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What Android and iOS Can Learn From Each Other

Patent fights and marketing hype aside, each of the two leading smartphone operating systems has some key features the other would do well to adopt -- for the benefit of consumers.<p>Yet another patent trial pitting Apple against Samsung, the biggest maker of Google’s Android phones, has come and …

Print your own psychedelicious sugar cubes

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Apple Leading By Example In Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Campaign

Apple is one of several tech giants to enter a voluntary agreement to add a global anti-theft “kill-switch” to their handsets from July 2015.<p>Other companies on board include Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, and Samsung — while carriers have reportedly agreed to help “facilitate …

Mailbird Brings Speed Reading Technology To Email

Mailbird, a PC email client bearing resemblance to popular Mac app (and Google acquisition) Sparrow, is introducing an interesting feature in the hopes of helping users save time when reading long emails. The company has now added a “speed reader” option, which, when clicked, lets you read emails …

Nanowires three atoms wide could lead to paper-thin gadgets

What's that odd shape, you ask? That's the world's thinnest nanowire -- and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an electron beam, Vanderbilt University student Junhao Lin has created wires that measure just three atoms …

Japan wants to build a space-based solar energy farm

A new proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lays out a plan that would solve the country’s energy woes for decades to come.<p>The power source? A series of platforms launched into orbit around the planet to collect solar energy. Yeah, that’s right — a space-based solar energy …

Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It

The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.<p>The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away …

Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid

The car maker is demonstrating how homes and cars will become part of the same renewable energy system.<p>In the future, auto companies won’t just build cars. They’ll build cars that are part of the energy infrastructure, providing back up storage for the solar panels on your roof, and reinforcing the …

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