Magnetic fields may open door to efficient wireless power

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have demonstrated a new method to wirelessly transfer power from a power source to an electronic device. The MIT claims that the new approach may be efficient enough to even run notebooks over room-sized distances and decrease our dependency on batteries overall.

Microsoft Surface idea not that new?

Chicago (IL) – Microsoft surprised us last week with a new touchscreen device, which the company hopes will establish itself as an interface between computers and humans in locations such as hotels and restaurants. However, a small Silicon Valley company says that it has been offering a similar concept for years and claims that the current “Surface” may be too difficult for consumers to understand.  

Google inks deal with University of Minnesota

12 Midwest universities including the University of Minnesota have joined Google in its effort to create a comprehensive digital library.

ARM CEO outlines future of mobile computing

London 2012 online logo removed due to epilepsy concerns

Organizers for the 2012 London Olympic Games have removed a four-second animation of the event's logo from their website, after people raised concerns it could cause epilectic seizures.

Scientists convert processor heat back to electricity

Chicago (IL) – Perhaps AMD and Intel should not have abandoned the Gigahertz-race and bunsen-burner processors after all: Scientists from the University of Utah today said that they can convert waste heat into sound and electricity.

Google captures 17% of online video market

Speeding on Taiwan’s 300 km/h train

Computex, Asia’s largest technology convention, is just one day away so we hopped on Taiwan’s High Speed Rail train to pass the time.

Research indicates diamonds could be key to quantum storage

Scientists at Harvard University discovered that Carbon-13 atoms in diamonds can be used to create a stable and controllable quantum mechanical memory and a small quantum processor, often referred to as quantum register.

Researchers solve Rubik’s Cube in 26 moves

Researchers at Northeastern University claim that they can solve any Rubik’s Cube puzzle in 26 moves.

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs team up for conference keynote

In a cross-complimenting, reminiscing discussion, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs made a rare joint appearance at this week's All Things Digital conference.

Ballmer disses old Microsoft employees at D conference

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sure knows how to motivate his older employees.

Wireless carriers face sideloading challenge, says iSuppli

Moroccan YouTube ban elicits negative reaction from citizens

Moroccon Internet users have been banned from accessing YouTube for over a week, and now some are beginning to doubt the government's response that the problem is due to a "technical glitch".

GPS moves to graffiti tracking

Global positioning systems have been used to track convicts and catch car thiefs, and now they're being put to the test to crack down on graffiti bandits.

Google adds street-level views to maps

Google has added more ‘down to Earth’ views to its popular online Google Maps service.

Scientists close in on “cyborg-like” memory chips

Tel Aviv (Israel) – Two scientists from the Tel-Aviv University have shown that information can be stored in live neurons. The research results provide a new way to help understand how our brain learns and store information, but also indicate that a “cyborg-like integration of living material into memory chips” could become a reality in the foreseeable future.

New Star Wars TV show heading to hi-def

Sci-Fi mogul George Lucas is planning a new animated Star Wars TV series that will be available in high definition.

Google Image Search extends filter options

Google has updated its image search engine by adding new filters to restrict results to specific categories.

Sony introduces flexible portable video display

In a bid to redefine itself in the display market, Sony has debuted a new kind of material that can display a moving image on a flexible, very thin screen.