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Sony blows away record with 185TB cassette tape

Cassette tapes may have faded into oblivion long ago, but magnetic tape storage still has a key role to play behind the scenes. Extremely high density tapes are used by corporations and government agencies for archival purposes because they're cheaper, more power efficient, and more reliable than …

Nanowires three atoms wide could lead to paper-thin gadgets

What's that odd shape, you ask? That's the world's thinnest nanowire -- and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an electron beam, Vanderbilt University student Junhao Lin has created wires that measure just three atoms …

The Week In Numbers: Overdosing On Caffeine, A Folding Bike Helmet, And More

<b>15 miles</b>: the distance you must walk to charge your smartphone using a new shoe insole that stores energy from footsteps as electricity<p><b>322 body lengths in a second</b>: the speed of the world's fastest land animal, relative to size<p><b>57.14 cups of regular brewed coffee</b>: the amount of caffeine it would …

Paperfold is a foldable, transformable smartphone prototype

If Kyrocera's folding smartphone Echo didn't have enough screens for you, try this on for size. The Human Media Lab at Canada's Queen's University has created a fully functional smartphone that uses not two, but <i>three</i> different snap-together e-ink displays. The result is a gigantic device called …

Nod Gesture Control Ring Is Designed For Continual Wear, Starts Selling Today For $149

Gesture control devices are a big new area of interest among hardware startups, and a Bluetooth-enabled ring that makes it possible to control connected devices with a wave of your hand is nothing new. But the Nod is different from many of the other solutions out there we’ve seen, in that it’s …

Lunecase: Notifications on the Back of your iPhone

When using phones, we mostly pay attention to the front side of the gadget where the screen is, while its rear isn’t usually considered to be of any importance. Ukraine-based startup Concepter, known for its crowdfunded smartphone flash iblazr, has decided to put the back of your iPhone to use by …

After years of sleek smartphones, people now want something weird

The most exciting thing about Google’s Project Ara, a modular phone that customers can build and rebuild to their own specifications indefinitely, isn’t that it’s so customizable. What’s really crazy about Ara is that it looks like a clunky toy when compared to smartphones currently on the …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft keyboard prototype integrates gesture control

Microsoft Research has designed a keyboard that integrates gesture controls for a more seamless user interface.<p><b>Microsoft Research has designed a</b> …

Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and …