John Carroll

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How a group of neighbors created their own Internet service

Powered by radios in trees, homegrown network serves 50 houses on Orcas Island.<p>When you live somewhere with slow and unreliable Internet access, it …

Android customization - improve battery life, identify battery killer apps

Last week on our Android customization series, we took to the ultimate in cleaning up your Android device, walking through how to perform a factory reset on your device. While a reset is a pretty extreme measure for repairing some issues, we would like to look at a few battery drain repairs you …

Ready, Set, Power Up—Can the U.S. Win the Race to Create a Superbattery?

The stakes are high for the nation that invents the battery of the future.<p>Ever since the Italian count Alessandro Volta invented the first electric battery in 1799, scientists have sought to ramp up its performance. Even though we have sent a robot to Mars and split the atom, it has proved …

Electric Vehicles

The Audiophiliac chats with one of the world's top speaker designers

Pioneer's Andrew Jones discusses designing the new Elite Series of loudspeakers.<p>Andrew Jones has a degree in physics, but his real passion is speaker design. He started as a research engineer for KEF then moved to Infinity Speakers, but he's mostly known for engineering with Pioneer; he's chiefly …

Deadliest Tornado Outbreak in Decades Was Fueled by Smoke From Land Clearing

April 2011 saw the worst day of U.S. tornadoes since 1974, and a new analysis points to fires in Central America as part of the cause.<p>Even experienced weather forecasters were taken aback by the ferocity of the 2011 tornado outbreak. On its worst day, April 27, more than 120 twisters touched down …

Weather

Man Finds Simple Hack for Deleting Other People’s Facebook Photos, Earns $12.5K Bounty

An Indian security researcher has been awarded $12,500 by Facebook after discovering a ridiculously simple hack that could have wiped out vast …

Twitter's 'Instant Timeline' is actually a really good idea

Hey, Twitter! Keep your meddling hands off my timeline! If I catch you coming round here with sneaky Facebook-style algorithmic curation to mess about with the purity of my reverse-chronological tweetfeed, I’ll ditch you for App.net Menshn Ello er... something else.<p>For most veterans of Twitter, …

Social Media