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Control any smart device, simply by waving at it

Having a touch screen smartphone is basically our natural state at this point. And although touch screens are easy to use when your eyes and hands …

Semiconductor Nanowires Could Revolutionize Solar Technology

Sol Voltaics and a group of scientists from Lund University believe that semiconductor nanowires are the way forward for a world with better solar cells. With their patented Aerotaxy process, they aim to manufacture low-cost gallium arsenide solar cells.<p>But first, what are solar cells and how do …

Solar Panels

Broadband adviser picked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai arrested on fraud charges

Elizabeth Pierce allegedly tricked investors into pouring $250 million into a fiber optic scheme by forging revenue agreements<p>A broadband adviser selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advisory committee was arrested last week on claims she tricked …

Sweden modified a road to recharge EVs while driving

You can now charge your electric vehicle as you drive in Sweden, but only for about 2km (1.2 miles). That's the length of a road outside Stockholm that's been embedded with electrified rail, which is the first length in a government-planned nationwide rollout of EV-recharging streets. …

Electric Vehicles

BMW's car subscription pilot program starts at $2,000 per month

The rumors of BMW's American branch joining the car subscription craze were true. The automaker has launched a pilot Access by BMW program in Nashville, giving you a more flexible alternative to ownership that lets you switch cars as often as you like (through a mobile app, of course) without …

Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel

Apple Inc. is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel Corp., according to people …

There's an algorithm to simulate our brains. Too bad no computer can run it

Scientists just created an algorithm capable of performing a complete human brain simulation. Now we just have to wait for someone to build a computer powerful enough to run it.<p>The team, comprised of researchers from Germany, Japan, Norway, and Sweden, recently published a white paper detailing the …

Algorithms

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Tesla actually built the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!<p><i>Note: This story was updated on December 1.</i><p>Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on an ambitious commitment, and the state of South Australia is now home to the world’s biggest battery. The battery installation is connected to a wind farm (that's …

Clean Energy

Apple is considering a snack-safe keyboard

Apple filed a patent made public yesterday for a keyboard that resists crumbs. The patent describes two different ways that a keyboard can keep dirt out, either by sealing gaps off or having a membrane beneath each key that would blow out air every time a key is pressed, pushing out unwanted debris.<p>…

Google says Bristlecone chip could ignite quantum computing

Google has a quantum computer chip, called Bristlecone, and the company thinks it'll outdo the classical computers using today's silicon processor designs.<p>Quantum computers, which stand to revolutionize at least part of the computing industry if anybody can ever figure out how to get them working, …

Mazda rotary engine returning in 2019 as EV range extender, exec says

<i>By Joel Stocksdale</i><p>It seems that a range-extended Mazda electric car with a rotary engine is for real, and coming sooner than expected. An automotive news outlet from the Netherlands called AutoRAI spoke with Mazda's European vice president for sales and customer service. He told the outlet that …

Researchers are wirelessly charging devices by blasting them with lasers

Even the most futuristic of devices start to feel dated when you plug them into charge. Sure, there’s wireless charging, but it’s just plugging in your device without actually plugging it in, right? I mean, you’re still plugging in the mat that it sits on to charge.<p>You know what sounds futuristic? …

The ESA says preserving old online games isn't 'necessary'

The video game industry as a whole does a poor job of preserving its history -- especially when it comes to online games. The Entertainment Software Association -- responsible for E3; counts Electronic Arts, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and Ubisoft as members -- is petitioning the US Copyright Office …

Windows 10's new app: Microsoft's Ink to Code turns sketches into working code

Microsoft offers Windows and Android developers a new Garage Project app to prototype software faster.<p>Microsoft's latest app from the Garage Project …

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower

Move over, tardigrades.<p>Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to …

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the technology and open the door to levitating much larger objects, including humans.<p>Engineers from the …

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Pixar Just Revealed Scrapped Ideas From Their Movies. This Changes Everything

<b>What:</b> A new video chock-full of scrapped ideas from Pixar Movies.<p><b>Who:</b> The team at Disney Pixar.<p><b>Why we care:</b> What would it be like to live in a world where <i>Toy Story</i> had been called <i>Hand-Me-Down Hero</i>? Pursuant to Butterfly Effect law, the movie might have flopped, causing Pixar to cede ground to …

Animation

How To Get Organized And Be A Better Miniature Painter in 2018

<i>Geek & Sundry Painters Guild is our show where host Will Friedle goes on a journey to learn how to paint miniatures. Last season, he learned basic</i> …

Severe Intel security issue may impact all Macs and Windows PCs

Purchased a Mac or Windows computer recently that’s faster than any PC you’ve ever owned? Well, we need to talk. All computers packing Intel chips …

New panorama sunroof airbag keeps you in the car and protects your head

Airbags inside cars are designed to protect your head, neck, and chest in the event of a smash. More recent designs offer additional protection for …

FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system

Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works …

South Korea's Samsung Elec develops 'world's smallest' DRAM chip

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it has developed the world’s smallest DRAM chip, widening its technical lead on competitors as it tracks toward a record operating profit in 2017 driven by the semiconductor business.<p>The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office …

South Korea

Scientific breakthrough? Experts find way to reverse aging

It's understood that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make a person's “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has found a way to possibly stave off these …

These Shapeshifting Metals Could Be the Future of Flight

Humanity may be divided on a great many issues, but most would agree that it would be very cool to have airplane wings made of shapeshifting metal. …

Engineering

Home.me turns your 2D floorplan drawings into 3D renderings

It’s easy enough to draw a basic floorplan of your home, but turning that floorplan into 3D rendering typically falls into the realm of professional designers. With home.me, TechCrunch Berlin Hackathon hackers Charles Wong and Aravind Kandiah, who are both students at the Singapore University of …

Elon Musk will send his Tesla Roadster to Mars on a giant rocket

Elon Musk says the first test launch of SpaceX's massive new rocket will happen next month.<p>Its destination? Mars.<p>Its cargo? A Tesla Roadster with David Bowie on the stereo.<p>The rocket, known as the Falcon Heavy, will lift off from Kennedy Space Center, near Cape Canaveral, Florida using the same …

Space Travel

Fire risk prompts new rules for 'Smart Bags' on American Airlines

Fliers traveling on American Airlines (AAL) with battery powered "smart bags" will have to play by new rules in 2018.<p>Starting on January 15, the airline will require passengers checking luggage to remove the lithium ion batteries installed in so-called "smart bags" to reduce the risk of fire in the …

American Airlines

NASA’s new titanium tires can never get a flat

Ever since man started thinking about putting things on other planetary bodies, transport has been a concern. Wheels are the obvious means of getting …