Innovation http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21111/all en Wikipedia blackout: Founder Jimmy Wales defends decision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120117/wikipedia-blackout-founder-jimmy-wales-defends-decision <p> Visitors to the site will encounter an open letter urging them to contact Congress to protest against the anti-piracy laws, which critics say are too broad, reaching outside US jurisdiction and imposing unfair burdens on websites to check that none of the material they host infringes copyright.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120117/wikipedia-blackout-founder-jimmy-wales-defends-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation United States Business Innovation United States Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:28:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5687706 at http://www.globalpost.com Steve Jobs action figure pulled after legal threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120117/steve-jobs-action-figure-pulled-after-legal-threats <p> Hong Kong-based In Icons says&nbsp;it has &ldquo;decided to completely stop the offer, production and sale of the Steve Jobs figurine out of our heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120117/steve-jobs-action-figure-pulled-after-legal-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Innovation United States Business China Innovation United States Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:55:41 +0000 Luke Browne 5687730 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook to give away $6.5 million of free ads to help start-ups and small firms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120124/facebook-give-away-65-million-free-ads-help-start-ups-and-small-f <p> 50,000 small firms across the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy will receive up to $130 each of ad credits to use on Facebook&rsquo;s site as part of the company&rsquo;s Ad Boost program.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120124/facebook-give-away-65-million-free-ads-help-start-ups-and-small-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Innovation Business Europe Innovation Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:50:26 +0000 Luke Browne 5688707 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple earnings: quarterly profits hit record territory thanks to soaring iPhone sales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120125/apple-earnings-quarterly-profits-hit-record-territory-thanks-soar <p> The leap was largely due to US consumers snapping up near-unprecedented numbers of iPhones and iPads, with the introduction of the iPhone 4S helping Apple more than double its iPhone sales over the holidays.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120125/apple-earnings-quarterly-profits-hit-record-territory-thanks-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation Technology news Business Technology Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:55:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5688819 at http://www.globalpost.com Google faces backlash over changes to privacy settings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120125/google-faces-backlash-over-changes-privacy-settings <p> The changes have removed several of the legal hurdles the firm faced due to having more than 70 different privacy policies across its email, video, social-networking and other services; however, users cannot opt out of the policy.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120125/google-faces-backlash-over-changes-privacy-settings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation Business Technology Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:05:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5688852 at http://www.globalpost.com Plunging smartphone sales lose Nokia $1.6 billion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120126/plunging-smartphone-sales-lose-nokia-16-billion <p> Nokia launched its first two Windows-based smartphones, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, in October, which it hopes will enable it to gain ground on competitors like Apple&rsquo;s iPhone and Google&rsquo;s Android-based phones.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120126/plunging-smartphone-sales-lose-nokia-16-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation Technology news Business Innovation Technology Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:27:30 +0000 Luke Browne 5689030 at http://www.globalpost.com New computer chip seeks to create an "internet of things" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/120313/new-computer-chip-seeks-create-internet-things <p> The Flycatcher, a new computer chip from a UK firm, will be capable of connecting traffic lights, parking meters and possibly even forests in the future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/120313/new-computer-chip-seeks-create-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation Business Innovation Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:11:48 +0000 Alexander Besant 5695966 at http://www.globalpost.com MIT scientists develop way of controlling aircraft with hand signals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/120315/mit-scientists-develop-way-controlling-aircraft-hand-s Scientists at MIT have discovered a way to control unmanned drones taxiing on runways using hand gestures.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/120315/mit-scientists-develop-way-controlling-aircraft-hand-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation Science Innovation Science Technology Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:39:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5696273 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook buys 750 patents from IBM to build defense against Yahoo! http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120323/facebook-buys-750-patents-ibm-build-defense-against-yahoo <p> The patents &ndash; which cover software, networking and other technologies &ndash; will substantially increase the size of Facebook&rsquo;s intellectual property portfolio, which includes 56 issued patents and 503 US patent applications.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120323/facebook-buys-750-patents-ibm-build-defense-against-yahoo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation Business Innovation Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:07:01 +0000 Luke Browne 5697424 at http://www.globalpost.com Thermal cloaking may help soliders hide from heat sensors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/120327/thermal-cloaking-may-help-soliders-hide-heat-sens French scientists have discovered a way to 'cloak' objects or people from heat sensors or thermal imaging devices.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/120327/thermal-cloaking-may-help-soliders-hide-heat-sens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation Science Technology news Innovation Technology Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:15:49 +0000 Alexander Besant 5697971 at http://www.globalpost.com Google maps the wind (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/120331/google-maps-the-wind <p> Wind map, which was developed by Google computer scientists, shows currents in a stunning real time visualization.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/120331/google-maps-the-wind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Google Innovation Science Wind Wind Innovation Technology Sat, 31 Mar 2012 23:13:22 +0000 Alexander Besant 5698740 at http://www.globalpost.com Spongy carbon 'nanotubes' can soak up oil during a spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/120416/spongy-carbon-nanotubes-can-soak-oil-during-spill <p> Researchers at Rice University and Penn State may have found a reusable material to help soak up oil spills on water.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/120416/spongy-carbon-nanotubes-can-soak-oil-during-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation Oil Science Green Energy Innovation Science Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:16:55 +0000 Alexander Besant 5700653 at http://www.globalpost.com World's first cloned transgenic sheep made in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/120419/worlds-first-cloned-transgenic-sheep-made-china <p> Chinese researchers say that they have created the world&#39;s first cloned sheep using a process called &quot;handmade cloning.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/120419/worlds-first-cloned-transgenic-sheep-made-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Innovation Science China Innovation Science Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:02:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5701089 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss scientists create a mind-controlled robot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/120424/swiss-scientists-create-mind-controlled-robot <p> Scientists from Switzerland have created a robot that can be controlled by the human mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/120424/swiss-scientists-create-mind-controlled-robot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation Science Europe Innovation Science Technology Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:28:45 +0000 Alexander Besant 5701741 at http://www.globalpost.com 500-million-year-old bacteria brought back to life in "Jurassic Park" experiment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120716/500-billion-year-old-bacteria-brought-back-life-jurassic-park-experimen Scientists have resurrected 500 million year old bacteria in a "Jurassic Park" experiment, Georgia Tech sources report - and although not the stuff of a Spielberg film, the discovery will likely add to our current knowledge of evolution and how it works.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120716/500-billion-year-old-bacteria-brought-back-life-jurassic-park-experimen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation life Science Technology Science Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:44:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5711960 at http://www.globalpost.com