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Microsoft is buying 10 million molecules of custom DNA from a San Francisco startup

It seems that Microsoft is exploring the idea of using DNA molecules as a way to store massive amounts of data. Unlike hard drives, Blu-Ray discs, or pretty much any current storage technology, DNA stays intact and readable for as long as 1,000 to 10,000 years.<p>Better yet, Microsoft Research …

BIG-i robot looks like a trash can but is a lot more helpful

There’s a new robot butler making its way to the world and it understands voice commands, recognizes faces and interacts with your smart devices. It …

Batteries

Consumers aren't ready for an Internet of Things world

While estimates vary, nearly all agree that billions of IoT devices are expected to be integrated into our lives over the next five years, amounting to trillions of dollars being spent by both businesses and consumers. Everything from smart cars and cities to connected homes that adapt to our …

These are the 10 most powerful brands in the world

Only one technology firm made it into the top 10 — but it wans't Apple. Retail, media, and financial companies dominated the list.<p>Brand Finance evaluated companies by their familiarity, loyalty, promotion, marketing investment, staff satisfaction, and corporate reputation. Using these factors, each …

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Chase ATMs Will Now Let You Withdraw Cash With a Phone

Payment by cell phone and contactless payment have become all the rage with Apple Pay and Android Pay bringing payment to you with the touch of your …

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Google paid Apple $1bn to be default iOS search engine

Lawsuit proceedings reveal Google paid handsomely to be default search option for iPhones and iPads and that company’s total revenue from Android is just $31bn<p>Apple and Google are rivals. So why is Google the default search engine for mobile Safari, which is the pre-installed web browser on iPads …

Search Engines

Keeping children warm for winter in Iraq

Riham, a lively 12-year-old girl, hunches over a stack of boxes in a gravel-filled lot, pulling her arms in tight to her chest as a gust of wind …

In Jakarta, Ride-Sharing Apps for Motorcycle Taxis Rev Up

Smartphone services book two-wheeled transport to beat traffic<p>When Jakarta saleswoman Fitriyani wants to get somewhere fast, she, like many people these days, turns to a ride-hailing app.<p>But Ms. Fitriyani’s preferred ride has two wheels, not four. That’s because the quickest, easiest way to get …

Ridesharing

Google's New AI Will Reply to Your Emails so You Don't Have To

Later this week people who have the Inbox email program on their iPhones or Android devices will soon have a new option when it comes to replying to …