Sci-Tech

Oracle wins copyright ruling against Google over Android

(Reuters) – Oracle Corp won a legal victory against Google Inc on Friday as a U.S. appeals court decided Oracle could copyright parts of the Java programming language, which Google used to design its Android smartphone operating system. The case, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, is being closely watched in Silicon Valley. A high-profile 2012 trial featured testimony from Oracle’s chief executive, Larry Ellison, and Google CEO Larry Page, and the legal issues […]

Apple to unveil iPhone 6 in August, earlier than expected: report

(Reuters) – Apple Inc will unveil the next incarnation of its popular iPhone series in August, one month earlier than industry watchers were generally expecting, Taiwanese media reported on Friday citing unidentified supply-chain sour ces. A 4.7-inch screen version of the iPhone 6 will reach stores in August, the Economic Daily News reported without specifying which markets would receive the phone first. A 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model will be released in September, the newspaper said, as the iPhone 5 […]

NAB Show 2014 in Las Vegas

Almost 100,000 from around the globe gathered in Las Vegas for this year’s NAB show. Each year, film houses, aspiring cinematographers and broadcasters alike flock to the annual NAB show which is hosted by NAB or the National Association of Broadcasters. This year’s event featured 1,600+ companies showcasing new technologies that are driving the future of digital media and entertainment. Net25’s US Bureau in Las Vegas covered the event.

Google X May Be Working On An Elevator That Goes To Space

Readers of  “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” definitely can relate to this because this really speaks to their soul. As children, this imaginative tale by Roald Dahl remained fantastic in our collective minds. However, Google X confirmed that some of the smartest humans our species has spawned have considered developing a working space elevator. This ambiguous impossible venture is way over our heads because the scope of funding a project of this caliber is jaw dropping, intimidating […]

The Fall Of An Icon: Nokia’s Device To Be Acquired By Microsoft

 The Fall Of An Icon By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado     As the day gets closer for Microsoft to officially acquire Nokia’s device on the 25th of April, many of us are quite happy for Nokia, for them to finally rise again. Nokia phone has been overtaken in recent years by the likes of Samsung and Apple, it will be then reborn as a Microsoft mobile, if a supposed letter leaked online is accurate. “The […]

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

The Lyrid meteor shower will be reaching its peak for the year tonight in the late night hours of April 21, 2014 or the early morning hours of April 22, 2014. The Lyrid meteor shower show tonight this year should be pretty good as the conditions are quite good because the Moon won’t appear in the night’s sky until around 2am.

LADEE spacecraft ends extended NASA mission by crashing into the moon

A spacecraft has ended a mission to map the dust and gases surrounding the moon with a planned kamikaze crash. Scientists believe the crash left no debris on the moon. On Friday, flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft had crashed into the back side of the moon as planned, just three days after unexpectedly surviving the full lunar eclipse earlier in the week. Researchers believe the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) vaporized […]

Earth-like planet found

(Reuters) – For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star. The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin. The star, known as Kepler-186 and located about 500 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, is smaller and redder than the sun. The star’s outermost planet, designated Kepler-186f, receives about one-third the radiation from […]

Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:38am EDT (Reuters) – Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms. Tech workers brought a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they […]