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Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 62z All-in-One gets compact and budget friendly

This week the folks at Lenovo have revealed the ThinkCentre Edge 62z, an all-in-one machine that allows the user to work in a compact space, have …

Intel Corporation

Your robot army, controlled by Arduino and Bluetooth

Open-source hardware project shrinks Arduino, adds wireless, creates awesome.<p>Soon, you could make everything in your life …

Yahoo sale makes UK schoolboy millionaire

A British schoolboy's hobby has turned him into one of the youngest self-made multi-millionaires in the world.<p>Yahoo! announced on Monday that Nick D'Aloisio, 17, had sold his news-condensing mobile app Summly to the US tech giant for an undisclosed sum, reported to be £20m ($30m).<p><b>"It was</b> …

London-Based Startup 3D Industri.es Aims To Become The Google Of 3D Search

Halfway between the Chinese factories and Silicon Valley tech giants, right in the heart of London’s emerging tech scene, is a startup that aims to revolutionize both manufacturing and internet search.3D Industri.es (3DI) commercializes advanced 3D search technology, creating applications based on …

Does Apple Really “Need” a New Breakthrough to Bolster Stock?

It may be a while before Apple’s shares return to the all-time high of $705 they hit last September, but they should hit $600 or so by year’s …

Profit

The state of cleantech venture capital: what lies ahead

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Apple.<p>In late 2011 I decided to write up an internal analysis I’d done at Venrock about the state of …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality

Taking Cues From the Valley, Walmart Brings the Shotgun Approach to E-Commerce

Imagine walking into one of Walmart’s stores today. You’ll see the familiar aisles, the usual customer service floor reps, the check-out stands. …

eCommerce

Latest tech multimillionaire is still in school

Meet Nick D’Aloisio, a regular 17-year-old and possibly the world’s youngest tech multimillionaire after his smartphone app was sold to Yahoo for an estimated $30 million.<p>The British teen, who started designing apps at the age of 12, came up with the idea for Summly while doing school work.<p>“I was …

Tree-based solar cells point the way to recyclable energy sources

This new base material for solar cells dissolves in room temperature water.<p>News has emerged of recyclable solar cells that almost literally grow on …

The Building Is the New Server

Image copyright Oleksiy Mark<p>The personal computer is dead. As quickly as we moved from the desktop to the laptop, we are moving to the tablet — never …

SaaS

IBM To Larry Ellison: Your New Servers Aren't Faster Or Cheaper Than Ours

Sibley handles marketing for IBM's servers.<p>As we previously reported, Ellison introduced two new servers and a new microprocessor yesterday by making a lot of bold claims about how much faster and cheaper they were than IBM's.<p>We knew IBM would be skeptical about Oracle's claims, as we noted in our …

IBM

Hands-on with Katamari Damacy creator's crazy 16-button game controller (video, update)

You don't often see a video game specifically designed for a 16-button bespoke controller and for a special one-time party, but that's exactly what Keita Takahashi has done with <i>Tenya Wanya Teens</i>. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Takahashi is responsible for the enormously popular game …

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," …

Mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay not a fan of the iPad

Apple’s iPad may get outsold by Android tablets this year; according to mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay, the iPad isn’t even that impressive. Kay recently spoke at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley and shared his thoughts on Apple’s tablet. Here are a few of his choice words:<p>“The iPad’s …

Silicon Valley

Matterform crowdfunds a simple, well-designed 3D scanner that could arrive this summer

MakerBot has been the trailblazer when it comes to bringing 3D printing to the masses, but another company may beat it to the punch before it can do the same for 3D scanners. Matterform is looking to produce a simple, low-profile 3D scanner, and it's launched an Indiegogo campaign in support of the …

Snubbed by Samsung over Exynos, Lenovo wants to design its own chips

<i>Lenovo is reportedly creating its own chip design division, that will focus on creating systems on a chip for mobile devices. One on of the reasons behind the move is the strained relationship with Samsung.</i><p>The mobile components business is in a peculiar state, because many competitors are partners …

Mobile Technology

The Overly-Attached Girlfriend Explains How To Become A Viral Internet Star By Age 21

<b>Click for sound.</b><p>Laina is only 21, but she has a knack for making content go viral.<p>While on a leave of absence from school, she posted her first-ever YouTube video. It was in response to a Justin Bieber contest. Bieber asked fans to turn lyrics for his hit song "Boyfriend" into "Girlfriend." Laina, …

2009's Fastest Supercomputer Goes Dark Today

The world's fastest supercomputer isn't the world's fastest super computer anymore, so it's getting turned off today. At Los Alamos National …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

Apps

China’s Lenovo is doing innovative things—But its plans to topple Apple seem farfetched

Chinese tech companies have a tendency to copy instead of innovate. Lenovo is one company that appears to break this mold.<p>Here, the UK’s Daily Telegraph details how Lenovo brought PC usage to the Chinese masses by coming out with hardware that translated English script into Chinese characters.<p>And …

Lenovo

Drones Will Not Deliver Your Newspaper, At Least Not For Now*

But unfortunately, it ended up being an April Fools' Day joke.<p>The "news" was that drone-maker Parrot and local postal service La Poste Group would team up to deliver mail via quadricopter drones as early as May of this year.<p>Still, drones are becoming more commonplace these days, with thousands of …

Rio 2016 Olympics: stadium closed indefinitely over safety fears

Rio de Janeiro's preparations for the 2016 Olympics have suffered a blow after the city's mayor ordered the indefinite closure of a recently built …

Chinese navy makes waves in South China Sea

Analysts: Country's bold move spurred by 'U.S. inaction.'<p>BEIJING – The appearance of a Chinese navy flotilla at an island chain 1,120 miles from its home shores is a clear sign that the new Communist regime is moving to enforce its claims to the entire South China Sea, experts said Wednesday.<p>James …

Common Drug Has The Potential To Slow Aging, Boost Cancer Recovery

Some exciting research from the University of Montreal has found that the drug metformin, commonly prescribed for diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has the potential to slow aging and fight cancer. The study, published in <i>Aging Cell</i>, found that metformin reduces the body’s production of …

After service disruption, Egypt arrests three divers severing undersea internet cable

Recent internet service disruption in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia may have been the result of sabotage. Egypt's coastguard has caught three divers in the act of cutting an underwater internet cable off the port of Alexandria, fueling speculation that the incident could be connected …

Two Bodies Found Near Florida Golf Course

Scientists link oil industry with Oklahoma's biggest earthquake

Scientists have linked oil drilling in Oklahama to the biggest earthquake in the state's history. New research, published in the journal <i>Geology</i>, suggests that the expansion of wastewater, injected into Oklahoma's sealed oil wells, placed enough stress on "reservoir-bounding faults" to trigger three …

Senators spot woman climbing 18-foot border fence

The senators on the tour are part of ongoing bipartisan 'Gang of Eight' talks to revamp immigration policy.<p>NOGALES, Ariz. — The top Democratic and Republican Senate negotiators on forthcoming immigration-reform legislation toured the Arizona-Mexico border Wednesday, watching as U.S. authorities …

Putin orders surprise military exercises

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered ordered surprise military exercises in the Black Sea region involving 7,000 troops and dozens of ships to test the army's battle readiness, the Kremlin said.<p>The order was presented to the Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in a sealed envelope in the middle …