Timothy Hodges

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This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

It’s a super capacitor made with nano-materials, but all you need to know is–if it’s commercialized–your days of worrying about your battery might be over.<p>You can divide the world into two kinds of people. Those who manage to keep their phones charged, and those whose batteries always seem to be in …

Clean Energy

Parents Spend As Much Time on Screens As Teenagers

Parents of tweens and teens spend about nine hours per day using screens, according to a new report. And though they express many concerns about …

Netflix updated its video encoding to make downloads look better

From time to time, Netflix updates the technology it's using to convert and compress each of the digital copies of movies it streams to customers. Because people watch from so many different platforms, in so many different situations, it has to be ready for any number of possibilities. Late last …

Demand for VR headsets has been surprisingly disappointing

Despite an avalanche of hype and a marked increase in advertising, new retail data suggests that demand for virtual reality and augmented reality …

Virtual Reality

85 million Dailymotion accounts have been hacked

Millions of accounts on the French video-sharing site Dailymotion have been hacked, with details including email addresses and usernames reportedly …

Twitter in 2016 was a pretty depressing place to be

Let's not be mealymouthed: 2016 sucked. As a stark reminder, Twitter has released its "Top 10 Global Conversations" for the year, a change from last year's #YearOnTwitter format. This time, it lumped events into categories like #RIP, #Brexit, #Trump and #Oscars, perhaps as a way to give equal time …

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 might not have a headphone jack

Entering our wireless future<p>You were probably hoping the whole no headphone jack thing was just a 2016 fad, right? Sorry, but <i>SamMobile</i> thinks it’s here to stay, as Samsung is reportedly preparing to release its Galaxy S8 sans jack. The S8 is also expected to ship with a USB Type-C port for charging …

Mobile

MacBook Pro Diary: Temporary dongle hell as I migrate from my old machine …

My shiny new maxed-out 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar finally arrived yesterday, and it was time to migrate everything from my old Mac.<p>I wrote in the first piece that I was wasn’t overly concerned about the port situation, though did recognize that it wouldn’t be an entirely painless transition.<p>…

Time Capsules

iOS 10.1.1 update is causing iPhone battery issues

Apple's latest iOS update, 10.1.1 promises, among other things, "stability improvements and bug fixes." But some believe it's also carrying a new …

‘Crimson’ and ‘Snow’ Daydream View headsets now available on Google Store, shipping Dec. 8

Google announced the Daydream View in three colors, but only had the Slate model available at launch. In time for the holidays and the end of year expiration date on the Pixel pre-order promotion, View is now available in Crimson and Snow.<p>Both of the new colors are muted like Slate, with Crimson …

Operating Systems

Email from Apple CEO reportedly details long-awaited 'AirPod' ship date

It’s been 75 days since Apple first announced the iPhone 7. That’s 75 days where customers were promised the solution to all of our headphone jack-less iPhone’s would soon come to an end. 75 days where iPhone owners were required to either purchase a third-party solution or use an adapter to …

Tim Cook

The Man Who Created the Big Mac Is Dead at 98. (He Ate 1 Every Week)

Rest in peace, Michael "Jim" Delligatti, the man whose burger creation became an icon--and sparked a jingle.<p>In the beginning, McDonald's didn't even want to hear it.<p>But Michael "Jim" Delligatti didn't care. He was a franchise owner with 48 McDonald's restaurants across the country. He forced the …

World Wide Web

Popular utility BetterTouchTool adds early support for Touch Bar, bringing a host of powerful actions

One of the more popular utility apps for the Mac has always been BetterTouchTool. The utility gained popularity for bringing a variety of new options and power to the Mac’s trackpad and keyboard, and we’ve highlighted it several times in the past. Now, BetterTouchTool is adding supporting the new …

Apps

Amazon and Seagate partner up on new Duet 1TB Hard Drive that automatically syncs your data to the cloud

<b>From 9to5Toys:</b><p>In an attempt to simplify data backup, Seagate has announced the new Duet 1TB Hard Drive that automatically syncs all of its contents to Amazon’s cloud service. This partnership ensures that data is easily transferrable on-the-go while also taking the guesswork out of backing up your …

Amazon Drive

No Headphone Jack on the iPhone? Don't Worry, You'll Adjust

This past September, Apple released new iPhone models without headphone jacks. The people were not pleased.<p>“It's eliminating a connector and adding …

Mobile Technology

University notifies students of acceptance on Snapchat

High school students across America are nervously awaiting their college acceptance letters at present. However, one university is taking an unorthodox approach to the process.<p>The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) is trying to reach students on an app young people know and love: Snapchat. It …

Snapchat

Sony Xperia XZ, X Performance, Verizon LG G5 pick up Android Nougat

A little over 4 months after its release on Nexus devices, Android Nougat is finally starting to pick up steam after some pretty dismal distribution numbers during its first couple of months. Recently we’ve seen the likes of HTC updating unlocked devices, and LG updating international and local G5 …

Android News

Photo-editing Mac app Luminar adds support for MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar

Macphun, creator of sophisticated imaging software for Mac-centric photographers, has updated its new Luminar app to support the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar.<p>Luminar is all-in-one photo-editing software with more than 300 tools, include simple presets, to bring a finished style to the work of …

Tutorials

Mouse scroll wheel 'inventor' basically says we're all using it wrong

If you use a mouse with your computer, you probably use a scroll wheel.<p>Except, you’re probably using it wrong.<p>At least, that’s what possible scroll wheel ‘inventor’ and Oculus Co-Founder Jack McCauley says in an interview with IGN:<p>It’s not used in the way that I intended it to be used…. I intended …

Apps

Faraday Future delays EV production plant in Nevada

Construction on Faraday Future's Nevada EV manufacturing plant has stopped, putting projected electric car delivery dates at risk, according to the <i>Financial Times</i>. The Chinese company, backed by electronic giant LeEco, is overdue on millions of dollars of bills to its general contractor Aecom, …

Japan wants the world's fastest supercomputer by 2018

Our world is in transition, with automation and digitization edging-out more humane forms of industrial labor. Some countries are actively pushing against that, but others, like Japan, are running head-first towards the future. The nation is believed to be pushing to build the world's fastest …

Japan is about to build the world’s fastest computer, ever

When it comes to the most powerful computers in the world, the game is dominated by two players: the United States and China. In fact, of the top of …

Computer Science

Google brings its soothing Featured Photos screensaver to Mac

The same slick screensaver that brightens up unused screens with popular Google+ photos on the Pixel, Chromecast and Google Fiber devices is now available to keep your Mac occupied as well. With the newly released Featured Photos screensaver, you can finally turn your Mac into a photography gallery …

Virgin Media readies itself for the future with the V6 box

After months of teasing, Virgin Media has finally lifted the lid on what it believes will help it move "from cable TV to connected entertainment." At the heart of its new proposition is the Virgin V6, the 4K set-top box we were first introduced to in August, which the company says is specifically …

Google Daydream View Is a Great Step Forward for Mobile Virtual Reality

<i>[Photo by Daryl Deino]</i><p>I've been into virtual reality since the very first Samsung Gear VR was released in 2015. It was only a developer's version and had its faults, but was one of the most fascinating pieces of technology I had ever used.<p>Last year, I wrote a controversial piece on the consumer …

Bragi’s The Headphone proves fully wireless earbuds can be great

Bragi’s first product, the Dash, was incredibly ambitious, combining totally wireless earbuds with fitness tracking and more. The Headphone, its next product, scales back the ambition but nails the core features of providing a set of wireless earbuds you’ll actually want to use all the …

Tesla will move to open Richmond store after DMV win

Tesla has won the right to open and operate its own dealership in Virginia, after the state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner reversed a ruling from September denying it a license. In his decision, the commissioner cited overwhelming public support, as well as unique sales and service …

The Dronegun blocks radio signals to bring illegal drones down

If you're a drone pilot who wants to fly a drone somewhere you shouldn't, there isn't a whole lot anyone can do right now to stop you, due to a variety of legal complications that govern drones in flight and jamming equipment. But that hasn't stopped an industry of potential anti-drone solutions …

Pokémon Go is finally fixing its biggest problem for most players

Pokémon Go is finally fixing its biggest problem.<p>After months where many players could not find Pokémon in Pokémon Go, players in the U.S. and most of Europe will finally get a working "Nearby" tracker.<p>Pokémon Go creator Niantic Labs has been slowly making the tracker available to more players in …

Pokémon

Black Friday deals gave Google's Pixel a big boost compared to iPhones

Black Friday deals are often good business for tech brands, and this year it’s the Google Pixel that has been one of the major hot sellers. While Apple’s iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S7 ranges were some of the best sellers in terms of raw numbers, the Pixel line-up saw the biggest growth rate out of …

Samsung Galaxy