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The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …

Department for Transport invests £30k in pothole reporting app

The government hopes that the app will help reduce the amount of compensation paid by local authorities due to the poor condition of their roads<p>The British government has thrown its weight behind a smartphone app that lets citizens report potholed roads to their councils.<p>The app, <b>Fill that Hole</b>, has …

Samsung Reportedly Working on Octa-core Exynos Powered Chromebook with 2560×1600 Display

It seems Samsung is working on the sequel of its Chromebook that will hit the shelves sometime in 2014, if the report from Business Korea is …

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Acorn computer inventor: Interactive objects big in 2014

Acorn computer inventor Herman Hauser has been talking about how he thinks future technology will develop, including robots that can learn to ride a unicycle faster than a human.<p>Many felt Acorn's technology was superior but Apple managed to sell its products to become the world's biggest company, …

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Sony SmartWatch 3, Xperia Z1 Mini expected at CES

Sony's announcements at this year's Consumer Electronics Show are rumoured to include the Xperia Z1 Mini and a revamped SmartWatch<p>Sony is reportedly planning to unveil its next-generation smartwatch at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Last Vegas next week, along with a scaled-down Xperia Z1 …