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Microsoft pulls back from phone business, announces 7,800 layoffs

Microsoft will write off the entire value of the smartphone business it acquired from Nokia By Peter Sayer | FOLLOW IDG News Service | July 8, 2015 Microsoft is scaling down its mobile phone activities, writing off the entire value of the former Nokia smartphone business it bought last year and laying off almost one-third of that […]

Will brainwaves control tomorrow’s computers?

By Corinna Lathan, Apr 25 2014                       Every human-computer interface is really a brain-computer interface; it’s just a matter of degree. Our intentions may be sent from our brain to the computer through our fingers and a keyboard, through a camera that tracks eye movement, or […]

Earth Day History

Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, Earth Day was […]

Emerging Tech 2015: Computer chips that mimic the human brain

By Bernard Meyerson | Mar 4 2015 Neuromorphic technology is one of 10 emerging technologies for 2015 highlighted by the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies. Even today’s best supercomputers cannot rival the sophistication of the human brain. Computers are linear, moving data back and forth between memory chips and a central processor over a high-speed backbone. The […]