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BitTorrent experiments with secure chat

Does the solution to secure instant messaging from prying eyes lie in how torrents work? BitTorrent thinks it might, and is testing out a server-free messaging system.

By Sep. 30, 2013


Microsoft experiments with fuel cell-powered data center

Using methane-powered fuel cells eliminates inefficiencies in electrical power distribution and improves power supply reliability, Microsoft researchers conclude.

By Nov. 13, 2013


Radical experiments in fiction -- on Twitter

With the first Twitter Fiction Festival, the microblogging service is aiming to showcase the world's most innovative approaches to storytelling. The festival begins November 28.

By Oct. 18, 2012


Facebook experiments with bigger images in ads

The social network is making its marketplace ads too big to ignore in a small test with some users.

By Feb. 6, 2013


Inside Google's sci-fi search experiments

What Google's latest research tells us about where search is going. (Hint: It's more than just mobile.)

By Oct. 13, 2012


Startups reveal social experiments at Launch

From employee relationships to dating, new companies are trying new ways to engage users with each other.

By Mar. 8, 2012


Uber experiments with on-demand ice-cream trucks

Today, Uber is running a trial expansion of its services, offering on-demand ice cream in seven cities.

By Jul. 13, 2012


Om Nom returns in Cut the Rope: Experiments

Everybody's favorite candy-munching green monster is back with 75 new levels of rope-cutting goodness. Alas, it's iOS-only for the time being.

By Aug. 4, 2011


YouTube Space Lab wants your experiments

YouTube has launched a channel called Space Lab, and it wants students to submit experiments to carry out in deep space…

By Oct. 10, 2011


Google experiments with Hotel Finder search tool

Not to be confused with HotelFinder.com, the experimental tool can help users find accommodations based on particular priorities.

By Jul. 28, 2011