you’re feeling miserable in your …

Happiness

A phoenix rises

SOME technologies look wonderful on paper but don’t quite make it in the big, bad world. Airships. Autogyros. Hovercraft. They all work. They even …

Economics

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Digital Media

The first Chromebook with a Core i3 processor is here

Even more Intel inside<p>Chromebooks are best known for being simple, pared-down devices that browse the web and don't do much else. As a result, aside from the exhorbitantly expensive Chromebook Pixel, most Chromebooks have underpowered processors when compared with more fully featured laptops. …

Laptops
Drones

Amazon Goes After Box, Dropbox And Huddle, Launches Zocalo For Secure Enterprise Storage

E-Commerce giant Amazon has made huge competitive inroads into the cloud services market with Amazon Web Services, and today it’s adding another feature that will put it into direct competition with the likes of Box and Dropbox: It’s launching Zocalo, a secure enterprise storage service. The …

Kindle Fire

Apple brings iTunes Extras to Apple TV, HD Extras to Macs today & iOS 8 in fall

Apple today released iTunes version 11.3 and with it is making its iTunes Extras feature available for HD movies on Macs. Apple also announced today that the feature is now available for Apple TV with update 6.2 and will arrive on iOS 8 this fall.<p>While we’ll have to wait for iTunes Extras to arrive …

Smart TV

HP's new Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra and Slate 8 Plus seem to be rebranded Huawei tablets

HP introduced quite many tablets until now, and it's probably not going to stop anytime soon. Some of the company’s upcoming tablets are particularly …

LG G3 Prime with Snapdragon 805 appears for preorder in Korea, disguised as G3 Cat. 6

The Korean mediascape was recently abuzz with the rumors that both Samsung and LG have something special to show for the launch of the world's …

Microsoft acquires disaster recovery solutions firm InMage to strengthen Azure

Microsoft hopes the acquisition will boost the Azure Site Recovery service and lure more enterprise clients to the Azure platform.<p>Microsoft has …

Vmware

SoundCloud Said to Near Deals With Record Labels

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Samsung Touts Exynos ModAP Chip

Home › News ›<p><b>Article</b> Comments<p>Jul 10, 2014, 1:37 PM by Eric M. Zeman @phonescooper<p>Samsung today announced the Exynos ModAP, an application processor …

TSMC starts shipping mobile processors for Apple -- report

Apple has relied on Samsung for its mobile processors, but WSJ reports that Apple's deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. appears to be bearing fruit.<p>Apple has finally started breaking ties with Samsung and its mobile processors, according to a new report.<p>Taiwan Semiconductor …

Samsung

Apple Environmental Report: Carbon Footprint Down 3%, 145 U.S. Stores Now Using 100% Renewable Energy

Apple today released its 2014 Environmental Responsibility Report [PDF], posting the new information on its updated Environmental Initiatives website. The report, which covers fiscal 2013, highlights the progress Apple has made towards its environmental goals, which include reducing climate change …

Alcatel-Lucent sets new world record broadband speed of 10 Gbps for transmission of data over traditional copper telephone lines

Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), has set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) …

Senator Asks FTC to Look Into Facebook Mood Experiment

Virginia senator asks FTC whether Facebook violated its 2012 privacy agreement with the government.<p>Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia asked the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to look into whether Facebook’s experiment on the ability to manipulate emotions on Facebook using the data of …

Google Camera Update Brings Remote Shutter Function to Android Wear Devices | Droid Life

A recent update to the official <b>Google Camera</b> app has brought new functionality to the Android Wear platform, which means your smartwatch can now act …

Google launches new venture fund for European start-ups

<b>Google is launching a venture capital fund to invest in promising European technology companies.</b><p>The $100m (£58m) fund will "invest in the best ideas from the best European entrepreneurs", according to Bill Maris, managing partner at Google Ventures, overseeing the project.<p>"We believe Europe's …

T-Mobile gives you $100 if you buy an iPhone and iPad together

Starting today, T-Mobile is offering a $100 prepaid MasterCard card to customers who buy an iPhone and iPad together. The promotion includes the …

Xiaomi Mi 4 with metal body to launch in China on July 22

Xiaomi co-founder Bin Lin has revealed that the company will launch its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, on July 22, which is a week after the …

Microsoft's CEO Sent Out A Giant Manifesto To Employees About The Future Of The Company

AP<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just sent out a 3,187-word memo to employees about his vision for the future of the company.<p>Nadella is planning for a …

Android "L" Spotlight: Task Locking Enables Strict Focus On Apps For Enterprise, Education, And Kiosks

Android is really turning into a jack of all trades, having become the OS of choice for phones, tablets, face computers, and now wristwatches. The …

Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance

Researchers develop low cost, environmentally friendly way to produce sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three …