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Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel

Qualcomm on Tuesday alleged that Apple stole its trade secrets and gave them to Intel to improve its chips, paving the way for Apple to use them instead of Qualcomm chips, the latest salvo in a drawn-out legal dispute between the companies. Qualcomm made the accusations in a motion to amend a complaint filed in November, when it alleged Apple had broken a software license contract by sharing confidential details about Qualcomm’s chips with Intel engineers. Qualcomm provided modem chips for the iPhone, which helped the…

Salt of the Alps: ancient Austrian mine holds Bronze Age secrets

All mines need regular reinforcement against collapse, and Hallstatt, the world's oldest salt mine perched in the Austrian Alps, is no exception. But Hallstatt isn't like other mines. Exploited for 7,000 years, the mine has yielded not only a steady supply of salt but also archaeological discoveries attesting to the existence of a rich civilisation dating back to the early part of the first millennium BC. So far less than two percent of the prehistoric tunnel network is thought to have been explored, with the new…

Five Celebrities Who Were Bullied As Kids

One of the unfortunate experiences that marks many childhoods is bullying. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, close to half of all children will experience school bullying at some point while they are at primary or secondary school. A number of celebrities have gone public with their stories of being bullied when they were kids.It may surprise you to find out that a number of very famous people had to endure being bullied at some point in their lives. Here are top five of the celebrities,…

Four Secrets to Success when Starting a New Job

Here are four ways you can push through the acclimation process and get up to speed at your new job. 1. Be Straightforward About Your Current Skills If your boss hands you a task you aren’t able to complete, be honest about it from the get-go (this is where honesty on your resume comes in handy). Trying to take on more than you can handle from the beginning will likely mean that you turn in less-than-impressive work, or that you spend a disproportionate amount of time working on one task — either way, you won’t be putting…