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Snapdragon-powered Windows PCs are getting 64-bit app support

Microsoft got Windows fans excited last year with its unveiling of PCs powered by ARM mobile processors for all-day battery life. It’s now set to improve on these by introducing support for 64-bit apps.<p>Speaking to Engadget, the company’s general manager for Windows Erin Chappie said that it would …

Quantum computers ready to leap out of the lab in 2017

Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines.

Startups

Watch: Microsoft's WinHEC keynote is now available, including Windows 10 on ARM announcement

This week, Microsoft held its WinHEC conference in China, making a series of exciting announcements in its opening keynote. Now, you can watch the …

Microsoft is officially bringing real desktop apps to ARM smartphones

From the outset, Windows 10 has promised to be the OS for all devices, but using it on a phone or small tablet meant you couldn’t run traditional desktop apps. That’s now changing.<p>At its WinHEC event today in Shenzen, Microsoft announced that desktop apps are coming to ARM processors – the kind in …

Windows 10

Microsoft is bringing Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors

Laptops, tablets, and phones can all run millions of traditional applications<p>Four years ago, Microsoft wanted to ditch its traditional desktop apps in favor of new touch-based apps for tablets with ARM processors. Windows RT was the official name for the Windows on ARM project, and it debuted on …

Windows 10

Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated. Who wants to be an ‘online chaperone’?<p>Workers looking for jobs in 2035 might consider retraining as remote-controlled vehicle operators or online chaperones.<p>Those are two of the jobs of the future …

Artificial Intelligence

Will Our Technology Ever Be Wire Free?

People carry 100 pounds worth of cables, chargers and adapters for their mobile devices each year. That adds up to one ton in a 66-year lifetime.<p>If …

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released <i>A New Kind of Science</i> and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the …

Microsoft axes its controversial employee-ranking system

Microsoft is killing off its controversial stack-ranking system today. While it could be viewed as an internal change that won’t affect consumers directly, it will have a broad effect on current and future Microsoft employees that may just shape the future of the company. For years Microsoft has …

PrimeSense demonstrates Capri 3D sensor on Nexus 10 (hands-on)

Take the 3D sensor inside the Microsoft Kinect, shrink it down to a tenth of its original size and add a bunch of mobile capabilities, and you have yourself PrimeSense's latest conquest, better known as Capri. The company, which is the brains behind the Kinect, has been openly working on bringing a …

Sensors Take a Big Step Closer to Human Touch

A smartphone screen can detect where it’s being touched. But the SynTouch sensor works the other way around: It detects what it is touching.<p>SynTouch …

ARM report claims the always-connected 'Internet of Things' is already here

The Internet of Things (IoT) is finally here. Or at least, that's what a recent report by the Economist's Intelligence Unit wants us to believe. Sponsored by ARM, which certainly has a vested interest in the matter, the 32-page paper states that the industry is at last catching on to the idea of …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Xbox One dashboard shown in most feature-complete video yet

Microsoft has shown off parts of its Xbox One dashboard previously, but the company has now started to demonstrate it fully with just under a month until the console is released. In a new video briefly posted to the official Xbox One site, Microsoft demonstrated apps, games, and TV switching from …

We come from the future.

Plasma lighters are the lighter, evolved. They can light things on fire while fixing the three biggest problems with traditional lighters:<p>Sometimes, …

Keeping an eye on software-defined networking: what will it break, and how will it perform?

The adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN) may not have progressed as rapidly as some may have thought, with less than 10 percent of …

Les écrans flexibles, la prochaine grande révolution high-tech

•Cherchant des relais de croissance, LG, Samsung et Sony développent des smartphones à écran flexible.•Mais les barrières technologiques restent …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

Tesco Revolutionizes Retail And Gears Up For 'Battleground Of The Future'

Tesco, one of the world’s leading retailers, is blending in-store technologies and new digital services to create a retail shopping experience that is unlike anything consumers have known.<p>Having already invested in demand forecasting and supply chain capabilities, Tesco is developing innovative …

Airbnb, Snapgoods and 12 More Pioneers Of The 'Share Economy'

In what is called collaborative consumption, the sharing economy or the peer economy, owners rent out something they are not using, such as a car, house or bicycle to a stranger using these peer-to-peer services. The company typically has an eBay-style rating or review system so people on both …

Why both the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 are likely to have an “always listening” function

Among the many leaked screenshots, videos and lists of specifications for the Nexus 5(s goog), the most interesting anticipated feature to me is the …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

NTT DoCoMo's vision of '5G' wireless: 100x faster than LTE, but not until 2020

We knew good and well that Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo would be divulging details about its 5G wireless plans at CEATEC, but the claims that we've stumbled upon here in Chiba are nothing short of bananas. Granted, the operator is making clear that its vision isn't intended to reach implementation …