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Princeton researchers use sunlight to convert CO2 more efficiently than plants do

Above: Graduate student James White (Princeton), Professor Andrew Bocarsly (Princeton and Liquid Light) and principal engineer Paul Majsztrik (Liquid Light) Image Credit: Frank Wojciechowski/Princeton University Cutting back on greenhouse gases is only one part of the fight against climate change. The planet will also need to capture and store — or, better yet, capture and re-use — the gases already ... Read More »

Russia and Eastern Europe have emerged as one of the world’s major game markets (exclusive report)

Above: Newzoo’s estimates for Eastern European game growth. Image Credit: Newzoo The Russian game market has been tagged as “emerging” for a long time. But figures show that it has arrived and is bigger than most realize, with $2.3 billion in total Eastern European regional revenues this year, according to a new report by market researcher Newzoo. Above: Warface on ... Read More »

Uber’s London operations remain in legal limbo due to lawsuit

Uber’s milestone victory in London will have to wait, thanks to a lawsuit filed by taxi industry leaders. In London, city regulations restrict the use of meters to licensed black cabs. According to Uber’s opposition, the startup’s smartphone app functions like a traditional taxi meter and should be regulated as such. City regulator Transport for London (TfL), however, sides with Uber, ... Read More »

Adtile raises $4.5 million in Series A round of funding

Image Credit: Nils Forsblom How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat’s 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. There are only a few tickets left! Adtile Technologies, a mobile ad tech company, announced that it has raised $4.5 million in its Series A round of ... Read More »

How IBM’s life-saving tech tracks food poisoning to its source

Above: IBM’s analysis of food -borne illnesses. Image Credit: IBM IBM said it has created a system to predict the sources of contaminated foods after outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. The company believes it can help grocers, distributors, and public health officials accelerate the investigation of outbreaks of food poisoning using novel computer algorithms, visualization, and statistical techniques. Solving contaminated food ... Read More »

No, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg did not apologize for that creepy psych study

Image Credit: Assets via Shutterstock & Facebook, illustration by Eric Blattberg / VentureBeat How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat’s 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. There are only a few tickets left! Facebook played with 700,000 of its users’ emotions by deliberately ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger finally launches on iPad

Above: Facebook Messenger is now optimized for Apple’s iPad. Image Credit: App image via Facebook How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat’s 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. There are only a few tickets left! Three years after Facebook Messenger’s smartphone debut, the ... Read More »

Student housing startup Comfy makes property managers come to you

Finding a new place to live is often pretty stressful, especially if you’re a college student on a limited budget who needs to live somewhat close to campus. Student housing startup Comfy wants to simplify this process by turning it on its head. The service, which is available at all major universities in the country, lets students create a profile listing exactly what they’re looking ... Read More »

With the G3, LG finally makes a phone that can take on Samsung & Apple (review)

You have to admire LG’s tenacity. It doesn’t have the money and marketing clout of Samsung, its South Korean electronics sibling. And outside of TVs and home appliances, it’s struggled to establish itself as a premium consumer-electronics brand. But LG is undoubtedly the Android phone maker most deserving of a “most improved” award, given its dramatic progress over the past ... Read More »