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Einstein was right (again): gravitational waves detected a second time

<i>(Reuters)</i> — The ground-breaking detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time postulated by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, that was announced in February was no fluke. Scientists said on Wednesday that they have spotted them for a second time.<p>The researchers said they detected …

Editorial: what’s new with OS X Mavericks (part one) - appPicker

I must say, I’m impressed and kind of shocked. Yesterday, Apple unveiled the new iPad air line and announced that the newest version of OS X, …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

How a Free OS Will Pay Off for Apple

For Apple, offering its new OS X Mavericks operating system to Mac users for free isn’t a new idea, but a return to an old one.<p>Back in the day, the …

IPad Air

Apple's newest biz strategy: Free, free, free

In San Francisco on Tuesday, the company revealed a novel strategy -- giving away its flagship software. It may be the most natural move Apple could have made.<p>Apple revealed lots of new things on Tuesday during its product event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, but the most intriguing …

Microsoft Office

Enabling Software To Eat The World, One API At A Time

A couple of years ago legendary Venture Capitalist and technology entrepreneur Marc Andreesen famously opined that software is eating the world. Andreesen should know, as someone who sits on the boards of Hewlett-Packard, Facebook and eBay, he is both a disrupter and someone navigating a path …

As top tablets reach ‘Retina’ resolutions, which has the sharpest screen?

The new iPad Mini puts the same number of pixels as a larger Retina iPad into a smaller space, making for a "denser" display.<p>Apple's iPad announcements on Tuesday renewed a conflict that has smoldered since the announcement of the iPhone 4: When it comes to "Retina" displays, who has the sharpest, …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Posts iPad Air Introduction, Life on iPad, and 'Pencil' TV Ad Videos

Apple debuted a number of videos at its special event yesterday and it has now posted a number of them on YouTube.<p>Before introducing the company's newest iPads, Tim Cook ran this 'Life on iPad' spot "to celebrate our customer's creativity and genius in using their iPads." The two-minute film shows …