Openreach's VR videos detail the humdrum life of a network engineer

Openreach's VR videos detail the humdrum life of a network engineer
Of all the incredible and entertaining uses of virtual reality, trust Openreach to come up with arguably the most boring content ever for the fledgling medium. BT recently agreed to spin its Openreach infrastructure business into a legally separate c…
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Researchers make concrete production carbon neutral

Researchers make concrete production carbon neutral
Concrete is not just the key to our built future, but a principal reason as to why we won't live to see the utopia it creates. After all, production of the building material contributes around five percent of the planet's total CO2 emissions. Thankfu…
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Qualcomm's chips bring 4G connectivity to dumb phones

Qualcomm's chips bring 4G connectivity to dumb phones
In an effort to differentiate its processor lineups (and annoy tech publications), Qualcomm recently renamed its chips as "Mobile Platforms" instead of "processors." We can now see why: It just unveiled the 205 processor, er, Mobile Platform, its fir…
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Anheuser-Busch's Alexa skill lists workouts that burn off a beer

Anheuser-Busch's Alexa skill lists workouts that burn off a beer
Amazon has been expanding its Alexa "skill" plugins to broaden its uses, from streaming NPR to voice-controlling your film and music libraries. If you never expected to ask your device what workout will burn off a single beer's worth of calories…we…
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HIV breakthrough may help scientists kill sleeping virus cells

HIV breakthrough may help scientists kill sleeping virus cells
AIDS patients must endure a lifetime of drugs because the virus conceals itself in the immune system and reactivates with a vengeance once the treatment stops. However, French scientists have discovered a marker that makes it possible to identify dor…
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The Morning After: Monday, March 20th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, March 20th 2017
Hey, good morning!

Is there such a thing as a good Monday morning? Hopefully, you've managed to calibrate to the clock changes last week, as we kick of this one with the weekend's highlight. After all that bad Uber news, its president has quit, whil…
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Guess' Android Wear smartwatch is classically styled

Guess' Android Wear smartwatch is classically styled
Guess, the fashion brand that's perfect for annoying people when they ask what you're wearing, is launching a new smartwatch. This time, however, the company is going all-in on Android Wear 2.0 with the Guess Connect. The timepiece comes packing Qual…
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Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them

Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them
Scientists from IBM and ETH Zurich university have built a tiny "flow" battery that has the dual benefit of supplying power to chips and cooling them at the same time. Even taking pumping into account, it produces enough energy to power a chip while…
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SXSW's gaming awards celebrate 'Uncharted 4' and indie hits

SXSW's gaming awards celebrate 'Uncharted 4' and indie hits
South by Southwest isn't just about cool tech, movies and music… gaming is a big deal, too. The Austin festival has unveiled its fourth annual gaming award winners, and the top picks definitely reflect SXSW's emphases on storytelling and out-of-the…
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AMD claims LG and Vizio are violating its graphics patents

AMD claims LG and Vizio are violating its graphics patents
AMD is one of the few remaining companies with a big stake in graphics hardware (it's powering the PS4 and Xbox One in addition to PCs), and it's determined to hold on to that stake however it can. In the wake of an earlier filing, the US Internation…
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