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From: Ars Technica Infinite Loop

Apple invites us to ?spring forward? at its March 9 event
Expect to get final details on the Apple Watch and more.

Company with no product wins $533M verdict vs. Apple, says it?s no ?patent troll?
If upheld, verdict would be largest yet for a patent assertion company.

Pointer Events finalized, but Apple?s lack of support still a deal breaker
Spec has support from Microsoft, Mozilla, jQuery, and sometimes Google. But not Cupertino.

 


From: MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

Briefly: Apple expands Maps info, Visa takes tokens to Europe
Apple has added GreatSchools and GasBuddy to its list of sources for data in its Maps program. The latter company is said to be supplying Apple with gas station locations, exact business names and what major gasoline producer they are affiliated with, rather than the gas pricing spot-check that the company is known for. GreatSchools is likewise likely to be providing school locations information rather than specific school information....








Briefly: Pebble SDK 3.0 preview released, Twitter security update
Pebble has released a new version of its smartwatch SDK, in preview. Version 3.0 is built with the Pebble Time in mind, including support for 64 colors in apps, a new animation framework, PNG and Animated PNG support, and automatic detection of which platforms the developer wants to build for when compiling. According to the company, developers looking to make apps for the new SDK will need to make relatively few changes to the application to get it to work....








Android loses share to iOS in mobile enterprise arena
The latest Good Technology Mobility Index Report on the mobile enterprise space, based on a survey of Good's customer base for its own enterprise-level email services, shows iOS gaining ground by taking away share from Android in calendar Q4 2014, with the former growing by four percentage points to hit 73 percent share of global enterprise activations. Android fell by the same amount to 25 percent, while Windows Phone held steady at one percent....








 


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From: WIRED

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress
The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, let’s face it, just another Thursday. But for the past half-day, people across social media […]

The post The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress appeared first on WIRED.










Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Is as Amazing as You?d Expect
Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Is as Amazing as You’d Expect

You'd think that this game would involve skating around a discotheque throwing balls at other robots, and you'd be right.

The post Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Is as Amazing as You’d Expect appeared first on WIRED.










Review: Nocs NS2 Air Monitors v2
Review: Nocs NS2 Air Monitors v2

These wireless speakers from Sweden have been improved from a previous version. They now have three streaming methods: AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect.

The post Review: Nocs NS2 Air Monitors v2 appeared first on WIRED.










 


From: Gizmodo

You'd Never Guess That This Space-Age Gadget Was a Microscope

This beautiful piece of shiny scientific instrumentation is a brand new class X-ray microscope sitting inside a vacuum chamber at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Things have sure changed since we were at school.

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Ericsson Is Suing to Block Sales of iPhones in the U.S.

Ericsson has announced that it's filing seven new lawsuits in a U.S. court against Apple for infringing its patents?and it's asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block iPhones from sale, too.

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Amazon Wants to 3D Print Your Purchase in the Back of Its Delivery Van

Amazon is a keen experimenter, especially when it comes to delivery. Now though, a new patent suggests that it's thinking of 3D-printing its products as they make their way to you.

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Science
From: National Geographic News

Many Animals?Including Your Dog?May Have Horrible Short-Term Memories
Human ability to remember past events is unique, according to a new study of animals' limited short-term memories.

Miami's Choice: Bigger Ships or Coral Reefs?
Dredging in Biscayne Bay inflicts heavy damage on North America's only coral reef tract.

Deadly Frog Fungus Pops Up in Madagascar, an Amphibian Wonderland
Chytrid fungus, responsible for amphibian declines and extinctions around the world, is now confirmed in Madagascar.

 


From: BBC News - Science & Environment

Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.

Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.

Killer frog disease hits Madagascar
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.

 


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