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The Brainwavz B400 will make you wish your phone had a headphone jack

Silly brand name, splendid sound<p>You know me. I’m the person that recommends headphones that are the size and weight of VR headsets, but cost two or three times more. Sometimes, however, my attention is grabbed by simpler and cheaper in-ear headphones, as was the case with the 1More Triple and Quad …

Consumer Tech

So You've Got Investors For Your Startup. Here's What to Do Next

The hard work of building a great company comes after raising money for your startup.<p>You've raised your first round of funding and the check (or, more likely, the wire transfer) has been cut. Congratulations are in order! It's a lot of work getting investors on board with your idea and your plans …

Investing

How to launch a successful crowdfund campaign: 12 tips to make your Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign fly

A lot can go wrong when crowdfunding: here’s how to dodge the main pitfalls<p>Oculus Rift. Pebble. Vi. They all started life as entrepreneurs’ longshot …

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 …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Stop You From Reading This Because The Algorithms Have Already Won

And the machines are running the asylum.<p>There’s a decent chance that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will see this story. It's relevant to his interests and nominally about him and the media and advertising industries his company has managed to upend and dominate. So the odds that it will appear in …

The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers

In the future, said Andy Warhol, everyone will be bionic for fifteen minutes. I’m paraphrasing, but it looks like a Portuguese company called Nuada is about to give us that opportunity. Created by Filipe Quinaz and Vitor Crespo, the seed-funded company pitched on our Disrupt stage and showed us one …

Andy Warhol

A beginner's guide to investing in the stock market like a non-beginner

Most people who abstain from investing in the stock market do so because they believe it’s too confusing and risky to ever pay off for them. But …

This battery-free cellphone runs on light and radio waves

Who cares about an OLED and a notch when your phone can sip power from its surroundings, allowing you to make calls without ever having to charge your phone.<p>This wild cellphone is part of a Google Faculty Research program and received three U.S. National Science Foundation grants for total …

Emergency Medicine

Sand Instantly Turns Into a Fluid If You Blow Air Through It

Although years of movies and TV shows have planted the idea in our head that quicksand is some sort of gritty soup that will swallow you whole in …

Particles

Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

They call it "twistron".<p>A twisted fibre made of gel-coated carbon nanotubes could be the very thing we need to steal energy from our surroundings …

Engineering

Motorola patented a display that can heal its own cracked screen with heat

Motorola is thinking about a day where phones can heal their own cracks. A patent published today explains how a phone could identify cracks on its touchscreen and then apply heat to the area in an effort to slightly repair the damage. The process relies on something called "shape memory polymer," …

Motorola

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

Shonin isn’t just a wearable, it’s a body cam for civilians

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Wearable Tech

Woolly Mammoths Are Long Gone, But The Hunt For Their Ivory Tusks Lives On

As a substitute for coveted elephant ivory, mammoth tusks can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. A rush is underway to dig them out of the frozen earth in Siberia and sell them, mostly to China. The hunt is making millionaires of some men living in this impoverished region — but it's also …

Quantum Internet Is 13 Years Away. Wait, What's Quantum Internet?

A year ago this week, Chinese physicists launched the world’s first quantum satellite. Unlike the dishes that deliver your Howard Stern and cricket …

Quantum Computing

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway builds stake in Synchrony Financial, trims GE position

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett built a new position in consumer finance company Synchrony Financial and boosted his holdings of Bank of New York Mellon by more than 50% in the second quarter of 2017, according to a regulatory filing Monday from Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Buffett's financial moves are …

South Australia to build world's largest single-tower solar thermal power plant

The Aurora Solar Energy Project will be built and managed by SolarReserve, one of the leaders in large-scale international solar thermal projects and …

Change Your Password as Soon as You Read This

In all likelihood, your current jumbled password is easy to crack.<p>The official government guidelines for creating an unhackable password were established in 2003 by a man named Bill Burr. In an 8-page guide, he decreed that passwords should be made from strange mixes of capital and lowercase …

Charge your iPhone 9 times with this solar-powered battery

If our modern age had an official question, it might be: does anyone have a charger?<p>Your phone is secretly your best friend, the thing you spend more …

This math puzzle will help you plan your next party

For example, let's call the points A, B, C, D, E, F and select one of them, say A. Of the five lines drawn from A to the other five points, there …

Nanotech

The 10 highest-paying jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree

You don't need a four-year degree to pursue a high-paying job.<p>According to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are plenty of jobs that pay more than $77,000 and require only a two-year associate degree, postsecondary nondegree certificate, or even just a high-school …

How to Spot Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic-Learning Executives

If your great ideas are being overlooked, perhaps it's time to communicate them differently.<p>I've been thinking a lot about communication lately. Perhaps it's because whenever I'm called to "solve" a business problem, it all really boils down to communication. These types of problems usually involve …

Living Rooms

Genius flash drive works with micro-USB, USB-C, and USB-A all at once

It’s been a long time since I gave a flash drive a second look, but that’s probably because most flash drives don’t with three different ports. …

Scientists Successfully Slow Aging in Mice Using Stem Cells

The Key is in the Brain<p>Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have successfully tested a new procedure on mice that could …

Breakthrough Starshot successfully launch world's smallest spacecraft

The ‘sprites’ – 3.5cm x 3.5cm miniature satellites weighing four grams each – are successfully in orbit and communicating with systems back on Earth<p>The smallest spacecraft ever launched are successfully travelling in low Earth orbit and communicating with systems on Earth, scientists have announced.<p>…

Planetary Habitability

The Secrets of Unkillable Tardigrades Found in Their DNA

They can survive freezing temperatures close to absolute zero, pressure six times greater than what's at the ocean floor, hundreds of times the radiation that would floor a human, and the vacuum of space.<p>Tardigrades, sometimes referred to as water bears, have a mythical toughness. The eight-legged …

Google Nuclear Fusion Project Makes Progress Toward Limitless Clean Energy

The engineers at Google Research and an American nuclear fusion company have collaborated to build an algorithm that speeds up experiments in nuclear …

Maintain Your Weight Loss by Turning on Your 'Stay Slim Hormone'

If you're wondering how to maintain weight loss, you're certainly not alone. About 94 percent of women who have lost weight have had trouble …

Holistic Medicine

Don’t roast your retinas! Here are the best solar eclipse glasses you can still buy

Unless you’ve been in the dark the past few months, you’ve probably heard about the solar eclipse headed our way. On Monday, a solar eclipse will be …