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  • AT&T's Lumia 900 gets a second life through Windows 7.8 update

    AT&T's Lumia 900 gets a second life through Windows 7.8 update

    Plans to update the Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7.8 have been slow-going, to say the least. Today, however, marks the beginning of a new life for the aging handset, as it welcomes a much-anticipated 7.8 refresh. Naturally, this means the former flagship is getting an injection of new features and improvements — namely, that revamped Start screen with flexible tiles. Users will also enjoy various enhancements to the lock screen, including the option to use Bing’s image of the day as a wallpaper. Rounding out the list are various other under-the-hood tweaks to make the experience smoother and help close the gap with current smartphone powerhouses. The good news is that it’s here now, and can be all yours by following the step-by-steps at the More Coverage link below.

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    Via: WMPoweruser

    Source: NokiaCareUS (Twitter)

  • Tesla turns a $15 million profit in Q1 2013 on $562 million in revenue

    Despite a bit of bad press for its Model S and a less-than-ideal close to the 2012 financial year, things have been looking up for Tesla. Sales are on an upward climb, company CEO Elon Musk has sworn to deliver more superchargers, better service for customers and continues to tout his EV’s high resale value. After promising that Tesla would turn a profit in Q4 of 2012, the EV manufacturer has finally done so — generating $15 million in net income and $562 million in revenue.

    During the first quarter the company built 5,000 Model S cars, and is scheduled to build the same number in Q2 to keep pace with the 20,000 orders expected this year. To better service all those vehicles, Tesla opened 12 new service locations in Q1, with 18 more to come online by the end of 2013. Additionally, the company plans to start deliveries of Teslas in Europe in Q3. An investor call with Mr. Musk will be starting shortly, and we’ll update things here should he have any other news to share.

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    Source: Tesla [PDF]

  • Virus-based sensors find superbugs in minutes, may lead to safer surfaces

    Viruses used to pinpoint superbugs within minutes, might lead to safer surfaces

    Viruses usually have to be rendered inert to work in humanity’s favor, as anyone who has received a flu shot can attest. Auburn University has bucked that trend by discovering a way to put active viruses to work in not only diagnosing sickness, but in preventing it in the first place. It’s using bacteria-hating (and thankfully harmless) viruses as biosensors to quickly identify superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can sometimes prove fatal. As the viruses change color once they’ve reached impervious bacterial strains, in this case variants on Staphylococcus, they can reveal superbugs within 10 to 12 minutes — a potentially lifesaving interval when current purification-driven methods can take hours. Auburn would like to eventually use what it has learned to develop more effective antibacterial glass and similar surfaces. If successfully put into practice, either breakthrough could mitigate what’s already a major medical crisis.

    [Image credit: Bob Blaylock, Wikipedia]

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    Via: The Verge

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  • Microsoft's Amy Hood named CFO as Peter Klein departs

    Microsoft's Amy Hood named CFO as Peter Klein departs

    If you’ll recall, Microsoft revealed as a footnote to its Q3 2013 earnings report that then-CFO Peter Klein would be stepping down. Today, we’re learning a bit more about the transition. Starting right now (well, a few minutes ago), corporate vice president Amy Hood has been moved up to chief financial officer, and while Klein is set to remain onboard through June, Hood is grabbing the title right away. Prior to this role, Hood served as CFO for Microsoft’s Business Division, and has been with the company for just over a decade. Asked if she had any immediate plans, she softly nodded and whispered: “I’m bringing Clippy back.” Just kidding. But that would’ve been awesome.

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    Source: Microsoft

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