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Today is the most important holiday of the year: Sysadmin Day. Go out and give thanks to the folks who keep your Internet service running, applications available, and databases running all the time.
A team from the MIT university has created a new power adapter for use with laptops that is a quarter of the size and a sixth of the weight of current power 'brick' charging units.
Nike has reportedly fired the majority of its Fuelband activity tracker team, and announced that it will shut down any future wearable technology programs.
Teachers warn of infants struggling to play with building blocks, children with poor social skills and teenagers unable to handle pen-and-paper exams, due to 'overexposure' to tablets, phones and PCs.
Over the years many have felt compelled to follow Intel co-founder Gordon Moore (of Moore's Law) in bringing their observations about the industry into the public eye… with varying degrees of success.
Mozilla's Android build of Firefox has received a new UI, merging multiple features together into one cohesive screen. According to a developer, it also cleans up the code base for the web browser.
Samsung has introduced the 'Junior Software Academy' as an extra-curricular club for students in its home country of South Korea to learn about software development, from company employees themselves.
With Wi-Fi using the finite radio spectrum for transmission of data and the sales of electronic goods skyrocketing annually there are indications the protocol could slow as a result of its popularity.
Despite having a reputation for being technologically backwards, North Korea is introducing a government-approved Android-based smartphone that may (or may not) be produced within the country,
Foxconn and UniMicron, two of the biggest manufacturing bodies in the electronics industry, are facing investigation by Chinese authorities over claims of polluting rivers with toxic metals.
Raijin was unveiled today at the National Computational Infrastructure, where it impressed with operation speeds of around 1.2 petaflops; it's currently Australia's fastest supercomputer.
According to specifications posted online, Nokia's long-rumored tablet could be running a Snapdragon 800, while the model designation certainly suggests a bigger bit of equipment than a smartphone.
To sysadmins around the world: Today is your day! Convince your boss and coworkers to take you out to lunch, give you a day off, or provide you with a new car. Whatever happens, Happy Sysadmin Day!
Douglas Engelbart, creator of the computer mouse, died today. His invention has been used by nearly everyone on the planet and has made computer use more accessible than the keyboard alone. He was 88.
QWERkeys, a company focusing on mechanical keyboard parts, has posted a number of teaser images of their own product. A niche market, though the future of the board doesn't appear to be guaranteed.
The prospect of charging your phone with the help of a puddle of water might sound insane, but the technology is quite real, and it's going on sale soon... although it won't exactly be cheap.
Nokia's upcoming 928 handset, which will replace the 920 as the flagship phone, has an AMOLED display panel manufactured by Samsung, allowing for better colors and a bigger battery.
Korean police have raided Samsung's Display office in connection with allegations that employees had stolen LG OLED technology. Samsung denies that claims, while LG say they didn't inform the police.
Livemocha has sent an email to its users alerting them that the company is now part of Rosetta Stone, letting users know that this will not change their ability to learn and hinting at a redesign too.
Google's hunt for new Explorers with Glass is over. While the contest ran during February, the company has only begun to send out invitations to join the Explorer Program via Google+ today.
Apple has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung which clears them of unlawfully using Samsung technology related processing and transmitting data on 3G networks.
The four CIOs from Boston's major league sports teams assembled for a panel to discuss how technology needs to be used to attract fans and "get butts in seats" at the stadiums.
Nokia's phone designs always seem to be found among US Design Patents, and the most recent is no exception. The D675587 patent contains a phone with some striking similarities to another Nokia model.
Neowin glimpses into the Atari of the 1970s, a company markedly different to that which we know today. We try to discover just how fun business was as part of one of the main companies of the decade.
Has John McAfee finally been found after allegedly murdering his neighbor last month? According to his official blog, the answer is yes.
India's president, Pranab Mukherjee, has unveiled the country's Aakash-2 tablet. A successor to the original Aakash, the new model brings Android 4.0 to the table and is aimed at students especially.
McAfee antivirus creator John McAfee is wanted in the Central American country of Belize in connection with the shooting of a builder on Saturday night, following recent history of being... well, odd.
Early buyers of Samsung's flagship Android handset were given the choice between blue and white, but now Verizon customers can also choose from black and... brown? Yup, brown.
After more than a year of investigation, it seems that the FTC feels Google has been exploiting its position at the top of the market to ensure that rival services do not get a chance to oppose.
What happens when the oldest team in the MLB teams up with Microsoft? Magic. Microsoft and the Cincinnati Reds are working together to create innovative solutions to help align business needs.
A company has brought forth the idea of an internet-ready t-shirt, complete with an LCD display, microphone and camera, but explains that it will only happen if there is enough demand.
Iran's nuclear program has been infected with a new virus which seems to play excellent music at inopportune times, and has spread across two different Iranian facilities already.
Martin Scorsese has appeared in an advert promoting Apple's Siri voice assistant software, with the famed director appearing in his natural environment of New York.
One of Android's most popular keyboards has been updated today, exiting from its ongoing beta phase and entering as the new standard version.
Neowin discovers a classic computer from the late 1980s, operating still as a daily piece of hardware at a silver mine somewhere in the world.
The worlds biggest technology extravaganza is creeping up, and we're going to be on the ground to cover it as it unfolds. What will 2012 be the year of?
The year's not yet over, but IBM is looking towards the next five, with five predictions for developments and innovations in technology that it believes will have changed the world by the end of 2016.
Despite figures suggesting that The Witcher 2 has been pirated upwards of 4.5 million times the game's developers have stated they will not be adding DRM.
A survey conducted by Google has found that 9 in 10 users have no idea what the CTRL + F shortcut does, nor that such functionality existed.
After only a year, the UK branch of Best Buy is to close. The company cites 'unprofitable operation', and the British-based Carphone Warehouse intends to close all eleven branches.
According to a new survey, up to a third of children in the United Kingdom own a cellular phone, and parents are not always monitoring their usage of these phones.
Apple's famed MagSafe charging solution for their MacBook line could be coming soon to their iOS devices, as reports suggest.
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Patently Apple is reporting that Apple has created a new peer-to-peer (P2P) technology which will, apparently, revolutionise the way we share data. The new technology works by utilising a "unique magnetic compass and encoded supersonic...
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Workers in the science and technology fields are made up mostly of men, but Microsoft is trying to change that with their Digigirlz program. Digigirlz is a program designed to give high school girls the...