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New film makes shatterproof phone screens a practical possibility

Sure, the screen on your smartphone is likely scratch-resistant, but it still won't survive a drop to the sidewalk. However, that could all change if University of Akron scientists get their shatterproof touchscreen film into shipping hardware. They've developed transparent electrodes that, when …

Intel plans a CES coup: Android and Windows in the same computer

Dual OS could dilute Windows dominance, if Microsoft doesn't kill it first<p>The PC industry isn't doing so well. Sales have dramatically slumped, despite the industry’s efforts to tempt consumers with Windows 8 tablets and transforming touchscreen laptops. But next week, the Consumer Electronics Show …

Zillow's Real Estate App Lands on Windows 8, 'Zestimates' in Tow

The US online real estate and home-finder database Zillow has launched its Zillow Real Estate app for Windows 8 devices.<p>As well as offering users the ability to search, share and save information about properties for sale and homes for rent, Zillow’s Windows 8 outing has been designed around the …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

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Search Data Points To Stronger Launch For Surface 2 Than Its Predecessor

The Surface 2 appears to be easily besting the consumer interest that its predecessor, the Surface RT, engendered during its release in late 2012. In fact, the Surface 2 is now the most-searched-for, single device among the larger Microsoft line of tablet hybrids.<p>Here is the Google Trends for …

What Pandora Tells Advertisers About You When You're Listening To Music

Online radio service Pandora recently adopted its own cookie replacement, and it has been pitching its data to ad exchanges for the past few weeks, according to AdAge.<p>When a user registers for a Pandora account, the provides his or her age, gender, and zip code. The Internet radio company plans to …

Amazon wades into big data streams with Kinesis

Service is designed to take on data firehoses like Twitter's in AWS' cloud.<p>Jumping on the “real-time” bandwagon, Amazon today announced Kinesis, a …

3Gbps LED light bulb WLAN achieved by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

We first noted it back in 2008: the possibility of using LED light bulbs for secure and directional wireless internet access. Well, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is claiming that speedy data rates of up 3Gbps have are indeed feasible. The boost comes from its latest enhancements, allowing …