Aaron Tang

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New Galaxy Note 8 case leak highlights the phone’s biggest flaw

Smartphone leaks aren’t always accurate. In fact, in the months leading up to the launch of a highly anticipated new phone, we’ll often see dozens of …

Apple files patents that could transform AirPods

Apple may be looking to break in to the “hearable” game with the popular wireless earbuds it calls AirPods.<p>Patent tracking site Patently Apple, which …

Ever-changing memory could lead to faster processors

Virtually every central processor in your devices uses a tiered set of memory caches to speed things up by fetching commonly used data. But it's not very efficient -- in trying to accommodate everything, it's rarely the fastest at anything. MIT's CSAIL researchers want to fix that. They've …

This Crispy, Juicy Fried Chicken Is Worth the Mess

<b>Pro tip:</b> You can also cover your stovetop around the pot with aluminum foil before frying for an even easier cleanup.<p><b>Salt the chicken:</b> Place the …

Elon Musk Indicates Changes Coming For Tesla Autopilot

Elon Musk has so far ignored a call by <i>Consumer Reports</i> to dial back aspects of Tesla’s Autopilot feature following a fatal crash in Florida in which the driver collided with a semi with the system engaged. But the Tesla CEO tweeted last week that the automaker intends to modify the way the …

Tesla

Apple reportedly dropping Samsung for not only A10 in iPhone 7 but also A11 in iPhone 8

While Apple’s orders for the A9 chip in the iPhone 6s/Plus were split between the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Samsung, we heard back in February that TSMC was to be the sole supplier of the A10 chip in the iPhone 7. A new report from Korea claims that the same is true of the A11 …

Mobile Technology

Google acquires French machine vision startup to focus on object recognition

Machine learning startups are going fast as Google announces its acquisition of the French company Moodstocks.<p>The news comes just weeks after …

Google reveals when Nexus phones will stop receiving guaranteed updates

While most Android users know that software updates typically last two years following the launch of a device, Google has now set specific guidelines …

Android News

Apple Hires Sage Bionetworks President for Health-Related Project

Apple has hired Sage Bionetworks president and co-founder Stephen Friend for its health-related projects, according to a Sage press release spotted …

Merck

Huawei is reportedly building its own mobile OS

Hauwei, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer by volume, is working on its own mobile operating system in case its relationship with …

Android News

Apple Watch May Debut Energy Efficient Micro-LED Displays in 2017: Rumour

Could Apple Watch battery life get even better? According to hit and miss Asian publication <i>Digitimes</i>, supply chain sources claim the next Apple Watch …

Apple Watch

Samsung Leak Reveals 'Smart Glow' Rear-Side Notification System for Phones

An interesting leak has emerged online this morning that suggests Samsung is about to bring a new type of light notification technology to the rear case of its smartphones.<p>Android phones often come with a separate notification LED on the front of the handset that alerts users to missed messages and …

Mobile Technology

Report: Google is Planning to Build Their Own Smartphone

According to a new report from The Telegraph, Google is planning to release its own smartphone in order to complete directly with the iPhone.<p>A source …

Sundar Pichai

Soap slides out of plastic bottles spray-coated with silica nanoparticles

Ohio State researchers get around problem of surfactants, which make soap cling to surfaces<p>Tipping a bottle of shampoo upside down and shaking hard …

iPhone full? Photo Space app shrinks 7 GB of photos down to 1 GB

A new app could just be the answer to the most dreaded error message for iPhone photographers: There is not enough available storage to take a photo. …

Obama announces an additional 250 special operations forces to Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama announced Monday an additional 250 special operations forces will be sent to Syria in the coming weeks in a speech in Hannover, Germany, in an effort to stem the influence and spread of ISIS.<p>"Just as I approved additional support for Iraqi forces against ISIL, I've …

Middle East

24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico's southern Gulf coast is now 24, …

Mexico

Polar bears forced to swim long distances as Arctic ice melts

'Costly' swimming may play role in drastic population decline in Beaufort Sea, researchers fear<p>Scientists are concerned about the discovery that many …

California Hyperloop Test Track Will Start Construction Soon

Round and round we go<p>There's good news and bad news about Hyperloop, the revolutionary transportation idea proposed by Elon Musk in 2013 that involves whisking people between cities in sealed pods through vacuum tubes at breathtaking speeds.<p>The good news: <i>Dezeen</i> reports that the first test track for …

High-speed Rail

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

Autonomous Cars

You Can Charge Your iPhone 6s Wirelessly, But Is It Worth It?

Popular Science experiments<p>September's iPhone 6S release added many features to take on the competition. A 12-megapixel camera, faster fingerprint sensor and 3D Touch impressed during our iPhone 6S review. But what wasn’t included in the body of the now-unbendable Apple phone is a feature found in …

This Super Glass Material Is Almost As Strong As Steel

A cracked cell phone screen could become a thing of the past<p>As engineers continue to push what is possible for our buildings and gadgets, so too do they find new ways to tweak the properties of glass. Typically, glass is produced by heating minerals to a high temperature then letting them cool, but …

Engineering

High-Tech Wavepool Simulates The Worst Ocean Waves

Preparing ships and structures to weather the weather<p>Usually, you have to wait 100 years to see how well infrastructure will hold up in a once-in-a-century storm. But not anymore.<p>At the University of Maine's new Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at …

Engineering

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

Android News

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Solar Panel

And let the device recharge itself<p>Instead of searching for an outlet to keep your phone alive, what if all you needed was some sunshine? An MIT startup has created a transparent coating that transforms surfaces into solar panels.<p>The Trick<p>Typically solar panels soak up photons from the sun’s rays …

Clean Energy

What Is Quantum Cryptography?

And can it make codes truly unbreakable?<p>Every time you buy something online, you put your faith in math – simple math that's easy to do in one direction but difficult to do in reverse. That’s what protects your credit card information from would-be thieves. But the system can be hacked.<p>One popular …

Quantum Mechanics

A Tool To Make Webpages Load 34 Percent Faster

The developers, at MIT and Harvard, will be making it public soon<p>The worst part of navigating the internet is the wait. While you stare at a white screen, your computer (or let's be real, your phone) is chasing down thousands of little snippets of code, which point to other pieces of code, over and …

Computer Science

This iPhone Glitch Speeds Up Your Device

Confirming real-life cheat codes exist<p>The iPhone 6s is among Apple’s fastest devices ever released. But if you’re pleased with the speed of Apple’s A9 chip, your iPhone can fake a speed increase that translates to real world results.<p>The glitch was found by 9to5Mac’s Jeff Benjamin. The iDownloadBlog …

Why Am I Right-Handed?

<i>The questions kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places adults forget to explore.</i> …

The history of why pi equals 3.14(15926…)

The number represented by pi (π) is used in calculations whenever something round (or nearly so) is involved, such as for circles, spheres, cylinders, cones, and ellipses. Its value is necessary to compute many important quantities about these shapes, such as understanding the relationship between …

Mathematics