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New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

Colloidal quantum dots sound like something that young Jedi might use for training in a starfighter flight simulator, but they're actually a new form of solid nanoparticles that could lead to the creation of cheaper, lighter, and more flexible solar cells.<p>The new material could also be used to make …

Nanotech

Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of tech we dream about. But the actual technology may not be as implausible as previously thought.<p>In 1934, Gregory Breit and John …

Parrot Bebop Has It’s Own Camera and Wi-Fi

Parrot has been making damn cool drones for a while, but the new Bebop is easily the best one yet. Hi-def 1080p video recording. 14 megapixel fisheye …

Graphene Violates The Laws Of Physics In A World-Changing Way

Fourier’s law is perhaps not something you learned in high school physics, but it defines your life to a surprising degree. Essentially, the ability …

Sustainable Grove Towers will "clean Mumbai's air"

The Grove Towers project features retail areas in the lower floors, which give way to mixed-use spaces before the towers rise and narrow into …

iOS 8 rumor roundup: multitasking, maps, and more!

With WWDC right around the corner, speculation abounds regarding iOS 8. Much like iOS 7 brought a wildly updated UI, iOS 8 is said to bring added …

Bowers & Wilkins Sound System

No, you won't be paying an outrageous amount to put this beauty in your home. Instead — if you're lucky — you might get to enjoy the Bowers & Wilkins …

Audiophile

Inhabitat's Week in Green: spasers, battery-powered airplanes and phones printed on clothes

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Technology is getting small -- this week, Inhabitat took a look at LIX, the world's smallest 3D-printing pen, which is powered by a USB port. Meanwhile, a …

Nanowires three atoms wide could lead to paper-thin gadgets

What's that odd shape, you ask? That's the world's thinnest nanowire -- and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an electron beam, Vanderbilt University student Junhao Lin has created wires that measure just three atoms …

Apple Working With Nike On iWatch?

Apple is said to be working closely with Nike on its upcoming wearable fitness band and smartwatch hybrid.<p>Details are slight - as are firm sources - …

JLab Crasher Portable Bluetooth Speaker w/ USB charging port (multiple colors) $30 Shipped (Reg. $100)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Groupon offers the JLab Crasher Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $29.99 with free shipping. That’s 70% under retail, nearly 50% …

7 Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets

Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets<p>1. The Dash Headphones<p>2. Cuff<p>3. Ring<p>4. The D-Shirt<p>5. Smarter Socks<p>6. Smart Diapers<p>7. Google Glucose …

That’s no spaceship over Area 51. It’s a Google balloon

Google is quietly testing its “Project Loon” balloons in the skies over Nevada.<p>Project Loon is the search giant’s somewhat crackpot plan to deliver Internet access to remote parts of the world via high-altitude balloons. Google announced the plan in June, 2013 but has done little visible work since …

How Sonos Used Clever Software Engineering To Make A $50 Gadget Obsolete

It’s not often that a company announces that they’ve figured out a way to make people stop paying for a piece of hardware by purposely making it obsolete, but that’s just what Sonos has done.<p>Sonos has just announced that thanks to clever programming, they have figured out a way to make their $50 …

iPhone 6 renders based on recent case leaks show off rumored edge-to-edge screen

Nowhereelse.fr has commissioned designer Martin Hajek to mockup the iPhone 6, using the most recent leaks about the upcoming device.<p>The renders, shown above, use the supposed iPhone cases pictured on Wednesday and leaked schematics from late March to envisage the look of the future iPhone. …

NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose

You might remember NASA's LADEE as the satellite where the administration tested a new broadband-fast laser communication system for sending data back to Earth. Now, however, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is no more, since NASA just crashed the craft into the surface of the …

Here's a picture of Rupert Murdoch trying Oculus Rift, he loved it

Business and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, head of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox, tried out an Oculus Rift headset this week, according to the Murdoch Here Tumblr site.<p>According to Murdoch Here, where 21st Century Fox chief of staff Natalie Ravitz posts behind-the-scenes dispatches from Murdoch's …

Tech Retrospect: Google drones and Amazon phones

If you're worried about all that information Google knows about you, the notion of Big G buying a company that builds automated, high-altitude drones might raise a few alarms. The company is called Titan Aerospace, and though we won't judge you if your mind wanders toward a creepy future of AdWords …

Goccia Is the World's Smallest Activity Tracker

It’s time for us to face the facts. Bluetooth is holding wearables back. The new Bluetooth LE standard is certainly a step up from earlier power-hungry versions, but the need for a wireless radio just isn’t practical for many types of wearable categories.<p>G-Wearables’ Kickstarter campaign for the …

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

Printing

Kuo: Apple to Release Slew of Products in Second Half of 2014

- Apr 10, 2014<p>If KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo – who is usually fairly reliable when it comes to predictions about Apple – is correct, Apple …

Next-gen faster Haswells chips out as soon as next month, could find their way into upgraded MacBook and iMacs

Intel’s next generation of its Haswell CPUs could be out as soon as next month, according to sources cited by <i>TechPowerUp</i> (via <i>TonyMacx86</i>).<p>According to sources in the IT retail, Intel could launch these new chips, led by the Core i7-4790K, on May 10th in most markets […]Intel Core “Haswell” Refresh …

ALYT offers a smart home hub jam-packed with sensors

If the current generation of connected home hubs aren’t enough for you, then check out the Indiegogo campaign for ALYT (pronounced alight), which …

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

Wearables set for explosive growth, study shows

The wearable technology space might be in its early adopter phase right now, but according to new data from research firm IDC, the mainstream will start getting into the game very soon.<p>By the end of this year, over 19 million wearable devices will ship worldwide, tripling last year's figure, IDC …

Google releases Project Ara MDK, more details on what to expect

Project Ara’s first developer conference is slated for April 15 through the 16th, less than a week away now. In preparation for the event, Google officially unveiled the first release of its MDK (modular development kit) last night, giving us a few new details on what to expect from the modular …

This Robot Kangaroo Can Pretty Much Hop Forever

A German company has successfully emulated the jumping behavior of the kangaroo in robot form, the company said.<p>The bionic kangaroo has self-charging …

Robotics

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Following Controversy Over Support Of Gay Marriage Ban

Following a broad backlash over his support of California’s gay marriage ban in 2008, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down.<p>Mitchell Baker, executive chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit best known for its Firefox browser, announced Eich’s resignation in a blog post Thursday …

Finally, Someone Is Disrupting The Towel

Showering is great, I’m a big fan. But drying off? Laaaaammmmmeeee. All that towelling, it’s enough to make you need another shower, am I right? New York-based startup The Body Dryer realizes this, and they’ve created a device to help you skip the towel and get dry a better way.<p>The Body Dryer dries …

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …