Tech Updates

First Non-Volatile Light-Based Memory Chips Developed

October 6, 2015

A team of scientists has developed the world’s first entirely light-based memory chip to store data permanently that can help dramatically improve the speed of modern computing. The new non-volatile memory uses the GST phase-change material – the same as that used in rewritable CDs and DVDs – to store data. This material can be […]

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Nasa’s New Horizons Probe Reveals Colourful, Violent History of Charon

October 6, 2015

Nasa’s New Horizons probe has returned the best colour and the highest resolution images ever of Pluto’s largest moon Charon which show a surprisingly complex and violent history. At half the diameter of Pluto, Charon is the largest satellite relative to its planet in the solar system. Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be […]

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Nasa’s Curiosity Rover Sends Back Postcard From Mars

October 6, 2015

While you enjoy spectacular landscapes and a lone astronaut’s fight for survival in Matt Damon-starrer “The Martian,” Mars Curiosity rover has sent a stunning “postcard” after it drilled its eighth hole on the Red Planet. The drilling of 2.6-inche deep hole in a rock – labeled as “Big Sky” – is part of a multi-day […]

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India, Germany Decide to Extend IGSTC Beyond 2017

October 6, 2015

To enhance cooperation in the field of science and technology, India and Germany on Monday decided to extend the bi-national Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) beyond 2017 with a two-fold increase in funding every year, a move that will help in supporting industrially relevant research and development (R&D) projects. The move will see the […]

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Sony Image Sensor Unit Being Spun Off Into New Business

October 6, 2015

Sony’s image sensor business is being spun off into a new business, the company has announce some restructuring of three major parts of its business. Sony’s image sensor are incredibly popular and are used in the majority of smartphones available at the moment as well as other devices. The company will spin off their image […]

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Firefox Browser Now Includes New Firefox Hello Instant Messaging

October 5, 2015

Mozilla has updated its Firefox browser this month to version 41 that brings with it a number of minor updates that allow users to personalise their Firebox Account, but more importantly adds new functionality for the Firefox Hello instant messaging beta. The new instant messaging functionality that is now available in the latest Firefox browser […]

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Amazon Prime Membership Discount Is Coming

October 5, 2015

An Amazon Prime membership offers some great value for your money. You get free two-day shipping on Prime-eligible items from Amazon and access to a bunch of other services including Amazon’s music and movie streaming services. People who are members seem very happy with the choice. It is worth it for the $99 per year […]

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Music Streaming Service Deezer Files IPO

October 5, 2015

Music streaming service Deezer has filed an IPO, the French company has filed for an IPO on the Euronext stock exchange in Paris. Deezer was founded back in 2007 and has 6.3 million paying customers, the new IPO could give the company a value of around €1 billion or $1.1 billion. In the IPO filing […]

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Oyster E-Book Subscription Service Shutting Down

October 5, 2015

The Oyster E-Book subscription service that launched a Netflix style e-book service application roughly 2 years ago has today announced via its blog that the service will be shutting its doors in early 2016. It is being reported by the Re/code website that the co-founders of Oyster Eric Stromberg, Andrew Brown, and Willem Van Lancker […]

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14-year old who was accused of bringing a bomb to school gets swag from Microsoft

October 5, 2015

Our society overreacts to every little thing these days. Like last week when 14-year old Ahmed Mohamed brought something to school that scared school officials. The Texas high-school student had fashioned a digital clock out of a pencil case, and he likely thought he would get praise from his teacher for this project. Instead, they […]

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