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Microsoft employees have donated over $1 billion to charity

10/18/2012, For those who follow tech news, you would know that it has been some time since we have seen Bill Gates be the main star at a Microsoft press conference, but recently, he surfaced for a rather unusual event at Microsoft’s headquarters. Joining Chief...

This is what pumps for electric cars will look like

10/18/2012, It’s really nice that almost all non-Apple smartphones use the same charger, which is the MicroUSB standard. Electric cars may be going the same way. Global engineering group SAE International has published a new standard for plug-in electric cars....

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal is out now

10/18/2012, This is good timing–as the computing world braces for the wide release of Windows 8 next week, the Linux evangalists at Canonical have released a new version of Ubuntu. The version is numbered 12.10, and in line with Ubuntu’s naming...

Google profits leaked, miss lofty expectations, stock tanks 10%

10/18/2012, Earlier today, the Google filing to the SEC has been published early (an error from RR Donnelley, apparently) and the financial details for the 3rd quarter have been revealed: $14.1B in revenues for $2.18B in profits. While most companies would only dream...

16 crazy things we learned about Google’s data centers

10/17/2012, Google’s data centers are secretive, massive locations filled with cutting-edge proprietary technology. So of course most Google fans will never get a chance to step inside one. But Google knows how amazing their data centers are, and so they...

ForcePhone sends good vibes

10/17/2012, Nokia Research has worked up a sweat with the Helsinki Institute of Information Technology by taking a Maemo-powered N900 and tinkering around with it, throwing in a new resistor which would basically enable the handset to register as well as interpret...

Tender touch sensitive garment lights up

10/17/2012, There is nothing quite like the tender touch of a loved one, especially when you are feeling particularly lonely and low at that point in your life. Well, perhaps the same kind of treatment can be extended to your clothes, and this was made possible...

Never paint a building ever again

10/16/2012, Concrete jungles need to be maintained every few years with a fresh coat of paint, otherwise the scene would look like something out of a zombie apocalypse. Well, science had always drawn inspiration from nature, and this time around, it is a pair of...

MouSensor Project sees mice trained to be landmine detectors

10/16/2012, Clearing up a landmine infested area is not exactly the dream job for most folks, considering the copious amount of risk involved while you are at work with no guarantee that you will be able to return home alive. Well, getting robots to do the job is an...

Acoustic barcode makes scratching so much more fun

10/16/2012, If you have a bad habit of biting or chewing on your nails so much so that there is not enough nail surface left for you to remove a sticker from an apple or even scratch a ticket, you might have the impetus to change with the introduction of an...

Foursquare now lets you search nearby businesses

10/16/2012, When Foursquare debuted, it was a novel idea to glean valuable check-in data from users in exchange for virtual badges. But now every social network has at least some check-in feature. What’s Foursquare to do? Leverage all that data and make it...

Boxee’s Cloud DVR may convince you to ditch cable

10/16/2012, It’s not often that leaked pics of set-top boxes cause the internet to go crazy, but the Boxee TV image leaked earlier this month did exactly that. It seemed like a cord-cutter’s dream: it offered a TV tuner with a coax input, WiFi access to...