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After saying Kohinoor not stolen, govt ‘will try to bring it back’

The government said on Tuesday it will make all efforts to bring back the Kohinoor diamond “in an amicable manner”, saying it had not yet conveyed …

(Update: new details) Galaxy S7: release day rumors and a possible front panel

<b>Update, January 25:</b> A separate report out of South Korea points towards the same release date for the Galaxy S7. According to Naver, the Galaxy S7 will become available on March 11, after an official launch at MWC. The device is said to be available in silver, gold, white, and an “all-black” model, …

Apple and Google surprise Daimler with their progress on cars

You'd think that the head of Daimler would have little to worry about from Silicon Valley right now given his company's technological progress, but there is apparently a good reason to be nervous. CEO Dieter Zetsche tells <i>Welt am Sonntag</i> that a visit to tech companies in the Valley left Daimler …

Autonomous Cars

Space junk could cause war, say researchers

Technically Incorrect: As increasing amounts of floating detritus meander around space, what happens if they strike a military satellite by accident?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I spend most of my days hidden in a bunker below …

Kickstarter project of the week: Olmose turns your old smartphones into a home security system

There’s a reason everybody and their mom is throwing all their money at Kickstarter projects. The place is teeming with innovation and creative ideas, but it’s definitely a hit or miss venture. While some Kickstarter campaigns are awesome, some definitely leave us scratching our heads.<p>The …

Apple Hires Leading Virtual Reality Researcher

Apple has hired Doug Bowman, one of the U.S.' leading virtual reality experts, according to a new report from the <i>Financial Times</i>. Bowman joined Apple after going on sabbatical from his job as a computer science professor at Virginia Tech.<p>His experience spans both fully immersive VR, as used in …

OmmmG! Smart Yoga Pants Designed to Guide You Into the Perfect Pose

Want to practice yoga but don’t know a Camel from a Downward-Facing Dog? A new pair of “smart” yoga pants that tell you whether you’re holding a Yoga pose correctly may be just the ticket.<p>The Nadi Smart Fitness Pants vibrate if you’re doing a pose wrong. They’ll also vibrate when you find the …

A Regular Old PC Found the Largest Known Prime Number—Here's How

Earlier this month, the record for the largest prime number ever found was broken—by a number with 22 million digits.<p>The number was found through a …

Google paid Apple $1 billion to keep search bar on iPhone

Google Inc. is paying Apple Inc. a hefty fee to keep its search bar on the iPhone.<p>Apple received $1 billion from its rival in 2014, according to a transcript of court proceedings from Oracle Corp.'s copyright lawsuit against Google. The search engine giant has an agreement with Apple that gives the …

Tim Cook

5 overlooked LinkedIn tools for higher ed

Promote the Add to Profile button—available as an embedded link for websites and emails—among your student population to make it quick and simple for them to include your university on their LinkedIn Profiles. This also will provide more data for your institution, building a stronger alumni network …

Networking

5 Windows 10 tricks you need to know

Windows 10 is now installed on more than 200 million gadgets worldwide. That's quite a feat in the tech world, since its official release was only six months ago. If your computer is one of those gadgets, you've probably found Windows 10 has its share of sheer winning features and, unfortunately, …