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Apple envisions touch screen to control your car's key features

A newly awarded patent outlines a dashboard touch-screen panel that would allow you to mange your car's temperature, wipers, and other functions.<p>Apple is trying to integrate itself even further into your car with a freshly patented dashboard touch screen.<p>Granted Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and …

Touchscreens

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Nokia sales chief says Lumia marketing is still a work in progress (interview)

The Nokia 1020 is the best smartphone camera I’ve ever used. This is something I can say with complete confidence after spending a few hours with the device this week and looking at more of its sample pictures today.<p>But Nokia’s problem so far hasn’t been smartphone technology — it’s been getting …

Turkey parliament curtails army powers

<b>Turkey's parliament has amended the code governing the armed forces, curtailing their political influence.</b><p>The original rules gave the military responsibility of preserving the Republic of Turkey, a clause previously used as a justification for coups.<p>It now says the army's main duty is to protect …

South Asia

3D-printed pinhead battery could power robots

One of the smallest batteries ever, this tiny lithium-ion can store enough juice to power tiny robots or medical implants.<p>We've seen some very sophisticated 3D-printed objects recently, but never a tiny 3D-printed battery -- one that's as small as a grain of sand, no less.<p>A group of U.S. and Korean …

Electric Vehicles

Today’s Acqui-Hires Will Become Tomorrow’s Innovators

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. He founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming</i> …

Huawei Ascend P6 solves 4 x 4 Rubik's Cube in 50 moves, considers meaning of life (video)

Okay, it might not be the fastest phone-cubing you've ever seen (or the funkiest,) but it's likely some of the shrewdest. Using an Ascend P6 at its heart, "MultiCuber 3" is the latest contraption from serial cube-coder (and ARM Engineer) David Gilday which combines Lego Mindstorms, algorithms and …

Turkish protesters accused of terror links

Turkey has charged 22 more people over alleged role in anti-government protests, accusing them of acting on behalf of a far-left "terrorist" group, lawyers have said.<p>The court in the Ankara charged the 22 on Saturday and ordered them to be detained, the Contemporary Lawyers Association (CHD) said. …

Obama to announce plan to tackle climate change

Barack Obama will unveil a national climate change plan on Tuesday, offering the first real glimpse of how he intends to make good on one of the most …

SpaceX To Launch Turkmenistan's First Satellite

SpaceX announced today that it will be launching Turkmenistan’s first satellite, having been awarded a contract from Thales Alenia Space.<p>The satellite is for the country’s state run communications system. Thales Alenia Space was awarded the contract to build the satellite in November 2011. The …

The NSA's metastasised intelligence-industrial complex is ripe for abuse

Let's be absolutely clear about the news that the NSA collects massive amounts of information on US citizens – from emails, to telephone calls, to …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality