University of Michigan activates antimatter ‘gun,’ cartoon supervillians twirl moustaches anew

At the University of Michigan, an international team of physicists has begun experimenting with its tabletop-sized super laser, modding it into an antimatter “gun.” It’s not quite a black hole-firing pistol, but we’re slightly terrified nonetheless. Up until now, machines capable of creating positrons — coupled with electrons, they comprise the energy similar to what’s emitted by black holes and...

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Apple Releases Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks With More Than 200 New Features

OS X Mavericks begins a new chapter in the iBooks story. Now the books you’ve already downloaded on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch will automatically appear in iBooks on your Mac. And there are over 1.8 million more in the iBooks Store, ready for you to download with just a few clicks.1 Reading books is every bit as intuitive as it is on an iOS device — turn pages with a swipe, zoom in on images with a pinch, or scroll from cover to...

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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending June 28

The photoleaks of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S – or something become a photophlood this week, revealing that, among other things, the Next iPhone will indeed have a battery. On the smaller-is-better-nanometer front, there was new hope that the iPhone 6 will have a chip made with a 20-nanometer process. Which would mean, well, good news. Also, a reminder that iPhone 6 and possibly iPad 5 will be announced Saturday June 29 amid a...

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Apple trademarks new FaceTime logo, settles on green

There’s certainly been a lot of brouhaha surrounding the new design language Apple introduced for iOS 7 at WWDC. Some (ourselves included) feel it’s modern and fresh while others loathe the brighter palette and simpler, flatter icons. A lot can change between now and the launch of iOS 7 this fall, but if Apple’s recent trademark filing is any indication, FaceTime’s new logo / icon — which consists of a...

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Developers express enthusiasm for Firefox OS, survey shows

The story “Developers express enthusiasm for Firefox OS, survey shows;” which ran Wednesday, misstated Michael King’s title in the third paragraph. Excerpt from: Developers express enthusiasm for Firefox OS, survey shows hydroxycitric acid...

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