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The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Clean Energy

Anonymous strikes again at ISIS social media

The hacktivist collective Anonymous has announced a fresh round of attacks on the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Islamic State members in Operation …

Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming soon, developer claims it's already working

The Xposed framework, developed by the recognized XDA developer rovo89, is one of the favorite and most powerful tools that Android tinkerers make …

Android One smartphones scheduled for a September debut in India

Android One was one of the most important announcement at this year’s Google I/O. The Android One program marks a large effort on Google’s part to improve the smartphone experience in emerging markets, and it has come to light that Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice will be the first to launch products …

Android News

Intel's contribution to solving Parkinson's: big data

Chip giant Intel has found a way to demonstrate the value of big data analytics in the big health care industry. It’s partnering with Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and working on a study that will pull patterns from data coming from patients’ wearable devices.<p>The collaboration, …

Facebook Launches Cross-Device Reporting for Ads

Facebook today launched a new feature for advertisers: cross-device reporting for ads. In short, marketers can now see where users saw an ad and where they converted, across mobile apps and the Web.<p>To view cross-device conversions for campaigns, go to Facebook Ad Reports, click Edit Columns, and …

Samsung ditches all-plastic design with metal Galaxy Alpha

Get used to this look, you're going to see a lot of it<p>After much speculation, Samsung has today announced the Galaxy Alpha, a smartphone with a metal frame. The Alpha is an ultra-thin (6.7mm) Android phone with a 4.7-inch 720p display, 12-megapixel camera, a fairly small 1,860mAh battery, and …

Snowden: US developed dangerous cyberwar tool, hacked Chinese hospitals and knocked Syria offline

The U.S. developed a cyberwarfare tool called MonsterMind that would automatically “fire back” if it thought it detected an attempted attack on the …

[70% off] 3 years of VPN Unlimited Premium for use on 5 devices for $19!

<i>Only four days left to get in on this deal!</i><p>Having access to a VPN is extremely important in today’s age. Use public WiFi? Want to see if you’re bandwidth is being throttled? Work remotely? Don’t trust your ISP or carrier? Want to see video or content that is only available in the US or while you …

Information Systems

Exynos 5430 could open the door to ‘touchless control’ on Samsung handsets

Yesterday Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy Alpha, following months of rumors and speculation regarding Samsung’s first metal-framed smartphone. At the time they didn’t focus much on the Exynos processor powering the handset, though earlier today they formally announced the Exynos 5430.<p>During …

Mario Kart 8's DLC Is So Gross

That weird Mercedes DLC for Mario Kart 8 is out at the end of the month. And yeah, it's not pretty.<p>We initially thought there was going to be one …

Microsoft Demos Amazing Timelapse Technology

Last week, it was reconstructing sound using tiny vibrations on objects — this week’s science wow comes from Microsoft Research, which showed off a technology that turns shaky first-person video into beautifully smooth timelapse footage.<p>The growth of wearable video cameras — from Google Glass to …

Google backs an undersea cable that will give the internet a big speed boost

The internet is quickest when you have a direct connection to the sites you're trying to reach, but that's a daunting challenge in the Pacific -- undersea network cables can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. It's therefore good to hear that Google and a host of telecom giants (China Mobile, …

Famo.us raises $25M to double down on its innovative JavaScript framework

The promise of HTML5 was to bring smooth dynamic graphics and new rich content features to all browsers and devices. But that promise has gone largely unmet, and, on mobile devices, we are still living very much in a native app world.<p>Now, a San Francisco-based company called Famo.us has gone all-in …

Cab hailing app GetTaxi gets $150M to take on Uber

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

Routers

Uber and Lyft self-destruct: First sabotage and smear campaigns, now ratings bribery?

This is getting ugly. Yesterday the Internet watched in awestruck horror as the rivalry betwen Uber and Lyft, two popular transportation startups, …

Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha, a metal phone to rival upcoming iPhone 6

Samsung has shed its traditional plastic shell for a metal frame on the Galaxy Alpha, its latest smartphone announced Wednesday.<p>The Galaxy Alpha is a shinier, ultrathin version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 and will go on sale early next month, just in time to duel with the iPhone 6.<p>Many of the …

Phones

The Tiki-Z Is What Happens When The Best Desktop Gaming PC Gets A Massive GPU Upgrade

15 months ago I wrote a review hailing Falcon Northwest’s Tiki as the perfect PC. I arrived at that confident conclusion simply because it doesn’t have a weakness. It also boasted the most performance per cubic inch of any desktop on the market, and that was when it “only” packed an Nvidia GTX …

Tomb Raider's Xbox exclusivity likely means more sales, higher profits

Fans of the Tomb Raider series were upset when it was announced that <i>Rise of the Tomb Raider</i> would be an Xbox exclusive upon release. Why would Square Enix turn its back on PlayStation 4 customers? Why are they walking away from making the game a hit by limiting its potential audience?<p>The outrage …

8 totally new games that you'll want to play soon

Trade shows like Gamescom are full of familiar faces: there are sequels and spin-offs to enduring franchises, and games that we've been hearing about at these shows for what seems like forever. Sure, a new <i>Tomb Raider</i> is cool, but these trailers and hands-on experiences tend to overshadow what's …

Open-world driving game The Crew is getting a PS4 and Xbox One beta, and you can sign up now

Ubisoft is offering console gamers the chance to try out its open-world driving game The Crew next month, with a beta test scheduled for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.<p>Gamers can head to The Crew website now and register their interest in the console beta, which will take place in “late September.” …

Gamescom 2014: Day Z Coming to PlayStation 4

Soon.<p>During the 2014 Sony Gamescom conference, Bohemia Interactive head Dean "Rocket" Hall took to the stage to announce that DayZ will be coming to …

ThinkPower claims to be world’s fastest battery pack

Hey look, another mobile power pack to keep our devices juiced up on the go. If you were to stop reading there, you would be missing out on why ThinkPower is in a league of its own and worth looking at.<p>ThinkPower is a new Kickstarter project for a mobile power pack, this pack is rated for 10,000mAh …

Gear & Gadgets

The Information: Motorola Nexus phablet is happening, Android Silver’s future uncertain

Over the weekend we reported on a new rumor claiming that the next Nexus handset would not only be built by Motorola, it would be a massive 5.9-inch device with the codename Shamu. Lending a little extra weight to the rumor, <i>the Information</i> says that they have now verified with “three people with …

Android News

Acer Chromebook 13 Can Run Up to 13 Hours on a Single Charge

Acer's new Nvidia Tegra-K1-powered Chromebook 13 could be the first console-level, gaming-ready Chrome laptop.<p>The new 13-inch Chromebook, which was …

Shooting victim ignored by passers-by - CNN Video

New Zealand fishing boat hauls in plane with body

Small plane with a body inside discovered by San Kawhai boat while trawling for fish near Auckland<p>The crew aboard a New Zealand fishing boat on Thursday hauled up a surprising and gruesome catch: a small plane with a body inside.<p>Authorities suspect the plane is a 19-foot aerobatic biplane that was …

This fish is playing Pokémon Red and livestreaming on Twitch

Grayson Hopper is a fish.<p>He’s been playing the classic Game Boy role-playing game Pokémon Red for over 125 hours and has thousands of viewers on his Twitch livestream.<p>Yep, the Twitch Plays Pokémon trend still has legs. Or fins.<p>Where Twitch Plays Pokémon saw the collective might of the livestreaming …