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Samsung's graphene batteries could charge your phone in 12 minutes

While persistent efforts in phone design and software optimization have got us to the point where our handsets can now last a day on a single charge, there’s work to be done yet if we’re heading for a future rife with VR and AR apps.<p>To that end, Samsung says it’s inching closer to making better …

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices

With the emergence of streaming devices, getting your favorite content from the internet to your TV is getting easier every day. Although Roku, …

Twisted light could make wireless data faster than fiber

As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they're still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you can transmit and the affordability of the fastest connections. Scientists may have a way to eliminate those cables while offering even …

Soonish: Zach and Kelly Weinersmith on 10 technologies that will change everything

The future, soonish<p>We hear a lot of promises about the future. But what’s truly on its way, and what’s going to remain a pipe dream for a few decades yet?<p>That’s the question that Zach and Kelly Weinersmith set out to answer in <i>Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve</i> <i>a</i><i>nd/</i><i>o</i><i>r Ruin Everything</i>, …

Penguin Random House

Want to Get Paid Every Month? These Dividend Stocks Are for You

You'll be surprised at how easy it is to get the income you need.<p>Your bills come every month, so it would be nice if your portfolio income did too. …

Investing

Toshiba's new fast-charging battery could triple the range of electric vehicles

A key focus of electric vehicle (EV) makers is maximizing the range users can get from each charge, and for that reason new battery technologies are …

Electric Vehicles

Google Cloud IoT Core Focuses On Simplicity And Scale

Google announced the availability of the beta of Cloud IoT Core, its enterprise IoT platform offering. The service has been in the private preview for select customers and partners. Let’s take a closer look at Google’s IoT platform as a service in its current form.<p>Technically speaking, Google had …

Cloud Computing

The best keyboards and apps for your smart TV

Once you’ve purchased a smart TV, you will quickly realize one of the medium’s worst aspects is how difficult it can be typing using a navigation …

Smart TV

Discover the darkroom secrets of legendary photographer Edward Weston

I’ve been fascinated with the darkroom ever since I started shooting film. For years it was this mysterious thing that I’d never be good enough to …

Why and how to erase your browsing history

Cover your tracks in any web browser.<p>Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or if restore a tab that you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find …

IT security

An Electric Revolution: New Study Shows Fluid-Like Motion of Electrons in Graphene

Be Like Water<p>In graphene, electrons move in strange ways. Their unusual and fluid-like behavior was observed by scientists at the National Graphene …

Chemistry

Unconventional quantum systems may lead to novel optical devices

(Phys.org)—Physicists have experimentally demonstrated an optical system based on an unconventional class of quantum mechanical systems that could …

Quantum Mechanics

‘We are all just mind-boggled:’ scenes from the total solar eclipse of 2017

For one brief moment, day became night.<p>And the sun was replaced by a black circle — ringed on all sides with gleaming white fire.<p>As the Great American Eclipse made landfall in the tiny coastal town of Newport, Ore., the rowdy crowd that gathered on its beach was stunned by the sight into an eerie …

Astronomy

That dog is way cooler than I'll ever be.

7 genius smartphone photo hacks

It should be easier than ever to take gorgeous, frame-worthy photos right from your smartphone. That’s what Apple’s giant “Shot on iPhone” billboards suggest.<p>If that’s the case though, why do so many of the nearly 20,000 photos I’ve shot on my own iPhone over the past few years mostly stink? The …

Mobile Photography

Build a Raspberry Pi Scanner that Tracks the Devices Connected to Your Local Network

We’re going to make use of a Raspberry Pi to build a network scanner to keep track of the hosts connecting to our local network. It’s actually pretty easy to do. And as we’re going to make use of ARP scans to do it, which are moderately stealthy unless you heavily hammer the network, it would be …

Find out which glasses are safe to use to watch the upcoming solar eclipse

With excitement building over the solar eclipse set to take place on Aug. 21, anyone looking to view the rare phenomenon will need a pair of special eclipse glasses to avoid the harmful effects of staring directly at the sun.<p>For more important safety information, pre-order Jeff Rossen's new book …

American Astronomical Society

New device can heal with a single touch, and even repair brain injuries

A new device developed at The Ohio State University can start healing organs in a "fraction of a second," researchers say.<p>The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), has the potential to save the lives of car crash victims and even deployed soldiers injured on site. It's a dime-sized …

Ohio State University

Need a new password? Here are 306 million to avoid

Security researcher Troy Hunt has released a searchable tool that taps the database of previously compromised passwords.<p>If you're in the market for new, unique password, Troy Hunt has a trove of what you don't want.<p>Hunt, the security expert behind the Have I Been Pwned website, on Thursday released …

Security

Researchers Break a 100-Year-Old Fundamental Limitation of Physics

Breaking Limits<p>Researchers working at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully challenged a fundamental law that’s …

Physics

Who took the greatest sports photograph of the 20th Century?

Marvin E Newman was nine years old when he began accompanying his five maternal uncles, all movie projectionists, to work. It was 1937, and picture palaces were springing up all over New York. If Newman helped carry the tins of film required to play the weekend features back to back, he was left to …

A New Technology Could Provide 40% of the World's Energy Needs, and It's Carbon-Neutral

Harnessing Salt Concentrations<p>Estuaries are ecosystems constantly in flux — brackish bodies of water where fresh and ocean water meet and mix. These …

Penn State

Parents coming to visit? This tech can help

Make family visits smoother and less stressful with a few smart upgrades.<p>So your parents text you to say, Surprise! They're coming into town to "see how you're settling in" to your new apartment.<p>Three reactions: one, you love your parents, but you don't have time to entertain them all weekend. Two, …

Smart Homes

This Box Detects Home Intruders By Only Using Wi-Fi

Aura is a security device radically different than those that came before it.<p>A few years ago, researchers at MIT developed a new technology that could detect movement by measuring changes to wireless signals. This device, called Radio Frequency (RF) Capture, could in effect "see through walls" by …

Wi-Fi

A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.02.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>As he was brushing his teeth …

Mathematics

Google and Levi's teamed up to make a super high-tech denim jacket, and you'll be able to buy it soon

Are you ready to start wearing your digital devices on your sleeve — literally? The newest style trend is going to be more than high fashion — it’s …

Kancy Wireless Smart Switch For The Internet Of Things (video)

Kancy is a new wireless smart switch which has been created to help take your smart home to the next level and provide Internet of Things automation …

BeeHex robot can 3D-print (and cook) a pizza in just 6 minutes

Forget about autonomous cars for a second and imagine a world where delicious pizza goes from concept to noms in all of six minutes. It’s as American an idea as the bald eagle: food at your fingertips with minimal effort. And it’s now real.<p>BeeHex, a Silicon Valley startup has invented a bot that …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

This tiny home was 3D-printed in 24 hours

And it cost just over $10,000<p>At this point, a house (or a five-story building) made of 3D-printed parts is no longer a shocking sight. However, a new project in Russia takes the instant gratification of a 3D-printed structure one step further by getting all the printing done right on site.<p>Completed …

3D Printing