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iPad Pro vs. MacBook Pro: Can Apple’s huge tablet replace your laptop for good?

After years of rumors and lofty expectations, Apple has finally unveiled a tablet that could rival its own line of laptops. The iPad Pro comes …

Apple's new partnership with Hermès makes it clear the tech company has no idea what the Apple Watch is supposed to be

Imaginatively, Apple is calling it the "Apple Watch Hermès Collection." It consists of a stainless-steel Apple Watch, in 38- and 42-millimeter sizes, paired with one of three Hermès leather straps, ranging in price from $1,100 to $1,500.<p>The marquee strap is the $1,250 Double Tour, available only on …

Polaroid is back — and printing photos with 'zero ink'

Polaroid seems to be getting stranger by the day.<p>The once king of instant photos died a slow death at the hands of the digital- photography revolution, but it has since been resurrected. Polaroid's latest creation is a strange mix of obsolescence and futurism: An instant camera that prints physical …

Crystals

SpaceX is working on a 'pizza box' that should scare your internet company

In January, entrepreneur Elon Musk announced that's exactly what he intends to do with his rocket company SpaceX. The idea is to launch 4,000 internet-providing satellites into orbit by 2030.<p>Writer Tim Urban sat down with a top SpaceX engineer to learn more about how this game-changing satellite …

Space Travel

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

IT Technology Evolution Over the Next 10 Years

For the last few years, IT has become good at deploying cloud infrastructures. We are successfully standing up clouds on premises, off premises and …

Self-driving cars are the future, but there’s a tech traffic jam in their path

Even the insurance industry is trumpeting the impact of Google’s innovation in driverless vehicles – but there are a few practical potholes<p>Here’s an interesting parlour game for a wet Sunday afternoon: list the most significant technological innovations of the last two decades. The two items at the …

Google Search starts connecting you directly to plumbers, locksmiths

Amazon launched a home services directory in 41 cities a few months ago, and now Google is dipping its toe in the water. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, for those "in and around" San Francisco, searching for terms like lock repair or clogged toilet will bring you a list of prescreened …

Watch this self-healing material handle a bullet

NASA-funded research has created a material that could self-heal in seconds. Two layers of solid polymer sandwich a gel that with an ingredient that solidifies on contact with air (i.e. when one or both of the outer layers is damaged). This differs from other approaches that rely on a mostly-liquid …

Quantum Dots Will Turn Your Windows Into A Power Supply

Imagine installing an air conditioner that won’t send your summertime power bills skyrocketing. That’s the promise of new quantum dot infused …

Clean Energy

This $15,500 Device Turns Your Vintage Hasselblad Into a Digital Camera

Basic digital cameras have gotten really, really good over the past few years.<p>That tiny shooter sitting in your smartphone is leaps and bounds better …

AMD touts Radeon R9 Nano as smallest and most power-efficient 4K graphics card

Advanced Micro Devices is unveiling its AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card today, touting it as the smallest and most power-efficient solution for 4K graphics on a PC.<p>AMD said it will enable PC makers to reinvent the small-form-factor PC with its third “Fiji”-based graphics processing unit (GPU). The …

All-in-One Ecopak House Incorporates its Own Shipping Container Into its Structure

1/7<p>Coates Design Architects Ecopak Prefab Container House<p>Seattle Architect Matthew Coates, President of Coates Design Architects, has teamed up with …

The World's First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

1/7<p>Michael Hansmeyer 3d printed room<p>3D printing has shaken up the worlds of medicine and design, and now it's architecture’s time to shine. Michael …

What It's Like to Drive the World's First 3D-Printed Car

A little quality time behind the wheel of the Local Motors Strati roadster.<p>This spring Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne called out the auto industry for the staggering amount of money it wastes in the design and manufacture of cars. His solution is based on classic business principles: …

Innovation is blooming at water-wise urban farms

As California moves through its fourth summer of drought, cutting back on water use means shorter showers, fuller dishwashers and drier lawns for most people living in urban areas.<p>But for small farms nestled between city streets, saving water means recycling it — and finding new ways to keep plants …

The Best Car in the World

Irecently spent several days driving the Tesla Model S — the torqued-up, all-wheel-drive P85D ($105,000) version — around Silicon Valley. I wafted up …

Carbon Fiber

Forget smart cars; this device makes you feel like you’re driving in the future

<b>Update [as of 1 Nov 2017]: We have received a few emails from customers who paid for this product on Indiegogo and hasn’t yet received it. Please</b> …

General Motors

Thoth Technology patents 12-mile-high inflatable space elevator

The hardest part about space travel is actually getting to space. Tearing through Earth’s atmosphere and escaping its gravitational pull requires a …

The 1990s Video Game Console That Was Way Ahead Of Its Time

<i>by Ryan</i> <i>Lambie</i><p>In terms of sheer convenience, the average 21st-century gamer is truly spoiled for choice: We can access games on our mobile phones and …

There’s A New Coffee Maker In Town For The Design Nerds

The Duo Coffee Steeper isn’t the first immersion brewing system to put its own spin on the french press method of coffee making. Others–such as the Aeropress or Clever dripper–have deservedly received heaps of praise, but the Duo is certainly the the best looking of the bunch.<p>Designed and …

Revolutionary new solar window tech can make any glass pane into a solar panel

If you’re thinking about going solar, we’ve got good news: your options have just been expanded. SolarWindow Technologies announced that their new …

This app lets you visualize the WiFi signals pulsing around you

We all inherently understand that there are various types of electric signals bouncing around us at all times, but since we can't see them, their existence is easy to forget.<p>But a new iPad app created by Richard Vijgen, called Architecture of Radio, visualizes the overlapping signals that envelop …

Wi-Fi

The future is now: 6 startups bringing science fiction to life

We all get hyped for the gadgets and technologies that could make our lives look like a badass science fiction movie: drones, hoverboards, robotics, VR, AR, self-driving cars or even flying cars (which for some obscure reason still persist as part of our expectations as nobody seems to realize that …

As Hyperloop progress glides forward, here’s what you need to know

We live in an age of unbelievable technological progress — one would think such changes would have brought about a new age of utopian technology. Yet …