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This Microsoft sensor could make touching your phone screen a thing of the past

Microsoft Research has announced that it is currently working on a new transparent electric field sensor that may allow users to execute commands on …

The Best Google Docs Features You're Probably Not Using

Many of us already know and love Google Docs for being free, available on the web, and relatively robust. What you may not know is that there are a …

Google Docs

Hotel Association Takes Aim at Airbnb, But Airbnb Isn't Taking the Bait

The hotel industry is making a move in the growing battle between established companies and new, short-term rentals websites.<p>Airbnb, which has a …

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

<b>Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents.</b><p>A jury in California delivered its verdict in a federal court in San Jose on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants.<p>Apple had sought $2bn at the trial, accusing Samsung of …

Intellectual Property

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly everyone and happy Friday! This week, Google Search received an update that added new parking information and better restaurant info. Google broke up Google Drive into not one, but four standalone applications. Snapchat got text chatting and video calling. …

Apps

Powerful Floods Tear Through Florida

France: Sheikh restores and renames royal theatre

<b>An ornate theatre in the famous French Palace of Fontainebleau has been restored after 150 years of disuse, and will be named after the ruler of Abu Dhabi who funded the project, it's been reported.</b><p>The 400-seat Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Theatre, inaugurated on Wednesday, was first opened …

Abu Dhabi

Baltimore sinkhole: Shocking footage shows moment whole street is swallowed

Shocking footage capturing the moment a sinkhole swallowed cars, walls, pavements and part of a street running along a whole block in Baltimore has …

Environment: News & features

North Korea seen testing engine for intercontinental ballistic missile

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has recently conducted engine tests for an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially deliver a nuclear warhead to the United States, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of …

Apple's next headphones to track heart rate and blood pressure, leak claims

Apple will break into the wearables market by incorporating sensors in headphones to measure heart rate and blood pressure, according to a posting on the anonymous app Secret.<p>The headphones would also use Apple's "iBeacon" system to help locate them if lost, according to the author of the post - …