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If companies were countries, here’s what our currency would look like

This week’s Apple earnings call revealed that the company has an absolutely mind-boggling cash hoard of over $261 billion. If Apple were a country, …

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IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

Computer learns to read body language – right down to the fingers

Scientists at the Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute (CMU RI) are working on a computer system that can read body language right down to …

This QR code backpack is next-level social media

JanSport is dabbling in smart-tech fabric, and they want your backpack to be just as social as you.<p>According to Steve Munn, President of JanSport:<p>“A [backpack is a] place to put something to eat, something to drink and something to wear — [that’s] what’s most important. Now, it becomes potentially …

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​LG Display succeeds in developing 77-inch transparent flexible display

LG Display has successfully completed a Korean government-backed project to make a 77-inch Ultra High Definition transparent flexible display.<p>LG …

South Korea

LG made a massive, flexible 4K OLED display that is taller than a person

Setting new records in consumer tech is always an odd topic for a pretty obvious reason: the relentless advancement of technology means new “firsts” …

New houses will have Alexa and Wi-Fi built into the walls

The Wi-Fi Alliance, the non-profit organization that certifies Wi-Fi enabled products, is ready to usher in a new era of the smart …

Amazon’s new Alexa-enabled Dash Wand is basically free for Prime subscribers

Amazon has released the Dash Wand, a new Alexa-enabled device that can help you scan grocery barcodes, convert measurements, and order household essentials from Amazon just by using your voice. The Wi-Fi-enabled Dash Wand is magnetic, so you can stick it on your fridge, and also offers some of the …

CIA has been hacking dozens of wifi routers for years, but seemingly not Apple ones

The latest documents posted by WikiLeaks reveal that the CIA has been hacking wireless routers for years. One particular hack, known as CherryBlossom, allowed the agency to monitor all Internet activity of a target, and even redirect their browser to government-created phishing sites …<p><i>ZDNet</i> spotted …

Wi-Fi

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Scott Forstall to Discuss Creation of iPhone at Computer History Museum Next Week

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California has announced that former iOS chief Scott Forstall will sit down with journalist John Markoff on June 20 for a fireside chat about how the iPhone came to be.<p>Forstall will be talking publicly about Apple for the first time since he was …

Phil Schiller

A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy

A team of Belgian researchers has developed a device that will remove pollutants from the air and convert them into simple hydrogen — using sunlight, nanoparticles and a photoelectric chemical membrane.<p>The project was conceived and developed by two sets of researchers working on related issues, …

Apple is going after Facebook by letting people talk to businesses in iMessage — here's how it works

Apple will let businesses communicate directly with their customers in iMessage when iOS 11, the next major software update for iPhone and iPad, is released this fall.<p>"With Business Chat, your customers can connect with you, have personalized conversations and even make purchases with Apple Pay," …

Chatbots

Scientists Create Molecular Black Hole Using World’s Most Powerful Laser

It’s an exciting time in the world of physics currently, especially for scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator …

Forget Twitter, your next airline complaint could be via iMessage

You'll be able to text with retailers and other businesses -- and even pay for items via Apple Pay -- when Apple's iMessages Business Chat hits the market.<p>Brands are about to get a lot more chatty with Apple's iOS 11.<p>Apple this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference unveiled its new iMessage …

Apple unveils Business Chat, which brings customer service and shopping into iMessage

Apple just unveiled Business Chat, its bid to turn iMessage into a communication platform that can compete with Facebook Messenger – and perhaps, make iMessage one of the main ways you interact with businesses.<p>The company quietly announced the service earlier this week with an update to its …

How Airbnb plans to help refugees find shelter

Airbnb has come up with a way to help refugees, evacuees, and other displaced people.<p>In order to meet its five-year goal to provide free short-term …

By 2021, most internet devices won't be for humans

Also, internet usage is on track to pass 3,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes by then.<p>Five years from now, there will be more machines talking to one another than people using smartphones, tablets and laptops, according to Cisco's annual internet forecast.<p>Machine-to-machine communication, also …

It's no wonder Google sold Boston Dynamics to SoftBank

A little after a year since we heard that Google’s parent company Alphabet was hoping to sell off robotics firm Boston Dynamics, it’s finally happened. The maker of Big Dog, Atlas and Handle is being sold to Japanese tech giant SoftBank, along with another robotics firm called Schaft – which Google …

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Draper’s DragonflEye cyber-bug takes flight

Back in January we heard about Draper’s efforts to outfit a living dragonfly with a sort of solar-powered mind control backpack. This project, known as DragonflEye, is cruising right along, and the R&D firm just released a video of the modified insect taking flight.<p>The idea is to control a living …

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

BIKI Fish Drone Preview: The Drone That's A Fish

You can’t deny that it looks cute. The BIKI is the “world’s first bionic unmanned underwater drone,” or so says the company making it, Robosea. It’s a neat idea, and looks great, but that’s only a fraction of what makes a decent product. That it’s on Kickstarter is another red flag (of caution, not …

Drones

Crowdfunding project of the week: BIKI is an underwater drone that looks like a fish

We are back with another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’, where we highlight some of the hottest tech coming from websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Shall we jump right into today’s featured campaign?<p><b>Other featured projects:</b><p>Drones are fun, but they can only move through air. We know plenty …

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Mobile

US admits airstrike in Iraq killed over 100 civilians

The United States on Thursday admitted its airstrike on Islamic State snipers in Mosul in March killed at least 105 Iraqi civilians. The Pentagon …

Pretend to be Tony Stark with this $290 desktop robot arm

Most robot arms we've seen in the past few years have been either attached to our favorite rolling dog/mech robots or been innovative prosthetics on our favorite humans. But why not a little worker bee robolimb plopped on your desk and ready to perform menial and/or delicate tasks? UFactory …

Virtual reality could place judges and jurors in the middle of crime scenes without leaving the courtroom

There are exceptions, usually in difficult, high-profile murder cases such as the O.J Simpson trial in 1995 in the US and the Jill Dando murder trial in 2001 in the UK.<p>But asking jurors to become fact finders in this way comes with myriad problems, from possible biases to the logistical and …

Virtual Reality

Snapchat employees had some hilarious reactions to Instagram's 'copycat' product

Just like Snapchat, Instagram will now let you share with select friends your special photos and videos, which will disappear after 24 hours.<p>Although companies iterate on each other's products all the time, this move stands out in part because Facebook has a long history of trying to clone Snapchat …

Social Media