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Toyota is building a wearable to help the blind navigate indoors

Although Toyota is best known for building cars, it’s been working on a project over the past four years to enable a different kind of mobility.<p>The company’s engineers in collaboration with the Toyota Partner Robot Group are developing Project BLAID, a wearable for the blind and vision impaired …

Scientists Create Artificial Tissues With A Cotton Candy Machine

Spinning up a small intestine<p>What do cotton candy and artificial tissues have in common? They are both made of layers of thin, fibrous material. And now they can both be made with a $40 cotton candy machine, according to Vanderbilt News and reported today by Fast Company. The researchers published …

Cotton Candy

Starry Internet Is Aereo Founder Chet Kanojia’s Latest Salvo In The War On ISPs

With all the startups using the internet to transform traditional industries, it’s a bit of a wonder why no one has taken on the internet itself. Broadband service is an expensive business to run, with steadily increasing rates thanks to our growing need for binge-worthy video content. Pardon the …

Wi-Fi

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

Swedish court refuses to force ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay

Unlike many other governments around the world, a Swedish court has ruled that it cannot force ISPs to block their customers’ access to file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.<p>The decision came after more than a month of deliberations, according to Swedish publication TheLocal.se and safeguards citizens’ …

See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

Architecture of Radio visualizes all the WiFi and cellular networks flooding our world.<p>Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other smaller …

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

How to Squeeze More Life From Your Aging Laptop

Cheap cures for common ailments<p>Looking to squeeze another year out of your aging portable? The common ailments below can be cured for $150 or less. …

This startup has found a way to remove CO2 from the air and turn it into pellets

An “air capturing” plant is taking in air through giant fans, filtering out the carbon dioxide, absorbing the gas in liquid, and converting it into pellets in a bid to combat climate change.<p>A Canadian start up, backed by Bill Gates, built its first such plant in Squamish, Vancouver, where members …

Bill Gates

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

10 things you might not know about U.S. Special Operations forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The troops that make up U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) include some of the most elite fighters in the U.S. military across all branches, including the Army Green Berets and Navy SEALS.<p>They're perhaps best known for going after high-value targets like Osama bin Laden and ISIS leader …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: the Model X and man-made islands

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>After three years of anticipation Tesla just launched its latest electric car. The company says the Model X is the world's safest SUV; it can go from 0-60 in …

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How Netflix works in virtual reality, and why it's not HD

It's true, the Netflix VR app is ready for your compatible* Samsung phone and Gear VR headset (if you don't see it, try uninstalling and reinstalling the Oculus app), and has a virtual living room for you to chill in. Oculus CTO John Carmack worked with Netflix on the app, and in a post to the tech …

Day Wave - Come Home Now

Notorious Cocaine Dealers' Release Requests Test New Sentencing Guidelines

A longtime federal judge struggled Monday over what constitutes justice for members of one of Washington, D.C.'s most notorious drug rings.<p>Senior U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth pressed a public defender about the fate of Melvin Butler, a man who helped flood the city with cocaine that …

Why Netflix in Ultra HD will ruin TV

Netflix has ruined television forever. Speaking as an unashamed hi-def snob who'd rather miss out on a show than have to watch it in grotty standard …

Stargate-like leap? Black holes could take us to ‘another universe’ – Stephen Hawking

Find yourself in a black hole? Not to worry, says Stephen Hawking: you won’t split into particles or cease to exist. Instead, you’ll wind up in an …

The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Tura Satana: the ultimate badass, boy-beating B movie star

“Ladies and gentleman, welcome to violence.” Buckled, belted and booted, Tura Satana was the burlesque dancer-turned-action heroine who broke the hearts and bones of all the men who crossed her. The late icon is best known for her role as killer go-go dancer Varla in Russ Meyer’s cult film <i>Faster,</i> …

Burlesque

Lexus Unveils Its Working Hoverboard

At the only skatepark where it works<p>Lexus just unveiled what is by all appearances a working hoverboard. This concept was teased about way back in June. Every story about it comes with an obligatory reference to <i>Back To The Future Part II</i>, that 1989 film set in the distant and far-off future of …

Hoverboards

5 Best Popcorn Time VPNs 2018 | Is Popcorn Time Safe?

Popcorn Time is an open source app that uses BitTorrent P2P technology to stream high-quality video content to your desktop or mobile device. As with …

Samuel Delany and the Past and Future of Science Fiction

In 1968, Samuel Delany attended the third annual Nebula Awards, presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). At the ceremony that night, “an eminent member of the SFWA,” as Delany later put it, gave a speech about changes in science fiction, a supposed shift away from …

Scientists are using origami to build nanobots

One of the world’s oldest art forms could inspire some particularly futuristic technology. In a paper published in Nature today, a team of scientists from Cornell University showed how origami influenced designs for atom-thick graphene objects that could one day be used in nanotechnology.<p>The …

Nanotech