New electric car charging station doubles capacity

ChargePoint – which claims to have the largest network of independently owned electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the world – just launched its CT4000 Series. It is designed to address two major issues – the cost of installation and the growing demand for charging spots. We are all for EVs. Yay environment!  

Nvidia' GPUs powering intelligence platforms

Nvidia just launched the GeoInt Accelerator, a GPU-accelerated geospatial intelligence platform to enable security analysts to find actionable insights quicker and more accurately rom vast quantities of raw data, images and video. Sounds great to us.  

Microsoft lab where PCs go to be killed

There is a place in Microsoft where they like to hurt, torture and use extreme prejudice to eliminate their own devices. 

AMD gets a boost in supercomputing

The OpenACC API was developed to provide a vendor neutral platform for the fastest computers in the world. Now, it is supports AMD APUs and dGPUs.

72 custom GPU core 4k Ultra HD player goes Nvidia

NanoTech Entertainment is going to use the Nvidia Tegra 4 mobile processor as the basis for its new 4K Ultra HD players. It will incorporate 72 custom Nvidia GeForce GPU cores and the quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU.

A tool to catch sarcasm online - sounds great....

French company Spotter is going to help the British Home Office identify sarcastic comments posted online.

The Fuel Cell Technology Market will grow at a CAGR of 32.2% in the next five years

According to research firm MarketsandMarkets, the Fuel Cell Technology Market will grow from an estimated $629.8 million in 2013 to $2,543.1 million by 2018, with a CAGR of 32.2% from 2013 to 2018.

Magisto introduces Emotion Sense Technology (EST)

Magisto introduced a new component of its patent-pending artificial intelligence technology that furthers its mission to forever improve the personal movie-making process: helping a movie 'make itself.'

Facebook may be changing the server business for ever

A new data center in Lulea, Sweden, is an exemplar of the good Facebook is capable of. It is trying to do for hardware what Linux did for software. And it may be succeeding.

This Android TV stick has a dual-antenna setup

The $71 DMN918 Android PC-on-a-stick is equipped with two WiFi antennas and a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor.

Apple WWDC Update: new Macbook Air uses Haswell, Safari doesn't suck as much, web developers will need to buy a new system

WWDC, Apple's annual orgy of announcements, self-love, and fanboy mania is also home to announcements that can shift billions of dollars around stock markets, from consumers into Apple's pockets, and from Google into Android updates.

Google Glass versus Oculon's Smart Glasses

Oculon is a Taiwnese company that does some pretty cool head mounted display and heads up systems. At Computex they showed Google isn't the only game in town.

New tech uses WiFi for gesture control around the house

4 researchers at the University of Washington leverage wireless signals to enable whole-home sensing and recognition of human gestures. It's called WiSee. Not WiWillSee. WiSee.

ARM is not worried about Intel

Intel struggles to be dominant in mobile. As much as any multi-billion dollar behemoth struggles to do anything. Meanwhile, ARM just sails along nicely, thank you.

ASUS does a Windows/Android hybrid contortionist thingy

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio runs in PC and tablet mode and can switch between Android and Windows. The question is why?

Remixing Fedora for the Raspberry Pi

Unsurprisingly, the Fedora flavor of Linux was one of the first third-party operating unofficially ported to the $35 Raspberry Pi.

FTC to probe Google again

The Federal Trade Commission is taking yet another look at Google, this time over allegations the company used its near-monopolistic position online to sell and serve graphic and video ads.

Ketamine may cure depression

Johnson & Johnson is apparently on the verge of a major breakthrough in psychiatry, with an unusual twist. It believes it could use ketamine, a popular street drug, to treat depression.

Iran hacks US utilities

In an effort to prove that it can be almost as menacing as China, Iran has apparently hacked a bunch of US energy companies. 

Planes get infrared defense systems

US defence contractor Northrop Grumman has landed a rather interesting contract to equip a couple of civilian Airbus A319CJ aircraft with a top of the line infrared countermeasures system.