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April 29, 2016
From lighting screens to lighting homes
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Despite their hefty price tag, smartphones have an average consumer lifetime of about three years. The lithium ion batteries that power them, however, can last for about five years - meaning that just about every discarded smartphone generates e-waste and squanders the battery's twilight years. To cut down on the environmental waste and provide storage for rural communities, researchers at Kyung Hee University in Seoul have proposed a model for recycling unspent lithium ion batteries into energy storage ... read more

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US looks into Google edge on Android: report
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First drop in iPhone sales, Apple revenue streak ends
Apple on Tuesday reported its first-ever drop in iPhone sales since launching the smartphone in 2007 as the tech giant's long streak of rising revenue ended. ... more
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Samsung holds lead in flat global smartphone market
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Ultrathin organic material enhances e-skin display
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A new system for color vision
The swirling skies of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night illustrate a mystery that has eluded biologists for more than a century - why do we perceive the color blue in the dimly lit night sky? A newly ... more
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Twists and bends in LCD research
Liquid crystals, discovered more than 125 years ago, are at work behind the screens of TV and computer monitors, clocks, watches and most other electronics displays, and scientists are still discove ... more
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First drop in iPhone sales, Apple revenue streak ends
Apple on Tuesday reported its first-ever drop in iPhone sales since launching the smartphone in 2007 as the tech giant's long streak of rising revenue ended. ... more
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Computers in your clothes? A milestone for wearable electronics
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Novel miniaturized circulator opens way to doubling wireless capacity
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Google empire built on search looks to other bets
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OneWeb Satellites completes its industrial organization
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WiFi capacity doubled at less than half the size
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Yahoo logs loss as it courts potential buyers
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The massive shakeup announced by Intel reflects the rapid changes in the tech sector and aims to position the Silicon Valley titan for a post-PC world. ... more
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GoPro shares jump with hire of Apple designer
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Netflix shares sink as outlook disappoints
Streaming television star Netflix saw its shares sink Monday after better-than-expected quarterly earnings were offset by disappointing forecasts for subscriber growth in coming months. ... more
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Google wins long US court battle on book-scanning
Google's massive book-scanning project cleared its final legal hurdle Monday as the US Supreme Court denied an appeal contending it violates copyright law. ... more
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Inmarsat selects Kontron as key supplier for European Aviation Network
Kontron has announced that Inmarsat will deploy Kontron equipment as part of the airborne segment for the new European Aviation Network (EAN). Inmarsat's EAN is the much anticipated connectivi ... more
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Twitter hires new exec in bid to win China advertisers
Twitter introduced a new head of operations Friday for what it calls Greater China despite still being banned in the mainland, as it attempts to boost already booming advertising. ... more
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