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Ground-penetrating radar reveals huge monument near Stonehenge

Stonehenge is an iconic and mysterious English landmark, but it's not the only place to attract the interest of local archaeologists. Nearly 100 stone monoliths have been discovered at a site called the Durrington Walls, about two miles north-east of Stonehenge. For the average visitor, there's …

NYT: New Apple TV will rival Xbox One and PS4, but with a big twist

A revamped Apple TV device is going to be one of the new products Apple unveils on stage during its enormous media event on Wednesday. While many …

Gartner Director uses Classic 'Bait and Switch' Tactic in an iPad Pro Article to Promote the Virtues of Microsoft's Surface

With speculation rampant about a new iPad Pro that may or may not be released at the Apple Event on Wednesday, Gartner's Research Director for …

LG's Rolly keyboard packs up into a Bluetooth wand

That being said, the keys themselves are satisfying to use (for a portable keyboard), and the Rolly boasts a Bluetooth pairing functionality which lets you connect it to two different devices at once. The battery bar also holds a pair of concealed arms that let you prop up a tablet or smartphone at …

Gear & Gadgets

World's Largest Solar Power Plant Coming To CA Mojave Desert

With California utilities expanding rapidly into renewables, the Mojave Desert is one of the hottest spots for solar energy. Last year, plans for the …

The Harsh Truth About Usability

When we started our coaching practice some years ago we saw that our clients came in waves.<p>The first wave was a wave of unhappy Wall Street people who wanted to know whether they could approach their high salaries in another field that would not shorten their lifespan.<p>We helped those folks …

A Team of South African Scientists May Have Just Bested Google in the Race for Cost Effective Solar Energy

It’s not often you think of a mega corporation like Google (now: “Alphabet”) admit they’re probably not the best folks for the job. That, however, is …

Researchers make a living circuit out of bacteria

Under the right circumstances, bacteria can be quite cooperative -- both with each other and the organism they're living in. A research team at Rice University has managed to exploit that natural congeniality to, for the first time, create a biological circuit that works much like a conventional …

Four reasons why a 14-inch Surface Pro 4 would be perfect for Windows 10

Introduction<p>In the past, Microsoft justified its decision to enter the hardware space, competing with partners like Dell, HP and Lenovo, by saying …

High Tech Backpack Features GPS Tracking, Bluetooth Speaker, and Much More

In terms of feature packed backpacks for travel and daily commuting, few can come close to matching up with the iBackPack. This bag – which is …

Revolutionary new solar window tech can make any glass pane into a solar panel

If you’re thinking about going solar, we’ve got good news: your options have just been expanded. SolarWindow Technologies announced that their new …

Here's everything we know about Microsoft's rumoured Surface Phone

Not so, it would seem. For the past few months there have been rumours swirling that Redmond is actually looking to make a Surface-branded device—the Surface brand coming, of course, from the company's line of tablets—that would have features gleaned from the tablets.<p>Here's a roundup of what such a …

Phones

Surface Pro 4, Band 2 and new Lumia phones set to debut at Microsoft’s huge October event

It appears that Apple isn’t the only technology company hosting a massive hardware launch event this fall. On Thursday, Chinese Windows blog <i>WPDang</i> …

Has Bring Your Own Device to Work Become Inevitable?

But despite wide-reaching benefits, companies are struggling to integrate security measures, so that sensitive data and infrastructure are secured properly.<p><b>Why would then companies allow for BYOD?</b><p>BYOD improves employee satisfaction and productivity, as employees feel more comfortable with their …

The coding illusion: you don’t need tech skills to work at a startup

Admit it — for the 1.85 million students who just earned a college diploma, there’s no cooler calling right now than working at a fast-growing startup. Recent graduates know that startups offer more responsibility and less paper-pushing: there’s no such thing as entry level when you’re a company’s …

Startups

11 consumer trends that will change the way you do business in the next 5 years

Thanks to the proliferation of high-tech consumer services like Uber and Apple Pay, the business world is trending toward improving customer …

Ontario Mom In Emerg With Newborn Son Blown Away By Strangers' Kindness

Kaylee Goemans still can't believe what happened when she recently took her newborn son to the emergency room at her local hospital.<p>The Barrie, Ont. …

Microsoft reports a $2.1 billion loss in Q4

Microsoft's earnings for the fourth quarter are in, and they show an operating loss of $2.1 billion, despite $22.2 billion in revenue (compared to $23.3 billion last year). A lot of that is due to the previously announced write-down for Nokia (and 7,800 job cuts) that caused an $7.5 billion hit. Of …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Commodore returns as a 5.5-inch, nostalgia-powered smartphone

It hasn't been a legitimate name in computing for over 20 years, but somehow the Commodore brand always manages to find a way back into our lives. In 2004, it came back as a simple TV-Game joystick. In 2011, Commodore USA sold gaming PCs stuffed into retro-styled keyboard chassis. Today, the brand …

Technology Innovation and Adoption in Oil & Gas Industry -- Why Did It Slow?

As we’ve discussed before, the great crew change is a real concern in the oil & gas industry. Another obvious concern is the slow pace of technology adoption. The oil & gas industry has historically relied upon rudimentary paper-based technology and really had no need to think outside of the box …

Braid: Is Notley handing Quebec a veto over Energy East pipeline?

It’s sounds like there’s a deal for getting the Energy East oil pipeline built.<p>The deal is: If Quebec likes Alberta’s climate change policy, Quebec …

Canada

The Simplest, Cheapest, Most Effective Task Management Solution I've Found

Managing a To-Do List has been the bane of my existence for more years than I care to think about. As the CEO of a growing company I tried out countless Task Management Software programs along with exploring about every To-Do App that got released. Yet, no matter how many systems I tried I couldn’t …

How do you get tech-resistant teachers to embrace change?

However, this is where some significant insights become obvious, as the late majority and reluctant adopters are often in these categories for other …

Tsinghua bid for Micron could be biggest Chinese takeover of a U.S. company

A Chinese chip design company has submitted a $23 billion bid for Idaho-based Micron Technology. If the deal goes through, it would be the largest Chinese purchase of a U.S. company, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported.<p>Tsinghua Unigroup offered $21 a share for Micron, almost 19% over its Monday closing …

10 Exercises that Burn More Calories than Running

Jul 14, 2015<p>Running is amazing. It allows you to get a stress-reducing, endurance-boosting workout with just a pair of shoes and an open road. It …

Exercise

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Why Windows Phone has a future

Microsoft may have just shut down most of its handset manufacturing business — but Windows Phone is far from dead, according to CEO Satya Nadella.<p>In …

First trials of Ebola vaccines suggest they are safe: WHO

The first clinical trial designed to see if two experimental Ebola vaccines actually work may begin in late January and two others are slated to start in February in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Friday.<p>Manufacturers of the two most advanced experimental vaccines need more time to …