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A new technology could drastically extend your phone battery — but cellphones companies don’t want to use it

The antenna in your phone is more than just a lazy strip of metal.<p>As Apple's infamous Antennagate fiasco taught us, snatching radio waves out of thin air to transmit thousands of messages a second over miles and miles is not quite that simple.<p>Just as poor antenna design (or an errant hand) can ruin …

Batteries

2 killers used power tools in upstate New York prison break

The two convicted murderers who escaped a New York maximum security prison near the Canadian border had to have been overheard by someone while they were planning the “elaborate” plot, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday, as bloodhounds and helicopters were on the hunt for them.<p>The two murderers who used …

Google begins reporting robocar wrecks

Google has launched a website devoted to its robocars that, among other things, reports accidents involving the vehicles. That's a shift in position for the tech giant, which previously had intended not to reveal incident details.<p>The website, launched Friday, will provide information on any …

Britain 'is experiencing same decline as Rome in 100BC'

Dr Jim Penman believes Britons no longer have the genetic temperament that sparked the Industrial Revolution<p>Britain is experiencing the same decline as Rome in 100BC, with the collapse of civilisation inevitable, a scientist has warned.<p>Dr Jim Penman, of the RMIT University in Melbourne, believes …

World History

MasterCard And Zwipe Unveil Credit Card With Fingerprint Scanner

MasterCard partnered with Zwipe to create the world’s first credit card that combines biometric authentication and contactless payment technology. Financial institution Sparebanken DIN of Norway conducted a live pilot of the Zwipe MasterCard over the last few months.<p>For security purposes, the …

Here’s How Samsung Spent Billions Of Dollars To Destroy Apple With Attack Ads

Its Apple-mocking ads are funny, clever, and timely — creating a humorous caricature of the people using Apple products.<p>It's hard to quantify exactly how much of these ads have helped Samsung in sales. But there's no question it's turned Samsung into a powerful brand that's now one of the biggest …

Mobile

Apple's New "Flexible" iPhone 6 Plus? Check Out This Video.

Reports are circulating of the devices bending when carried in a front pants pocket.<p>A new video on YouTube in which a reviewer bends an iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands is attracting notice online and in the Apple enthusiast community.<p>In response to scattered reports of the jumbo phone bending in …

Star Citizen's 'Top Gear' show test-flies a new spaceship

When you're as rich as <i>Star Citizen</i> (now $49 million and counting) you don't just announce a new starship for your game, you create your version of the show <i>Top Gear</i> and it announces the new starship. Say hello to the M50 Interceptor.<p>"Galactic Gear" here is Cloud Imperium Games' fun way of telling …