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Microsoft is turning DNA into the ultimate storage device

Imagine that future civilisations are looking for evidence of us. Digital human life. And they find nothing.<p>No Buzzfeed. No Slack. No GitHub. Nothing.<p>That’s actually a distinct possibility as the current means of storing our increasingly large digital past exist only virtually, are inefficient and …

How scientists want to send a spacecraft to the next closest star

This week, a bevy of scientists including famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking announced a new way to explore space called Starshot — and how it works is something that sounds straight out of science fiction.<p>The project involves developing a way to send a tiny spacecraft to the next closest …

Space Travel

Facebook is actually out to kill the web as we know it

Last year, around this time, I wrote about Facebook’s secret plan to kill Google and become the second trillion dollar company in the process. It generated <i>lots</i> of conversations. But I was wrong. Facebook’s plan is actually much bigger than that. This week, unless you’ve been playing Candy Crush …

Facebook Plans to Introduce Customer Service Chatbot and Live Chat APIs for iOS Messenger App

Facebook is planning to provide developers with toolkits for customer service chatbots and live chat APIs, according to a few sources that spoke with <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>The company will debut the new features at Facebook's F8 conference next week, following in line with a host of recent institutions getting …

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

Apple’s best defense against the FBI is the one it can’t share publicly

With Apple vowing to resist all the way to the Supreme Court the FBI’s demands for an iPhone backdoor in the San Bernardino case, many people assume the company is motivated purely by principles and concern for their customers.<p>No doubt these are key reasons for Apple’s stand, and I have great …

Privacy

Praying mantises get fitted with 3D glasses, watch bug movies

Giving whole new meaning to the term "bug eyed," researchers glue tiny glasses to the weird insect that sees and hunts in 3D in hopes of understanding 3D vision better.<p>The 3D-video craze may have died down a bit from a few years ago when every other new flat screen or Hollywood blockbuster seemed …

Insects

This drone can fly through the air and under water

While drones have been getting a bad rap for dropping from the skies at inopportune moments recently, a new drone from Rutgers University can swim as well as fly.<p>Funded by a grant from the Office of Naval Research, the Naviator can be deployed for either aerial reconnaissance or for snooping …

Mind-blowing things your appliances will do in the future (pictures)

Kitchens

Uniqlo is using neuroscience to help you find the perfect shirt

Have you ever walked into a store and been overwhelmed by choice? Well, Uniqlo wants to read your brain and help you quit waffling.<p>On Wednesday, the …

Medium is like an awesome MS Paint for the Oculus Rift

Before we go any further, I implore you to ignore the utter aesthetic bankruptcy of my creation above. But do <i>look</i> at it, because it's the product of 10 minutes in Oculus' new tool Medium — a remarkably natural sculpting system that uses the company's Touch motion controllers. Medium was announced …

Virtual Reality

Exploride combines the best iPhone features into one safe head-up display unit for your car

For better or worse, we’re using our phones more and more each day. While technology has made our lives easier, it is also a potentially dangerous tool. The hazard of driving and using a smartphone is well known. While there are car mounts that elevate your device to eye-level, some users desire a …

Logitech K380: Best multi-device Bluetooth keyboard yet

Shape-shifting navigation device points you in the right direction

Even in today's GPS-enabled world, asking someone to point you in the right direction can often be easier than wrestling with your smartphone. Enter …

Google Maps

iPad app reveals the hidden waves of Wi-Fi and cell signals flowing around us

When you're looking for a Wi-Fi signal, it's sometimes fun to imagine that you might one day be able to see the waves of available Internet access as …

10 usability considerations for your mobile app

In a world dominated by mobile phones, finding a way to sell your product or service via smartphone is a good move. But when it’s your first time launching an m-commerce app, there’s a lot that’s easy to overlook. So I asked 10 founders from YEC the following:<p>What is the No. 1 usability …

Tech Insider

A 17-year-old invented an ingenious way to instantly stop bleeding.

Tiny Cube color digitizer lets photographers sample and match hues

It’s no secret: Photographers are really picky about color. Despite the many color matching apps and gadgets out there, there’s always a place for something different and hopefully better. Palette, a tech company from Australia, has unveiled the Cube, a tiny device that scientifically detects, …

LG's new Rolly wireless keyboard turns into a pocket stick

Is that a keyboard in your pocket, or are you excited to see me?<p>LG just announced the "Rolly," a Bluetooth keyboard that folds up along the four rows of keys to create a wand-like device that can be tossed in a purse or pocket. LG is hardly the first electronics company to introduce a foldable, …

Gear & Gadgets

Boeing shows off its portable drone-killing laser

Boeing has been researching ways to disable drones with lasers for a while now, and this week, the defense contractor released new footage (below) of its Compact Laser Weapons System: a portable, tripod-mounted device that can burn a hole in a UAV or a quadcopter in seconds. The system is …

Portable

Watch Sony's airplane-like drone perform vertical take-off

Sony recently announced that it was working with Japanese robotics company ZMP Inc. to create a fleet of commercial drones, designed to track and …

Drones

Revealed: the first hydrogen-powered battery that will charge your Apple iPhone for a week

British firm Intelligent Energy has claimed a breakthrough in building smartphones that run for a week on a single cartridge<p>A British technology company has claimed a major smartphone breakthrough by developing an iPhone that can go a week without recharging, running instead off a built-in hydrogen …

Microsoft's NewsCast App Will Read the News for You

Your own personal newsreader.<p>Microsoft is working on a new app that will collate a playlist of news stories and read them back to you according to Engadget. Newscast, created by the Bing team, is set to make commutes more productive, allowing the user to get on with different tasks whilst catching …

The Japanese have just perfected the skateboard

A Japanese engineer just invented a nifty new way to travel: A transporter called a “WalkCar” that’s small, light and apparently easy to use.<p>The …

Skateboarding

Call Windows' Cortana assistant with this Bluetooth button

Now that Microsoft's voice-guided Cortana assistant is up and running in Windows 10, you might be eager to trigger it without leaving the "hey Cortana" feature on (which might sap battery life) or staying within reach of your computer. If so, Satechi might just come to your aid. It's releasing a …

Men's Items

Men's Jackets<p>We know that we have vest in our name but that's not all we offer. Loaded with tons of pockets and features, we have the most functional …

Travel jacket with 15 built-in gadgets raises $900,000 on Kickstarter

There are many <i>many</i> travel gadgets out there, and most of them aren't worth the trouble of hauling around: The neck pillow for a …

Could This Transforming Touchscreen Make a Tablet for the Blind?

With Blitab, the touching could go both ways.<p>Touchscreens revolutionized mobile computing, but if you want to use a touchscreen phone or tablet, you need more than just fingers; you need to be able see as well. Until now, the blind have been unfortunately left behind in our race into a touchscreen …