Maroof Mohammed Farooq

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A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

Tech Industry

Teach Yourself: Start A Project

I wrote this for High School Students, but it’s applicable to anyone. It’s an address to education and self-fulfillment.<p>More high school and college students should start projects. Projects are a means to bite-size, practical, and self-driven education. They help you navigate interests and learn …

Apple patent application teams up multiple smartphone flashes for better lighting

Smartphone camera flashes are notoriously weak compared to dedicated models, but what if you could fire them from several handsets at once? Since none of us have the millisecond timing needed to do it manually, Apple has filed a patent application to let any number of iOS (or other devices with a …

Sketchy Rumor Claims Sapphire-Covered Capacitive Home Button for iPhone 5S

<i>Cult of Mac</i> points to a report [Google translation] from Taiwanese site <i>TechNews</i> claiming that Apple will be including a sapphire-covered capacitive home button on the iPhone 5S in order to accommodate the fingerprint sensor rumored to be coming as a differentiating feature for the device.<p>Apple is …

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

In an emotional interview on "60 Minutes," the Microsoft chairman speaks of visiting Steve Jobs in his last days and marveling at how well he understood the concept of brand.<p>When the sense of personal competition has gone, when time has passed, the memories become more acute and more …

Bill Gates

Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …

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Delays Now Expected, Should You Wait For The iPhone 5S?

First there were rumors that the next iPhone(s) would start shipping in July, but MacRumors reported yesterday that production issues could delay shipments until September—or possibly as long as November—and at lower quantities than were originally forecast. If you are one of the people who hasn’t …

The Happiest Companies In Tech

If you're on the hunt for a new tech job and want to surround yourself with shiny happy people, consider sending your resume to one of these workplaces.

IT

OS X Code Reveals Apple's Plans For Super-Fast Wi-Fi

With the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 beta release currently in the hands of developers, some of the more eagle-eyed nerds have noticed references to …

Watch this: Google explains how to create Glass experiences

Google is taking the mystery out of writing services for Glass. Today, the company posted its SXSW presentation on the topic (video below), in which senior developer advocate Timothy Jordan walks us through a high-level overview of the Mirror API, the interface that developers will use to get their …

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …