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Nissan launches British-made home battery to rival Tesla's Powerwall

Sunderland plant to produce new and recycled batteries from electric cars to serve as home energy storage units<p>Batteries that have powered electric cars around the UK will get a second life providing energy storage for households, with the launch this week of a British-made home battery to rival …

Porsche Design Mate 9 pre-orders finally begin for €1395

If you have been waiting patiently to order the Porsche Design Mate 9 since it was first announced in late 2016, your wait is now over. The limited edition version of the Huawei Mate 9 is now available to pre-order from the Porsche Design site, and it will set you back a whopping €1395.<p>This version …

Mobile Technology

Here’s Samsung’s new 8-step battery safety test

Samsung has announced new quality assurance measures, including an 8-step battery safety check, following the cancellation of the Galaxy Note 7 last year. The protocols were outlined in a Samsung blog post today, alongside a video explanation of the Note 7 fires.<p>Samsung says its 8-step system …

Galaxy Note

The Taiwanese Startup That Can Sell You A Lifetime's Worth Of Stored Data

No one wants to shoot a smartphone video or start updating software only to find a popup saying storage is full. Photos and music probably maxed out the phone. A certain six people in Taiwan kept running into these problems and knew plenty of others who did, too. So they decided to do something …

Blink wireless security cameras run for two years on a pair of AA batteries

Hands-on with the anywhere (but outside) camera<p>Over the last year or so we’ve seen an uptick in availability of small and relatively cheap wireless security cameras. I mean truly wireless, using Wi-Fi to transmit data and batteries to provide power. That magical combination of features allows this …

Daan Roosegaarde's Smog Free Project kicks off 5-city tour of China

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Tower is now open to the public in Beijing, the first of five Chinese cities on the Smog Free Project …

Facebook at Work will launch on October 10 in London

Some more details are coming through on Facebook at Work, the social network’s big effort to move into enterprise communication services with a business version of its popular platform. Facebook has now sent out invites for a Facebook at Work launch event to take place in London on Monday, October …

Tech investor Marc Andreessen has quit Twitter (again)

Andreessen, cofounder of buzzy venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz, is well-known for his constant Twitter presence, sending stream-of-consciousness tweetstorms and retweeting messages about tech, economics, and politics, at all hours of the day.<p>With nearly 600,000 followers, he is one of the …

Chinese taxi-hailing giant Didi eyes bicycle sharing with its latest investment

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, may be about to get into bicycles. Bike sharing, to be precise. The company, which is in the process of finalizing its acquisition of Uber’s business unit in China, today revealed that it has invested in a young startup called Ofo which lets …

IBM announces next implementation of Apple’s Swift developer language

IBM has announced the next step in its continued implementation of support for Apple’s Swift. The company announced in a blog post recently that Swift is officially available on the server, inducing the Bluemix Runtime for the development language.<p>Essentially what this means is that developers can …

IBM

Google's self-driving car in broadside collision after other car jumps red light

Autonomous Lexus SUV could not prevent accident that caved in front and rear passenger-side doors, setting off airbags and forcing it to be towed away<p>One of Google’s self-driving cars was involved in one of the worst autonomous vehicle accident yet, when a driver ran a red light and collided with …

Eric Schmidt tells room full of iPhone users: 'So much for the Android monopoly in Europe'

For a man who makes more than his fair share of verbal gaffes, Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt can still come up with the odd zinger when he needs to. Schmidt was speaking to a packed house at Startup Fest in Amsterdam when the audience were asked to raise their hands if they used an …

Samsung Galaxy S7

Early Pokémon GO Plus Reports: Bad For Catching, Good For Buddies And Eggs

One of the most mysterious aspects of <i>Pokémon GO</i> has been the Nintendo-made peripheral, Pokémon GO Plus, which was delayed well past launch, but allegedly comes out tomorrow. There have been conflicting reports about what exactly the screen-less device actually <i>does</i> for the game, but now that a few …

The Growing Rivalry Between Google And IBM

In the PC era, the big rivalry was between Microsoft and Apple. Apple’s products were considered to be better, but Microsoft’s ability to leverage its operating system across a number of manufacturers proved to be the stronger model. By 1997, Apple was in such bad shape it needed an investment from …

Quantum Computing

Virtual Reality Meets Legal Reality: Zenimax Lawsuit Sharpens Its Aim on Oculus

On August 16th Zenimax submitted a Second Amended Complaint (courtesy of Game Informer) to its lawsuit originally filed against Oculus in May 2014. The amended complaint names Oculus VR LLC, Facebook Inc., Palmer Luckey , (the founder of Oculus VR), John Carmack (the CTO at Oculus), and Brendan …

6 sources of power, and advice on how to use it

Imagine a group of strangers wash up on a desert island. It wouldn’t take long for a hierarchy to emerge, with a few leading and the rest …

Facebook Unveils An Open Wireless Network Infrastructure

Facebook announced this week the launch of OpenCellular, the social network’s latest effort to bring Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.<p>The first design of the OpenCellular wireless access point is a shoebox-sized device that can support many mobile technologies, from slow 2G …

NASA Brings Space Internet Tech to the ISS

The new network promises faster speeds and better connectivity across the solar system.<p>NASA says it has begun to implement a new type of communications protocol, called the Delay/Disruption Tolerant Network (DTN), on the International Space Station. The DTN, which <i>Popular Mechanics</i> covered in a …

Internet of Things

Sustainable eHighways For Trucks Could Be The Answer To The Increase In Freight Transport

The world’s first public road project with electrified highway trucks is being conducted in Sweden, and will soon be replicated in California as well.<p>Sweden’s Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson and the Minister of Energy Ibrahim Baylan recently inaugurated the first eHighway system on a …

Los Angeles

This Is the Only ‘Natural’ Mosquito Repellent Worth Buying

Consumer Reports tested 6 bug sprays made with everything from rosemary oil to citronella.<p>Using a “natural” mosquito repellent, with active …

12 Things That Are Awesome About Being a Solopreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Solopreneurs are a powerful and growing force in today’s career landscape. A solopreneur is “a business owner who works and runs his or her business alone.”<p>A solopreneur is also the proverbial chief cook and bottle washer, who started the …

Small Business

A New 4,000 Mile Cable Will Carry Internet Across the Atlantic With Blistering Speed

Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to lay the 160-terabit cable.<p>If all goes as planned, there could be a new bridge between from Virginia Beach, Virginia and Bilbao, Spain by October 2017. Backed by Microsoft and Facebook, it will span the Atlantic for some 4,100 miles and will exist in the form …

Why Scientists Are Designing Robots to Feel Pain

For their own good.<p>"Joy wouldn't feel so good if it wasn't for pain," a wise sage once said, and robotics professors from Leibniz University of Hannover agree. At the recent IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Sweden, Johannes Kuehn and Professor Sami Haddadin are …

Stealth Dirtbikes for Special Forces

These motorcycles can propel an operator down a dirt road—or power a small village.<p>Two new dirtbikes developed under a government research initiative have hit the floor at a special forces industry conference. The bikes are the result of a DARPA project to develop a stealthy dirtbike for special …

How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires

Protecting your home and family from catastrophes is best done early. Here how to prepare for wildfires.<p><b>The Threat:</b> Millions of acres of the U.S. burn every year<p><b>Where:</b> Sunbelt states and Alaska<p><b>When:</b> June to September<p>Don't confuse a house fire with a wildland fire that's about to overrun your house. …

Lithium-Ion Will Be Tough To Beat, Says Argonne Battery Whiz

People who are working on next-generation batteries often put lithium-ion down, saying the current technology is too costly, too flammable, or too limited to meet the clean energy and clean transportation demands of the future.<p>But four years into a five-year effort to develop a better battery at …

Clean Energy

Autonomous Driving Technology At NXP's FTF Appears Closer Than You Expected

With all the hype surrounding autonomous or self-driving cars, you’d think it was right around the corner. Well, you’d be right. The technology to build a self-driving car is here and is being demonstrated at their FTF Technology Forum in Austin this week using components NXP is already …

iOS 10 Rumor Roundup: 6 Features That May Be Included In The Update

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, Apple is expected to announce iOS 10. And a number of rumors surrounding iOS 10 have been sprouting up in recent months. It does not sound like iOS 10 will be a massive design overhaul, but there will be a number of significant improvements and …

Innovative project at Kala Ghoda's DAG Modern interprets modern art for the visually impaired

mid-day takes a visually challenged clerk to experience a first-of-its-kind show in Kala Ghoda where works of masters are interpreted by tactile …

Art

Facebook brings Facebook at Work to India

Facebook at Work is not a social networking solution, but a productivity solution, says Facebook<p><b>New Delhi:</b> Facebook has rolled out its enterprise …