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This week in patents: Google cleans seawater with wind, NASA upgrades the Mars Rover and more

NASA has patented a rover that looks and moves like the jelly monster Blobby from Hotel Transylvania.<p>The rover is essentially a bladder filled with a fluid containing shape memory polymers. The bladder is covered with an outer layer that bladder from dirt or debris of the surface or surrounding …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Solar Panel

And let the device recharge itself<p>Instead of searching for an outlet to keep your phone alive, what if all you needed was some sunshine? An MIT startup has created a transparent coating that transforms surfaces into solar panels.<p>The Trick<p>Typically solar panels soak up photons from the sun’s rays …

New Gear: Phase One XF 100MP Is 100 Megapixels of Medium Format Camera

2015 was a pretty good year if you’re a fan of cameras with lots of megapixels. Turns out 2016 is starting off the same way with Phase One’s new …

Cameras

MyFC launches the Jaq, a tiny fuel-cell charger that runs on water and salt

Fuel cells are starting to live up to their promise. They may not save the world, but they’re certainly capable of providing enough energy for your smartphone.<p>MyFC is demonstrating this with its eco-friendly Jaq fuel-cell charger, which is debuting this week at the 2016 International CES (the …

What Do the TSA's New Scanner Rules Mean for Your Next Flight?

The Transportation Security Administration's new rules for screening passengers with its controversial full-body scanners -- which were quietly changed just before the busy holiday travel season -- represent a significant policy reversal that could affect your next flight.<p>Getting checked by the …

9 technologies to watch in 2016

Technology advances not so much when it exhibits innovation, but when it becomes truly practical for everyday people. 2015 saw a lot of that as voice …

Artificial Intelligence

Dark matter helped destroy the dinosaurs, physicist posits

<b>Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs</b><br>Lisa Randall<i><br>ECCO, $29.99</i><p>Dark matter. Dinosaurs. Few topics are as effective at grabbing the attention of science …

Dark Matter

Yahoo!

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BLU announces the Pure XL with 6-Inch Quad display, 24MP main camera and fingerprint scanner for just $349

BLU has just announced the arrival of the Pure XL, a 6-inch smartphone that is the first U.S. smartphone to feature MediaTek’s Helio X10 Octa-core …

Mobile Technology

How to create free Apple ID without Credit Card on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

It is essential for any iOS user to have an Apple ID, as without it you cannot use iPhone or iPad’s most important services. Those of you who have …

[FREE APP] [Android] POP 2.0 - Get Your Prototype On Paper Come to Live

Today FREE APP is POP 2.0.<p>For more FREE APPS or FREE GAMES, visit: <br>http://android711.blogspot.com/<p>POP 2.0 - Get Your Prototype done in paper come to …

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

International ZUK Z1 will be powered by Cyanogen OS, features USB-C and USB 3.1

Earlier this month we reported on the ZUK Z1, a new smartphone from a Lenovo-backed company that is attempting to challenge established players in the “affordable yet powerful” smartphone space. At the time, all we knew for sure was that the phone would debut in China. As it turns out, an …

How to Fix White Balance in Photoshop by Finding a 50% Gray Point

Here’s a great 2-minute video tutorial that teaches a technique for fixing white balance in Photoshop. The basic idea is that you can locate a 50% …

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

Mobile Technology

Samsung’s latest camera sensor is thinner, without compromising quality

The camera on the Galaxy Note 5, coming August 13, might protrude a tiny bit less thanks to the use of Samsung’s new 1-micron sensor.<p>Samsung announced today the availability of a new 16MP camera sensor for smartphones, featuring 1-micron pixels. Dubbed S5K3P3, the new sensor uses ISOCELL …

Saturn's Phoebe ring is huge -- and invisible to the human eye

Saturn's biggest ring just broke its own record. Scientists have found that the planet's Phoebe ring is more than twice the thickness once thought – even though it can't be seen with the human eye.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature, also finds that this oversized ring is made mostly of tiny …

5 best Android apps for screen recording and other ways too!

One of our more frequent requests from readers is to tell them how to record your screen on Android. The functionality has been around for quite some time but usually requires some tinkering and adjustment to get it. In Android Lollipop, they have a screen recording method building into the OS and …

All the things Wired got hilariously wrong in its legendary 1997 story on how to 'save' Apple

Founder Steve Jobs had just rejoined after being kicked out years earlier — but wasn't in a position of any real authority. Microsoft was easily dominating the PC industry, and Apple's long-term prospects were looking bleak. The article was one of the best-read stories in tech at the time and came …

Tim Cook

Android customization - how to make a screen recording, using ADB - root not required

Last week on our Android customization series, we dove into a deep and involved developer tool called ADB, or Android Debug Bridge. Our purpose last week was pretty simple, we were trying to hunt down apps that were eating up the battery on our Android devices, and we used logcat to do so.<p>This …

New analysis may explain why the Earth and the moon are so chemically similar

It's a lunar mystery that has lingered for decades: If the moon is made of material from another planetary body that crashed into Earth, why is its chemical fingerprint so similar to that of our planet?<p>Nobody is 100% sure how the moon was created, but the giant-impact model is the most widely …

EE launches Wi-Fi calling with support for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

UK mobile operator EE today announced the launch of Wi-Fi calling on supported hardware. The network is initially supporting the Samsung Galaxy S6 …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: The World's Most Beautiful Phone

I wouldn’t describe the Samsung Galaxy S5 as a failure and I certainly think it sold enough units to be called a success, but it was very clear when it launched that the excitement was gone from the public’s perception of the Samsung’s flagship. All of that damaged Samsung’s profits and gave other …

Phones

Microsoft Debuts Office Lens, A Document-Scanning App For iOS And Android

Microsoft today launched Office Lens, a mobile document scanner app that works with OneNote, for iOS and Android smartphones. The app, which allows users to snap photos of paper documents, receipts, business cards, menus, whiteboards, sticky notes and more, was first launched a year ago as an …

Apps

How to access the secret hidden menus on your iPhone or Android phone

So you think you’re a smartphone expert. You know your iPhone or Android phone inside and out and you constantly help your friends and family with …

Tether Unlocks Your Mac With Your iPhone When Nearby

We’ve seen a few apps that promise new ways of unlocking your Mac, but Tether, a new free app, might be the easiest yet simply because you don’t need to do anything to use it.<p>Tether is a pair of apps you install on your iPhone and Mac which detect how far your phone is from your computer using …

iFixit dismantles the early 2015 MacBook Airs, finds small changes to past designs

iFixit has just dismantled the refreshed early 2015 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models that Apple unveiled earlier this week, featuring new Intel Broadwell CPUs, improved graphics and other minor tweaks. Although the models mostly remain the same apart from the spec bumps Apple announced on …

This Tiny Multi-Function Cube Can Save a Dying Smartphone

There is no shortage of tiny USB charging and sync cables available for your smartphone, but the makers of the aptly-named WonderCube have managed to …

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Behind every product is a product, almost invariably a computer-aided design (CAD) software package known as Solidworks. If you are a designer and want to draft a belt buckle for a new handbag, you have to use this software to carefully extrude the metal contours so that it is ready for …

Beta Testing

The Most Addictive Social Apps for Android in the US

The App Economy is tricky business. How can you tell how sticky an app is? By heading to the app store and taking a look at install volume and store rank? These are easily manipulated vanity metrics, and they only give part of the picture.<p>So what happens to an app after an install? The new standard …