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Why Your Next Wi-Fi Setup Should Be a Mesh Network

The next time you upgrade your Wi-Fi equipment, take a bold step: Throw out your stand-alone router and instead consider investing in a so-called mesh system.<p>A mesh network could solve most, if not all, of your Wi-Fi problems. It’s basically a system of multiple Wi-Fi stations that work together to …

Read the email a Google recruiter sent a job candidate to prepare him for the interview

In August 2015, a friend of mine applied for a job as a product manager at Google.<p>After the initial screening step, he received an email from the …

Employment

MIT Mathematician Develops an Algorithm to Help Treat Diabetes

When people ask me why I, an applied mathematician, study diabetes, I tell them that I am motivated for both scientific and human reasons.<p>Type 2 …

SpaceX prepares to reuse the first rocket it landed on a barge

We might be days away from witnessing SpaceX make history. The private space corporation has conducted a static test fire (yet again) of the first rocket it landed on an ocean platform. SpaceX wants to make sure it's in tip-top shape for lift off, because it has finally decided on a date after …

Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to boost the brain to keep up with AI

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company — yes, another one — focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall Street Journal article today, though it’s been known for some time that …

Elon Musk

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 leak shows off the virtual home button

The Samsung Galaxy S8 floodgates have opened and we're seeing more alleged leaks almost every day. The latest view was tweeted by Slashleaks last night and gives a potential look at the elusive phone.<p>Samsung decided to forgo the usual tradition of revealing its latest Galaxy S phone at Mobile World …

Samsung Galaxy

MIT Engineers Create Robots That Can Correctly Sort Objects by Reading Human Minds

Engineers at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT have developed robots that can correctly sort objects by …

Robotics

Samsung's latest Galaxy Tab S3 tablet takes on the iPad Pro

With all due respect to the Google Pixel C ($1,499 at Amazon.com), the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 ($448 at Amazon.com) is one of the best Android tablets we've seen. The slim 9.7-incher stands out next to the Pixel C and Apple iPad Pro 9.7, with a luxe all-glass back that feels divine, albeit a bit …

Gear & Gadgets

MacTrast Deals: Ztylus Revolver Lens Camera Kit for iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

- Mar 6, 2017<p>The Ztylus Revolver Lens Camera Kit for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus combines a durable case and the latest RV-3 4-in-1 Revolver Lens …

Lithium-ion co-creator introduces new battery with up to 3 times the juice

Lithium-ion battery-cell chemistry is currently dominant in electric cars, not to mention consumer electronics and other fields.<p>But what seems to be an army of researchers thinks it can be improved.<p>That includes one of the people who helped create lithium-ion batteries in the first place.<p>John …

The 20 best smartphones in the world

One of the biggest tech conferences of the year, Mobile World Congress, has come and gone, and it brought several new phones to our attention.<p>That includes new models from LG, Sony, and Motorola, which all come with a bunch of exciting new features.<p>We haven't reviewed or spent enough quality time …

Using Artificial Intelligence Both In Apps And In The Aisles

If the basics of retail are elementary, then it should be no surprise that a technology named Watson is leading what may be one of the biggest trends …

Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough, Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria …

BYU engineering students use virtual reality to develop aerospace, defense solutions

PROVO — Lockheed Martin has awarded a grant to the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop aspects of a virtual reality training system …

Affordable EpiPen alternatives, and helping kids walk: Highlights from the UW health innovation challenge

An affordable EpiPen alternative, an electricity-free anesthesia machine and a device to help children walk were the winning projects at this year’s …

University of Washington

The Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 might both be impossible to buy at launch

With Mobile World Congress now over, it’s pretty clear that the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 will be two of the top handsets of the year. Samsung will …

Most Buzzed Designs of February 2017

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in February …

Apple is Setting Stock Records. Again.

Apple was doomed. Then they set stock records and became the most valuable company in the world. Then the price fell and they were doomed again. We were assured that they couldn’t innovate anymore. Then Phil Schiller told us Apple “can’t innovate my ass” (ironically while announcing a computer that …

IPhone 7

Andreessen Horowitz, Google back Freenome in $65m round

Freenome, a medtech startup that combines machine learning and biology for early detection of cancer, has landed $65 million in a Series A round led …

Machine Learning

WATCH: Here's the Real Meaning of E = MC2

This explanation is awesome.<p>Here's a weird fact for you - a hydrogen atom has less mass than the combined mass of the proton and electron that make …

Physics

Making high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps

Each year the U.S. produces hundreds of millions of tons of metal scrap like this, which was photographed at the PSC Metals scrapyard in …

Researchers engineer 'thubber,' a stretchable rubber that packs a thermal conductive punch

Carmel Majidi and Jonathan Malen of Carnegie Mellon University have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents a breakthrough …

Safe Drinking Water Via Solar Power Desalination

Natasha Wright, an MIT PhD student in mechanical engineering, has designed a solar powered system that makes water safe to drink for rural, off-grid …

More Than Human: Scientist is Building Animal-Like Machines to Save Lives

Robo-Rescuers<p>Sangbae Kim, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, has a very distinct vision for the future of emergency response. …

Robotics

This Titanium Super-Material Creates Perfect Spheres of Blood, Plasma, And Water

This could be the end of blood clots.<p>Implanted medical devices like stents, catheters, and titanium rods are essential, life-saving tools for …

Immune System

The next big trend in phones? Nostalgia.

If you'd told me last year that the Mobile World Congress — the biggest mobile industry event of the year apart from the iPhone launch — would be …

World's Only Sample Of Metallic Hydrogen — Holy Grail Of Condensed-Matter Physics — Has ‘Disappeared’

Last month, two researchers from Harvard University created waves in the field of condensed-matter physics when they claimed they had succeeded in …

Friction in the vacuum?

(Phys.org)—When three physicists first discovered through their calculations that a decaying atom moving through the vacuum experiences a …

Manipulating silicon atoms to create future ultra-fast, ultra-low-power chip technology

Model showing interactions between atomic-force microscope tip (top) and silicon surface (hydrogen: white; silicon: tan and red), using a new …