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Scientists can now simulate curved space-time in a lab - ExtremeTech

By on October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When discussing quantum physics, …

ESnet: The 100-gigabit shadow internet that only the US government has access to - ExtremeTech

By on October 20, 2014 at 12:43 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>One day, as I surfed the web on …

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The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future.<p>Wireless spectrum -- the radio signals designated to carry data over the air from your smartphone to the Internet -- isn't the sexiest topic in the …

Android Lollipop has a 'kill switch' that can make stolen phones useless

Lock can stop a phone from being reset by thieves<p>California law requires that all smartphones made beginning next July include a "kill switch" that allows them to be disabled when stolen, and Google has just built one into Android. <i>Recode</i> reports that Android Lollipop includes a feature called …

Windows 10: Microsoft hits a turbo button to get back to business

The future of Windows is here<p>Microsoft’s Windows 10 event didn’t include flashy features, sexy videos, or big unveils, it was about two things: fast improvements and feedback. While the new desktop features show where Windows is heading, the big news was behind the scenes, hidden in the words …

London's new Tube trains come from the future

London is getting ready to welcome new Tube trains for the next 40 years. Last week, London unveiled the new cars to the public for the first time, and when the trains finally hit the tracks starting in the mid-2020s, they'll bring an appreciable list of improvements to riders.<p>With the new design, …

WhatsApp Hits 600 Million Active Users, Founder Says

When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg held talks with WhatsApp over what would become a mega, $19-billion takeover deal last February, he told the founders he’d love for their popular messaging app to “connect 4 to 5 billion people over the next five years.” It was an extraordinary mandate, yet WhatsApp …

Everything You Need to Know About Social Network Ello

You’ve probably seen it pop up in your Facebook feed. Or maybe someone on Twitter linked to their account. The entire internet is alive with talk of Ello, the anti-Facebook social network.<p>An anti-Facebook sounds pretty cool right? But what exactly does that mean? And is it worth your time and …

LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm

The display tech company comes out with two new 18-inch television panels, one extremely bendy and another virtually transparent.<p>LG Display has come up with a new flexible TV panel that people can roll up just like a newspaper.<p>The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled two 18-inch OLED panels -- …

Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks

Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks, <i>Forbes</i> has learned. The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. It will also boast a battery life of more than two days of regular use, sources …

How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet

It was 7 o'clock in the morning when the knocking on Dan Durrer's front door woke him up. His dog started barking, and Durrer thought he was getting …

Google's Android, Chrome software may converge, exec change suggests

The engineering teams for both software platforms are now led by the same person, a move that's the latest example of Google blurring the lines between its two operating systems.<p>Google may want one software platform to rule them all.<p>A top Google executive in charge of engineering for the company's …