Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

In Brief

A Swiss led international team of scientists have made the first germanium-tin semiconductor laser.

Apple Inc. made a profit in the last three months of 2014 of a mere $18 Billion, selling 34,000 iPhone 6 and 6 Plus every hour. The Apple watch will go on sale in April.

France leads the world in providing internet access through local Wi-Fi hotspots. It has over 13 million hotspots compared to 9.8 million in the USA and 5.6 million in the UK.

Intel has announced its intention, along with partners, to develop and introduce many products in the area of wearable computing. Intel will sponsor their "Make it Wearable" challenge again later this year.

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