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Scientists Solved the Mystery of Why Rechargeable Batteries Go Bad

Every time you recharge your lithium-ion batteries, their storage capacity decreases just a little bit. That is why your mobile gadgets won't stay on …

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Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Einstein is wrong? That's the potential outcome of a quantum mechanics study as scientists race to disprove his views on entanglement.<p>Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and …

Quantum Mechanics

Here’s how Apple’s smart home program will work

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>Apple’s(s aapl) move into the smart home isn’t actually the grand experience I had hoped for. Instead, it …

Home Automation

Amazon Prime members: You'll soon be able to stream music… that's 6 months old

As if yesterday’s Apple-Beats deal confirmation wasn’t enough news in the land of music streaming, Amazon will apparently be launching a music streaming service of its own.<p>As a service part of its Prime membership offerings, it will offer music as new as six-month-old releases and launch in June or …

Google faces up to image problem in Europe

AMSTERDAM (AP) — As Google bowed to a European court ruling to consider users' claims to remove embarrassing search results, the company took the first step toward preventing any more such punishing decisions — acknowledging it has an image problem in Europe.<p>The company was stunned in May when a …

Samsung is working with Oculus on a media-focused VR headset

Last week we told you about Samsung's unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral that enables VR interaction for flagship phones from the world's largest phone manufacturer. This week we've got <i>far more</i> details. First things first, Samsung's headset is the fruit of a collaboration with Oculus …

Congress to probe secret 'Cuban Twitter' as lawmakers claim they were misled

Lawmakers want more details on the fake Twitter-like service that the US government launched in Cuba in hopes of spurring protest and heightening discontent among the country's youth. Rajiv Shah, head of the US Agency for International Development — which was behind the hushed effort — is scheduled …

Maxthon promises you can play awesome console-like games on its browser — and with no downloads (exclusive)

Maxthon wants you to play console-quality online games on its browser — without requiring you to download anything.<p>The company, which makes the superfast Maxthon browser, hopes to become the favorite web browser of gamers by enabling them to play online games without the hassle of downloading …

Samsung says it is closer to flexible electronics after graphene breakthrough

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Samsung and an affiliated laboratory say they have grown large-scale, impurity free graphene, an important step …

Graphene

Lenovo's bid for IBM server unit reportedly sparks national security concerns

Lenovo's deal to purchase IBM's server unit will face strong regulatory scrutiny over national security concerns from the US government, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. The United States has closely scrutinized past deals in which foreign bodies proposed the purchase of a major infrastructure of …

Samsung Galaxy S5 comes preloaded with antitheft features for Verizon, US Cellular

In an effort to curb smartphone theft, Verizon and US Cellular have worked out a solution with the Korean handset maker to better secure its new flagship Android device.<p>Smartphone theft, in the words of lawmakers grappling with the crime, has reached "epidemic" levels. In the last few years, the …

How Silicon Valley trolled Mozilla's CEO out of office

Silicon Valley prides itself on being a place where failure is okay and diversity is celebrated.<p>But the tech community proved itself remarkably intolerant this week when it forced the resignation of Mozilla chief executive Brendan Eich.<p>Eich gave $1,000 to the California Proposition 8 campaign in …

Science Jokes From Our Twitter Followers

Check out some of our favorite science jokes.<p>On Monday, we asked our Twitter followers, "What's your favorite science joke?" The nerds delivered. Here are our favorite science jokes, organized by subject.<p>Chemistry<p>@PopSci I was going to tell a joke about sodium, but Na.— Ian Haygreen (@IanHaygreen) …

Rosetta sets sights on destination comet

The Rosetta spacecraft has caught its first glimpse of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko since waking up from deep-space hibernation in January.<p>ESA’s …

Space

Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time

You had me at "seaweed."<p>For the first time ever, a device has enabled people to translate a dolphin whistle in real time. The dolphin's first word was "sargassum," a type of seaweed.<p>"I was like whoa! We have a match. I was stunned," researcher Denise Herzing told New Scientist. At the time, in …

CEO: Roku's future is TV's future (Q&A)

As Amazon enters the streaming-video device market today, Anthony Wood -- inventor of the DVR and founder and CEO of Roku -- already sees boxes and dongles as stepping stones to TV’s ultimate future.<p>The day a while back that Apple TV's $99 box launched, Roku founder and Chief Executive Anthony Wood …

Apple so rattled by ‘Next Big Thing’ ads, it almost changed ad agency, claims Samsung

Apple senior VP of marketing Phil Schiller was so concerned about Samsung’s <i>Next Big Thing</i> ad campaign, in which the company poked fun at Apple customers, that he emailed Tim Cook to suggest a change of ad agency to fight back – according to a claim by Samsung lawyer Jon Quinn.<p><i>The Verge</i> reports that …

With Microsoft's Project Spark, Anyone Can Build A Video Game

Microsoft wants gamers build their own worlds—playable game worlds, in fact. Microsoft’s Project Spark, in open beta now for Windows 8 and the Xbox One, splices together a Minecraft-like sandbox with actual developer tools, enabling budding game makers to actually build a playable game from scratch …