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Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

Scientists have dreamed of painting solar cells to generate energy on just about any surface, but efficiency has been a problem; researchers were happy to get one percent just a couple of years ago. At last, though, it looks like viable paint-on power is close at hand. A team at the University of …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

Cybersecurity

17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous.<p>There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards -- like not hiring anyone who attended a …

This is the techy future North Korea anticipates

Writers, visionaries, scientists: they’ve all predicted what the future would be like, some ending up fairly accurate in their estimations, others …

Firefox heads toward virtual reality for the Web

Mozilla releases prototype versions of the Firefox browser that work with Oculus Rift and any other VR headsets. Google shows a nibble of interest for Chrome, too.<p>Mozilla programmers have begun a project to adapt the Web for virtual-reality interfaces such as the Oculus Rift, starting with test …

Virtual Reality

Flight Attendants in China Are Learning Kung Fu to Protect the Skies

Flight attendants in China may soon have a new tool in their arsenal for fighting terrorism.<p>Attendant trainees at Sichuan Southwest Vocational …

People in Techie Cities Favor Apple Devices Over Android, Study Says

People in tech hubs like San Francisco, New York tend to favor iPhones, study says.<p>People who live in tech hubs such as the Bay Area or New York tend to prefer Apple mobile devices over those running Google’s Android operating system, according to new data from Crittercism, a mobile application …

Write Launches its Minimalist Note-Taking App on Mac

I’ve tried a variety of note-taking apps on my iPhone, but Write is easily one of my favorites. The uncluttered menu system and lightweight writing experience are fantastic when you just want to knuckle down and really focus.<p>Now, Write is available for Mac. The product is going up against popular …

Apple’s OS X 10.10 WWDC banner appears to point to ‘Yosemite’ or ‘El Capitan’ name

We’ve been watching as banners go up at Moscone West in preparation of Apple’s WWDC developer conference on Monday, and now the company appears to have revealed “Yosemite” as the name for its next OS X release. The image, however, appears to be of El Capitan, a rock formation in Yosemite and …