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Looks Like the Next Version of Windows Will Be the One Everybody Wanted Back in 2012

As I write this, I’m three hours into the keynote at Microsoft’s Build conference. It’s still in progress, and it’s been jam-packed.<p>The company has …

Microsoft Joins Google, Facebook, Sony in Virtual Reality Race

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- <b>Microsoft</b> ( MSFT) could be planning to make a big move into wearable computers with its reported purchase of a portion of the …

By this time next year, you could be 3D printing custom comfortable inserts for your shoes

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Sols<p>For nearly a year and a half, Kegan Schouwenburg ran the enormous Shapeways factory in Queens, New York. Her …

World’s ATMs still running Windows XP -- and wildly out of date

Nearly all of the ATMs in the world are running the Windows XP operating system, introduced by Microsoft 13 years ago -- and incredibly out of date, as any tech enthusiast will tell you.<p>On April 8, Microsoft will officially end the tech support for the aging OS, which was replaced by Windows Vista …

Apple denies knowledge of NSA's 'complete' access to iPhone

iDontThinkSo.<p>Apple on Tuesday vehemently denied suggestions from a security analyst that the company may have helped the NSA to develop backdoor access to the iPhone.<p>The statement came from security research Jacob Appelbaum, who revealed the existence of a secret program code-named DROPOUTJEEP by …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

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DARPA Contest Lets Robots Compete to Save Humanity from Itself

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This weekend, Google-acquired Schaft bested 15 others teams competing in a robotics challenge …

Analysts Expect 3D Printer Shipments To Grow Ten Times Before 2017

Hardware analysts at IDC are estimating that 3D printer shipments will grow 10 times in the period between now and 2017. Printers, once the provenance of hackers and engineers, will soon be household commodities.<p>“Print is extending beyond output on media to the creation of an actual object, and …

Bill Gates' favorite books of 2013 point to a better future for the world

Bill Gates prioritizes disease eradication over the proliferation of internet access and uses his vast wealth for the purposes of malaria research. It's perhaps not a surprise, then, that his favorite books of 2013 are all pragmatic works of non-fiction that question how the modern world was built, …

Amazon tipped to launch online wholesale store called Pantry in 2014

While Amazon has no shortage of rivals, it's now reportedly gearing up to take on big players in the warehouse store business, like Costco. According to <i>USA Today's</i> anonymous sources, Amazon is prepping the launch of an online service called Pantry that'll initially carry around 2,000 common grocery …

Microsoft moves to reassure foreign governments and businesses over its security

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images<p>Microsoft(s msft) unveiled a raft of measures to counteract what it now characterizes as the “advanced …

More than two million web accounts hacked

Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have all been hacked in the past month, according to a report<p>More than two million Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts have been hacked in the past month after malware captured users' login details, according to a new report.<p>Hackers …

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