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You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

Tech5: Meet the Fastest Growing Companies in France

All too often, the technology industry is examined from its opposing ends. A spotlight is given to the latest batch of promising startups, as well as powerhouse brands such as Twitter, Facebook and Google. By and large, what happens in between is forgotten about or ignored.<p>The Next Web, in …

No Money, No Problem, Bank Of Japandemonium Takes Care Of It

Spending rises to a record ¥95.9 trillion ($921 billion) - a prevarication, but more on that later. Social security outlays increase 4.8% based on the costs incurred by the aging population. Defense, stirred up by thorny entanglements with China, rises 2.9%, a breath-taking jump in defense spending …

Japan approves record budget and drops 'deflation' from key economic report

£562bn budget a balancing act between higher taxes and more stimulus as Japan seek to win 15-year battle against deflation<p>The Japanese cabinet approved a record high budget for the next financial year on Tuesday as part of the prime minister Shinzo Abe’s continued battle against decades of …

Economy

Start menu or Start Screen ? Better get them both !

Have you ever wanted the both Start menu and Start Screen working together. Well I have made a video which will show you how to get them both working …

Nokia Lumia 2520 declassified: Inside the punishing development of a new tablet

Nokia sat on the sidelines of the tablet race for years, but it's finally entering the game with the new 2520. This is the story of how that tablet came to be, and of how Nokia hopes to build many more.<p>"We wanted to make sure that we didn't build a pirate ship inside the company, because the …

Nokia

New Suspension Generates Power From Bumps and Curves

Every time your car bounces or sways, energy is being lost to the ether, and two companies have developed a way to harness that energy to boost fuel …

Researchers Build New Batteries That Charge Instantly And Hold Hours Of Juice

A group of researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created microbatteries that charge 1,000 times faster than normal batteries and can, feasibly, “jump-start a car” while powering a cellphone. The group, led by William King, is working on shrinking the batteries down to fit …

Make your own hyperlapse with Google Street View

This clever tool will piece together a stunning hyperlapse using imagery from Google Street View.<p><b>This clever tool will piece together a stunning</b> …

Raspberry Pi sales soar past 1 million as U.K production tops 500,000 units

The bulk of Raspberry Pi production moved from China last September to one of Sony’s factories in Wales. The Raspberry Pi Foundation this week …

French minister defends AppGratis, lashes out at Apple for app’s removal

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>How do you say, “Oh no they didn’t” in French? Because that’s a pretty good (translated) paraphrase of an interview that Fleur …

Google’s New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife

What will happen to your Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ accounts after you die? That’s probably not something you really want to think about, but as more and more of our data now lives online, that’s sadly a question that comes up with some regularity. Today, Google is launching its …

Chiplets: The future of circuitry?

Xerox technology would allow companies to "print" circuitry for electronics, rather than use today's wafers.<p>Xerox has a different view on the future than most.<p>The company recently gave The New York Times the opportunity to see a new technology it's working on at its Palo Alto, Calif., research …

Xerox

Great Scientist ≠ Good at Math

E.O. Wilson shares a secret: Discoveries emerge from ideas, not number-crunching<p>For many young people who aspire to be scientists, the great bugbear is mathematics. Without advanced math, how can you do serious work in the sciences? Well, I have a professional secret to share: Many of the most …

Mathematics

Messaging App Line’s Kawaii Characters Get Their Own Cartoon Series In Japan

Line’s animated characters, which helped it become one of Asia’s top messaging apps with more than 120 million users, now have their own cartoon series.<p>The TV show, called “LINE TOWN,” premiered on Tokyo TV Channel 6 last week (h/t Asiajin). “Line Town” features half-hour-long episodes and a prime …

Windows XP putting businesses at risk

Firms are leaving it too late to upgrade from Windows XP, which Microsoft will cease to support just a year from today, IT specialists have warned.<p>Microsoft will stop offering technical support for Windows XP from April 8 next year, but many firms have not made sufficient plans to move to a newer …

15 Things Successful People Do

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”<p>Whether in business or …

Japon : qu'est-ce qu'on mange là-bas !

The market is absolutely sure the Bank of Japan is about to pull a Bernanke

The Bank of Japan is under enormous pressure to jolt Japan’s economy out of its decades-long repose. Expectations are high for its first monetary policy announcement under the new governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, on Thursday April 4.<p>The Nikkei caught fire back in November, as it became clear that Shinzo …

Economics

Expect The European Economic Trainwreck To Be On Full Display Tuesday

They're likely to be very ugly.<p>Flash PMI numbers for France and Germany were both bad, and there's no real sign that any data is improving anywhere. There are virtually no green shoots to speak of.<p>Today it was reported that Spain was again revising down its growth forecasts for 2013.<p>The endless …

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10 Things To Do Every Workday

I’ve always been focused on performance. I’m a list person. I love the feeling of crossing things off. It makes me feel productive. Plus, consistent …

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Issey Miyake Designs Sustainable Lighting Sculptures Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Many of you may already recognize this stunning lighting collection, but few realize the conceptual research and green experimentation that went into …

Sculpture

Nanophotonic Building Panels Beam Sunlight and Heat into Cold Space

Finding building materials that are appropriate for hot desert conditions is one of the biggest challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa …