The Tour de France’s Tech Transformation | Emerging Tech | TechNewsWorld

Steel was the de facto material for most bicycle components until the 1980s, when companies such as Italy’s Colnago began to seek alternatives that were lighter and more durable.

 

A decade later, the brakes were refined and gears were added, yet riders still had to stop often and even dismount the bicycle to change gears! It wasn’t until 1937 that the derailleur was introduced, which allowed riders to shift gears while pedaling.

 

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Microsoft Anchors Minecraft Strategy to Education | Gaming | TechNewsWorld

The broad appeal of Minecraft — which is composed of the popular sandbox mode and an overshadow survival template — makes it ideal for teaching various subjects in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), as well as language arts, history, geography, reading, writing, creative thinking, problem solving and collaboration, said Quarnstrom.

 

“Our goal with Minecraft in Education is to stay true to the Minecraft experience, while providing educators with a breadth of resources to complement how and what they’re teaching every day,” she told TechNewsWorld.

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iPod touch, nano, and shuffle Spotted in Unreleased Colours on iTunes | NDTV Gadgets

Spotted first by a MacRumors reader, an image showing iPod touch, nano, and shuffle in colours not currently available in the market was seen while setting up or restoring an iPod in the new 12.2 client.

The new colours reported to be seen on the iTunes include Dark Blue (iPod touch), Gold/ Beige (), and Bright Pink (iPod Shuffle). Considering that Apple has not given its iPod lineup any refresh in recent times, we can expect the new colours to be soon available to purchase.

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July 2, 2015

Charities turn to social media for invention


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It’s not an easy time to be a charity but many of them are turning to social media to connect with potential donors. Monty Munford reports on a growing trend.

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May 7, 2012

Windows 8 won’t play DVDs


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Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system will not play DVDs unless customers buy an extra upgrade, the company has announced.

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May 7, 2012

Facebook could dodge $14bn in US taxes


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Facebook has admitted it could dodge paying as much as $14bn (£8.7bn) in US corporation tax following its stock market flotation next week.

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May 6, 2012

Apple Saving Liquidmetal for ‘Breakthrough Product’


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One of the inventors of Liquidmetal says Apple is likely to use the alloy in its MacBook line, but not the next MacBook Pro.



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May 6, 2012

Samsung’s Galaxy S III: 4 Things to Know


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From killer hardware to insightful software, Samsung’s latest entry has an impressive list of features as well as some promises.



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May 6, 2012

iPad Mini Draws Strong Consumer Interest


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One in two would consider buying a smaller version of Apple’s popular tablet if the price were right, survey reveals.



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May 6, 2012

Dell XPS 13: Gray With MacBook Air Envy


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The XPS 13 is a fine, well-made, durable-seeming laptop with some style, but some people may prefer to spend their money on a faster processor and a lot more storage.



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