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SanDisk, Toshiba sue SK Hynix in trade secrets cases
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The two companies have accused SK Hynix of illegally obtaining data relating to NAND flash memory technology.

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WhatsApp Flaw Opens Database Doors to Hackers
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An Android developer’s disclosure that it’s possible to hack into the WhatsApp database and read the text of the chats from another application could be a big headache for Facebook, which has agreed to purchase the app for $19 billion. “This is not a bug, but a design decision of WhatsApp,” said Bas Bosschert, chief […]

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Real-Time Economic Data Tracking Platform Premise Raises $11M From Social+Capital Partnership
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Exclusive: Premise, a data technology company that is tracking macroeconomic and human development trends in real-time, is announcing an $11 million Series B round led by Social+Capital Partnership, with existing investors Harrison Metal, Google Ventures and Bowery Capital participating. This brings the startup’s funding to $16.5 million. Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya, founder of… Read […]

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ZTE Grand S EXT To Be Built Using The Nano Moulding Technology
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When design is the focus of your upcoming smartphone, then there is no doubt that it will eventually leak out before the final reveal. Take for example, ‘The All New All New HTC One’. With all the details already out in the open, we wonder what HTC will do on the launch day. It seems, […]

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LABONFOIL: A Portable Bond-Style Lab
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Zothecula writes “A European project coordinated by Ikerlan and CIC microGUNE is developing a James Bond-style automated laboratory called ‘LABoratory skin patches and smart cards based ON FOILs and compatible with a smartphone’ (LABONFOIL). Using lab-on-a-chip technology and smart patches to detect a wide variety of substances and diagnose diseases, the goal of the project […]

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iRobot CEO: Humanoid Robots Too Expensive To Be the Norm
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Movie robots often look like (and are portrayed by) people in bulky, bipedal suits. Why aren’t more robots built along these lines? It’s not just the problem of balance. Reader concertina226 writes “‘Building a robot that has legs and walks around is a very expensive proposition. Mother Nature has created many wonderful things but one […]

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iPad DJ Co-Founder Launches Lightwave To Provide Wearable, Real-Time Analytics For Events
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Wearables are being used by users to measure their activity and provide them with feedback that can help them improve their health. Today, a new startup called Lightwave is using wearable technology to provide analytics around live events for performers and artists. Read More

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Mobile Movies Is A Novel Way Of Collecting Data In Off-The-Grid Areas
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In the late 1960s, the British Ministry of Technology turned Bedford SB buses into mobile cinemas that toured the country and screened films promoting modern production techniques. Half a century later, a Singapore-based startup called Next Billion is reviving the concept to reach rural communities throughout Southeast Asia. Read More

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Spotify Acquired Music Tech Company The Echo Nest In A $100M Deal
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On the heels of the news yesterday that Spotify had acquired music discovery technology company Echo Nest, we now have a price for the deal: it was $100 million, with 90% of that in Spotify equity. Read More

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