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Human hotspots – wireless for your body
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8/29/2012   8 comments
Wireless connectivity is already fairly ubiquitous, but with ever more devices getting hooked up to the net, will the final frontier become the human body?
Will there be a Nokia Win8 tablet?
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8/24/2012   8 comments
When Microsoft first announced the Surface, everyone was overwhelmed, Microsoft for the first time, would be building a complete experience, combining both hardware and software into one holistic product.
Today’s special: 3D printed meat
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8/15/2012   23 comments
Fire up the grill for the latest in 3-D printing. Modern Meadow, a Missouri-based start-up has secured backing from billionaire Peter Thiel’s philanthropic foundation to create printable meat.
T-Shirt OS – wearable, shareable, programmable clothing
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8/15/2012   22 comments
T-shirts have long been vehicles of personal expression. Be it your faded old Slayer T, your snippet of snark brashly emblazoned across your chest, your favorite comic book character set to fabric, or just your plain old white vest complete with a few coffee stains; your t-shirt tells people something about who you are. So what if you could change it, constantly, by making it digitally interactive?
Marvell co-founder: Combo chips are the future
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8/14/2012   6 comments
Integrating mobile processors with modems is a burgeoning trend, and according to Marvell co-founder, Weili Dai, it’s the future.
Qualcomm Now Has Intel Inside
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8/10/2012   13 comments
This week the semiconductor industry saw two high profile pieces of career news; Anand Chandrasekher (former senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group) was hired by Qualcomm as chief marketing officer, and John Byrne was promoted to chief sales officer at AMD.
Solar powered soldiers
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8/2/2012   3 comments
MC10, a startup specializing in flexible electronics, has signed a one year contract with the US Army to develop and test solar cell technology for military use.
Guns- A license to print
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8/1/2012   35 comments
Now that the first functioning 3D gun has been printed, we ask, can 3D printing go too far?
Lifelong learning yields success in workforce
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8/1/2012   8 comments
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