Technology

StartX And QB3 Open A Biotech Lab In Palo Alto

TechCrunch - 3 hours 37 min ago
 StartX, the nonprofit accelerator program spun out of Stanford University, is opening a biotech laboratory in conjunction with QB3, the institute focused on molecular biology research at the University of California. The space is intended for early stage medical and hardware tech companies, providing equipment useful for molecular biology startups and early stage hardware startups. Read More

Imagination Technologies will give its 'Raspberry Pi on steroids' away for free

Engadget - 3 hours 57 min ago
Grab someone in the street and ask them about Imagination Technologies and they're more likely to run away than tell you that it's the company that designs the graphics chips for Apple's mobile devices. The company is more than just the home of...

LG's big screen phone-of-the week gets a laser camera

Engadget - 4 hours 46 min ago
Now that LG's flagship G3 is a big success, it's pulling a Samsung by throwing esoteric spin-offs like the G3 Stylus against a wall to see what sticks. The latest is the not-so-brilliantly named Gx2 (the company already has a G2x) that packs a huge,...

Snapdeal Gets Backing From Tata Figurehead In India’s Hot E-Commerce Market

TechCrunch - 5 hours 4 min ago
 On the heels of Flipkart raising an eye-popping $1 billion, here’s one more sign of the landgrab going on in the Indian e-commerce market today. Its rival Snapdeal has raised yet more outside investment, for the third time this year, this time from Ratan Tata, the chairman emeritus of Indian conglomerate Tata Group. The amount is undisclosed but we are trying to find out (and will… Read More

HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

Slashdot - 5 hours 50 min ago
Via the Consumerist comes news that HP is recalling power cables after about 30 reports that they were melting from regular use. From the article: Hewlett-Packard received 29 reports of the melting or charring power cords, two that included claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage. The black power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories such as docking stations and have an "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter. About 5.6 million power cords were sold in the United States, while 446,700 were sold in Canada from September 2010 to June 2012 at electronic stores and hp.com.

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3D-printed 'bump keys' are a tech-savvy lockpicker's best friend

Engadget - 5 hours 54 min ago
We've all locked ourselves out of our homes or offices at least once, but what do you do when there aren't any handy spare keys laying around? Well, seeing as how we live in the future, you could always 3D print one. Printing a plastic replica of a...

Fleep, The Team Messaging App Built And Funded By Ex-Skypers, Flicks Monetization Switch

TechCrunch - 5 hours 58 min ago
 Fleep, the team messaging app built and backed by a number of ex-Skype engineers, is flicking the monetisation switch today. A year after launching as a free public beta, the Estonian startup is introducing a freemium revenue model. Read More

Tokyo's Shibuya gets a big-screen Google voice search terminal

Engadget - 6 hours 57 min ago
Arguably, the whole convenience of Google's search and map skills (and by association, the voice-guided version) is the fact it's on your smartphone -- which is right in your pocket. However, In a bid to explain to Tokyo-ites that there's more to the...

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords after reports of burns

Engadget - 7 hours 31 min ago
Heads-up: if you're holding on to an HP or Compaq laptop sold between September 2010 and June 2012, you may need to swap out its power cord. HP has recalled the cabling for about 6 million of these older portables (5.6 million of which reached the...

Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

Slashdot - 7 hours 56 min ago
sciencehabit (1205606) writes Astronomers have found signs of water ice clouds on an object just 7.3 light-years from Earth — less than twice the distance of Alpha Centauri. If confirmed, the discovery is the first sighting of water clouds beyond our solar system. The clouds shroud a Jupiter-sized object known as a brown dwarf and should yield insight into the nature of cool giant planets orbiting other suns.

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Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

Slashdot - 7 hours 56 min ago
sciencehabit (1205606) writes Astronomers have found signs of water ice clouds on an object just 7.3 light-years from Earth — less than twice the distance of Alpha Centauri. If confirmed, the discovery is the first sighting of water clouds beyond our solar system. The clouds shroud a Jupiter-sized object known as a brown dwarf and should yield insight into the nature of cool giant planets orbiting other suns.

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Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

Slashdot - 7 hours 56 min ago
sciencehabit (1205606) writes Astronomers have found signs of water ice clouds on an object just 7.3 light-years from Earth — less than twice the distance of Alpha Centauri. If confirmed, the discovery is the first sighting of water clouds beyond our solar system. The clouds shroud a Jupiter-sized object known as a brown dwarf and should yield insight into the nature of cool giant planets orbiting other suns.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

Slashdot - 7 hours 56 min ago
sciencehabit (1205606) writes Astronomers have found signs of water ice clouds on an object just 7.3 light-years from Earth — less than twice the distance of Alpha Centauri. If confirmed, the discovery is the first sighting of water clouds beyond our solar system. The clouds shroud a Jupiter-sized object known as a brown dwarf and should yield insight into the nature of cool giant planets orbiting other suns.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

Slashdot - 7 hours 56 min ago
sciencehabit (1205606) writes Astronomers have found signs of water ice clouds on an object just 7.3 light-years from Earth — less than twice the distance of Alpha Centauri. If confirmed, the discovery is the first sighting of water clouds beyond our solar system. The clouds shroud a Jupiter-sized object known as a brown dwarf and should yield insight into the nature of cool giant planets orbiting other suns.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

Slashdot - 7 hours 56 min ago
sciencehabit (1205606) writes Astronomers have found signs of water ice clouds on an object just 7.3 light-years from Earth — less than twice the distance of Alpha Centauri. If confirmed, the discovery is the first sighting of water clouds beyond our solar system. The clouds shroud a Jupiter-sized object known as a brown dwarf and should yield insight into the nature of cool giant planets orbiting other suns.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








MIX for Android Lets You Create And Save Custom Photo Filters

TechCrunch - 8 hours 20 min ago
 MIX for Android is the app for you if you often feel like Goldilocks when confronted with the filters in other photo-editing apps. Not only does MIX let you edit photos, but it also allows you to create custom filters, which you can then save to use again. MIX, now available for free on Google Play, is the latest product from Camera360, which has already gained 300 million users with its… Read More

Apple makes its mobile ads bigger, longer, more in your face

Engadget - 8 hours 26 min ago
Next time you're playing a favorite game on your iPhone and iPad, a huge ad -- or worse, a minute-long video roll -- might take over the screen. iAd platform's full-screen interstitial banner and pre-roll video ads, which were first announced earlier...

NASA's 'Swarmies' are a squad of smaller, less intelligent rovers

Engadget - 9 hours 29 min ago
Typically, we send rovers to our planetary neighbors one at a time -- but what if we sent a small team of smaller, less impressive robots instead? That's the idea NASA is exploring at Kennedy Space Center with Swarmies: a quartet of four autonomous...

Google To Open Campus For Startups In Seoul

TechCrunch - 9 hours 48 min ago
 Google will open a new space for entrepreneurs in Seoul, the company announced today. Called a Campus, it will include co-working spaces, programs like Campus for Moms, CampusEDU, and office hours with Google employees. The Seoul location is Google’s first Campus in Asia. Read More

Your social networks discourage you from speaking out on politics

Engadget - 9 hours 53 min ago
The internet is supposed to be a bastion of self-expression, where you're free to speak your mind knowing that someone, somewhere shares your feelings. However, Pew Research and Rutgers University have published a study showing that many social...