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  • Scientists Build Computer Using Carbon Nanotubes
    By on September 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    trendspotter writes “Future computers could run on lab-grown circuits that are thousands of times thinner than a human hair and operate on a fraction of the energy required to power today’s silicon-based computer chips, extending ‘Moore’s Law’ for years to come. Stanford engineers’ very basic computer device using carbon nanotube technology validates carbon nanotubes as potential successors to today’s silicon semiconductors. The achievement is reported (more…)

  • Why has the LTA opted for Downey?
    By on September 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Lawn Tennis Association has taken six months to appoint a chief executive, so who is Michael Downey?


  • Fury calls fight rival Haye ‘a mug’
    By on September 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Tyson Fury calls David Haye “a mug” and “a stepping stone” ahead of their heavyweight encounter in Manchester.


  • Amazon “Unlaunches” & Postpones $100,000 Civic Apps Contest For AWS
    By on September 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    reifman writes “In an unusual move, Amazon abruptly pulled the plug on its $100,000 Civic Apps contest for AWS, redirecting contestants to the AWS government site. All entrants through October 15th were to receive a $50 AWS credit. Amazon AWS PR says they, ‘…accidentally pushed this out early, but please stay tuned for more information on this program later this year.’ The contest site, rules (pdf) and FAQ (pdf) of the apparently still upcoming (more…)

  • The hundred club: Frank Lampard’s 100 caps
    By on September 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    As Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard prepares to win his 100th cap for England, BBC Sport takes a look back through his 18-year playing career


  • Mitsuku Chatbot Wins Loebner Prize 2013
    By on September 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    mikejuk writes “The final round of the 23rd annual Loebner Prize competition took place in Londonderry, Northern Ireland with four chatbots hoping to convince four judges that they were humans. Mitsuku, a chatbot that is kept busy chatting to people around the world, was awarded this year’s bronze medal. Mitsuku’s botmaster, Steve Worswick, used to run a music website. Once he added a chatbot he discovered more people visited to chat than for music (more…)

  • Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
    By on September 11, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nerval’s Lobster writes “Apple unveiled the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S today, which will replace the company’s current iPhone 5. Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives took to a stage in California to introduce both devices. The cheaper iPhone 5C features a plastic casing available in a variety of colors (green, blue, reddish-pink, yellow, white); Apple seems to have done its best to make the device look high quality, with the backing and sides molded (more…)

  • Alex Cuthbert back for Cardiff Blues
    By on September 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    British and Irish Lions wing Alex Cuthbert returns for Cardiff Blues against Connacht on Friday in the Scrum V Live game.


  • GameFly Scores In Longstanding DVD Mailing Complaint
    By on September 6, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “GamePolitics reports that the Postal Regulatory Commission has ordered [PDF] the U.S. Postal Service to equalize the rates paid by mailers who send round trip DVDs, and concluding (sort of) a dispute that has been underway for more than four years. The new postage rates take effect on September 30th. Some mailers, prominantly Netflix, send their round-trip movie DVDs as ‘letters,’ but GameFly’s gaming disks are sent in (more…)

  • BBC to broadcast World Championship
    By on September 5, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    The 2013 World Men’s Squash Championship in Manchester will be shown by the BBC from the quarter-final stage.