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Tablets to carve out nearly half of PC market next year

Apple and Samsung will lead the charge, but may face challenges from smaller rivals, says research firm Canalys.<p>Tablets will come close to outshipping notebooks and desktops in 2014. At least, that's the latest forecast from research firm Canalys.<p>In a report released Tuesday, Canalys predicted that …

Iran ready to talk if US shows 'goodwill', says new president

Hassan Rouhani says Tehran would match any 'constructive move' by Washington to end stalemate over nuclear programme<p>Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, has said his government is determined to engage in "serious and substantive" negotiations with the west without wasting time in order to resolve …

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei endorses Hassan Rouhani as president

Supreme leader gives official approval to Rouhani, who won landslide victory in presidential elections on 14 June<p>Iran's supreme leader has formally endorsed Hassan Rouhani as the country's president, opening the way for the moderate cleric to take over from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.<p>In a ceremony …

Bolden courts Asian powerhouses for asteroid missions

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is continuing his attempts to gain additional international collaboration for the Agency’s Near Earth Asteroid …

UK team designs human mission to Mars

Scientists at Imperial College London have designed a concept mission to land astronauts on Mars. The plan envisages a three-person crew journeying …

Hassan Rouhani takes over as Iran president

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/999000/999844_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518462199_925bb1a6471325f842f36ec190a1149d<p><b>Cleric Hassan Rouhani has officially replaced Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of Iran.</b><p>Mr Rouhani's election has been endorsed by Supreme Leader …

South Asia

Finding the Galactic Internet

Greg Egan, a jewel in Australia’s science fiction crown, writes in his 1997 novel <i>Diaspora</i> about a mind-bending far future scenario for interstellar …

Universe

Naming the Space Station (1988)

On 12 April 1988, James Odom, NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Station, sent out a memorandum with two attachments to a long distribution …

Super telescope captures sensational image of Andromeda galaxy

If you thought the Milky Way was the bee's knees, wait till you see this unreal high-definition shot of our nearest spiral galaxy neighbor.<p>Astronomers have captured a sensational high-resolution image of the Andromeda galaxy located 2.5 million light years (14,696,563,432,959,020,000 miles) from …

Astrophysics

Worlds Without End - Issue 3: In Transit

It might sound strange to you, but a telescope is no less a vessel of exploration than the ones used by ancient explorers to discover new continents. …

Ready for Windows 8? We're just starting on Win 7, says Dell

Some big Dell customers are just beginning to migrate to Windows 7 -- an operating system that came out in 2009.<p>Maybe everyone's focused on the wrong Microsoft operating system.<p>Dell said during its earnings conference call on Thursday that "commercial" customers, meaning corporate customers, are …

Microsoft's Windows XP is still kickin' -- do you use it?

Think Windows XP is dead and buried? Think again.<p>Microsoft's XP operating system is still used on more than a third of the installations out there, according to figures from Net Applications. Is it really still that popular?<p>XP was released in August of 2001, more than a decade ago. It got a new …

Microsoft Windows

Windows 8.1 makes video debut ahead of June 26th preview release

Microsoft unveiled a number of new changes for its Windows 8.1 update recently, but we've only seen them demonstrated in a small number of screenshots. Today the company revealed a new video demo of Windows 8.1, complete with some of the new features in the update. Start Screen changes, UI …

Microsoft Confirms Outlook for Windows RT Tablets

At Computex 2013 earlier today, Microsoft CFO and CMO Tami Reller finally confirmed that Outlook 2013 <i>will</i> be arriving on Windows RT tablets as part of the broader Windows 8.1 update that’s scheduled to land later this year.<p>The popular desktop email client will rejoin its Office 2013 RT counterparts …

New Active Authentication Allows Azure Customers To Identify And Secure Office 365, Other Apps

Microsoft is now offering multi-factor authentication for Windows Azure to allow enterprises to secure employee, partner and customer access to cloud applications.<p>According to the Azure blog, the capability will allow customers to enable the authentication capability for Windows Azure Active …

Microsoft Waits to Fix Your Software Bugs So the NSA Can Use Them First

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a move as fiendishly clever as it is galling, Microsoft tells the U.S. government about bugs in …

Microsoft claims US Customs refused to block Motorola smartphone imports after ITC order

Microsoft is accusing US Customs officers of refusing to block imports of certain Motorola smartphones in a new complaint filed today in a US district court. According to <i>Bloomberg News</i>, Microsoft claims in the complaint that Customs has continued to allow Motorola Android smartphones into the …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Internet search, online advertising and smartphones all caught Microsoft napping, but is the behemoth finally stirring?<p>Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to pass, and the company Bill …

Why Bill Gates isn't coming back to run Microsoft

Repeat after me: Bill Gates is not going to return to running Microsoft.<p>Once more. With feeling. Everyone repeat after me: Bill Gates is not going to sweep in like a white knight and take over as Microsoft's CEO.<p>There's an unsourced report from the Australian International Business Times claiming …

Bill Gates

Microsoft forced to rename its SkyDrive service (but not yet)

Microsoft will have to rename its cloud storage service currently known as SkyDrive, following a ruling in the English High Court that found it infringed on BSkyB’s trademarked name.<p>In June, High Court Judge Mrs Justice Asplin sided with Sky that Microsoft’s use of SkyDrive infringed upon the …

Bill Gates Has Started Posting Stuff On Reddit

As you can imagine, his links are popular and already attracting a lot of comments.<p>But his links are leading back to his own web site, which is a technical violation of Reddit's rule against hyping your own stuff. Reddit has banned publications in the past when it has caught authors and employees …

Bill Gates

Sorry, Windows Phone Fans: Instagram Hasn’t Anointed A Third-Party App

Turns out Instagram isn’t kingmaking among the third-party developer community on Windows Phone.<p>Today the Windows Phone community is buzzing with the news of a meeting between developer Rudy Huyn and Instagram that has led some to believe his forthcoming application for Microsoft’s smartphone …

US watches Iran's president-elect for moderation ahead of nuclear 'breakout' - Investigations

Hassan Rowhani attends his first press conference as Iran's president-elect, on June 17 in Tehran.<p>By Robert Windrem, Investigative Producer, NBC News<p><b>Analysis</b><p>With a possible Iranian nuclear breakthrough looming despite sanctions and covert action by the West, U.S. officials are hoping a more …

Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser roars to life for first time in 8 years

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser erupted for the first time in eight years on Wednesday afternoon, drenching delighted viewers who stood in the spray from the safety of a nearby boardwalk.<p>The unexpected blast occurred at 7:30 p.m. MDT (9:30 p.m. EDT), shooting water and steam 200 to 300 feet (60 to …

Yellowstone National Park

DOJ demands Apple terminate publisher deals and rival e-bookstore restrictions (updated)

In a decisive move in the legal battle surrounding Apple's fishy e-book pricing practices, the US Department of Justice has issued a proposed remedy aimed at leveling the playing field. The terms of the proposal, which requires approval by the court, call for an end to Apple's deals with major …

10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A boy's great grandmother passes out behind the wheel of a vehicle going at a high speed. What's a 10-year-old to do? Grab the wheel like he's on Rainbow Road, that's what!<p>A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life …

YouTube co-founder Hurley: loosen copyright rules around video

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / mtkang<p>YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley had some choice words for channels seeking copyright protection on …

Apple slams government’s proposed punishment in ebook pricing case

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>As expected, Apple(s AAPL) has expressed its strong disagreement with the federal government’s proposed remedies in the ebook …

Barnes & Noble

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows …