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Apple patent pokes at holographic iPhone screen

The Register - 25 April, 2014 - 03:23
Filing would allow for "interactive three dimensional" display

Future Apple iPhone and iPad handsets could sport holographic screens, if a company patent filing comes to fruition.…

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Pug levitates up stairs

Boing Boing - 25 April, 2014 - 03:21
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Consumers Not Impressed With 3D Printing

Slashdot - 25 April, 2014 - 03:07
Lucas123 (935744) writes "Putting a 3D printer beside the coffee maker in every home, as some manufacturers hope will happen someday, is a long ways from reality as consumers today still don't understand how the technology will benefit them, according to a new study. The study, by Juniper Research, states that part of the problem is that killer applications with the appropriate eco-system of software, apps and materials have yet to be identified and communicated to potential users. And, even though HP has announced its intention to enter the 3D printing space (possibly this fall) a massive, mainstream corporation isn't likely to change the market."

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Making a planetary-scale sandwich

Boing Boing - 25 April, 2014 - 03:00

Svabialonso, a redditor in Iceland, teamed up with a friend on the (approximately) opposite side of the planet in New Zealand to make a world-sized sandwich: each of them went to a specific location at a set time and pressed a piece of bread to the ground there, with appropriate toppings.






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FCC: We're GUTTED that people think we'll gut net neutrality

The Register - 25 April, 2014 - 02:46
But pay-for-play is on the way

The Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed reports that proposed changes to internet governance will abandon net neutrality principles and says companies can charge extra for some types of traffic so long as it's "commercially reasonable."…

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Google Glass is up for sale, again

from News.com - 25 April, 2014 - 02:38
The shopping page for Google Glass has gone live once again, so head over if you want to purchase the $1,500 wearable and net a free pair of frames.






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New Shape Born From Rubber Bands

Slashdot - 25 April, 2014 - 02:30
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Physicists playing with rubber bands have discovered a new shape. In an attempt to create a spring that replicates the light-bending properties of cuttlefish ink sacs, a team of researchers suspended two rubber strips of different lengths. Connecting the bottoms of the two strips to a cup of water, the shorter band stretched to the same length as the longer one. After gluing the two stretched strips together, the researchers gradually drained the water from the cup. As the bands retracted and twisted from the reduced strain, the researchers were shocked to see the formation of a hemihelix with multiple rainbow-shaped boundaries called perversions. The team hopes their work inspires nanodevices and molecules that twist and transform from flat strips into predetermined 3D shapes on demand." There are several videos attached to the original paper, and all can be viewed without flash.

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Flood Beacon warns of danger in real time

from News.com - 25 April, 2014 - 02:29
Floods can be fast-moving and unpredictable, but a new gadget aims to get detailed data into the hands of the people who need it most, in time to make a difference.






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Six takeaways from Apple CEO Cook's call with analysts

from News.com - 25 April, 2014 - 02:16
Tim Cook talks strength in emerging markets, iTunes growth, and iPad weakness, among other topics.






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Zuckerberg needs mental help, says WeChat

from News.com - 25 April, 2014 - 02:13
In an ad, messaging app WeChat attempts to show that its services are so human and friendly, they've driven Mark Zuckerberg to a shrink.






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Facebook: Need help click-farming? Check out our NEWSWIRE

The Register - 25 April, 2014 - 02:09
FB Newswire shows what's trending on social network, creates Ouroboros of news

Critics of modern media like to say the industry is rife with lowest-common-denominator articles loaded with the kind of rubbish that gets shared vigorously across social networks. Advertising company and content-farmer Facebook appears to think the same, judging by its just-announced "FB Newswire" service.…

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Verizon sees Edge adoption doubling as it expands retail availability

from News.com - 25 April, 2014 - 01:52
The company already says Edge adoption is running above expectations, although it didn't disclose any numbers.






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Batman's is bigger than Iron Man's -- headquarters that is

from News.com - 25 April, 2014 - 01:52
Real estate blog Movoto has stacked up superhero hideouts, from the tiny Shady Shoals Rest Home to the giant planet of Oa. The results are supercool.






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Facebook, Gmail, Skype face Russia ban under 'anti-terror' plan

from News.com - 25 April, 2014 - 01:48
The Russian parliament's latest play could see major Western technology firms banned unless they store data on Russian soil -- a move that would allow authorities to easily snoop on user data.






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Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

Slashdot - 25 April, 2014 - 01:46
William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to harbor at least one supermassive black hole at their center. And a pair of black holes is indication of strong possibility that the galaxies have merged. Finding black holes in quiescent galaxies is difficult because there are no gas clouds feeding the black holes, so the cores of these galaxies are truly dark. It can be only detected by this 'tidal disruption event'."

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Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

Slashdot - 25 April, 2014 - 01:46
William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to harbor at least one supermassive black hole at their center. And a pair of black holes is indication of strong possibility that the galaxies have merged. Finding black holes in quiescent galaxies is difficult because there are no gas clouds feeding the black holes, so the cores of these galaxies are truly dark. It can be only detected by this 'tidal disruption event'."

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Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

Slashdot - 25 April, 2014 - 01:46
William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to harbor at least one supermassive black hole at their center. And a pair of black holes is indication of strong possibility that the galaxies have merged. Finding black holes in quiescent galaxies is difficult because there are no gas clouds feeding the black holes, so the cores of these galaxies are truly dark. It can be only detected by this 'tidal disruption event'."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

Slashdot - 25 April, 2014 - 01:46
William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to harbor at least one supermassive black hole at their center. And a pair of black holes is indication of strong possibility that the galaxies have merged. Finding black holes in quiescent galaxies is difficult because there are no gas clouds feeding the black holes, so the cores of these galaxies are truly dark. It can be only detected by this 'tidal disruption event'."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

Slashdot - 25 April, 2014 - 01:46
William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to harbor at least one supermassive black hole at their center. And a pair of black holes is indication of strong possibility that the galaxies have merged. Finding black holes in quiescent galaxies is difficult because there are no gas clouds feeding the black holes, so the cores of these galaxies are truly dark. It can be only detected by this 'tidal disruption event'."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

Slashdot - 25 April, 2014 - 01:46
William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to harbor at least one supermassive black hole at their center. And a pair of black holes is indication of strong possibility that the galaxies have merged. Finding black holes in quiescent galaxies is difficult because there are no gas clouds feeding the black holes, so the cores of these galaxies are truly dark. It can be only detected by this 'tidal disruption event'."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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