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Intel CEO takes on Apple A7, cites 'Moore's Law advantage'

Responding to an analyst's question, Intel CEO waxes eloquent about the advantage of Intel's manufacturing technology compared with Apple's.<p>Intel CEO Brian Krzanich touted the merits of Intel's manufacturing process compared with that of Apple's new 64-bit A7 chip today after the company's earnings …

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Meet Zact, a Shareable Cellphone Service That Changes on the Fly

The major carriers have taken baby steps in giving users more control over their data plan. With AT&T and Verizon, for example, users can share a …

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

In an emotional interview on "60 Minutes," the Microsoft chairman speaks of visiting Steve Jobs in his last days and marveling at how well he understood the concept of brand.<p>When the sense of personal competition has gone, when time has passed, the memories become more acute and more …

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The Smallest Movie Ever Made, With Atoms as Actors

IBM researchers create a movie set at minus 260 degrees Celsius to capture individual atoms starring in their own film.<p>This week, IBM released the world's smallest movie—an animation made out of individual atoms.<p>IBM's atomic research usually focuses on data storage—the company recently announced …

Los Alamos Lab Has Had A Secret Quantum Internet For Two Years

Quantum networking could enable the most secure communication possible.<p>The central principle of quantum mechanics--that the act of measuring a quantum object actually changes it--has some pretty amazing potential in the world of cryptography. And Los Alamos National Laboratory just revealed that it …

The Liberator, the first completely 3D-printed gun, gets test-fired (video)

The (almost) all-plastic 3D-printed Liberator pistol was announced by Defense Distributed late last week, but with the gun's blueprints and construction details now live on the company's own DefCAD design site, it's also released a video taken during its testing. In front of a <i>Forbes</i> onlooker, the …

What is Time and is Time an Illusion?

<i>“Time is a moving image of eternity.” —Plato</i><p>We tend to believe that destiny is not fixed and that all time past fades into oblivion, but can the …

Details on Jony Ive's 'Very, Very Flat' Design for iOS 7

Echoing recent reports about a redesigned 'flatter' user interface in iOS 7, <i>9to5Mac</i> says the next version of the operating system will lose "all signs of gloss, shine and skeuomorphism".<p>Jony Ive took charge of all Apple's user interface teams last October following a management shakeup.<p>While the …

Make Your Own Miniature Wind Turbine

Wind power is one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world. With this quick project by Michael Arquin of the KidWind Project, young engineers can build a working turbine in just a couple of hours.<p>Wind power is one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world. With this quick project …

Gcorelab Gets $482,000 For New Battery Cooling Technology

A Singapore clean-tech company called Gcorelab has just received $482,000 (S$589,000) in funding for a new technology that promises to control the thermal issues that have plagued lithium-ion batteries.<p>Battery packs that use lithium-ion cells such as those found in laptops and, in larger …

Looks Like Samsung Has Built An Army Devoted To Making Apple Look Bad Online

Apple and Samsung aren’t on the best of terms. Since Apple won a $1 billion patent lawsuit against Samsung in U.S. court last year, the two have been at each other’s throats in the media. Samsung’s Galaxy TV ads depict Apple customers as mindless sheep. Apple’s Phil Schiller recently went on the …

IBM solar collector will concentrate the power of 2,000 suns, keep its cool

Modern solar collectors can concentrate only so much energy for safety's sake: too much in one place and they risk cooking themselves. An IBM-led group is working on a new collector dish that could avoid that damage while taking a big step forward in solar power efficiency. The hundreds of …

Graphene's Achilles Heel

Graphene is touted as being the supermaterial to beat all supermaterials—but not so fast! Researchers have discovered a weakness that occurs in many …

How Marines Train for an Enemy Like North Korea

At a training ground way out in the California desert, U.S. Marines prepare for the threat of a more modern enemy: so-called "near peers" such as Iran and North Korea that can bring 20th-century weapons to bear.<p>The days when the Pentagon focused on fighting insurgents are gone. At a training ground …

Botnet Warlord: Meet the Man Who Will Kill Your Computer

You can blow away any website in the world if you try hard. Throw enough traffic at a server on the internet—friendly or otherwise—and it'll buckle. …

This Weird Crafty Fish Can Make Itself Invisible--And We Don't Know How

It fools prey into thinking it's not even there. Is it using some kind of never-before-seen chemical camouflage?<p>The pirate perch, <i>Aphredoderus sayanus</i>, is a very strange creature: it's a small fish, only 5.5 inches long at most, that's the only species in its family. Its cloaca (sort of a …

Apple’s Spaceship Campus Is Behind Schedule And $2 Billion Over Budget [Report]

The budget for Apple’s “spaceship” campus has ballooned from $3 billion to “nearly $5 billion” since 2011, according to a new report from Bloomberg Businessweek. Five people close to the project say its cost will now eclipse the $3.9 billion being spent on the new World Trade Center complex in New …

25 Ways The iPad Has Taken Over The World In Just Three Years [Gallery]

It seems like we’ve been using iPads forever now, but the greatest tablet computer ever made is still an incredibly young piece of gadgetry. In fact, it’s celebrating its third birthday today.<p>What other three year old do you know who has changed the world like the iPad has?<p>A ton of tech luminaries …