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This game is teaching particle physics to five-year-olds

Five-year-olds and particle physics don't usually go in the same sentence together.<p>But the guys that made <i>Angry Birds</i> is trying to change that with …

Google announces Howard West, a Googleplex residency for recruiting black software engineers

As technology giants face mounting criticism over the lack of diversity in their organizations, companies from across Silicon Valley and beyond have been releasing annual diversity reports to chart changes in their internal makeup. But a lack of real development has also led some companies to delay …

Trading bacon for beans: a mobile app helps users barter unwanted items

Bondsy, a new Craigslist competitor, keeps things between friends<p>Craigslist and eBay are great services when you're looking to sell unwanted items, but what about things strangers aren't likely to buy? On Bondsy, a new mobile app aimed at helping users barter and trade, several pounds of unwanted …

Google and Facebook $1bn 'bidding war' over Waze navigation app

Google is considering a purchase of mobile navigation app Waze, setting up a possible bidding war with Facebook.<p>Waze is considering expressions of interest from multiple parties and is seeking more than $1 billion for any sale, a source familiar with the matter claimed.<p>The Palo Alto, …

The Fairphone, World’s First Ethically Sourced Smartphone, Opens Pre-Sales To General Public

Netherlands-based hardware initiative Fairphone began around three years ago as a project designed to highlight the use of conflict minerals in the construction of consumer electronics, and then evolved three years later into a full-fledged hardware startup, with the aim of turning its knowledge …