TechBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-05-04 

Free Apps Drain Smartphone Energy On 'Advertising Modules'

Free apps drain smartphone energy on ‘advertising modules’. Researchers have shown that popular free smartphone apps spend up to 75 percent of their energy tracking the user’s geographical location, sending information about the user to advertisers and downloading ads. Continue reading

TechBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-03-30 

Cheaper, Quieter and Fuel-Efficient Biplanes Could Put Supersonic Travel On the Horizon

Cheaper, quieter and fuel-efficient biplanes could put supersonic travel on the horizon. For 27 years, the Concorde provided its passengers with a rare luxury: time saved. For a pricey fare, the sleek supersonic jet ferried its ticketholders from New York to Paris in a mere three-and-a-half hours. Continue reading

TechBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-03-09 

More Powerful Electric Cars: Mechanism Behind Capacitor's High-Speed Energy Storage Discovered

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered the means by which a polymer known as PVDF enables capacitors to store and release large amounts of energy quickly. Their findings could lead to much more powerful and efficient electric cars. Continue reading

TechBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2011-09-16 

Windows 8 Hands-On Video Preview, Blindingly Fast Boot-Ups

There has been no shortage of buzz and chatter about the Windows 8 Developer Preview that Microsoft let fly during their BUILD Developer’s conference this week. What’s even more interesting is that they made their new beta baby available for public download as well. Continue reading

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