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MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Elevators

Opinion: 10 great investment minds’ strategy comes down to this one thing

Throughout history, investors have repeatedly made the same investment mistakes. Whether it was selling at the bottom of major market corrections, or buying near the peaks of the next cyclical bull market, the results have, for the most part, been generally the same.<p>I have written articles on …

Stocks

3 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week

Stocks fell by almost a full percentage point last week, but that wasn't enough to derail an impressive 2016 for both the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b>(DJINDICES: ^DJI) and the <b>S&P 500</b> (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC). After the worst start to a year on record, and having touched double-digit declines at one point, …

Tech startups to make your life more slick, secure and stylish in 2017

Our tips for the companies set to make waves in the new year, from a disruptive banking startup to the budget smartphone taking on Samsung and Apple<p>This year was a mixed bag for startups. Powa Technologies, an e-commerce company that was one of Britain’s so-called unicorns (a startup valued at over …

FinTech

Impossible Spaceship Engine Called "EmDrive" Actually Works, Leaked NASA Report Reveals

Though scientists are still trying to figure out how it doesn’t violate the laws of physics.<p>YouTube / Kaleb Austin Hopper<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will …

Physics

The 25 fintech 'unicorns' worth over $1 billion ranked by value

Financial technology, or fintech, is a boom industry right now, with investment flooding into companies reinventing the way we do payments, lending, investing, and more.<p>Valuations in the sector are also sky-rocketing as more money floods in. Many companies are now reaching the fabled "unicorn" …

CES 2016: MyCaptR app 3D-scans homes using an iPad

A start-up is developing an app that can 3D-scan a room in about three minutes.<p>MyCaptR can then be used to decide how best to remodel a home or office before calling in the builders and buying new furniture.<p>It will be demonstrated this week by Levels3D at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>The company …

CES

A breakthrough may make the mega flow battery commercially viable in the near future

With renewable power becoming more common, researchers are increasingly focused on figuring out how to safely store and discharge large amounts of energy. Expensive lithium-ion batteries don't do this well. Flow batteries, on the other hand, show a lot of promise — and a new design from researchers …

E-paper sneakers change your style on the fly

If you're the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWear, or sneakers that have color e-paper displays in their sides. You only need a mobile app to change …

Aviation

GoTenna Keeps Your Cell Phone Connected, Even When You Don’t Have Cell Service

GoTenna co-founder Daniela Perdomo knows that her startup has been “quiet for a long time,” but she said it’s for a good reason — the team has been busy turning its prototype into something that could be “manufactured at scale.”<p>The company aims to help users to communicate even when they don’t have …

Messaging

Nike confirms self-lacing sneakers from 'Back to the Future' are real

<b>Update: 10/21/15, 3:30 p.m. ET</b>: The Michael J. Fox Foundation has confirmed the self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers will be released in 2016.<p>Marty McFly's self-lacing Nikes from <i>Back to the Future</i> are finally real.<p>Nike has confirmed to <i>Mashable</i> the "first pair of self-lacing Nike Mag shoes is in New York …

Nike

3D Printer Reviews | Best 3D Printers 2017

If you're looking for the best 3D printer to meet your needs, it helps to...<p>February 29, 2016<p>Read our Ultimaker 2 Extended review and learn about …

3D Printing

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Tesla

How scientists are using Lego to handle insects

Entomologists have been tinkering with the world’s most popular toy, using Lego to help handle insect specimens<p>An unusual scientific paper has just appeared online. Its authors are all entomologists. But the paper is as much about Lego as it is about insects.<p>The first author is Steen Dupont, a …

Lego

Laws of Attraction

Too bad Magneto never used his powers as a full-time magician. He would have made a killing. Now, for all of you who wonder what that would be like, …

What if we could mount a bike on the wall?

Need your city to have more space? Then how about a bicycle rack that fits on a wall and makes space for pedestrians. The Wall-Hanger Bike Rack is …

'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis

Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter.<p>They created a compact, handheld device that plugs into an iPhone and turns it into a mobile laboratory that can diagnose HIV and syphilis in just 15 minutes.<p>The diagnostic device – the engineers call it a “dongle” – was …

Bend it like Sammy

The Samsung BEND is a tablet concept that integrates various existing experimental screen technologies like flexible touchscreens and more. <i>“The BEND</i> …

This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

Want to get an ambulance through urban environments faster? Give it propellers and space for one passenger.<p>In emergencies, seconds count. An estimated 1,000 “saveable” lives are lost a year because of slow emergency response in the nation’s biggest cities. But in traffic-jammed urban environments, …

Drones

FBI and US Marshals stock up on radars that can see through walls

"Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?"...with radars that can "see" through walls. Because according to <i>USA Today</i>, at least 50 law enforcement agencies in the US, including the FBI and the US Marshals, have been stocking up on handheld radars for the past …

Jesse Draper Talks About Growing Up On The Valley Girl Show, Silicon Valley Gender Issues And Moving To TV

Jesse Draper, the daughter of VC Tim Draper and former Nickelodeon star, grew up right in front of everyone on the Internet. She started The Valley Girl Show as a web series in her parents’ garage in her early 20s. It was full of hula hoops, pink and what some have called “ditzy” antics.<p>Draper, now …

Startups

This Amazing Scanner Will Allow Doctors to See Your Insides in High Definition

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

Scanners

Stretchy Prosthetic Skin Feels Pressure, Temperature

Researchers in South Korea and the U.S. have developed what they call a “smart” prosthetic skin embedded with heat, humidity and pressure sensors …

The Luggage Trap

This luggage tray concept surely tops the ones I have seen long distance buses use. The entire tray pulls out and allows you to load the bags with …

Double the Power

Wireless Dual Battery is a compact disk-shaped design that splits into two components. Both the ends house recharging gear and can be used to juice …

This Amazing Airplane Seat Could Change Everything About Luxury Flying

Finally, a fitness tracker you wear on your head

The latest wearable gadgets from Israel-based LifeBeam include a hat and visor that track heart rate, calories and other data fitness nuts care about.<p>Most fitness wearables cling to the arm, with bands that wrap around your wrist and track your activity levels and sleep patterns 'round the clock. …

Wearable Tech

Hey, McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000

Dreams of sailing through the air on a hoverboard finally realised – but only on certain surfaces<p>The sci-fi inventions that have become reality<p>Want a hoverboard before Marty McFly (who looks just like Michael J Fox) arrives in October 2015 to fly one around his town square? Arx Pax, a small company …

Carl Zeiss unveils its sub $100 virtual reality headset for iOS and Android

Carl Zeiss has just recently announced the VR One virtual reality headset for use with iOS and Android smartphones. While it still feels like a bit of stretch to get people to put these things on their heads, the typically steep price point of early contenders does’t help. The VR One is a similar …