Top 10 Oldest Universities Around the World

The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…

Microsoft developing bone-conduction headset that guides the blind

While the act of walking down the street might be second nature to most of us, it can be a much more difficult experience for those who are blind or visually impaired. To combat the issue, Microsoft has developed a headset that uses bone-conducting…

Galaxy Note 4: Full Details of Samsung Next Phablet Leak Weeks Ahead of Release

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The listing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on the website of Indonesian retailer Eraphone which also lists a full spec sheet. Eraphone The full specifications of the latest product in Samsung's large smartphone/small tablet Galaxy Note range…

Can you own a language?

In its first-ever transparency report, the Wikimedia Foundation revealed a handful of odd stories about takedown requests sent to Wikipedia. Among the claims on public-domain books and monkey selfies was a curious request from 2012: that Wikipedia…

iPhone 6 Reportedly Launching Sooner Than Expected

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When it comes to Apple, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White has a mixed track record. He was the first Apple watcher to reveal that the company planned to launch an iPad mini, though details were scarce at the time, and he also was the first…

Epigenetic Engineering: Silencing A Gene Can Cause Cancer

Cancer doesn't always begin with genetic mutations: simply turning a gene off is enough. Studies with mice has provided the first evidence that turning a gene on or off can cause cancer. The study gives hope on how epigenetic engineering (deliberately…

How Apple Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Big Screen

The line defining smartphones and tablets has been blurring for some time now, but it may reached its peak with the launch of the Fonepad from Asus, which the company describes as a "tablet with phone functions". While this may be an extreme…

HTC is bringing its apps to other Android phones, Zoe coming this week

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A few months ago, HTC outlined plans to release apps like BlinkFeed and Zoe, long exclusive to its own lineup of smartphones, for all Android devices. And it's about to execute on that plan: HTC will release a beta of its Zoe camera software…

Time Warner Cable installers will now look out for missing children

If your Time Warner Cable technician is late to an appointment fix something at your house, they might be on the lookout for missing children instead. The cable giant, which is in the process of being acquired by Comcast, today said it's given…

Sony has sold 10 million PlayStation 4s

At Gamescom 2014, Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 has reached an important milestone: 10 million units sold worldwide. That's nearly double the number of consoles sold back in February, when Sony revealed that it had moved 5.3 million…

Apple's first diversity report shows company to be mostly male, white

Apple's just released its first ever diversity report, following in the footsteps of several other major technology companies. In it, Apple notes that 70 percent of its 98,000 employees around the world are male, but that "inclusion and diversity"…

This wireless speaker floats on a cloud of magnetic force

This is a floating Bluetooth speaker. It's suspended above its base thanks to an electromagnet and can play music from any Bluetooth source. It's called the Om One. It also looks really cool. If you want one of your own, Om Audio is launching…

Huge new leaks tell us everything we need to know about Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’

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Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha, one of the phones the company hopes will counter the incoming iPhone 6, is unlikely to offer buyers any more secrets. New reports over the weekend have ( again) confirmed the phone’s specs and official product name. Brazilian…

Amazon, Facebook, Google, And The New Tech Conglomerate

Google and Facebook’s acquisition spree has received much press and discussion recently. One of the more interesting pieces on the topic last week was published in the New York Times. Written by Steven Davidoff, a Berkeley Law professor, the…

Hackers Tell Car Makers: Secure Your Vulnerable Vehicles Now

After a week of scares about car hacking at the Black Hat conference, a group of altruistic coders and members of the security research community have come together to demand digitally safer automobiles. They listed five requirements for manufacturers…