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Human Rights

This Material Is So Dark, You Can't See It

If I were a supervillain, I’d want my name to be Vantablack. Unfortunately, that moniker is already taken, but not by a Hollywood bad guy. No, its …

Tech toys abound at New York Toy Fair

NEW YORK (AP) — From a preschool toy designed to teach pre-coding skills to a hands-on molecule-building set for older kids that works with an app, technology abounded at this year's Toy Fair.<p>The annual showcase of upcoming toys held recently in New York included a slew of tech-related products …

Kids

Trump calls for Apple boycott over iPhone in terror attack

Technically Incorrect: The Republican candidate says it's just occurred to him that Apple should be boycotted until it agrees to help the FBI hack a phone linked to the San Bernardino shootings.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Having asked …

Donald Trump

MWC 2016—What to expect at the world’s biggest smartphone show | Ars Technica

Flagships from Samsung, LG, and Xiaomi are all expected to be at the show.<p>Mobile World Congress is easily the biggest mobile phone show of the year. …

Phones

Scientists are planning to test a groundbreaking therapy to restore the sight of blind people

The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based startup RetroSense Therapeutics aims to use a technique known as optogenetics, which involves modifying neurons so they can be turned on or off using light.<p>The technique has been demonstrated in mice and monkeys, but this would be the first time it's been used in …

Ann Arbor

How Google Wearable Displays Will Move Search Into The Next Phase

It may seem simple, but having the ability for a wearable head display mounted device to detect whether someone is wearing the gadget without an …

Wearable Tech

New Graphene Lens Could Help Computers Beam Data at The Speed of Light

This is so cool.<p>Researchers have used graphene to create a lens that’s so flat, it’s 300 times thinner than a sheet of paper and weighs just 1 …

Nanotech

The 'Superman memory crystal' could hold the future of data storage

Scientists at the University of Southampton are offering a tantalizing look into a new type of technology that could be be the future of data storage.<p>…

New HomeKit gadget tracks how much electricity you’re wasting

Gadget maker Elgato has been churning out HomeKit-compatible devices like crazy, and it’s just dropped another that takes the smartplug concept one further.<p>Eve Energy became available for sale in the U.S. today after a European launch. It plugs into your wall, and then a device of your choice plugs …

The radical plan to destroy time zones

Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: Pyongyang time.<p>As a plan, it …

North Korea

Thino Pocket Smartphone Charger Now Available To Pre-Order For $20

If you find your smartphone battery requires a top-up during daily life, the new Thino pocket smartphone charger might be worth more investigation as …