Meet the compact, energy-efficient bio-powered supercomputer prototype

Scientists have created an energy efficient model biological supercomputer that can process information very quickly and accurately using parallel networks in the same way that massive electronic computers do. The model bio-supercomputer is much smaller than current supercomputers, uses much less energy, and uses proteins present in all living cells to function, researchers said. The substance that provides… Read More »

Virtual reality to help battle heroin addiction

Addicts, in a new study at the University of Houston, will strap on virtual reality headsets and navigate a “heroin cave” to help them try and kick their addictions. Researchers are looking to see if making their way through a simulated house party crammed with stimuli aimed at evoking cravings for the drug will help better equip those… Read More »

FBI Chief Acknowledges Apple Case May Set Privacy Precedent

FBI Director James Comey said the government isn’t looking to send a message with a court order to compel Apple to unlock a terror suspect’s iPhone but acknowledged that the case may set a precedent. Federal prosecutors simply want any potential evidence that may be on a phone used by one of the attackers in the December mass… Read More »

Foxconn Postpones Sharp Agreement to Digest ‘New Information’

Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group won a board vote to take control of struggling Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. but then said it would postpone signing a definitive agreement because of “new material information.” Under an agreement announced by Sharp, Foxconn, the parent of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., would control 65.9 percent of Sharp after buying new shares… Read More »

First ‘Android N’ Screenshot Tips Settings Navigation Drawer

We might be months away from the release of Google’s next Android OS version but a new screenshot may have offered the first look at the Marshmallow successor. Android’s official Developer site now lists a screenshot for showing Day-Night theme in system setting. Notably, the page for turning-on/ off Bluetooth includes a hamburger setting on the top left… Read More »

Apple Challenges FBI’s iPhone Demand as ‘Oppressive’

Apple on Thursday asked a court to quash a judicial order that would force the company to help the Justice Department unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, arguing that the order imposed an “unprecedented and oppressive” burden on the tech giant. The motion to vacate was the latest step in a high-stakes legal… Read More »

iPad Air 3 to Launch as 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Alongside iPhone 5se in March: Report

The upcoming iPad model that Apple is reportedly planning to launch on March 15, may not be called the iPad Air 3, as previously speculated. A new report claims that the tablet will likely be a smaller variant of the iPad Pro, the 12-inch tablet that Apple launched last year. It appears Apple is ditching the “Air” brand… Read More »

Sharp, Foxconn Chiefs to Meet After Takeover Deal Put on Hold: Report

The chief executives of Sharp Corp and Foxconn plan to meet on Friday in China, a person familiar with the matter said, a day after the world’s largest contract maker of electronic goods put its takeover of the Japanese firm on hold. Shares in Sharp slid 11 percent on Friday after sources said previously undisclosed liabilities were responsible… Read More »

Sharp’s Liabilities Said to Be Reason for Foxconn Reversal

Sharp’s shares dived nearly 15 percent on Friday, after the Taiwanese multinational that owns Foxconn said it would delay its multi-billion-dollar takeover to review new information it had received about the ailing Japanese giant. Analysts had cheered Hon Hai Precision’s bid for Sharp – the first overseas acquisition of a major Japanese electronics firm – which has teetered… Read More »

LG G5 India Launch Confirmed for Next Quarter

LG on Friday announced that it will launch the G5 flagship smartphone in India in the next quarter. TheLG G5 has already wowed critics and users alike with its innovative removable battery and modular design, which expand the phone’s functionality. The modules or add-ons are called the LG Friends, meant to signify the companion devices that can be… Read More »