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Siri speaks, the future is found

Maybe you didn’t notice, but on October the 4th 2011, Apple entered the search engine market with Siri, and from that moment on, casual search will never be the same…

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BlackBerry on the brink?

The BlackBerry line of mobile phones may have become loyal companions to travelling businessmen, but with competitors ever encroaching on its market share, the company has had to refocus its strategies after seeing how much money could be made by orientating some of their devices towards everyday consumers rather than the enterprise.

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A legal revolution to re-start innovation evolution

Innovation is expensive and wasteful, and it doesn’t matter if you’re living tissue or leading-edge technology, the same rules apply. What we need is a revolution in patent legislation to help start an evolution of innovation…

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Science & Physics Technology

The dangers of drones and a Terminator apocalypse

OK, so at 8:11pm on April 19th, the military-designed artificial intelligence system called Skynet didn’t become self-aware and turn against its creators. And the real chances of a Terminator-style robotic armageddon any time soon? None, with a precision of several decimal places. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have to stop worrying just yet — just ask Britain’s Ministry of Defence.

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Environment Innovation Science & Physics Technology

Will earthquake-hit Japan herald a “greener” energy future?

With each passing day, the earthquake and tsunami stricken nuclear reactors skirting the wrecked east coast of Japan bring into sharp focus the questions concerning the reliability of nuclear power. Could the events in Japan hasten development of “greener”, sustainable energy technologies?