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The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

GE helps old wind turbines increase power production by lengthening their rotor blades

Building new fleets of windmills isn't the only way to meet increasing demand for breeze-based energy, it seems. General Electric plans to get more renewable energy out of some of its existing turbines by lengthening their blades. You see, shorter rotors need a stronger wind to turn them, so GE …

With Polagram, Print Photos From Your Phone In Just A Few Taps

French startup Polagram just released a couple of new features and raised a round of funding. You can use the iPhone or Android app to print your photos directly from your phone and receive your prints a few days after ordering them. The app tries to get out of the way as much as possible, it’s …

Microsoft details Surface 4K display support, hints at Thunderbolt connection

People who plan to add the Surface Pro 3 to an existing set of external displays will be happy to hear that they can drive an ultra high-resolution …

Google Chromecast launches down under

From today, Australians can purchase the device in Dick Smith, JB Hi Fi and on the Google Play store for an RRP of AU$49.<p>The device, which launched in the US in July of last year and 11 countries in Europe in March, is a dongle that plugs into an HDMI port. It then allows users to stream content …

New $199 Toshiba Windows tablet shows why Surface Mini isn’t needed

Toshiba is showing Microsoft(s msft) how to aggressively price a tablet. The company launched an 8-inch slate on Tuesday that has a quad-core Intel …

A 3D Printer for the Rest of Us: New Matter Builds $199 Device

MakerBot arguably put 3D printing on the map, but it could be New Matter that ultimately puts it average people’s hands.<p>Backed by Idealab, the …

Apple Includes The Entire iPad Lineup In Education Discounts

The iPad is graduating; to Apple’s discount Education store, that is. The tablet now gets a price cut for qualifying education shoppers looking to buy either an iPad Air or iPad mini either in-store at its retail locations or online at Apple.com. The discounts aren’t massive, but they still get you …

Twitter and Billboard release new tool for tracking popular music

Two real-time charts provide up-to-the-minute song rankings<p>Twitter's social music discovery service might have failed, but that hasn't stopped the company from partnering with <i>Billboard</i> to launch the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. The website measures the popularity of songs in the US by …

Sony announces official wireless charging solution for Xperia Z2

If you’re an Xperia Z2 owner that’s been impatiently waiting for the rumored Z2 wireless charging kit, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has now made it official. Sony’s wireless charging solution is based on the QI charging standard and consists of two different components: the WCR12 Wireless …

Mobile

The 6 Robots That Will Wash And Feed Us When We're Old

Between 2012 and 2050, the number of Americans age 65 or older is predicted to nearly double from 43.1 million to 83.7 million, according to a U.S. Census report published this month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the country's graying demographics, combined with …

Simband, sensors key to Samsung wearables push

SAN FRANCISCO -- Samsung on Wednesday made a new push into digital health, and it doesn't want to go it alone.<p>The Korean electronics giant introduced new open software and reference design hardware to better measure certain health characteristics of wearables users, including heart rate and blood …

Google’s brand-new public cloud is already stealing the show from Amazon

The Google Compute Engine, Google’s answer to top public cloud Amazon Web Services, has been generally available for just six months, but it’s already become a service that IT buyers need to watch.<p>In the latest edition of technology analyst firm Gartner’s influential magic quadrant report on cloud …

Read Tim Cook's letter to Apple employees announcing the Beats deal

Apple's purchase of Beats is the company's largest acquisition ever, so it only makes sense that CEO Tim Cook had an enthusiastic statement prepared for his employees. Cook says that taking ownership of Beats will ultimately improve Apple's product line and extend its ecosystem. "Bringing our …

Mobile Is Eating Global Attention: 10 Graphs on the State of the Internet

Online photo sharing has sextupled in two years. Nigerians are on their phones 30 percent more than Americans. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined.<p>Mary Meeker's State of the Internet presentation is a primordial soup for fledgling think pieces about the Future of …

Hands-on with the PadFone X: ASUS' phone-tablet hybrid arrives in the US

If you're a special sort of person -- I don't know, like a tech writer-- the ASUS PadFone is old news. Since June 2012, Engadget has reviewed three versions of the phone, which comes with a tablet-like dock allowing you to transform it into a big-screen slate. For our American readers, though, it's …

'I'm Not Very Social': Sergey Brin Admits His Google+ Mistake

Google cofounder Sergey Brin admitted Tuesday that he should not have been even "marginally" involved in the company's social network, Google+, …

Samsung reveals Simband and Sami health platform

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1080000/1080385_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534396615_ed43ed216a10131d9fc1bf077431c7e7<p><b>Samsung has unveiled a prototype wristband that can be fitted with third-party sensors to gather a range of health data about the wearer's …

Digital Health

Google's camera app now lets you shoot in different aspect ratios

Google isn't done getting its Android camera app up to the standards set by third-party software -- not by a long shot. The company is now rolling out an update to Google Camera that lets you choose the aspect ratio for your photos, not just the resolution. If you prefer a movie-like widescreen …

Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the …