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Colossal 128TB SD cards could soon be on the way

The latest iteration of the popular SD memory card standard, the SD Express, could see future cards come with enough storage capacity to hold a lifetime’s worth of memories in high definition.<p>The SD Association, a group of nearly 900 companies that come together to prescribe SD memory card …

Gear & Gadgets

5 Sci-Fi Writers Whose Works Predicted The Future

Looking back over the course of history is one of the easiest ways that we can get better acquainted with our ancestors and social activity. When it …

Science Fiction

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.<p>Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online …

eCommerce

Supreme Court allows states to collect sales taxes on more online transactions

WASHINGTON — A closely divided Supreme Court upended the nation's Internet marketplace Thursday, ruling that states can collect sales taxes from online retailers.<p>The decision, which overturns an earlier Supreme Court precedent, will boost state revenues at the expense of consumers and sellers who …

South Dakota

Here's how world leaders are reacting to the historic Trump-Kim summit

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for the first time on Tuesday in Singapore, where they promised to commit to peaceful relations and work toward "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula, though the exact definition of that remains unclear.<p>The two leaders' …

Ikea teases a cheaper Sonos speaker

Yup, it’s also a shelf<p>The Sonos and Ikea partnership announced in December is now bearing fruit in the shape of speakers. The non-functional prototypes on display at Ikea’s Democratic Design Days event in Sweden are illustrative examples of what you can expect from Ikea’s new SYMFONISK range. In …

IKEA

Stormland is a new open world Oculus Rift game that will let you explore freely in VR

Breath of the Wild

The SWORD is a weapon-detecting smartphone case

No matter how stylishly makers dress them up, most smartphone cases are really about one thing: protecting screens from smashing. They're fragile cargo, we get it. Of course, some enterprising companies have taken things further, whipping up cases that transform into Android phones and selfie …

Studio 19 Solo E500X-EQ review: This expensive speaker is close to perfect

There's an abundance of speakers out there in 2018 to fit practically any need you have — top-end options from Sonos, smart assistant speakers from …

Can Nikon and Canon ever catch up with Sony’s mirrorless cameras?

Canon and Nikon are under pressure. As if they weren't already far enough behind in mirrorless cameras, Sony just launched the A7 III, which I called a "near-perfect all-around camera" in my review. It might come as a relief, then, to die-hard fans of those aforementioned camera companies that both …

Why some scientists say physics has gone off the rails

Has the love of "elegant" equations overtaken the desire to describe the real world?<p>The 20th century was a remarkably productive one for physics. First, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity helped us view gravity not as a force but as a distortion of space. Then Max Planck, Erwin …

Physics

Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole

Westford, Massachusetts<p>Using a massive telescope network, scientists have data in hand that could open new frontiers in our understanding of gravity.<p>For the monster at the Milky Way’s heart, it’s a wrap.<p>After completing five nights of observations, today astronomers may finally have captured the …

SEL releases world’s fastest transmission line relay

<i>For the first time, incremental quantities and traveling wave protection come together in the SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection</i><p>PULLMAN, Wash. — …

How to connect Lifx bulbs to Google Home

Google has been slowly closing the gap between what Amazon's Alexa speakers and its own Google Home are capable of. Among other small additions along the way, since its launch in November, Google has rolled out Actions -- which are third-party services -- and added the ability to throw movies and …

Google Home

30 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time

Science fiction is quite simply one of the most popular genres of film that we have. The creation of far away places and futuristic technology seems …

The Incomplete Onscreen History of Cyberpunk

Space opera may be the current king of the science fiction filmic landscape, and post-apocalyptic mayhem tends to rule the darker parts of the genre. …

Science Fiction

Elon Musk's Neuralink brain chips might someday fight the robot uprising

Elon Musk is starting yet another company, this time to create implantable brain chips to treat neurological disorders and one day, perhaps, protect us from evil robot overlords.<p>In a tweet Monday night, Musk confirmed a Wall Street Journal article on the new company, called Neuralink.<p>"Long …

Elon Musk

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Verizon offers taste of 5G as it expands network trials

We're slowly inching toward a super-connected 5G world.<p>Verizon said Wednesday it plans to offer "5G" service to some customers in 11 US markets by mid-2017, boasting that this rollout will be the largest proving ground yet for the next-generation wireless technology.<p>Certain "pilot" customers in Ann …

Telecoms

HDR is TV's next big format war, and Samsung and Sony could find themselves on the losing side

Dolby Vision is a technology that does seem to make a genuine difference at price points that are more affordable right now, and that's a real win for consumers.<p>Netflix

Mad Max

Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Pedernales Electric Cooperative Win $3.24 Million Department of Energy Grant to Advance Grid Integration of Solar Energy in Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, and JOHNSON CITY, Texas, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Can Science Prove The Existence Of God?

There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of our knowledge, Earth exists with a plethora of conditions that allowed for our existence, and …

Universe

Porous, 3D Graphene: MIT Scientists Make ‘One Of The Strongest, Lightest Materials Known’

In its atom-thin 2D form, graphene is one of the strongest materials known to man, but scientists have struggled to translate that strength of the …

Zotac's mini-GTX 1080 is the best graphics card made tiny

Reviewers agree that the GeForce GTX 1080 is the fastest graphics card ever made. If you've got the cash, it's the one you want for VR and PC gaming. But at a typical 10.5-inches long, you might have trouble fitting the original in a compact, living-room friendly computer.<p>That's what Zotac's new …

Computer Hardware

Polaroid just reinvented its iconic camera

LAS VEGAS — The classic Polaroid camera just got revamped for the modern day.<p>While Polaroid has previously launched instant print cameras mixed with …

Mobile Photography

How CableLabs is paving the way for lightning-fast broadband

Phil McKinney’s job as CEO of CableLabs is to lead the cable TV industry forward into new technologies that can help with the delivery and adoption of cable TV services.<p>The company is the research arm of the cable TV industry, and its job is to push new technologies such as Docsis 3.1, which …

Whirlpool's Scan-to-Cook tells your oven how to cook your TV dinner

You use the appliance manufacturer's app to scan the bar code on your favorite frozen food.<p>How hard is it to heat a frozen meal in your oven or microwave?<p>According to Whirlpool, it's a challenge. That's why the appliance manufacturer created Scan-to-Cook, a new feature in Whirlpool's app that will …

The World Seems To Be Preparing To Say Goodbye To FM Radio

The last time we had a major shift in our technology standards, people couldn’t figure out if their television would work without a tiny little box or not. The transfer from OTA broadcasting to digital transmissions was worth it in the end, but the confusion surrounding what to do was hard to …

Streaming

Sony's flagship soundbar kicks out room-filling audio

CES is filled with Dolby Atmos-spitting audio equipment, but Sony's HT-ST5000 stands out. Sony has improved this model with the ability to scale audio properly no matter what size your room is. Just adjust for the height of the ceiling and where you're sitting (using its onscreen GUI) and it can …