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Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can

by Ori Lewis and Rinat Harash, Reuters

November 24, 2014 | 10:21 am

A lab worker disconnects a mobile phone from a charger, displaying a timer indicating that the battery was fully charged under 30 seconds, at the headquarters of StoreDot in Tel Aviv on Oct. 23. Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most... read full article

  • Start-up Nation takes on disabilities

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    November 6, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Voiceitt, an Israeli start-up developing voice-translation technology for people with disabilities, was named recently the audience favorite at a Wall Street Journal-sponsored international technology conference.

    The company’s new app, called Talkitt, converts the utterances of...

  • NASA’s unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch

    Reuters

    October 28, 2014 | 3:36 pm

    An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

    The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, bolted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. EDT/2222 GMT. It exploded seconds later. The cause of the accident was not immediately available.

    Reporting by Irene Klotz; Editing by Sandra Maler

  • No magic bullet: Technology has much to offer in the classroom, but it can’t fix everything

    by Ellie Herman

    October 20, 2014 | 11:31 am

    I’m sold on technology in the classroom. I really am. I mean, books, paper and pens are a form of technology — they’re just a comparatively inert and messy form. 

    I’m not sentimental about physical books. I’m sure when they came around, some poor slob was sitting in a corner...

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  • Apple’s new iPads sport modest upgrades; minis start at $399

    by Christina Farr, Reuters

    October 16, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    Apple, Inc. introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2 on Thursday, tacking on modest improvements such as a fingerprint sensor to its mainstay tablet in time for what is expected to be a hotly contested holiday season for mobile devices.

    Pre-orders start Friday for the larger iPad...

  • Tel Aviv now the global leader in app startups

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    July 9, 2014 | 11:55 am

    Silicon Valley may be known as the hotspot for tech, but halfway across the globe, Tel Aviv is making its mark. According to Forbes, Tel Aviv has more startups per capita than anywhere else in the world. 

    App startups make up a large portion of this growing tech community. One in...

  • Israeli startups meet with top broadcasting companies

    Michele Chabin

    July 9, 2014 | 10:58 am

    Nine Israeli startups last month were given an opportunity few small companies are ever afforded — the chance to ply their wares to some of the top companies in Los Angeles.  

    Invited to participate in the Israeli New Media Delegation, executives from the Israeli businesses each...

  • Israel’s Scailex reports problems with Samsung Galaxy S4 batteries

    Reuters

    June 23, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    Scailex Corp, which imports Samsung products in Israel, said on Monday it had been experiencing problems with batteries of the popular Galaxy S4 cellular phone.

    Scailex said it was making the announcement after local media reported about malfunctioning batteries, and upon request...

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