New HIV discovery could keep virus sleeping

Researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (SIBS) may have found the key to stopping the HIV-1 engine from starting.
HIV is a deadly virus that remains dormant until conditions are favorable for it to begin replication and eventually knocking out the immune system. It is a long…

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Researchers build Oculus-equipped moon rover so kids can land on the moon

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University want to send kids to the moon using the Oculus Rift.
Daniel Shafrir and his colleagues at CMU are working on a lunar rover that kids can control using the Oculus Rift. The team, aptly named Astrobotic Technology, aims to get their hands on a $30 million…

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Apple Pay can be used outside the U.S.

A simple tweak allows you to use Apple Pay outside the U.S.

Apple Pay has gone live in the U.S. and already millions of people have made purchases using this new service. This payments service is currently available only in the U.S. but Apple does have plans of expanding it to other countries a…

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In-store availability of new iPads confirmed

Apple has confirmed that iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are now available at some of its retail locations.

Just last week Apple unveiled two new tablets and opened up pre-orders for both iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on October 17th. Those who ordered their units online have already started receiving…

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Apple Pay users complain about being charged twice for purchases

Customers who have used a Bank of America card with this service have complained about double charging.

On Monday Apple Pay went live with the release of iOS 8.1. The launch has not gone smoothly though as already a couple of bugs have appeared. Apple has said that it is working to address the …

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iPad Air 2 teardown confirms 2 GB RAM, smaller battery, lousy repairability

You can’t have it all, so while Apple doubles down on RAM at long last for the “lighter than air” new iPad, battery capacity wanes and repairability remains a great hassle.

Curious to see exactly what lies beneath the slim, stylish hood of the just-released iPad Air 2? Don’t even think about pry…

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LCD tech displays 3D images using very little electricity

Innovation in the display tech sector may get a big boost from research in the area of optically rewritable liquid crystal display (ORWLCD). Current LCD techs are huge battery drainers, but if the pace of research continues the battery-killer will be laid to rest thanks to ORWLCD.

LCD display…

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