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Apple Researching Solar Cell Ambient Light Sensors Embedded in Displays

Apple continues to explore the various ways solar cell technology can be used to enhance the operation of electronic devices with a new patent application no. 20140152632 published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The document describes a method of using solar cells as ambient …

Dryzoo coating promises to make your existing phone water resistant

While Sony has long offered waterproof smartphones, the concept has only more recently started to gain traction with other Android OEMS like Samsung. With many of us bringing our smartphone everywhere we go, it makes sense that our phones would occasionally find themselves in situations where a …

Gear & Gadgets

Eye tracking could make Oculus Rift VR consumer-ready

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>Over the last two years, the Oculus Rift has won the …

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

Inspired by studying frozen lakes, the Sure Chill can stay cold for up to 35 days–long enough to get life-saving vaccines to kids still living off the grid.<p>Jenny McCarthy might tell you differently, but vaccines really do save lives. Unicef estimates that 2 to 3 million kids survived in 2011 …

LG G3 review: the company's best phone yet

Bigger, higher resolution, simpler to use. That's how we described LG's latest flagship, the G3, when we finally got our hands on it last week. The headline feature is, without a doubt, that Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) screen. I've been gazing at it intensely since the review unit landed in my hand. …

Thousands of jobs will be lost on Wall Street, and more banking reads

Is Pushing Interest Rates To Less Than Zero A Crazy Idea?

By now, you may have heard that on Thursday, the European Central Bank shifted to a <i>negative</i>interest-rate policy for deposits.<p>That news may have prompted two thoughts: 1) Isn't that crazy? 2) Who cares what happens in Europe?<p>These questions have answers. But first, some background:<p>The European …