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Samsung might launch phones with foldable screens in 2017

Bloomberg reported that Samsung is working on ‘Project Valley’, a program to develop smartphones with bendable and foldable screens.<p>The company is said to be aiming to reveal two new devices next year, including one that folds in half a la flip-phones, as well as a 5-inch handset that unfurls into …

How An Ideo Alum And A DARPA Challenge Winner Built The Ultimate Crash-Proof Drone

The Snap aerial camera by Vantage Robotics draws inspiration from Formula 1 race cars.<p>A Formula 1 race car is designed so that in the event of a crash, individual parts and components can be removed and replaced in mere seconds. The same principles are at play for the Snap, an aerial camera that …

Drones

Microsoft launches its Planner project management app

After launching a preview for select customers last September, Microsoft is now rolling out free access to Planner, its project management app, to all users of its Office 365 productivity suite.<p>The tool lets you plan projects for your team, whether it’s for your business, school or non-profit …

Instagram’s new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes live

If you’re looking at your Instagram today, you might notice something has changed: older posts from friends and other accounts you care about are now appearing above those that were shared more recently. Yes, the new Instagram algorithm that rearranges the order of posts to show you the “best” …

Algorithms

Dubai Is Building the World's Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

They like to do things big in Dubai, including a newly-approved concentrated solar power project that will generate 1,000 megawatts of power by …

Renewable Energy

Siemens Is Building An Army Of Collaborative Spider Robot Factory Workers

Instead of doing one job like typical factory bots, Siemens wants autonomous robots to work together to figure out how to tackle projects.<p>In the 1936 film <i>Modern Times</i>, Charlie Chaplin plays a factory worker whose only job is to tighten two bolts—again and again, all day, until he finally goes mad. …

Waking up with Pavlok’s wrist-shocking wearable alarm clock

I can’t help but think about shock collars when I wrap the bright orange silicone around my wrist. They’ve always seemed fairly cruel. And yet, here I go, putting one on myself — not for barking or wandering out of the yard, but for the crime of having a hard time getting my butt out of bed at …

People cannot wait to pay $800 for a laundry-folding robot

For every problem, someone is trying to sell a solution. No matter is too trivial to be monetized, even folding laundry.<p>FoldiMate, a California-based startup, plans to sell a robot costing between $700 and $850 whose primary purpose is to fold your freshly laundered shirts and pants twice as fast …

Renewable Energy Now Supplies Almost a Quarter of The World's Power Needs

Amazing!<p>Last year was an absolutely huge 12 months for renewable energy, with a new global status report on clean energy highlighting how 2015 was a …

Astronauts entered the inflated BEAM habitat for the first time today

Astronauts aboard the ISS entered the station’s first inflatable habitat today. At 4:47AM ET this morning, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka opened the hatch to the expanded habitat and ventured inside to collect air samples and data from the various sensors …

The Moto Z and Z Force are Lenovo's take on modularity

Lenovo has just announced the follows up to last year’s Moto X, and they’re called the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. They represent the biggest change in Motorola’s Android design philosophy to date. The important bit? Modularity – but it’s different from LG or Ara’s approach.<p>The device can be …

Triumph x Icon Dromedarii Motorcycle

Designed with a post-apocalyptic scenario in mind, the Triumph x Icon Dromedarii Motorcycle is a rugged, utilitarian build. Based on a 2011 Triumph …

Apple is making so much clean energy, it formed a new company to sell it

Apple has created a subsidiary to sell the excess electricity generated by its hundreds of megawatts of solar projects. The company, called Apple Energy LLC, filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to sell power on wholesale markets across the US.<p>The company has announced …

Solar Energy Is Now as Cheap as Fossil Fuels

<b>Exponential Finance</b> <i>celebrates the incredible opportunity at the intersection of technology and finance.</i><p>“We are now hitting a crossover point where …

Russian MC-21 airliner shown off to public

Designed and built 100% in Russia by Irkut Corporation, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), the MC-21 aircraft is part of a push to …

Hyundai Offering Owners Free Downloadable Upgrade to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

In today’s automotive pricing sphere, it’s rare to get something for nothing, but Hyundai is offering owners of select 2015, 2016, and 2017 model-year cars a free upgrade that adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay phone-mirroring integration. For those not keen on DIY electronic upgrades, no matter …

Rocker Rod Stewart honored as UK Queen's 90th birthday celebrations start | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran Scottish rocker Rod Stewart received a knighthood in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honors list on Friday as a weekend of events was launched to mark the official 90th birthday of Britain’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch.<p>Known for hits such as “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” and …

President meets Bernie Sanders at White House, then releases video declaring: ‘I cannot wait to get out there and campaign for Hillary’<p>Barack Obama launched a coordinated push to unify Democrats against Donald Trump on Thursday, formally endorsing Hillary Clinton for the first time after a …

Government

Space-Saving Strategies from New York Designers

Interior designers in NYC arguably have a steeper challenge than their peers in areas of the country that are less starved for square footage: Not only do they have to make each apartment look beautiful, but they also have to pack in storage while making the space feel light and airy. In other …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

The observation, made accidentally by astronomers in Chile, provides the first direct evidence for the theory that black holes feed on clouds of gas<p>Astronomers in Chile have caught the first-ever glimpse of a “supermassive” black hole preparing to gorge itself on gas clouds about a billion light …

Black Holes

10 Ways to Break the Cycle of Laziness

These simple tricks will help you increase your daily productivity.<p>Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on …

23 Cupcake and Cake Recipes You Need to Try This 4th of July

Because the only thing better than fireworks is dessert.<p>There's nothing better than serving homemade treats after a delicious 4th of July dinner. …

Dessert

Modern Atlanta: Design is Human 2016 is on!

Starting back on May 31st, the Design is Human Expo + MA! Architecture Tour will run through June 12th, so there’s still time to sign up and take …

You Can Now Swing Over This Deadly Hawaiian Hiking Trail

Oahu’s Haiku Stairs are known to provide one of the most beautiful views in Hawaii — and one of the most dangerous.<p>The "Stairway to Heaven" hiking …

China Is Throwing a Fit Because a Reporter Asked About Their Human Rights Record | VICE News

China's ambassador to Canada is telling Canadians to "not be blinded" by differences in the countries' stances on human rights, days after the Chinese foreign minister berated a journalist for raising the issue at a press conference.<p>Wang Yi, the first Chinese foreign minister to visit Canada in …

How to Grow More in Less Space with a Vertical Garden

Interior decorators know the classic design tip: when working with a small space, look up!Using empty wall space in creative ways can make all the …

Ask the Dust: Romain Veillon's eerie photographs of abandoned buildings

Abandoned Buildings

5 Netflix documentaries that change how you think about the future

Today you bought a T-shirt, a snack from a convenience store, and purchased a bottle of water. It seems simple and straightforward — you gave someone money, and you received the items you asked for.<p>As these documentaries prove, there are entire worlds of complexity in the most basic activities. …