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South Korea’s Samsung to contest US court ruling

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A sign is posted in front of a Samsung Electronics office on July 30, 2012 in San Jose, California. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics says it will contest a United States court ruling ordering the company to pay damages to the American rival Apple. “We will move immediately to file post-verdict motions to overturn this decision in this court and if we are not successful, we will appeal this... 

Ultra-compact Hiriko Fold to go on sale next year

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The computer generated image shows how the Hiriko Fold is able to fold up to fit into tiny spaces. Researchers have designed a new car that can fold up to fit itself into small spaces, making it much easier for the driver to find a parking space. Developed by MIT’s Changing Places group and the Spanish Basque region’s development agency DENOKINN, the Hiriko Fold, is an ultra-compact electric... 

Pentagon reveals DARPA's creepiest spy robot yet

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Researchers at the Pentagon’s DARPA lab are always on the lookout for new, exciting scientific marvels to creep out everyone on Earth. In their latest effort to do as much, they’ve succeeded with a small, color-shifting soft-shell robotic snail. Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon’s state-of-the-art science lab, have already brought us bite-sized drones... 

Pentagon confirms X-51A test flight was a failure

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Graphic shows the X-51A Waverider as it is set to demonstrate hypersonic flight. The US Air Force confirmed on Wednesday that the test mission one day earlier of an unmanned hypersonic plane hoped to travel at six times the speed of sound was a failure. The Pentagon revealed on Wednesday that Tuesday’s test run of the X-51A WaveRider aircraft was unsuccessful. “It is unfortunate that a problem... 

Internet should not have gatekeepers or regulators - Steve Wozniak

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Apple’s co-founder fears that freedom of information is under attack, with the internet controlled and regulated in unnecessary and harmful ways. RT talked to Steve Wozniak on a range of topics, from Wikileaks to Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. Steve Wozniak knew personal computers would change the world someday, even during his start at Apple, a company he co-founded with Steve Jobs in the early... 

Computer games to be indistinguishable from reality

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Images created by Jorge Jimenez show the latest advances in computer graphics. A leading visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) says computer graphics will be indistinguishable from reality in 10 years time. “It’s an interesting time because with modern computer graphics hardware, the way it’s going, it’s gonna be pretty hard to tell the difference between something... 

Neo-Humanity: Trans-Humanism Will Merge Man With Machine

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Science and religion meet at the intersection of a $5 million grant gifted to UC Riverside in Pennsylvania by the John Templeton Foundation for further research into an afterlife and immortality. John Martin Fischer, philosophy professor from UC Riverside, will host conferences and oversee post-doctoral students running a website that centers around immortality; along with international consensus... 

Russian mobile operator calls Apple "dictatorship"

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The major Russian mobile phone operator MTS has slammed Apple for its ‘too’ strict sales policy by not allowing a cut in the device’s $1,000-plus price tag in the country. ­The iPhone’s high cost makes them a hard sell in the Russian market where rival models can be purchased for as little as $120, according to MTS. Apple’s strict requirements on retail locations bring additional costs. “They’re... 

Half of India Without Electricity in Record Blackout

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Passengers sit on a platform for their train to arrive as they wait for electricity to be restored at a railway station in New Delhi July 31, 2012 More than ten percent of the world’s population has found itself without electricity, after three of India’s power grids failed. Blackouts have now plagued India for two consecutive days, leaving half the country without power. The string of power shortages... 

Nokia Is Finnished: Prepare For Bankruptcy

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Yes, Nokia (NOK) the Finnish mobile device maker as we know it, is doomed for bankruptcy and reorganization. Many of us, of course, still refuse to see the writing on the wall and invest accordingly. Nokia, a one-time story stock, has been shockingly bludgeoned from $40 to today’s meager $2 bid that is a cut above the casino penny stock zone. On the road to zero, Nokia cheerleaders, such as... 

Microsoft sets final launch date for Windows 8

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Microsoft has announced the final date for the release of its long-awaited and next-generation Windows 8 operating system, which is the company’s most significant software upgrade in a decade. According to Steven Sinofsky, the head of Microsoft’s Windows team, the new operating system will be available on October 26, 2012. Sinofsky made the announcement on Wednesday at Microsoft’s annual... 

Word Lens instant interpreter arrives on Android, iPhone

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The translated phrases are not grammatically correct, but the speed and accuracy of the app is good enough to make sense of simple texts. The new application software for Android and iPhone, Word Lens, can act as an instant interpreter, translating words with the help of a camera lens. The app can use the mobile phone’s inbuilt camera to recognize any text that is viewed through the lens, and... 

Europe's highest court legalizes resale of used software

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Used software licenses may be resold by both individuals and companies, the European Court of Justice has ruled. A major victory against copyright holders comes as the European Parliament prepares for a vote on the controversial ACTA treaty. ­A major blow has been dealt to any company trying to restrict the resale of its software on the European market, after the court in Luxembourg put an end to... 

Google could return manufacturing from China

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Google’s new media device the Nexus Q is making headlines not just because of its technology, but due to the one noteworthy feature: unlike most of today’s hi-tech products, it is being manufactured in the United States. ­The Google team decided to build the device in the US as an experiment in American manufacturing which has been in decline for decades. “We’ve been absent for so long,... 

Nokia closes all stores in Russia

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Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has officially announced that it was closing all of its flagship stores in Russia. The most effective sales channels for the company now are the Internet and a network of major retailers and service providers. According to Nokia’s representative in Russia, Lyudmila Semushina, the last single-brand shop will close in late July. The Finns will be developing... 
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