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Apple iPhone 5s's A7 SoC built by Samsung, M7 processor comes from NXP

Rumors swirled ahead of the iPhone 5s' launch that the silicon inside it would come from a source other than Samsung. Despite signing a deal with TSMC to manufacture future SoC's, <i>Chipworks</i> has confirmed that the A7 powering the new flagship iPhone comes from a familiar place: Samsung's fabrication …

Everyone Should Be Welcome In Tech

Sexism in tech can be as subtle as a false assumption about engineering competence or as blatant as a couple of hackathon apps that made it onto our stage last week.<p>Changing our hackathon rules will hopefully preclude sexist presentations. The salient issue is that we need to get more female …

How your company can start using data: Think small and internal first

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Anna Gordon/GigaOM<p>A company doesn’t necessarily need a fully fledged data science team and expensive tools to start …

MemSQL adds NoSQL support to its in-memory database

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / z0w<p>MemSQL, the analytic database startup from former Facebook engineers Eric Frenkiel and Nikita …

Books You Never Really Read

George Orwell's <i>1984</i> and (unsurprisingly) Leo Tolstoy's <i>War and Peace</i> top the list of books people are most likely to claim they've read when they …

11 Common Words with Very Specific Meanings on Food Labels

One of the responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration is to assure that foods are labeled properly. It provides regulations on what, where, …

LHComedy

What are the advantages of living in Switzerland? Well, the flag's a big plus. Also you could have seen Alex Brown join Helen Keen, Jonny Berliner and others in a big wooden ball, as stand up comedy went to CERN<p>In August I found myself at a bit of a loose end between CERN contracts. So naturally I …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …

Why iOS 7 forced developers to redesign their apps for experienced smartphone users

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Last week I looked at app counts and submissions to the App Store to gauge how much of an impact Apple’s iOS 7 has had on …

FCC’s wishy-washy rulemaking might doom net neutrality in court | Ars Technica

Judges cast a suspicious eye at FCC's justification of Open Internet Order.<p>When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the Open Internet …

The Way The U.S. Teaches Science Doesn’t Work

Here's how to fix it<p>In 2012, a shocking 69 percent of American high-school graduates failed to meet college-readiness benchmarks in science. And in a 2010 paper about math and science achievement, the U.S. ranked last out of the eight countries studied (including England, South Korea, and Hungary). …

Live From Apple’s iPhone 5S Announcement

Here we go! After months of rumors and a seemingly endless torrent of speculation, it’s finally time for Apple to announce what they’ve been working on for the last few months.<p>While we can never be <i>completely</i> sure what Apple is set to announce, the signs have long been pointing at the debut of a new …