Joshua Christian

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This device turns your iPhone into a mobile microscope

Humankind is not depending on me to cure some terrible epidemic. That takes the pressure off and lets me have a little fun as I try a device that turns my iPhone into a fairly powerful microscope.<p>With a clip-on aspheric lens and transmitted light base that weighs only a few ounces, the makers of …

Mobile Photography

Daily Roundup: Mercedes' self-driving concept car, living with a feature phone and more!

Welcome to the latest edition of the Daily Roundup. Find out what it's like to ride in Mercedes' luxurious self-driving concept car. Meanwhile, we try to live with a high-end feature phone and Tennessee sues the FCC over municipal internet. Get all the details about these stories and more …

Why Kevin Mitnick, the World's Most Notorious Hacker, Is Still Breaking Into Computers

Once the Internet's most-wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick is paid big bucks to do exactly what landed him in prison 20 years ago.<p>Look no further than Kevin Mitnick’s business card to see how some things never change.<p>Cut from stainless steel, the card includes breakaway pieces of a fully functional …

Engineering Lightbulbs To Keep Insects Away

Could help limit insect-borne diseases like malaria<p>Spending long summer evenings outside comes with a big nuisance: bug bites. Mosquitos and other insects are drawn to the lights illuminating your dinner party, which helps them hone in on their human prey. While that might mean a few days of itchy …

Insects

How the World's First Robot Astronaut Is Shaping the Future of Human-Android Interaction

With automated systems, self-driving cars, and robot helpers on the horizon, the way in which we interact with technology is going to undergo another massive shift. We might not have everyday access to these technologies now, but we will soon.<p>But for that to happen and for these technologies to …

Robotics

Wood Is Good: Orée's Artisan Solution For iPhone Wireless Charging

The smartphone world is increasingly turning towards fashion and personal statements both in the hardware and design of each handset, but also the accessories that are available. Some people want totally practical options, and they are well served, but smaller manufacturers are now offering …

Wireless Charging

Festo unleashes new robotic swarm of ants and butterflies

Biology-inspired robotics company Festo has revealed its latest animal robots -- cooperative ants and lightweight butterflies.<p>The family of animal robots created by German robotics company Festo is growing. As part of its Bionic Learning Network, the company has introduced two new robots: a swarm …

Robotics