All that coal found in the stockings of naughty children today could be a source of cheap, nontoxic fluorescent nanoparticles useful for biomedicine.
Another one of these little stories that show the difficulty that multinationals have around the world. What might be considered entirely respectable behavior in one market can end up being illegal in another.
The country has generated 1.4 million tons of e-waste in 2012.
A look back on some of the coolest, most promising products, bold new technologies, and grand plans for making life better that emerged in the past year.
Taiwan, a long-standing global tech hardware powerhouse, is losing coveted contract tablet PC orders to China because of the other side’s prices, speed and flexibility in getting jobs done, a government-backed IT industry research group warns.
An Israeli security team says a vulnerability in Samsung’s Knox security platform enables malicious software to track e-mails and record data communications.
About four years ago, Steve Kondik started tinkering with an early version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, a piece of open source software that’s freely available to anyone. Eventually, he pieced together an alternate version of the Google OS, known as Cyanogen, and backed by a thriving community of software hackers, this “mod” became one of the most popular ways of replacing and enhancing the OS that comes with your phone.
The offices of one of 2013’s most exciting indie studios have all but been ruined.
The immediacy and fast pace of the Internet can be magical. But when someone makes a comment that the masses disagree with, a mob with 140-character pitchforks can develop in seconds and the Internet can become terrifyingly bellicose.