Monthly Archives: March 2013

Scientists build robotic ant colony to find out how real ants choose directions | The Verge

As anyone who’s ever observed an ant farm will attest, ants tend to pick the most efficient route through their maze to a food source, even when confronted with two seemingly identical routes. Scientists weren’t exactly sure how ants are able to do this, especially with limited vision and limited brainpower. So a team of […]

Microsoft makes good on promise, publishes list of 41K patents | Intellectual property – InfoWorld

Microsoft makes good on promise, publishes list of 41K patents | Intellectual property – InfoWorld. Microsoft today launched a searchable list of its complete patent portfolio as part of its defense of the patent system, particularly software patents. The list is currently composed of nearly 41,000 U.S. and international patents assigned to Microsoft or one of its […]

Zuckerberg’s activist group hires lobbyists to help push immigration reform | VentureBeat

Zuckerberg’s activist group hires lobbyists to help push immigration reform | VentureBeat. Mark Zuckerberg: Billionaire, social network tycoon, and now, activist. Last week the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Facebook CEO was planning his own advocacy group, and now a new report from Politco says the group is getting it own lobbyists: big shot firms Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart and Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock.  […]

Android-Powered PC Lets Parents Monitor Kids’ Activities

http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/dCkgMtyIOLU/ When it comes to digitally-inclined children, a parent’s biggest concern is safety. Kids’ constant connection makes it difficult to keep track of how much time they’re spending online or what content they’re coming across — but one Kickstarter project is giving parents back the control. MiiPC, a compact personal computing device, connects with most computer monitors […]

Microsoft signals push to smaller, lower-priced Windows tablets

http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-signals-push-smaller-lower-priced-windows-tablets-215498 Microsoft has relaxed a Windows 8 certification requirement to allow devices with lower resolutions, a move analysts said signaled Microsoft would soon join the accelerating shift to smaller, less expensive tablets. “The sub-eight-inch part of the tablet market will be growing this year to about 55% of the entire market,” said Bob O’Donnell, an […]

What’s the Fastest Cloud Storage Service?

What’s the Fastest Cloud Storage Service?. From Dropbox and Google Drive to SkyDrive, all of the major online storage services have their own unique strengths, but we wanted to answer one question: Who has the fastest cloud? After all, if you have to wait around for those photos to upload or to download that important […]

AnandTech | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Review: Bringing Balance To The Force

AnandTech | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Review: Bringing Balance To The Force. To get our weekly geekiness quota out of the way early, the desktop video card industry is a lot like The Force. There are two sides constantly at odds with each other for dominance of the galaxy/market, and balance between the […]

AnandTech | ASUS Maximus V Formula Z77 ROG Review

AnandTech | ASUS Maximus V Formula Z77 ROG Review. The motherboard market is tough – the enthusiast user would like a motherboard that does everything but is cheap, and the system integrator would like a stripped out motherboard that is even cheaper.  An overclocker would like a minimalist setup that can push the limits of […]