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Sundar Pichai and the world of Indian CEOs

<b>It is not every day that one of the world's largest technology companies announces a new CEO.</b><p>So when Google announced that Sundar Pichai was taking the reins on Monday, his promotion gained thousands of column inches worldwide - not least of all in his native India.<p>The Hindu newspaper called the …

CEOs

The Hardware Facebook Invented Is Radically Changing The $150 Billion Enterprise Market

About two and half years ago, it launched the Open Compute Project (OCP) to create "open source" data center hardware. That means hardware vendors like HP, Dell and Cisco, who basically own the $150 billion data center hardware market, no longer control the product designs. Customers like Facebook …

AT&T tries to beat Google to Austin, launches fiber internet in December

Gigabit internet service will soon be a reality in Austin, Texas. AT&T says that its "GigaPower" U-verse service will go live for "tens of thousands" of customers this December, though, despite the name, it won't launch with gigabit speeds. Instead, AT&T says its first customers will get (still …

Beats Studio 2013 review: A better Beats - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The new <b>Beats Studio</b> headphones are lighter, sturdier, and better-sounding than the original Studio headphones. They offer a comfortable fit and active noise cancellation, which works well but not great. The noise cancellation is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery that offers up …

Consumer Tech

Snowden Leaks To Reveal NSA's 'Central Role In The US Assassination Program'

The information apparently comes from classified NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden to Greenwald (and others).<p>We know a bit about the NSA's connection to America's global capture/kill machine already.<p>In the 2010 report "Top secret America," Dana Priest and Will Arkin of The Washington Post …

Tom Clancy's Advice To Writers Is Awesome, And Everyone In Every Field Should Follow It

He's most known for writing thrillers like "Sum Of All Fears" and "Hunt For Red October."<p>His advice to writers is just totally awesome, and everyone should abide by it.<p>From AMC:<p>"You learn to write the same way you learn to play golf... You do it, and keep doing it until you get it right. A lot of …

A Mobile Device That Uses Your Blood Or Spit To Quickly Detect Disease

The winner of the Nokia Sensing X Prize is already doing rapid HIV testing, without needing a lab–or even electricity.<p>The $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XChallenge, a two-part X Prize competition to advance sensing technology that collects data about human health and the environment, has its first …

Google is building Chrome OS straight into Windows 8

Google unveiled its Chrome Apps initiative recently to launch apps that exist outside of the browser and extend its reach into more of a platform, but it looks like the company has a whole lot more planned. Over the past few weeks, Google has been updating its developer version of the Chrome …

Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge

But Google is facing a series of challenges that could upset that dominance. The challenge comes with a new type of search, called "latent," "abstract," or "conversational" search.<p>Until now, if you wanted to search for something on the web, you typed in keywords. Google has trained us all to type …

How-to: Setup and start using Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular and talked about apps in the App Store. In this article, you’ll learn how to install and configure the app, gather and organize notes, and review workflows that include sharing and advanced features. You’ll also learn about Evernote’s accessories and “baby apps” …

Quantum black hole study opens bridge to another universe

Singularities, such as the infinitely strong crushing forces at the center of a black hole, in a physical theory are bad. What they tell you is that …

Researchers laugh in the face of flatness with new approaches to haptic displays (video)

If the future of haptic technology is your jam, then the symposium on User Interface Systems and Technology at the University of St. Andrews is the place to be this week. Teams from Disney Research and the University of Bristol will present two different approaches to adding 3D tactility to touch …

LG Chem has curved batteries in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'

Similar to LG's run up to the Optimus G last year, it's again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production of "bendable and unbreakable" smartphone displays, it's LG Chem's turn to show off what it's doing. …

With New Chips, Intel Aims for the “Internet of Things”

Intel on Tuesday announced details on two of the company’s latest low-power chip lines, part of its ongoing effort to put more of its silicon into …

HP's Meg Whitman: Microsoft Used To Be Our Partner But Is Now Our Competitor

We had noticed in May, when HP's earnings included a whopping 20% dip in revenues for the PC business, Whitman began distancing HP from Microsoft Windows.<p>At that time, she had played up HP's non-Windows devices during a conference call with analysts, its Android tablet and Chromebooks. She said the …

How To Pour A Guinness Like A Pro

We met with Mark McGovern, the Executive Guinness Storehouse Ambassador, who showed us the proper way to pour and drink Ireland's favorite beer.

A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries …

Cuttable, Foldable Sensors Can Add Multi-Touch To Any Device

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab and the Max Planck Institutes have created a foldable, cuttable multi-touch sensor that works no matter how you cut it, allowing multi-touch input on nearly any surface.<p>In traditional sensors the connectors are laid out in a grid and when one part of the grid is …