Nanowires three atoms wide could lead to paper-thin gadgets

Apr 30

What’s that odd shape, you ask? That’s the world’s thinnest nanowire — and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an electron beam, Vanderbilt University student Junhao...

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Lenovo plans to raise $1.5 billion

Apr 30

Lenovo plans to raise $1.5 billion to generate working capital and for potential acquisitions, according to a company filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Lenovo recently agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.9 billion (about £1.88bn, or au$3.12bn) and IBM’s server unit for $2.3 billion (about £1.36bn, or au$2.48bn). Lenovo...

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New Huawei Ascend P7 pics leak, one week before launch

Apr 30

Earlier this month we got our first look at Huawei’s Ascend P7, though with some serious blurrycam quality to the pics. More recently, we heard about some new shots making the rounds, but those were revealed to be fake before we had a chance to share them with you. Today we’ve got some new imagery that should hopefully be legit, revealing the phone in...

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Xbox Music and Xbox Video pick up small updates on Windows 8.1

Apr 30

It’s been slightly over a month since we last covered an update for Xbox Music on Windows 8.1. The app has just been updated with a handful of new features. In addition, Xbox Video picked up a small update too in the Windows Store. The Windows Phone version of Xbox Music just picked up a major update. So let’s check out how this one for Windows 8.1...

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Windows will let you search your computer using everyday language

Apr 30

If you’ve ever searched a computer’s apps or settings, you know how frustrating it can be to guess the keywords you’ll need to get a result — why can’t you just say what you want and let the PC figure it out? Microsoft must have asked itself...

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