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Microsoft Wins Mobile Design Battle, Loses War

In 2006, Microsoft introduced the Zune, its ill-fated portable music player. But the Zune legacy lived on with a fresh approach on interface design that led to the launch of Metro, the interface now prevalent in everything Microsoft does, from its mobile efforts, to its flagship Windows operating …

A year after SpaceX's first major launch, space exploration has never been hotter

A year ago, space transportation startup SpaceX successfully launched a private unmanned ship into space to bring cargo to the International Space Station.<p>SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted into space carrying a Dragon capsule full of supplies on May 22, and three days later, the ISS captured Dragon …

Call of Duty: Ghosts' Engine Is An Upgrade, Not All-New

About 25% of the Xbox One presentation, nearly a full fifteen minutes, was devoted to longtime Microsoft ally Activision, for a series that Xbox seems to wish was their exclusive, Call of Duty. Many members of the team got up on stage and showed us behind the scenes videos and “gameplay” footage, …

In Tomorrow's Wars, Battles Will Be Fought With a 3-D Printer

A 3-D printed drone is shot down by insurgents near a far-flung base manned by the U.S. military. Within hours, a small lab dropped onto the base by …

Foxconn continues to violate Chinese labor laws says report

Foxconn has come under fire repeatedly, fueled by several worker suicides and threats of suicides, as well as protests and its eventual installation …

Foxconn

Google Faces Another Antitrust Probe As Canadian Agency Prepares Formal Investigation

Google is facing another competition investigation, according to the Financial Post. The Canadian Competition Bureau has informed Mountain View of its plans to launch a formal investigation of its Canadian operations. It has not yet requested any information or documents from Google but has …

To let graphene boost batteries, add boron

<b>RICE (US) —</b> Calculations show that a graphene/boron anode should be able to hold lots of lithium and perform at the right voltage for use in …

Paul Otellini's Intel: Can the Company That Built the Future Survive It?

As the CEO steps down, he leaves the Intel machine poised to take on the swarming ecosystem of competitors who make smartphone chips.<p>Forty-five years after Intel was founded by Silicon Valley legends Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce, it is the world's leading semiconductor company. While almost every …

Nasa buys into 'quantum' computer

<b>A $15m computer that uses "quantum physics" effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility.</b><p>It will be shared by Google, Nasa, and other scientists, providing access to a machine said to be up to 3,600 times faster than conventional computers.<p>Unlike standard machines, the D-Wave …

Quantum Computing

This Guy 3D-Printed Himself A Pair Of Google Glasses

You too can become a Google Glasshole.<p>While the rest of the world is trying to figure out whether Google’s wearable computing endeavour will be a hit (and change the world as we know it) before the company even gets seriously started with Glass – and often without properly field-testing the damn …

The hits and misses of Google I/O (pictures)

In just three days, Google will hold its annual developer's conference, Google I/O , in San Francisco. The show is in its fifth year now, and has attracted thousands of techies from everywhere, with tickets being sold out this year in under an hour . Not only does the company debut many of its …

University student crafts app that helps blind smartphone users snap photos

Dustin Adams, a Ph.D student at the University of California at Santa Cruz, has teamed up with colleagues at his school in order to craft an app that helps visually impaired users line up the ideal snapshot. The project started out as a quiz, asking 54 people with varying degrees of ocular …