1. SoftBank’s New President Is Former Google Head Of Business Nikesh Arora
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-12 at 02:33:21

 SoftBank, the Japanese telecom giant that is also one of Asia’s most prolific startup investors, has named Google’s former chief business officer, Nikesh Arora, as its new president and potential future chief executive officer. Read More

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2. MediaTek wants to bring 10-core processors to smartphones in late 2015
     Published by Android Central on 2015-05-12 at 08:57:33

MediaTek wants to challenge companies like Qualcomm on the high-end with the announcement of the 10-core Helio X20.  The new 10-core processor from MediaTek has been designed so that the cores are arranged in three groups, or "clusters," which the company...

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3. Duet Display Now Lets Your iPad Act As A Second Screen For Windows
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-12 at 08:42:07

 Duet Display has added a feature that I frankly never thought it would get: Windows support! That means with the app and a Lightning cable you can use your iPad as a secondary display for your Windows PC or tablet. The app supports devices running e...

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4. Verizon to buy AOL in $4.4B bet on mobile, video
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-12 at 09:39:20

The deal for the former dot-com luminary is all about trying to find a new path forward in getting digital content out to consumers and the advertisers who'll follow them.

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5. This Tiny Battery Could Make Small Chips Entirely Independent
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-12 at 03:45:00

While chips have gotten increasingly smaller, even low-power silicon usually uses off-chip power supplies because shrinking batteries down is difficult. This new super-small battery could finally put power supplies on the chip—and tiny computational sys...

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6. Skype Translator Preview Now Available To All
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-12 at 07:21:34

 Skype has removed the sign-up requirement for its Skype Translator Preview program, letting anyone download the app to their Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 preview-powered PC. Previously, you had to be approved to get the app, but now you can start using...

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7. Sony’s New LED Bulb Is Also a Bluetooth Speaker
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-12 at 03:00:00

As David Bowie well knows, sound and vision are a wonderful pairing. Now, Sony is following in his footsteps: its latest LED bulb is also a Bluetooth speaker.Read more...

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8. The telescope looking for the beginning of time
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-12 at 05:42:16

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the world's biggest telescope -- and it will look deeper into the past than we've ever seen before.

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9. Deflategate memes blow up with Tom Brady suspension
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-12 at 09:28:29

The suspended Patriots quarterback will have to sit at home for the first four games of next season thinking about what he's (allegedly) done. As always, the Internet swoops in to remind him.

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10. Job Openings Can Predict Money Raisings
     Published by The Information on 2015-05-12 at 08:00:11

A spurt in job openings can be a sign a company will shortly be raising money, new data shows.

The Information sifted through job-opening estimates on dozens of companies collated by research firm Mattermark. Matching that with fund-raising data compiled...

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11. Apple Leads The Pack In Greenpeace’s 2015 Clean Tech Update
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-12 at 08:17:02

 Apple continues to be a leader in environmental initiatives among tech companies, according to a new report issued by watchdog agency Greenpeace. Among the top 13 tech companies listed, Apple is the only one to score 100 percent on the Clean Energy ...

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14. iPhone 6S to be substantial upgrade, analyst predicts
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-12 at 08:03:21

The next iPhone will pack in new features such as Force Touch, but also beef up the memory, processor and camera, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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16. A Month With the Apple Watch: Does It Pass the Test of Time?
     Published by Recode on 2015-05-12 at 04:00:22

The Apple Watch is a very good product with a chance to be great as new and better apps get written.

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17. YouTuber tries to help his mom find a boyfriend with adorable dating ad
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-05-12 at 05:31:49

Will this sweet YouTube video help Eva find her Adam?

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18. Nicholas Hoult on the Scary-Real Stunts in the New Mad Max
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-12 at 05:00:59

During the reporting of our feature in WIRED's May issue, we spoke to Hoult about the movie's premium on practical effects and old-fashioned stunt work.
The post Nicholas Hoult on the Scary-Real Stunts in the New Mad Max appeared first on WIRED.

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19. Google Says Its Self-Driving Cars Drive Better Than You
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-12 at 06:59:56

 Google has been testing self-driving cars for years. Six years in fact, with a fleet of 20+ self-driving cars, which have self-driven almost a million miles over that period — and are now averaging around 10,000 self-driven miles per week. Rea...

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20. VW Bus transformed into rolling R2-D2 ‘Star Wars’ tribute
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-12 at 08:43:26

This Volkswagen Bus is an out-of-this-galaxy van painstakingly decorated to look like the beloved droid.

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