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What chemical elements are inside your new iPhone

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It’s only been recently that Apple released its new iPhone 6, and like every year zealots are lining up in front of Apple stores. In fact, the company reports that some 4 million iPhone 6 preorders were placed within the first 24 hours, yet again showing how powerful a cult brand can be. Aside from being a nifty gadget, the iPhone, and…

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Google set to build its own quantum computing hardware

Refrigerator for a Quantum Processor Part of the cooling unit that keeps the D-Wave Two's processor near absolute zero NASA Ames / John Hardman

For some time, Google scientists have been experimenting with artificial intelligence using quantum devices provided by D-Wave. According to Google, the company’s  Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab will soon develop their own quantum hardware, most probably in a bid to secure novel technology. Quantum computers are set to be the next generation of computing devices capable of computations order of magnitude above what…

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How it Works: the photocopier

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Multifunction photocopiers consolidate several pieces of essential office equipment into one. With in-built print, copy, scan and fax functions, hard-drive storage and the ability to electronically transfer documents to and from network folders and email addresses, it’s easy to see why they are such a popular choice for businesses of all sizes, from small offices to multinationals. By combining several…

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Learn About Breast Cancer Charities Near You

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Breast cancer survival rates are improving, but the fight for a cure continues on.  According to the American Cancer Society, “During the last 10 years (2001-2010) for which mortality data is available, death rates declined for 11 of the 17 most common cancers in men (including lung, prostate, and colon and rectum) and for 15 of the 18 most common…

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Power and Economy in a Sedan

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Power and efficiency can seem like contradictory qualities in a vehicle.  A big truck may have lots of towing power but relatively poor fuel economy for that long trip to the lake, making such trips more expensive for the driver.  On the other hand, a tiny hybrid coupe may have a driving range that ranges from California to Texas, but…

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10 Apps for Retail Productivity

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As a retailer, you have a lot on your plate. From sales and marketing, to inventory, employee management, and accounting, it’s easy to feel like there are just not enough hours in the day to get all your tasks done. And if you’re a small business, there’s also the issue of cost. Most SMBs don’t have the resources to hire…

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How to deal with a migraine

Migraines are different for everyone. They vary greatly in severity and cause – in fact no one has definitely proven what exactly causes migraines, only how to treat them. More common in females; with 1 in 4 women said to develop migraines during their life compared to 1 in 12 men. This is partly due to hormones, as headaches are…

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Fighting the Winter Blues

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It’s late autumn and thick layer of frost covers the ground. You feel wistful and maybe even a little sad. Surprisingly, there seems to be no reason for this feeling. Most of us can shake it off and get back to work or perk up with a hot cup of coffee, lots of chocolate and good company. Unfortunately, a rare…

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Why Laser Printers are More Efficient than Regular Ones

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In times of financial austerity, all businesses are looking for effective ways to streamline their operations, to maximise efficiency and production and perhaps most pertinently, to reduce their costs. The amount your business spends on administration and office consumables can be difficult to calculate, track and limit, especially in a large organisation where a lot of people make use of…