Jan Philipp Schneider

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Apple could bring Bendgate back — on purpose this time

The so-called Bendgate incident might have done Apple no favors in 2014, but according to a new patent published today, Cupertino is far from done when it comes to flexible iPhones — this time, purposely so.<p>Apple’s newly-granted patent covers an invention related to flexible housing for future iOS …

German Pedestrians Can Now Play ‘Pong’ With Each Other While Waiting At The Crosswalk

Whenever the words “traffic” and “pong” come to mind, I imagine a <i>Frogger</i>-like situation with real people. A few German students had a different game in mind when they initially proposed their “StreetPong” concept back in 2012. Give or take a few European adjustments (i.e. “pong” = “soccer”), it’s …

Bio-Electric-Solar Hybrid Triplane Seeks Backers

Borrowing from aviation’s golden age for our eco-friendly present<p>If completed, the crowdfunded BEHA plane will pair two battery-powered electric turbines with solar panels, wind turbines, and a separate biodiesel engine, to fly through the sky with as small an environmental footprint as possible. …

Apple Patents 'Anti-falling' Phone Tech

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and now it's safer!<p>The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple US the rights to patent …

You Can Call This Tricked-Out Airplane Home for a Night

Airbnb is teaming up with KLM Airlines for a new contest.<p>We've seen a lot of outrageous and unique listings on Airbnb, but this one tops the list. As part of its "Night At" campaign, the accommodation site is teaming up with Dutch airlines KLM to offer one lucky winner a chance to spend the night …

2016 Toyota Mirai First-Drive – Fuel-Cells Dawning

You can’t accuse Toyota of rushing the 2016 Toyota Mirai to market. The hydrogen powered sedan may look like a vision of the future circa <i>Buck Rogers</i>, …

Chasing the sun at Chile's Solar Atacama Rally

<b>Rally racing in solar-powered cars has taken off in recent years, nowhere more so than in Chile's Atacama Desert, says the BBC's Gideon Long.</b><p>Motor racing is not the greenest of sports.<p>Whether it be Formula 1 cars hurtling around the circuit at Monza or rally cars careering along dirt tracks through …

School demonstrates 'active shooter' system

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — With students off for the Veterans Day holiday, a simulated school shooting at a Methuen grammar school on Tuesday showed what …

GE has a plan to make futuristic 'smart homes' happen

It’s 2014 and we have drones, 3-D printing, Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, self-driving cars, wearable computers such as Google Glass, and …

The MegaBots ‘Mad Scientists’ Want To Finally Make Robot Fighting A Reality

Are you the type of person who watched the Hugh Jackman comedy <i>Real Steel</i> and thought, “This is pretty great, this robot fighting… someone should do this for real”? If you answered yes and have a few hundred thousand dollars to spare, then today might be your lucky day. A team of “more than 20 …

One World Trade Center Opens Its Doors

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Elusive Fanged Deer Spotted For First Time In 66 Years

Fangs for showing up again, deer.<p>A species of fanged deer that hasn’t been seen in 66 years was recently spotted by scientists in northeastern Afghanistan, according to a Wildlife Conservation Society news release published Friday.<p>The Kashmir musk deer, which is one of seven similar species found …