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Google extends Chrome OS device lifespan by a year

Chromebooks and Chromeboxes now will get software support for five years. This could make it easier for businesses and schools buy them.

By 17 May 2014

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The microscopic parasite helping to solve astronaut bone density loss

A tiny roundworm is being studied in space in a bid to observe precisely what happens to muscle mass under zero-G conditions.

By 13 January 2015

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Rare cross-dressing butterfly found

When a butterfly emerged from its chrysalis and unfurled its wings, an entymology-exhibit volunteer thought someone was playing a joke on him.

By 9 January 2015

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Why OLED lighting will soon shine on you

The flat-panel lighting tech is for sale at Home Depot starting at $200, providing a new energy-efficient alternative to LED lights.

By 3 December 2014

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Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.

By 22 October 2014

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Astronaut's zero-g rendition of Bowie makes triumphant return

Chris Hadfield's hit rendition of David Bowie's famous space song is once again available for all to enjoy.

By 5 November 2014

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VC: Businesses must spend big like Facebook -- or die

​Venture capitalist Saul Klein says big companies shouldn't jeer when Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion or Facebook buys WhatsApp for $22 billion. Of course, he's a salesman with a job to do.

By 5 November 2014

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Digital rights and the TPP: All you need to know about the big trade-off

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is entering the final stages of closed-door negotiations, but there are still major questions being raised about what it means for copyright law and digital rights.

By 29 October 2014

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Philips comes full circle with massive bet on lighting and health-tech

The 123-year-old Dutch company has ruthlessly cut ties with TV, audio, and the categories that have made it most famous. Can an ageing population put this venerable firm back on top?

By 10 October 2014

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Elon Musk thinks you could travel to Mars really soon

The SpaceX founder hopes to put humans on Mars in the mid-2020s, but that's just the first tiny baby step toward creating his vision of a Martian metropolis.

By 4 October 2014