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Library Of Congress Envisions Archive Of Early US Sound Recordings

Library Of Congress Envisions Archive Of Early US Sound Recordings

Audio recordings of a decade ago or half a century ago are terribly hard to find and access. Most of them are present in mediums which are hard to avail for a common person. Even if the medium to run the recording is furnished, it is hard to reach the recording itself. Library of Congress intends to change that with its National Recording Preservation Plan.

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USC Creates Triple-Capacity Battery Using Silicon Nanowires, Recharges In 10 Minutes

USC Creates Triple-Capacity Battery Using Silicon Nanowires, Recharges In 10 Minutes

With the increasingly greater power demands of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, the world is on the hunt for better batteries. While many industry giants are working on it, University of Southern California seems to have come up with an excellent solution. Using silicon nanowire, the university has created a battery with three times the normal energy capacity.

By On February 14, 2013 Respond
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iFixit Tears Down Surface Pro, Says It Comes With Poor Repairability

iFixit Tears Down Surface Pro, Says It Comes With Poor Repairability

iFixit folks have a knack of tearing down the latest of gadgets and giving us a detailed break-down of what their insides look like. The team also dishes out a rating as to how repairable a given tablet, smartphone or any other device is. The latest ‘victim’ of iFixit is the Surface Pro slate which, the team claims, comes with very poor repairability.

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President Obama Signs National Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Obama Signs National Cybersecurity Executive Order

U.S. government has been working diligently to bring cybersecurity legislation into mainstream, apparently meant to guard critical national infrastructures and businesses based in the U.S. To this end, President Obama recently signed an executive order which intends to improve national cybersecurity.

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NASA Launches Landsat 8 Satellite To Better Study Climate

NASA Launches Landsat 8 Satellite To Better Study Climate

NASA’s Earth Science program is focused on discerning climate changes by keeping a close eye on Earth’s environment. To this end, the space agency has launched a new satellite named Landsat 8 which comes equipped with better light and thermal sensors. The satellite was launched to space on February 11, at 1:02 p.m. EST.

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LG Officially Announced Optimus G Pro With 5.5-inch HD Display, Quad-Core CPU

LG Officially Announced Optimus G Pro With 5.5-inch HD Display, Quad-Core CPU

LG has officially revealed Optimus G Pro, a 5.5-inch Android Smartphone. LG has not disclosed the detailed specs but a few, like the phone has a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a quad-core CPU.

By On February 13, 2013 Respond
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American Express Cardholders Can Buy Stuff By Tweeting Hashtags Now

American Express Cardholders Can Buy Stuff By Tweeting Hashtags Now

E-retail companies are increasingly incorporating social media in their marketing campaigns, trying to leverage the massive audience on the social networks. To this end, Amex Sync has now launched the option of buying stuff simply by tweeting hashtags about them. The offer is limited to American Express cardholders.

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Android 4.2.2 Spotted On Nexus Smartphones And Tablets

Android 4.2.2 Spotted On Nexus Smartphones And Tablets

We have been hearing that an Android 4.2.2 update is due to arrive this month. Recent rounds of rumors had pegged the expected date of release somewhere in February, 2013. Now, multiple reports cite that the update is starting to arrive on a number of Nexus devices.

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Nokia Announces $102 Asha 310 With Wi-Fi And Dual-SIM

Nokia Announces $102 Asha 310 With Wi-Fi And Dual-SIM

Nokia’s Asha phones seem to be gathering significant momentum in developing markets. Building on the success of its earlier handsets, the company has announced yet another addition to the family – Asha 310. Asha 310 arrives with a 3-inch touchscreen display, support for dual SIM functionality and ability to use Wi-Fi.

By On February 12, 2013 Respond
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Google Taking Orders For Nexus 4 Wireless Charger

Google Taking Orders For Nexus 4 Wireless Charger

Last October when Google announced for the Nexus 4, it also said, ‘Google would be shipping a wireless charger soon for Nexus 4.” Finally Google has started taking orders for Nexus 4 wireless charging accessory. Now all Nexus 4 owners can order the wireless charging dock from Google Play.

By On February 12, 2013 Respond
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Apple Working On A Curved Glass For iWatch, Reports NYT

Apple Working On A Curved Glass For iWatch, Reports NYT

Every once in a while, someone in the press speculates or presents an ‘inside source’ that makes a claim about a prospective iWatch from Apple. So far, things haven’t gone beyond rumors and speculations about such a product. But now, New York Times and Wall Street Journal have reported that Apple is indeed experimenting with a wrist-worn iOS device that may use curved glass.

By On February 11, 2013 Respond
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Twitter Rolls Out A Cool LOLcat Language Option

Twitter Rolls Out A Cool LOLcat Language Option

Over the last few days, Twitter has made a number of announcements. First, the micro-blogging website announced that its in-site search engine would now be able to pull older tweets, something which was not possible before. Now, Twitter has quietly rolled out the option of viewing your account in LOLcat language.

By On February 9, 2013 Respond
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Yelp’s CEO And COO Signed Up For $1 Salary

Yelp’s CEO And COO Signed Up For $1 Salary

We got another member in Silicon Valley’s $1 CEO club. The new member is Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of business reviews site Yelp. Stoppelman has joined two other popular members of the club, namely Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

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Next-Generation Xbox Will Come With Siri Like Feature

Next-Generation Xbox Will Come With Siri Like Feature

Hints and leaks about the next-generation Xbox are starting to hit the web. A while ago, we reported how the next-generation won’t work without an internet connection. Now, we have been told that the upcoming console will also pack highly improved speech recognition.

By On February 8, 2013 Respond
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Boeing Working On Safer Boeing 787 Dreamliner Battery

Boeing Working On Safer Boeing 787 Dreamliner Battery

A number of Boeing 787 Dreamliners were recently grounded for a whole host of reasons. Among them are probably the concerns cited by different quarters regarding the safety of these planes. WSJ has now claimed that Boeing is currently working on the battery of 787 Dreamliners to render them safer.

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