Top Ten Oldest Universities Around the World

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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…

Do you care about privacy? Change these seven iOS 8 settings immediately

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Apple’s iOS 8 has plenty of strengths and weaknesses, but the fact that the platform gives users complete control over which apps and services can access potentially sensitive data is definitely a strength. Apple has shown in recent years…

Google's Eric Schmidt: Steve Jobs is my hero

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The rivalry between Apple and Google is not for the faint of heart. In fact, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said last week that the competition between the two companies is more "brutal" than ever, as the firms…

3D-printed castle heralds future of click-and-print architecture

Though 3D printing technology is still relatively new, it may become an important tool for architects and the construction industry, as highlighted by projects like the recent 3D-printing of 10 homes in a day. The latest example of this progress comes…

In the hills with Aston Martin's DP-100 Vision GT concept, and Q-series rides

During the concept lawn show at Pebble Beach’s Concours d’Elegance a few weeks back, Mercedes-Benz’ Gran Turismo inspired AMG VGT literally stole the show. But while that PlayStation concept enjoyed its 15 minutes of fame down by the Pacific,…

Nokia will have its revenge on the smartphone industry

Business Korea has just published a very provocative piece that depicts a monstrous troll attacking its home country’s pride and joy, Samsung. That troll, you’ll be surprised to learn, is Nokia. The reason for this is easy to understand:…

The US government might finally let someone else supply scientists with pot

Since 1968, the University of Mississippi has been the only source of marijuana that scientists in the US can use for federally-approved medical research. With its contract set to expire next year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse is now…

Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt reads wearer's biological and physiological info

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Ralph Lauren clothing has been helping people look slick since 1967, but in the future it may also help you to keep fit. The company has announced a new Polo Tech shirt that monitors biological and physiological information of its wearer. It…

BMW reveals new armored X5 Security Plus in Russia

Earlier this month, Mercedes revealed its S600 Guard armored car. BMW has now followed suit by using Moscow’s International Auto Salon to launch the new X5 Security Plus, an armored version of the X5 SUV designed to protect customers against…