Monthly Archives: July 2015

Samsung Wants To Bring Back the Flip Phone With Bendable Screens

redletterdave writes: A new patent filed last April but published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month suggests Samsung might be working on a smartphone that can bend in half like a flip phone. The biggest problem,

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NASA’s Drone For Other Worlds

An anonymous reader writes: A group of engineers is building a new drone. What sets this apart from the hundreds of other drone development projects going on around the world? Well, these engineers are at the Kennedy Space Center, and

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NVIDIA Recalls Shield Tablets Over Heat Risk

An anonymous reader writes: NVIDIA has issued a recall for 88,000 units of its 8-inch Shield tablet sold in the past year. Predictably, it’s because of the battery. There have been reports of overheating, including two reports that the tablet

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Mozilla CEO: Windows 10 Strips User Choice For Browsers and Other Software

puddingebola writes: Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has sent an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella complaining about the default settings in Windows 10. Users who upgrade to 10 will have their default browser automatically changed to the new Edge

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Google Rejects French Order For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

Last month, French data protection agency CNIL ordered Google to comply with the European “right to be forgotten” order by delisting certain search results not just on the European versions of Google’s search engine, but on all versions. Google has

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A Robot That Can Walk and Jump On Water

Taco Cowboy writes: Researchers from Seoul University and Harvard have constructed tiny robots that can walk across the surface of standing water, and even jump into the air. The robots were designed to imitate the way pond-skimmer insects take advantage

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Ex-TEPCO Officials To Be Indicted Over Fukushima

AmiMoJo writes: Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company will face mandatory indictment over the March 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. The prosecution inquest panel of randomly-selected citizens voted for the indictment on Friday, for professional

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Why Micron/Intel’s New Cross Point Memory Could Virtually Last Forever

Lucas123 writes: As they announced their new 3D XPoint memory this week, Micron and Intel talked a lot about its performance being 1,000X that of NAND flash, but what they talked less about was how it also has the potential

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Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution

Eloking writes: Google and a San Francisco-based Aclima have equipped Google’s Street View cars with environmental sensors in order to map urban air quality. The project aims to create high resolution maps of air quality across cities by measuring carbon

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Cameron Tells Pornography Websites To Block Access By Children Or Face Closure

An anonymous reader writes: Prime Minister David Cameron says that if online pornographers don’t voluntarily install effective age-restricted controls on their websites he’ll introduce legislation that will close them down altogether. A recent Childline poll found nearly 10% of 12-13-year-olds

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