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Heads up Apple, here comes 64-bit Android on Intel

Apple's A7 chips will feel some 64-bit heat from Intel and Android next year.<p>Intel is readying a 64-bit Bay Trail Atom platform for Android, according to Hermann Eul, Intel's general manager, mobile and communications group, speaking at the company's investor day on Thursday.<p>"It's not only about …

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Reinventing The Condom With Easy-On Tabs And Beef Tendon

When you hear the term "next-generation condom," beef tendon probably isn't the first thing that pops into your mind.<p>But a condom made from the cow part is one of 11 ideas to win $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in its reinvent-the-condom competition.<p>Another winning proposal uses a …

What It Takes to Film One of Top Gear’s Mesmerizing Car Reviews

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:17 pm. 6:17 pm<p>If you’ve ever wondered how <i>Top Gear</i> …

How to pick up women (with science)

It's a sad fact, but women lack free will. Although they appear as complex and individual as any male (often much more so), it seems women are slaves to inherent biological "programming" which means they will be physically intimate with any man who employs a specific set of behaviours and phrases. …

Cocoon Slim Backpack Locks All Your Gadgets In Place

Right now, I have a camera stashed in my laptop bag. The camera cost me several hundreds of dollars, and it's wrapped up in a wool beanie cap to …

Ancient Roman Concrete: The Building Material of the Future?

Two thousand years later, scientists have finally unlocked how Romans built concrete that has endured for centuries.<p>Image: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory<p>It only took us two millennia to figure out how the Ancient Romans made such amazingly durable concrete. Scientists at the Berkeley …

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Make a Solar Panel Using Diodes

A diode made from a semiconductor can generate electricity in the presence of light. Instructables user nevdull shows how to generate a modest amount of power by arranging four 1N4148 diodes in parallel.<p>Go ahead and dig out a few diodes from your tacklebox, toolbox, bead drawer, or whatever you …

An Early Maker Story From Holland

<i>We think of the maker movement as a modern phenomena propelled by the internet, the growth of makerspaces, and increasingly affordable digital tools. But making, of course, is anything but new. Humans have always been makers. Jan van Cappelle’s career as a maker began when he read a novel by fellow</i> …

What’s inside Motorola’s digital tattoo?

Motorola dropped some jaws this week, when Advanced Technology and Projects Group chief Regina Dugan revealed the company’s tinkering on digital …

Drone-Vision Rifle Goes On Sale For $22K

A special heads-up display lets you tag a target onscreen before firing.<p>The most inaccurate component of a rifle is the human behind the trigger, but starting Wednesday hunters can turn to drone-inspired vision for a little help. Provided they have $22,000 on hand for a new rifle, that is.<p>The rifle …

Google Glass and the men's room urinals

<b>commentary</b> I suppose it was inevitable. The debate about Google Glass has extended into the bathroom. For those who've never experienced the joys of a men's restroom -- generally the women of the world -- here's how Glass might change our glorious experience.<p>Nick Bilton of The New York Times penned …

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Android has become a hedge against Microsoft and Windows

Hewlett-Packard rolled out another Android device this week. This could become a pattern as PC makers hedge against a world that's less about Microsoft and more about Google.<p>On Tuesday, the largest PC maker in the world -- a dubious distinction these days -- added a laptop-tablet hybrid to its …

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