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Nokia to Apple: don't cha wish your nano-SIM was hot like ours?

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Don't you hate it when the biggest wars can be started over the smallest things? This time around, we're referring to this in a very literal sense, as Apple has been putting the heat on (no, not that kind of heat) against an alliance formed by Nokia, Motorola and RIM...
Nokia to Apple: don't cha wish your nano-SIM was hot like ours?

Ematic unwraps 9.7-inch eGlide Pro X tablet, widens its Android 4.0 horizons in a literal sense

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Ematic has a tendency to release a lot of tablets, so what's one more? In the case of the eGlide Pro X, quite a bit. The newly shipping model uses a 9.7-inch, 4:3 ratio display that will be quite familiar to some, but which is still quite rare in...
Ematic unwraps 9.7-inch eGlide Pro X tablet, widens its Android 4.0 horizons in a literal sense
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Why Apple Being Sued Over Passbook Brings Back Unpleasant Memories Of Lodsys

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Apple has been sued over Passbook, newly discovered court documents show. The suit was filed by Ameranth, a San Diego company that wears its patents proudly on its sleeve (or the front page of its website, in a literal sense). The suit claims that Apple infringed four patents that revolve...
Why Apple Being Sued Over Passbook Brings Back Unpleasant Memories Of Lodsys

Christie Street Launches a Kickstarter for Products

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Christie Street today launches a service that aims to ensure that people who buy fun new hardware products before they exist actually receive them — or get their money back. In a very literal sense, it’s a Kickstarter for hardware products. Christie Street will evaluate the viability of submitted products,...
Christie Street Launches a Kickstarter for Products

Intel designs neuromorphic chip concept, our android clones are one step closer

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Most neurochip projects have been designed around melding the brain and technology in the most literal sense. Intel's Circuit Research Laboratory, however, is betting that we might get along just fine with neuromorphic (brain-like) computers. By using valves that only have to respond to the spin of an electron,...
Intel designs neuromorphic chip concept, our android clones are one step closer

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

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There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a plant cell's thylakoids, which...
University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power
Holiday 2012: Microsoft's Windows 8 gamble is just the beginning

VIA unveils fanless, Eden X2-packing AMOS-3002, promises tiny dual-core PC in your car

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VIA is planning to get some serious mileage out of its Eden X2 processor -- in the most literal sense possible. It's now producing the AMOS-3002, a Pico-ITX-sized PC intended for in-car infotainment and other situations where an embedded PC needs to have a little more juice for media...
VIA unveils fanless, Eden X2-packing AMOS-3002, promises tiny dual-core PC in your car
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Universities inject neuron-sized LEDs to stimulate brains without a burden (video)

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Existing methods for controlling brain activity tend to skew the results by their very nature -- it's difficult to behave normally with a wad of optical fibers or electrical wires in your head. The University of Illinois and Washington University have developed a much subtler approach to optogenetics that...
Universities inject neuron-sized LEDs to stimulate brains without a burden (video)

Meet Watsi, Y-Combinator's first nonprofit company

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By now, it’s clear that crowdfunding is all the rage. Many of the VCs I’ve talked to have praised sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo for their ability to help people drum up attention and capital for worthwhile companies and projects. But what about things that are more than “worthwhile?”...
Meet Watsi, Y-Combinator's first nonprofit company

JBL Rumble, OnBeat Mini and Charge spotted at CES, we go ears on

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One of the more colorful -- in the literal sense -- announcements during the CES build-up was the new line of Bluetooth speakers from JBL. Here at Pepcom we spotted them out in the wild, so thought we take the chance to go hands and ears on. The little...
JBL Rumble, OnBeat Mini and Charge spotted at CES, we go ears on

Leap of faith: Felix Baumgartner's historic jump from the edge of space

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BASE jumping might just be about to enter the mainstream. What has typically been considered a fringe activity, reserved for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, could soon be firmly cemented in the public view. For the uninitiated, BASE jumping is like skydiving, without the plane. Participants throw themselves off...
Leap of faith: Felix Baumgartner's historic jump from the edge of space
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MediaTek plans a tablet-focused processor for Q3

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MediaTek may have only just reached quad-core smartphones in earnest, but its aims are expanding -- in a more literal sense. The company's Xie Qingjiang says that plans are underway to build a tablet-specific processor that would ship in the third quarter of the year. While other details are...
MediaTek plans a tablet-focused processor for Q3

★ Assorted Brief Observations and Thoughts Regarding Windows Phone 7

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They Stopped Digging Good for Microsoft for starting over with a truly new UI and new developer APIs. There’s an old saying that when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Microsoft found themselves in a hole the day Apple unveiled the iPhone, but continued digging for three more...
★ Assorted Brief Observations and Thoughts Regarding Windows Phone 7

Seagate ships its first desktop hybrid drive, third-gen laptop models

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Seagate has had some skin in the hybrid hard drive game for some time, but always in 2.5-inch wide versions -- great for your laptop, not so much the cavernous spaces of a gaming tower. Its just-shipping Desktop SSHD fills that gap in a nearly literal sense. Along with...
Seagate ships its first desktop hybrid drive, third-gen laptop models

Apple insists that Samsung's alleged workaround still infringes pinch-to-zoom API patent

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In the build-up to the December 6 injunction hearing in Judge Koh's court, Apple and Samsung are fighting hard over which evidence and arguments will be admitted. The dispute over Samsung's lawyers' access to the full Apple-HTC settlement agreement including license fees (all other parts were not in dispute) has...
Apple insists that Samsung's alleged workaround still infringes pinch-to-zoom API patent

Apple patent would have devices sense a squeeze through metal

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Apple likes to build devices using metal. Unfortunately, the material isn't usually conducive to touch, in the literal sense of the word -- capacitive touch doesn't always register on a metal gadget, and you can often forget about a response to pressure. A newly published patent from the company...
Apple patent would have devices sense a squeeze through metal

Researchers create cloud-based brain for robots

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A group of European researchers has released the first version of a cloud computing platform for robots that will help them take advantage of powerful virtual resources. Essentially, they’re treating robots like any other device — desktop, tablet or mobile phone — running web applications, only robots can learn from...
Researchers create cloud-based brain for robots
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