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Tweet CNETThe former Android leader is in charge of one of Google’s “moonshots,” an effort to use robots to free humans from drudgery. Stephen Shankland. by Stephen Shankland. December 4, 2013 12:18 AM PST. Follow @stshank. Schaft humanoid robot. One of the …Amazon has drones, but Google’s got robots – seven new robotics acquisitions …ZDNetGoogle robots may pose challenge to Amazon dronesBBC NewsGoogle Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind AndroidNew York TimesThe Guardian –Android...

Tweet Wall Street JournalA Chinese vendor tested new screen products for Apple’s iPhone 5 at a mobile phone stall in Guangzhou city, China. Nov. 22. European Pressphoto Agency. BEIJING—China gave out licenses for speedier mobile services Wednesday, paving the way for the …UPDATE 1-China issues 4G network licences to China Mobile, Unicom and …ReutersChina Mobile License Paves Way for World’s Largest 4G NetworkBusinessweekHas China Mobile quietly begun taking pre-orders for Apple iPhones?FortuneEngadget...

Tweet CNETIt’s been a year since the Yota dual-screen handset was announced, but the good news is that it’s finally available. Austria, France Germany and Spain will be the first countries to get the Android smartphone, but it won’t come cheap, retailing at 499 Euros.YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone now on sale, LCD and E Ink displays front …Pocket-lint.comDual-display Yota smartphone and e-reader on sale today for €499The VergeYotaPhone with dual screens launched; 4.3-inch LCD on front, greyscale...

Tweet Discovery NewsEuropa, one of Jupiter’s largest moons, is often cited as the most likely place in the solar system (other than Earth) to harbor life as we know it. It has all the components to support a significant biomass leading some scientists to go “all in,” suggesting that …Ocean below Jupiter’s moon Europa may have heat, energy to sustain lifeZee News all 15 news articles …read more Source: Tech News From Google ...

Tweet BusinessweekA London judge said HTC Corp. (2498) couldn’t sell its One Mini phone in the U.K. starting Dec. 6 after it was found to have infringed patents owned by Nokia Oyj. (NOK1V). While Judge Richard Arnold also ruled that HTC’s One phone contained microchips …HTC Appeals UK Smartphone BanWall Street JournalUPDATE 1-HTC ‘One Mini’ faces UK ban after court ruling on patent infringementReutersJudge reveals HTC One smartphone replacementBBC NewsPC Magazine –PCWorld –CNETall...

Tweet Los Angeles TimesScientists sounded alarms Tuesday with a pair of studies challenging the idea that climate change is occurring gradually over the century and that its worst effects can be avoided by keeping emissions below a critical threshold. A National Research Council …Panel Says Global Warming Carries Risk of Deep ChangesNew York TimesScientists concerned by sudden global warming changesPress HeraldSea-Level Rise Too Fast to Erase Climate Change, Study Says (2)BusinessweekWashington Post –Christian...

Tweet Wall Street JournalSpace Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully blasted its first commercial satellite into space on Tuesday, establishing itself as a low-cost alternative to legacy satellite-launch providers backed by U.S. and foreign governments. After three aborted …SpaceX rocket lifts off on first commercial satellite launchReutersSpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape CanaveralLos Angeles TimesSpaceX plans third launch attempt for Tuesday evening (+video)Christian Science MonitorSpaceflight...

Tweet BusinessweekSony Corp. (6758) sold more than 2.1 million PlayStation 4 game consoles globally since its release last month as Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai seeks to revive the company’s consumer electronics business. About 700,000 units were sold in Europe and …Global PlayStation 4 sales reach 2.1 million …CNETMicrosoft Reports Record Xbox One Sales Following DebutBloombergSony: PlayStation 4 has sold more than 2.1 million units globallyNBCNews.comUSA TODAY –Mashable –Registerall 877...

Tweet New York TimesContinued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of …Watch out for climate ‘surprises,’ scientists warnCNNNew report seeks early warning system of abrupt climate change eventsThe Daily CameraScientists want global monitoring to warn of climate change impactsDenver PostBusinessweek...

Tweet Los Angeles TimesThanks to the Hubble Space Telescope and some new imaging techniques, scientists have detected traces of water vapor on five massive planets right in our galactic backyard. But if you just thought “Life?!” think again. Despite the presence of water …5 planets most likely to be on Elon Musk’…CNETSigns of Water Found on 5 Alien PlanetsDiscovery NewsHubble Telescope finds signs of water on five alien planetsNBCNews.comDesign & Trend –UPI.comall 27 news articles ...

Tweet BusinessweekMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT:US) said it’s selling every Xbox One player it can make, 11 days after introducing the new game console. Sales are setting records, the Redmond, Washington-based software maker said today in a statement, without being more specific.PS4 sales hit 2.1 million worldwide after rollout in 31 more countries [updated]Ars TechnicaSony: PlayStation 4 has sold more than 2.1 million units globallyNBCNews.comSony Tops 2 Million Global PlayStation 4 SalesPC MagazineForbes –USA TODAY –Mashableall...

Tweet International Business TimesAstronomers detected water on five exoplanets by taking infrared wavelength measurements of their atmospheres. Flickr/wonderlane. Scientists recently detected water in the atmospheres of five exoplanets – planets outside the solar system – broadening the …Signs of Water Found on 5 Alien Planets by Hubble TelescopeSpace.comHubble Traces Subtle Signals of Water on Hazy WorldsHubbleSiteWater Detected on 5 Hazy Hot Jupiters; One has ‘Unusually Puffed-Up …Headlines...

Tweet Ars TechnicaGoogle Compute Engine, the company’s infrastructure-as-a-service cloud that competes against Amazon Web Services, is trying to take reliability and scale to the extreme. Yesterday, the company said it was able to serve “one million load balanced requests …Google takes on Amazon by cutting cloud service pricesReutersGoogle launches compute cloud (and slashes prices) to rival Amazon Web …VentureBeatGoogle Compute Engine Opens to General PublicPC Magazinetechrockies.com –Data Center...

Tweet USA TODAYShares of Apple are up 1% in pre-market trading after the company confirmed it acquired the social analytics firm Topsy. The price of the deal wasn’t disclosed, but The Wall Street Journal reports it was worth $200 million, citing “people familiar with the matter.Apple Acquires TopsyZacks.comApple Buys Twitter Data Tool, and MoreWall Street JournalTopsy purchase gives Apple access to Twitter data Google doesn’t haveApple InsiderComputerworld –Lost Remote –Mashableall 374 news articles ...

Tweet Boston GlobeWASHINGTON — As Santa streaks through the sky this Christmas Eve, Rudolph merrily guiding the way, he will be flanked by some new and unusual companions: a jet-fighter escort, bristling with missiles. That is the twist that — to the dismay of at least some …With Help from Microsoft, NORAD Launches Improved Santa Tracker SiteWTMANORAD: tracking Santa for 59 yearsTelegraph.co.ukMicrosoft Corporation (NYSE:MSFT) | NORAD and Microsoft team on a touch …Jutia GroupWindows IT Pro –Pocket-lint.comall...

Tweet InformationWeekFacebook’s latest change means you can expect to see more shared articles and news, but fewer memes. Facebook wants to be your go-to destination for news and current events. It is announcing changes to its News Feed algorithm that will place more …Dislike? Facebook is adding an ‘Unfollow’ buttonNBCNews.comFacebook to Prioritize News Over MemesPC MagazineFacebook Does Not Like Your Memes And MacrosRefinery29Telegraph.co.uk –TechCrunch –Guardian Expressall 104 news articles ...

Tweet Powerocks at CES 2014. CES 2014 Las Vegas is just over one month away and as it approaches, more new product announcements come in. Powerocks will be at CES 2014 at the Powerocks/Cham Battery Booth #6432 (North Hall) and #35469 (South Hall 4). Powerocks (www.powerocksusa.com), a leading manufacturer of fashionable power banks, announced today the new Flash Magicstick line of light-weight beautifully designed lipstick/cigar-shaped portable power banks with flashlight to charge smartphones and tablets on the go. Perfect...

Tweet NewsdayAmazon’s plan to eventually enlist self-guided drones to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less, revealed Sunday night on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” opens a host of possibilities — and hazards. Amazon.com Inc. says it’s working on the so-called Prime …Same Day Deliveries By Amazon Drones? Ridiculous! What Really Makes Sense?ForbesAmazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015ABC NewsAmazon’s drone delivery concept: PR stunt or real innovation?ZDNetRegister...

Tweet FortuneScreen Shot 2013-12-02 at 10.22.20 PM FORTUNE — The attached screen grab comes from a website registered by a subsidiary of China Mobile Limited (CHL) in Suzhou, a city of 5 million just west of Shanghai. The site went live late Monday local time, and …The iPhone Quietly Goes Up For Pre-Order On China MobileTechCrunchChina Mobile initiates iPhone 5s and 5c reservation system in Southern ChinaApple InsiderChina Mobile briefly takes pre-orders for iPhones -Fortune.comReuters UKForbes –TheStreet.com...

Tweet USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo has agreed to acquire SkyPhrase for its natural language processing technology, according to the startup. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Yahoo did not respond to a request for comment. “In Yahoo, we have found a …Yahoo Acquires SkyPhrase – Pie In The Sky Or Future Cloud Offering?ForbesYahoo Acquires Natural Language Processing Company SkyPhrase To Help …TechCrunchYahoo buys SkyPhrase for natural language expertiseComputerworldPCWorld –PC...