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Apple, Samsung lose ground in shrinking tablet market

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San Francisco  – Tablet computer sales fell in the second quarter of 2015, with market leaders Apple and Samsung losing ground to other vendors, a survey showed Wednesday.The survey by IDC said tablet sales fell in the April-June period, marking a third consecutive quarter of declining year-over-year sales.Total tablet sales were 44.7 million units, down seven percent from a year ... Read More »

Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

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For years, Google has had eyes in neighborhoods across the world: Google Street View cars armed with cameras, lasers, and GPS devices to filter “360-degree panoramic views” and “locations on all seven continents” to Google Maps. Aclima, a company that designs environmental sensor networks, to equip some Google Street View cars with equipment that allows them to track air pollution in real time. ... Read More »

Factory producing 41,000 fake iPhones in China

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Beijing—A factory producing thousands of fake Apple iPhones has been raided and nine suspects detained in a major counterfeit bust by Beijing police. Along with more than 41,000 “iPhones” police found the factory manufactured 66,000 fake ribbon cables with a total value of 120 million yuan (£12.4 million). It is unclear how many counterfeit products were exported overseas, but at least some of the fake smartphones ... Read More »

Robots from 47 countries compete in China for 2015 RoboCup

The 19th annual competition will bring together thousands of contestants from more than 47 different countries and regions to China. Photo: DU YU/XINHUA PRESS/CORBIS

RoboCup – the World Cup for robots is being held in China In China this weekend, tiny robots of all shapes and sizes took to the field in the 19th annual competition, which brings together thousands of contestants from more than 47 different countries and regions. Robots will compete until July 23, when they will crown a RoboCup champion. This ... Read More »

Why Google’s Larry Page is the best CEO in America

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Managers the world over may boast of being the “World’s Best Boss” on cheesy mugs and desktop gag pieces, but in the case of Google’s Larry Page or Nike’s Mark Parker, the claim wouldn’t be hyperbole. That’s according to a recent report from online jobs forum Glassdoor, which ranks the top fifty CEOs based entirely on what employees think of ... Read More »

Anti-theft Purse protects from digital identity theft

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Women’s Leather Wallet Features Radio Frequency ID Theft Protection and also Smartphone/Tablet Charger It’s your wallet’s new worst enemy. Thieves are now extremely advanced when it comes to stealing your credit card number, and ultimately your digital ID. Digital Treasures, makers of innovative accessories and electronic products, have introduced the “Power Pochette,” a stylish leather wallet that protects against the electronic ... Read More »

World’s first robot chef cooks for visitors at CES Asia in Shanghai

World’s first robot chef cooks for attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Shanghai, Asia

Visitors to the inaugural Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai were cooked food by a robotic kitchen, the first of its kind according to its creators. Designed by London-based Moley Robotics, the automated kitchen consists of two large robotic arms which can construct dishes based on an iTunes-like library of recipes. The arms were designed by the Shadow Robot ... Read More »

Google working with Levi Strauss to make smart clothes

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Google and Levi’s are teaming up to make digitally connected clothing, literally, smarty pants Google announced it is working with iconic US jean maker Levi Strauss on fabric that can sense touch gestures. Using a new kind of conductive yarn and woven multitouch panels, they can turn normal clothes into interactive devices. Called Project Jacquard, the initiative was officially announced ... Read More »

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