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UNDER PRESSURE: US tried to search Swatch factories for terror clues

  swissinfo.ch and agencies April 6, 2014 – 11:31 The United States pressured the watchmaking Swatch Group to open its factories in Switzerland to anti-terrorism experts, the chief executive has…

Wi-Fi speeds are about to triple

Source: CNN Money By James O’Toole  @jtotoole April 4, 2014: 3:53 PM ET The ultra-slow Wi-Fi at your local coffee shop could soon be getting a big boost. Qualcomm (QCOM, Fortune 500) announced plans this…

A Mighty Girl

Facebook.com Today in Mighty Girl history, Hedy Lamarr, the glamorous movie star from the black-and-white era of film who co-invented a device that helped make possible the development of GPS,…

Modern life damaging infant brains, charity warns

BBC: by Patrick Howse — Overuse of baby equipment and electronic screens can impede the physical and emotional development of under-threes, a charity has warned. What About The Children? (Watch?)…

Microsoft launches cheaper Office 365 ‘Personal’

Source: CNN Money By Adrian Covert  @CNNMoneyTech March 13, 2014: 3:23 PM ET Microsoft knows that its Office software isn’t quite as crucial as it once was. But its decision to launch…

How spies stole your Yahoo webcam stills

Latest Edward Snowden revelation is that Yahoo webcam videos have been scooped up. program codenamed Optic Nerve gathered millions of stills Dreamstime image By: Heather Mallick Columnist, Published on Mon…

China’s big tech moves onto banks’ turf

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) Yuan Ye has just sunk his $17,000 in life savings into an unusual investment: Yu’ebao, a fund run by Chinese e-commerce heavyweight Alibaba. Yuan, the owner of a…

Commercial drones start test flights

Microsoft fights back against NSA ‘snooping’

Computer Virus Spreading That Means You Never Get To See Your Files Again

Forbes: by James Lyne - This kind of malware is now all over the web and your chances of running in to it and being exploited are uncomfortably high. Some…

Amazing medical advances from Israel

The top 12 most amazing Israeli medical advances Israel is a powerhouse in medical innovation. We give you a dozen standouts from a field with many exciting, game-changing candidates. ApiFix…

German hackers crack iPhone security system

Source: the Local German hackers said on Monday they have been able to get past the new biometric identification system contained in the latest generation of Apple’s iconic iPhones.  …

Translate This: Google’s Quest to End the Language Barrier

Can the language barrier be breached? Google certainly thinks so: Under the leadership of a computer scientist from Germany, the company is making progress toward a universal translation tool. But…

University of Arkansas Research Generates Record Invention Disclosure

Why Not Go Hybrid

GO HYBRID The country is these days facing serious energy crises. The imported and local oil is mostly consumed in firing fossil fuelled IPPs and transport sector. A solution was…

A solar-powered “Hyperloop” train that could travel at 800 mph

Source: MSN Tesla co-founder Elon Musk shared his design Monday for a solar-powered “Hyperloop” train that could travel at 800 mph. SAN JOSE, Calif. — Imagine strapping into a car-sized…

Cost of Arctic Methane Release Could Be ‘Size of Global Economy’, Experts Warn

July 24, 2013 — Researchers have warned of an “economic time-bomb” in the Arctic, following a ground-breaking analysis of the likely cost of methane emissions in the region. Economic modelling…

Elon Musk thinks he can get you from NY to LA in 45 minutes

By Damon Lavrinc (CNN) – Elon Musk wants to revolutionize transportation. Again. The serial entrepreneur envisions a future where mag-lev trains in enormous pneumatic tubes whisk us from Los Angeles to New…

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