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EPA

New battery technology promises 60% more energy from the same volume

Imagine getting 3,200 mAh of capacity out of something the size of a 2,000 mAh battery. That’s exactly what Hitachi Maxell’s new battery technology can do. This isn’t the first time we’ve been promised battery technology that can revolutionize the mobile world, but what sets Maxwell’s new tech …

Clean Energy

State-Owned Chinese Film Studio Sues Apple

Shanghai Animation Film Studio claims the Cupertino-based tech giant sold its films in the iTunes store without proper permission.<p>A State-owned …

Location Data Can Uniquely Identify Cellphone Users

A new study demonstrates how easy it is to identify people from the location-tracking data on their cellphones.<p>Just a few data points from a location-tracking cellphone are enough to identify most people, a new study found. It doesn't matter if those data are "anonymized" so they aren't linked to …

NASA remotely controls Athlete rover with Leap Motion: 'let's bring a billion human beings into a holodeck'

"You are the space invaders"<p>"Just for you guys today we're going to do something special, something that's never been done before" said Victor Luo, NASA human interface engineer. "We're going to drive this robot, on stage at GDC, with a Leap Motion device."<p>In an unexpected demonstration at the 2013 …

U.S. approval of Sprint-Softbank deal may hinge on China

The government may require oversight of network equipment purchases as a condition for the merger's approval, a move geared toward keeping Huawei and ZTE gear from U.S. telecom infrastructure, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.<p>As a condition for approving Softbank's $20 billion acquisition of …

Walmart considers asking customers to deliver its packages

In order to lower the cost of getting packages to its online shoppers, Walmart is considering turning to other customers to take care of the deliveries, reports <i>Reuters</i><i>.</i> In an interview, Walmart.com’s chief executive Joel Anderson reportedly said that he sees "a path to where this is crowd sourced," …

Forget about the CyberBunker attack—here’s how to take an entire continent offline

At its peak, CyberBunker clogged up a mind-boggling 300 gigabits per second of the Internet in what’s being called the biggest cyber-attack in history. But what if you could switch off 1.28 terabits—four times as much bandwidth—with nothing more high-tech than an axe?<p>That’s what three men tried to …

Cybersecurity

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …