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Gravity energy generator could revolutionise renewables | Reuters.com

Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the force of gravity to produce a new kind of renewable energy. Matthew Stock reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the …

Renewable Energy

UK supercapacitor results suggest challenge to battery technologies

<b>Polymer materials developed and tested at the universities of Surrey and Bristol appear to have better energy storage properties than lithium ion</b> …

Clean Energy

Thirty-five years of Nintendo controllers. In a single animated GIF. Christ...

Thirty-five years of Nintendo controllers. In a single animated GIF. Christian Taylor's Nintendo Controller Evolution: http://bit.ly/1rmmMzd - Brevin …

Always Hungry? A New Prescription for Fat (Science) Combats Food Cravings & Obesity

Just over two months ago, I made yet another annual vow (New Year's Resolution) to lose weight. At 41, it wasn't about fitting into a slinky black dress, - this was about being around long enough to watch my two children grow older. Type-2 diabetes ended my mother's life prematurely at the age of …

Weight Loss

Run Windows 98 entirely in your browser

I’m a sucker for old-school operating systems running in ways that feel impossible and now there’s a way to run Windows 98 or a bunch of Linux distributions in your browser, no plugin required.<p>With browser-based Windows 98 you can relive the glory days of the past by playing Minesweeper, changing …

Software

PS4 3.50 update revealed, includes appear offline feature

Sony has revealed key details of an upcoming 3.50 firmware update set to deploy soon to PS4.<p>Among other features, the major patch will introduce the long-requested feature of appearing offline whilst connected to the PlayStation Network.<p>Also added to the feature list is Remote Play on PC or Macs, …

The coolest McDonald's restaurants in the world

McDonald's is ubiquitous. It has 36,000 outlets in 119 countries worldwide. Most franchises are not much aesthetically.<p>That's not the case for the 11 amazing locations in the gallery above. Most are repurposed buildings — which explains the lovely vaulted ceilings and antique light fixtures. We …

Raspberry Pi 3 has a 64-bit processor and built-in WiFi

And it's around 50 percent faster than its predecessor.<p>It's hard to believe, but it's been four years since the Raspberry Pi Foundation gave the DIY computing scene a huge kick in the right direction with the launch of the Model B. To celebrate the milestone and 8 million units sold, the charity is …

Raspberry Pi

If you're sick of phones that look the same, make a Cyrcle

Near twenty years ago, Christina Cyr and Linda Inagawa started working at Microsoft on the same day. All week they kept finding their new colleagues mixing them up, until on the Friday they finally met. They've been friends ever since -- and now, they've teamed up to change the way mobile phones …

The FBI confirmed it screwed up and reset the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud password

The FBI has shed more light on its involvement in what is shaping up to be the most controversial piece of evidence in the investigation of San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook: his iCloud account password.<p>Hours after Farook's iPhone was recovered by law enforcement, the password to his …

Google begins rolling out free internet to public housing in Fiber cities

After making preliminary moves to do this last year, Google has officially announced that it will be bringing gigabit internet to public housing properties in all cities that offer Google Fiber — for free. The company is starting today with a property called West Bluff in Kansas City, its …

This site crashes Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, resets your iPhone and iPad

Browsers are complicated pieces of software designed to open websites. But sometimes those websites are designed to cause problems for browsers. That’s exactly what crashsafari.com was created for.<p>A simple script keeps adding characters into the browser’s address bar, overloading the app’s memory, …

Software

When 'Free' Windows 10 Becomes Expensive, You Should Fear This

Here is a date which should worry you: July 29th 2016. This is the date Microsoft will start charging for Windows 10. Here is another date which should worry you more: July 17th, 2017. Why? Because it just made July 29th, 2016 one heck of a lot worse…<p>July 17th, 2017 is at the heart of perhaps …

Amazon's continual failure to protect user details could put your other accounts at risk

As the world grows increasingly security conscious, Web users are placing their trust in strong encryption, two factor authentication and bulletproof passwords that can’t be brute forced in a single lifetime, or several lifetimes for that matter.<p>Thing is, all the cryptology in the world can’t save …

This 3D display on Kickstarter is straight out of Star Wars

The Holovect Volumetric Display, which draws dots, lines, and shapes in mid-air with light, is the brainchild of Jaime Ruiz-Avila, who was inspired by early sci-fi movies.<p>The first model failed to get enough funding on Kickstarter, but Ruiz-Avila is working on another prototype that displays a …

Google is selling a load of battery patents

The patents, which are on sale now, are grouped into six categories, including "Hybrid," "Charging," and "Hardware." The pricing of the patents is not public and will be disclosed to potential buyers only, according to the sales document.<p>The document includes five "featured" patents out of the 207. …

This technology may be the future of solar energy

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Chelsea Harvey<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the solar energy sphere, scientists and economists alike will note that coming up with cheaper, most efficient solar cells is key to the industry’s growth. And now, many experts are arguing that an emerging type of technology, known as the …

To Really Reduce Meat in Your Diet, Don’t Go Cold Turkey

The Plate<p>There are, most of us agree, excellent reasons for committing to a meatless diet. For one thing, our passion for meat has a negative impact on the environment. Of the 40 percent of the earth’s surface used for agriculture, a whopping third is used just to grow animal (not people) food. In …

Swagway's new Swagtron hoverboard has Bluetooth speakers and apparently won't explode

Hoverboards have, of course, gotten a lot of negative press for exploding in ways other than their popularity. And the Swagtron, Swagway's new version, is designed to sidestep that criticism by prioritizing safety. The Swagtron's plastic chassis is fire retardant, as are the rubber footpads, and …

Hoverboards

Is drinking carbonated water bad for you?

But there is a misconception that the bubbly beverage is not as good for your body as the stuff that comes straight from the tap.<p>"Sparkling water can be just as hydrating as regular water," according to Jennifer McDaniel, a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports …

You've Been Throwing Out the Healthiest Part of Avocados This Entire Time

You'll never see the fruit the same way again.<p>Besides being creamy and delicious, avocados are often hailed as a superfood for their healthy fats. Experts are now saying, though, that the most nutritious part of the fruit might just be in your trashcan.<p>Whether you're preparing an avocado salad or …

An insurance provider is offering cyberbullying coverage

The policy will even pay for repairing damaged online reputations.<p>A high-end insurance provider in the UK has become what's thought to be the first to include personal cover for victims of cyberbullying. Chubb Insurance -- unrelated to the lock and security system companies of similar name, if you …

Online Life

Oil dips below $37 as OPEC pumps most in three years

Oil fell below $37 a barrel on Thursday, after new data showed OPEC is still pumping like there is no tomorrow.<p>The mighty oil cartel produced 31.7 million barrels a day in November, its latest monthly report shows. That is the highest output in over three years and 1.7 million barrels a day over …

Apple is allowing massive discounts on the Apple Watch — suggesting a new version is on the way

The discounts are equivalent to around 30% of the cost of the bottom-end Watch and far exceed other holiday-related deals on Apple products. The iPad Air 2, for example, is available for $100 (£66) less than its retail price of $500 (£330).<p>The Apple Watch starts at $349 (£299).<p>A report earlier this …

Apple

Google's Chromebook laptops are just 'test machines' says Apple CEO Tim Cook

The comments, which come from an interview with BuzzFeed News, come as Apple is pushing the "Hour of Code" initiative that aims to engage school-aged children in coding and other computer-based activities.<p>"Assessments don't create learning," said Cook. "We are interested in helping students learn …

Google wants you to trick out its OnHub router

Buy one of three new shells, or make your own.<p>With its first two OnHub routers, Google has a simple goal: to make the WiFi network in your home a stronger, simpler and more beautiful experience. Its debut hardware, built in partnership with TP-Link, is an already attractive piece of kit, but now …

The best way to check your internet speed is dropping Adobe Flash

Ookla Speedtest is moving to HTML5<p>Ookla's Speedtest tool is the fastest and easiest way to check your internet speed, and it's about to get even better when it stops relying on Adobe's all-but-dead Flash platform and moves entirely to HTML5. Ookla is in the process of beta testing the new version …

Woman says Wi-Fi allergy killed her daughter

A mother in England is claiming a crippling allergy to Wi-Fi exacerbated by school routers compelled her 15-year-old daughter to end her life.<p>Jenny Fry committed suicide earlier this year, and her mother Debra says she left behind letters saying "she couldn't cope with her allergies from wifi …