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Beach Sand Used To Make A Battery That Lasts Three Times Longer

Charge your phone with that white stuff from the beach<p>Sink your toes into this: Beach sand can be used to make lithium-ion batteries that last three times longer than current models, according to a study published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>.<p>“This is the holy grail: a low-cost, non-toxic, …

Tesla’s chargers now moving a gigawatt hour of electricity a month

There are now enough Tesla (s tsla) Model S electric cars — as well as the company’s electric car chargers that keep them going — out there driving …

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Bigger is better

The Surface Pro 3 is a vast improvement over the Pro 1 and 2 -- and that alone is huge.<p>Microsoft nailed the physical design -- I knew that the first time I used a Pro 3 two weeks ago. And now that I have one (as of Friday), I can tell you why. What follows are my initial impressions. A longer-term …

MacBook Air

The SmartPlane: The world’s first smartphone-controlled aircraft [Deals]

Want to take the skies by storm? Then grab the best flying experience around with the crash-proof <b>SmartPlane</b> at an incredibly low price courtesy of Cult of Mac Deals!<p>SmartPlane is the world’s first smartphone-controlled gadget airplane. Tilt, turn and accelerate your plane with just a simple slide …

Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

MIT can now track a heart rate through a wall with Wi-Fi signals

Parents could watch their baby’s heart rate from another room without using any kind of wearable device or special sleeping pad with a new …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: The Real World Road Test

Proclamations that Microsoft’s tablet-laptop hybrid, the Surface Pro 3, does not beat Apple’s popular MacBook Air grow tiresome. Since when is this a …

Engineers vs. designers: Will they overcome a dialogue of the deaf? (Q&A)

Engineers today know that systems they've architected are so complex that getting a handle on them does require a different way of looking at them, and that's where design comes in."

UX Design

Here’s The First Hands-On Video Of Android Wear In Action (Spoiler: Lower Your Expectations)

<b>Update</b>: Sorry, folks. The original video above was pulled from YouTube for copyright violations. Thankfully nothing is ever deleted from the Internet and someone reposted the video. It’s embedded above, but could be eventually pulled as well.<p>The video above is a hands-on report with a beta unit of …

Surface Pro 3 vs. Surface Pro 2 (Video)

The Surface Pro 2 was the best tablet that I’ve ever used. The new Surface Pro 3 brings a lot of upgrades to that device, but there are also a few …

The headband that measures boredom

Researchers at Tufts University near Boston have developed a brain sensor that can tell when you're bored, stressed or mentally overloaded. So how does it work?<p>Fitted as a headband, the device uses light to measure the wearer's level of mental exertion - when the brain is working harder, blood flow …

Skype to get 'real-time' translator

<b>Microsoft has unveiled a "real-time" language translation feature for its internet phone service Skype.</b><p>Chief executive Satya Nadella said the firm would launch a test version of the service, dubbed Skype Translator, for Windows 8 later this year.<p>The move comes as competition in the internet-based …

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3: The Tablet That Could Finally Get You To Ditch Paper

We were once promised that we could abandon our sketchbooks and notepads for tablets, but it never happened. Enter the Surface Pro 3.<p>Once upon a time, a secret, unfinished Microsoft concept called Courier leaked out onto the internet, promising a folding, dual-touchscreen device that would behave …

Surface Pro

Surface Pro 3 hands on: Better laptop, yes; better tablet, maybe

As I walked back from Microsoft’s Surface event earlier today, one question kept creeping into my mind: Did Microsoft(s MSFT) improve the new Surface …

Chrome OS updated: better window controls, launcher folders and more

As Chromebooks continue to grow in popularity, we’ll likely continue to see plenty of changes heading to Chrome OS as it continues to evolve into a true and worthy alternative to traditional operating systems like Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Most of these changes are subtle under-the-hood ones, but …

Tech millionnaire gathers 'geek squad' coders to develop humanitarian apps

By any standards, nine-years-old is pretty young to be writing computer code. Let alone doing it for 24-hours straight. And hoping to save the world in the process.<p>But that's how one primary school programmer and her father spent last weekend, together with more than 300 other volunteer coders. …

High-tech Russian instrument turns brainwaves into music (video)

To play the Russian gusli, you pluck its strings like you would other string instruments. But artist Dmitry Morozov has taken the folk instrument to the next level -- he's designed one that's actually an autonomous robot, which can translate your brainwaves into music. Morozov's "turbo-gusli" takes …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Double-Decker Armrest Could End Battle For Elbow Room On Airplanes

Armrest design is second to everything for the airline industry, which clearly doesn’t give two hoots about the unpleasantness of touching your neighbor’s elbows and, worse, encountering his or her sweaty skin. It’s downright unseemly in an era when most airplanes have $10,000 televisions on the …

Televisions

How to Set Up a Remote Desktop and Control Your Computer from Anywhere

Desktop computers aren't <i>just</i> antiquated behemoths quietly gathering dust in your parent's house. They also offer an often overlooked processing …

Google introduces 'time machine' feature in Street View

Google has turned its Google Maps Street View into a time machine to let users travel back in time and see how places have changed.<p>The new feature will let users track changes in landscape, buildings, roads and entire neighbourhoods from around the world since the Street View mapping program began …

Samsung Rolls Out Smart Home Service In Korea and US

Samsung took the wraps off its Smart Home service at CES in January this year, and today it is rolling out the service in Korea and the US. More countries will be added throughout the year.<p>Samsung Smart Home ties together smart TVs and home appliances to a smartphone so you can control devices …