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IBM turns metal oxides into non-volatile chips through liquid currents

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IBM is worried that we're reaching the end of the road for CMOS technology -- that we need new materials beyond silicon to keep the power draw down in chips as their performance goes up. It may keep future circuitry extra-lean through a new technique that puts a metal...
IBM turns metal oxides into non-volatile chips through liquid currents

iPhone 5? Well, not exactly. Apple’s iPhone turns 5.

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Wish a happy birthday to your iPhone! June 29 marks the fifth anniversary of the day the first iPhone hit store shelves and Apple began its climb in the mobile market. The first iPhone may have sported a metal and plastic back, but the general look of the smartphone hasn’t...
iPhone 5? Well, not exactly. Apple’s iPhone turns 5.
The Geek shall inherit the Earth

Researchers create super-efficient microbial fuel cell, dream of selling excess electricity

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Recycling wastewater to generate energy has turned up noses before, but researchers at Oregon State University have developed a microbial fuel cell that can create 10 to 50, or even 100 times more electricity per volume than similar technologies. After refining the tech for several years using new materials,...
Researchers create super-efficient microbial fuel cell, dream of selling excess electricity

Airlines' New Materials

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Using the latest alloys and composites is only part of the answer for today's manufacturers....
Airlines' New Materials

Engineers Solve 80-Year Old Puzzle to Make Computer Modeling 100,000 Times Faster [Science]

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A quantum physics breakthrough that can predict the kinetic energy of electrons in simple metals—and semiconductors—will enable computers to simulate the behavior of new materials up to 100,000 times faster than they currently can. That's huge. Princeton engineer Emily Carter led the project, which took an equation by Llewellyn Hilleth...
Engineers Solve 80-Year Old Puzzle to Make Computer Modeling 100,000 Times Faster [Science]

Emerging popular Android apps: Minecraft, SongPop, Rule the Kingdom and more

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Rage of Bahamut once again dominated the Android charts, taking the No. 1 spot on the list of top grossing apps. It is still too soon to notice any significant reaction on the charts, but recent developments at Facebook could affect a couple of apps. Yesterday, the FTC approved Facebook’s...
Emerging popular Android apps: Minecraft, SongPop, Rule the Kingdom and more

Boston Wonks Launch a VC Firm for Quantum Tech

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No cats were harmed in the making of this joke. Consumer Internet is fun and all, but these days you’ve gotta get really futuristic if you want to turn heads. Case in point: Quantum Wave Fund, a new VC firm that’s raised $30 million to make early-stage investments in companies with...
Boston Wonks Launch a VC Firm for Quantum Tech
Wires smaller in diameter than light waves boost solar cell efficiency
T-Mobile prepares to do battle with the iPhone 5

Turning down the volume: sound-cloaking acoustic metamaterials are on the way

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Whether you live in a town, city, or countryside, noise is everywhere. Urban planners and civil engineers have been taking noise into account, and, modern apartments often have pretty good sound insulation. But, lets face it, in the middle of the night, noises do tend to creep through (and...
Turning down the volume: sound-cloaking acoustic metamaterials are on the way

Nokia Doubles Down On The Lumia Phone After Announcing Mass Layoffs

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Can the Lumia phone save Nokia? The company announced plans Thursday to sell off its Vertu luxury handset business and slash 10,000 jobs by the end of next year, or about one fifth of its global workforce, in an effort to get costs in line. Yet, amid all of that,...
Nokia Doubles Down On The Lumia Phone After Announcing Mass Layoffs

Intel claims chassis design breakthrough could mean cheaper Ultrabooks, eventually

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If your heart says Ultrabook, but your bank says ultra broke, this may be welcome news. Intel claims to have had a breakthrough in chassis design that might point prices of the slim line laptops in a southerly direction. Using existing plastics, and some internal rearrangement aka "structural reduction...
Intel claims chassis design breakthrough could mean cheaper Ultrabooks, eventually
Dressed atoms get to be qubits for longer, show promise for quantum computing

Supercomputer gets a memory boost with 380 petabytes of magnetic tape

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Remember the Cray XK6 at the University of Illinois that drives the National Science Foundation's Blue Waters project? Well, it looks like it's getting a little memory upgrade, sorta. We're not talking a slick new SSD here, or even a sweet NAS, all that computational power requires nothing less...
Supercomputer gets a memory boost with 380 petabytes of magnetic tape
Wantr alerts you when new products arrive at your favorite online shops with $600K in funding
How does the Nokia Lumia 925 stack up against its high-end competition?

Metal substitutes stop thieves

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How new materials are thwarting the scrap thieves...
Metal substitutes stop thieves

PIP Camera: A simple iOS camera app dedicated to photo-in-photo effects

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There’s no shortage of mobile apps geared towards helping amateur snappers shoot and share the world around them. There’s PowerSketch for starters, which we covered last year, transforming your iOS snaps and videos into artwork. Another one that’s hit our radar is PIP Camera for iOS, which serves up a...
PIP Camera: A simple iOS camera app dedicated to photo-in-photo effects

Amidst layoffs and leadership changes, Nokia acquires mobile imaging firm Scalado

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Buried in a press release announcing 10,000 additional lay-offs and 3 top executives stepping down from the company, mobile phone maker Nokia said it has acquired Swedish mobile imaging company Scalado. From the press release (we’re updating this post): In Smart Devices, Nokia plans to extend its strategy by broadening...
Amidst layoffs and leadership changes, Nokia acquires mobile imaging firm Scalado

ZombiU - review

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Wii U; Ubisoft; £39.99-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewIt's London's turn to host the zombie apocalypse in this unexpectedly gritty undead outing for the Wii U. Taking control of a lone survivor, you eke out an existence amidst the rubble and small crowds of the howling infected, starting...
ZombiU - review

Quantum computing goes mainstream? New VC fund debuts

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The Quantum Wave Fund, which aims to raise $100 million, plans to give funding to early stage private companies with breakthrough technology for secure communications, new measurement devices, and new materials. [Read more]...
Quantum computing goes mainstream? New VC fund debuts
Indochino Raises $13.5M Series B Led By Highland Consumer Fund, Launches New Line

Scientists build graphene from scratch, heralds new age of designer materials

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You’ve heard of “designer babies,” the idea that you can customize a baby by altering its DNA, but now a team of researchers from Stanford University and the Department of Energy have meddled around with the very fabric of reality and created the very first “designer electrons.”As you probably know,...
Scientists build graphene from scratch, heralds new age of designer materials
Expanding an optical lattice to accelerate particles
Makerbot Releases The $2,199 Replicator 2.0, A Leap Forward In Home 3D Printing

Tape lives! Supercomputer to be built with 380PB of tape storage

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Tape storage isn’t what you’d call cutting-edge technology. Most of us make do with disk, and lust after the speeds of SSD. But tape is still useful when massive amounts of storage are needed, in part because of its low cost. It's being put to good use at an extreme...
Tape lives! Supercomputer to be built with 380PB of tape storage

Read/Write Daily: Are You Ready to Wear Your Computers?

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Today's theme is future material. Before we can invent the next generation of technologies, we have to invent the materials to make them. Some future materials are already here. Thanks to new atom-by-atom construction methods, researchers have invented metafluids, a whole new class of material. Batteries are a major chokepoint...
Read/Write Daily: Are You Ready to Wear Your Computers?

Tiny gigahertz antenna could mean 20 Gbps wireless

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A research institute in Singapore has developed a tiny antenna that’s capable of operating at 135 GHz to deliver wireless speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second. The antenna, which offers 30 times stronger signal transmissions from existing antennas in the 135 GHz frequency band, was developed by the...
Tiny gigahertz antenna could mean 20 Gbps wireless

After being down, Jawbone's UP gets back up again

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Think of it as UP 2.0 — an updated, and improved version of the wearable computing that was launched by San Francisco-based consumer devices company, Jawbone. The original version came to market with much fanfare a year ago, generated a lot of attention, but then fell on hard times when it...
After being down, Jawbone's UP gets back up again
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