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This Is the World's First Working Cell Made From Plastic

Scientists have long been toiling to create artificial life, managing to produce man-made cell walls and even synthetic DNA. But now, a team of …

Apple Details iOS User Interface That Compensates for Device Motion

Apple has received a patent -- originally filed for in 2007, when the original iPhone was only months old -- that allows an iOS device to adjust its screen to make it easier for users to interact with the touchscreen when it detects movement (via <i>AppleInsider</i>).<p>For example, play and next/previous …

Strap This Wind Turbine To Your Electric Car To Stay Juiced in Park

Electricity-generating windmills churn out free energy as long as the wind is blowing. So strapping one to the roof of your car where there's always …

Meet Edison, Intel’s Tiny Plan To Power The Next Generation Of Wearables

You thought the Raspberry Pi was small? Check out Intel’s latest entry in the micro-microcomputer sweepstakes—a full Linux computer called the Edison, which is no bigger than an SD card.<p>In addition to full Linux support and the dual-core x86-compatible Quark processor, the Edison features built-in …

Apple Denies Working with NSA on iPhone Backdoor

Apple just responded to newly released documents claiming that the U.S. National Security Agency has a method for gaining backdoor access to its …

Surveillance

Mozilla Partners with Panasonic to Bring Firefox OS to the TV

At CES 2014 in Las Vegas today, Mozilla announced its plans for Firefox OS this year. Having launched Firefox OS for smartphones in 2013, the company has now partnered with Panasonic to bring its operating system to TVs, and also detailed the progress that has been made around the tablet and …

Samsung turns its attention to your home at CES this week

Smart Home aims to connect all your devices, appliances with a single app and a new protocol<p>Samsung has long been entrenched in the smartphone and …

Home Automation

The NSA eavesdrops on the iPhone with ease, says security researcher

<i>Update: Apple has made a statement disavowing any knowledge of the exploit or collusion with the NSA.</i><p>Security researcher Jacob Appelbaum claims to …

A roundup of the 20 things 20-somethings don't get about work, including "time is not a limitless commodity" and "people matter more than perks." Is there anything you'd add to this list? http://onforb.es/1gAvdUI

10 Ways Modern Enterprise Performance Management Changed Businesses

<i>Christian Gheorghe is CEO of Tidemark, the cloud-based enterprise analytics company.</i><p>“This data is 90 days old, but that’s okay.”<p>When was the last time you heard a C-level executive say <i>that</i>? My guess is it’s been a while, because these days, if you don’t have real-time access to the data that drives …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Got a coffee snob in your life? Introducing the Canadiano a smart little wooden block for making a morning cup of jo. http://f-st.co/0dxk1OD "Different types of wood will age with your coffee based on your preferences," the designer. The wood will remember the last cup you made."

Design Concept for the next Generation of Data Portability

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IBM Opens Up Its Watson Cognitive Computer For Developers Everywhere

IBM may be locked in the middle of the cloud war against rivals such as Microsoft and Amazon, but it has leapfrogged its competitors in the push to make a commonplace out of cognitive computing (in which machines think for us and sometimes like us). Big Blue announced today it will begin offering …

Review: Underwater Audio turns your iPod shuffle into a waterproof music player

For the past few months, I’ve been testing Underwater Audio’s waterproofing service for Apple’s iPod shuffle. As the name implies, Underwater Audio is a company that created a technique to waterproof the iPod shuffle without changing the design, form-factor, size, overall weight and thinness of the …

Undock, resize, or split your keyboard with Swiftkey 4.3 beta

<b>With ‘Layouts for Living’, SwiftKey Liberates Your Android Typing Experience</b><p>New custom keyboard layouts adapt to any situation<p>San Francisco, CA, October 17, 2013 – SwiftKey, the leading Android keyboard app, today announced public beta access to its latest version, dubbed ‘Layouts for Living’. The …

Apps

MIT Scientists Create Modular Robot Blocks That Can Self-Assemble & Reconfigure

Looking at these reconfiguring robo-cubes, created by research scientists at MIT in the face of ongoing naysaying, it strikes me that the human race can’t be far off a huge achievement: building a physical version of Tetris that self assembles. From angular chaos, to robot-enabled order. That and …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

Apple seems to have acquired Cue personal assistant app, would fit well with Siri, Notification Center

Apple seems to have acquired Cue, a former personal assistant application for the iPhone. <i>TechCrunch</i> says that the purchase price was in the realm of $40 million, and <i>AppleInsider</i> initially reported the rumor this morning. Cue’s service shut down yesterday, leading to the acquisition chatter. The …

Volkswagen Unveils Future iOS-Centric Augmented Reality Car Repair App

Ahead of the upcoming October 11 InsiderAR augmented reality conference in Munich, German automaker Volkswagen has unveiled an iOS-centric augmented reality service support app for its vehicles, reports <i>The Next Web</i>. Codenamed MARTA, which is short for Mobile Augmented Reality Technical Assistance, …

Agent App Helps Android Phones Anticipate Users’ Needs

It would be nice if our phones knew to read our text messages aloud when we’re busy driving, or to silence themselves when we’re sleeping, but all …

Apps

How IBM's Watson Will Transform Business And Society

After Watson won on the TV quiz show <i>Jeopardy!</i>, a lot of people didn’t really understand what “Watson” was. They thought it was a particular piece of hardware: a glowing blue supercomputer that IBM built in one of its labs.<p>But now, as Watson comes of age and makes the transition from science …

Plastic Bags Transformed Into Eco-Friendly Carbon Nanotubes

Such membranes have potential for water desalinatization and other advanced filtering.<p>Here's a real Cinderella transformation story. A team of chemists has found a way to turn non-biodegradable plastic bags into a carbon nanotube membrane, a high-tech material with potential to make super-efficient …

Nanotech

7 command-line tools for data science

<i>Update (05-02-2017) My new company Data Science Workshops provides in-company training and coaching on this exciting topic.</i><p><i>Update (7-17-2014) You may</i> …

What's the largest spaceship in the sci-fi universe? This infographic of the spaceships from every sci-fi series ever has the answer: http://f-st.co/9nDehPp

Push.co: A Smart, Social New Take on Push Notifications

The clever folk at TNW Labs think a lot about how to help you receive new information fast, and share it fast too. That thinking has resulted in a new app that we’re launching today, Push.co.<p>This new iOS app offers a way to receive news and other notifications via push notifications, browse them …

Happy 15th Birthday Google Search!

Google Search is turning 15 and to mark the occasion, Amit Singhal, Senior VP with Google Search, spent some time reminiscing about where search has …

The self-driving, artificially intelligent, infinitely connected future - Talk Mobile | Android Central

In the future all television will be delivered over the internet<p>By Daniel Rubino<p>ITPV - internet protocol television - is an alternative or perhaps …

Consumer Tech

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