Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.
The massive Thirty Meter Telescope will be able to image objects 13 billion light years away, near the beginning of time.
That number could actually come closer to 2 billion, according to accounting firm Deloitte -- at least based on its definition of a smartphone.
The company turned down other investment offers, but accepted $5 million from TMT Investments so it could expand its online backup business without losing control.
The Finnish phone maker, trying to recover its former mobile-phone influence, is willing to take on more risk for the key business of buying electronics to become more competitive.
Apple buys about 50 percent more memory, processors, and other semiconductor products than its nearest rival, Samsung -- which, by the way, isn't just a buyer, but also the second-biggest producer.
People buy TVs for their image quality and screen size, not apps, so it's hard for TV makers to stand out. But there are rays of hope, IHS says.
The company claims it created 15.3 billion euros in European economic activity in 2011, but only included its positive contributions.
Jaspersoft is set to release an open-source SDK for business intelligence on the iPad.
Microsoft's chief software architect says large businesses need to grow more confident before they move significant parts of their infrastructure over to cloud-based services.