Rob Dilworth

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BT's breakneck broadband test hits unimaginable speeds over plain ol' fiber

BT still has a long way to go until it connects all of Britain's homes to its fiber-optic network, but that hasn't stopped the company from exploring new ways to squeeze some extra speed out of it while it does. With a little help from friends at Alcatel-Lucent, BT boffins have created what they …

Pinterest Is Testing A Personalized Home Page Based On Your Interests

Pinterest is introducing a new way to browse its site with the addition of a category called “Personalized for You.” This new section is essentially a version of Pinterest based entirely on your interests. For example, a fashion-focused Pinterest user might see categories like boots, jackets, …

Death and startups: Most startups croak 20 months after their last funding round

For most startups, death is not a question of if, but when.<p>While that conclusion may seem obvious, the data to support it is pretty hard to come by. Which makes sense: After all, no one — not founders, not venture capital firms — is going to go out of their way to tell the world when they’ve …

Kickstarter Success Could Lie in Your Words

Everyone who creates a Kickstarter page wants to do everything possible to succeed. But your choice of words could play a bigger role in a project's …

Apple's iBeacon Technology Brings New Possibilities for Location-Based Gaming

Apple's iBeacons have a lot of potential for inclusion in location-based games, according to The Tap Lab CEO Dave Bisceglia, who spoke to <i>Re/code</i> in an interview. Currently, iOS game developers who want to incorporate location into gameplay are limited to determining location via Apple's internal …

The 'likes' and 'dislikes' of Facebook investing (infographic)

Since Facebook’s blockbuster $16 billion IPO in 2012, the social network has seen its share of highs and lows.<p>The company had an impressive $2 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2013, beating analyst expectations of $1.91 billion. It’s gained nearly a half billion monthly active users on …

New Open Source Platform Allows Anyone To Hack Brain Waves

For most people how the human brain works remains a mystery, let alone how to hack it. A new Kickstarter campaign created by engineers Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno aims to change this by putting an affordable, open-source brain-computer interface kit in the hands & minds of …

Study predicts 54 million autonomous cars in 2035

A study by analyst firm IHS predicts milestones for autonomous cars entering the market, with global sales of 230,000 in 2025 and 11.8 million in 2035.<p>By 2035, the study predicts, 54 million autonomous cars will be in use.<p>IHS breaks down autonomous cars into five levels. Level 3 cars include …

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Why hackers want your phone number

Though most people wouldn’t give their phone number to a stranger on the street, they’re happy to share their digits with Google GOOG, +2.64% , …

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Triple star system 'can reveal secrets of gravity'

<b>Astronomers have discovered a unique triple star system which could reveal the true nature of gravity.</b><p>They found a pulsar with two white dwarfs all packed in a space smaller than Earth's orbit of the Sun.<p>The trio's unusually close orbits allow precise measurements of gravity and could resolve …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

What to Expect from Google in 2014

Google performed well in 2013 (read our ‘Year in Review‘), launching a plethora of new and improved products, ramping up its profits each quarter and maintaining its dominance in the mobile OS race. As we enter a new year, our attention turns to 2014 and where Google will focus its efforts …

LG's bringing Ultra HD OLED TVs in more sizes to CES, ramping up production

Last year LG and Samsung did battle with their first few commercially released OLED HDTVs, and now at CES 2014 we're moving on to round two. The curved 77-inch Ultra HD OLED shown as a concept late last year will return, this time rocking a model number (77EC9800) and focus on specs (3D, upscaling, …

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information exists not on screens, but projected onto our eyes, is likely watching the blossoming wearable technology market with great anticipation. With its iOptik system, wearables startup Innovega …

FireEye buys Mandiant for $1B in cyber security gold rush

In the spy vs. spy scenarios sparked by NSA-gate and increasing evidence that everyone — not just the NSA — is spying on everyone else, it makes …

What You Need to Know About Online Gift-Card Exchanges

Chances are you received at least one gift card this week.According to the National Retail Federation, gift-card spending this holiday season was …