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OnBeat Solar Headphones Simultaneously Charge Your Gadgets

Charge your iphone or tablet while on-the-go with the help from <b>OnBeat Solar Headphones</b>. It’s an eco friendly headphones where you can use to charge …

Gear & Gadgets

Photographer Gets So Close to Lava That His Shoes and Tripod Catch on Fire

Back in May, we featured the volcano photos of photographer Miles Morgan, a guy who gets so hot to lava that he’s had his shoes and tripod melt. If …

Big Pic: Radar Makes Lake Look Like Bad Stoner Art

Topographic radar imagery paints a glowing line through bone-white Appalachia<p>The alien landscape above is actually a slice of Appalachia in Pennsylvania. At the center of it, in bright reds and vibrant purples, sits Raystown Lake.<p>Raystown is an odd lake - it's man-made, and man-made <i>twice,</i> first in …

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

The weird and wonderful world of the naked mole rat

Doctor Chris Faulkes, who has been working with them almost every day for the last 25 years, has long since learned to love naked mole rats, but, as …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with dead phone batteries. This idea actually isn't too farfetched.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is focused on getting funding for a power generating shoe insert that lets users charge …

Meet the Moto X face-to-face in new leak

The Moto X leaks are coming fast and furious now as the first (hopefully) great phone created by Motorola as a wholly "Google company" inches toward the market.<p>This past week we saw what was believed to be a Moto X in the hands of Google chairman Eric Schmidt, showing off the curved backside that's …

Apple envisions touch screen to control your car's key features

Apple is trying to integrate itself even further into your car with a freshly patented dashboard touch screen.<p>Granted Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a patent dubbed "Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and …

Xbox One chief product officer admits big mistakes in messaging

Xbox One chief product officer Marc Whitten admitted that Microsoft made mistakes in communicating its policies on digital rights to its consumers, according an IGN interview.<p>The mistakes started on May 21, when the company announced its next-generation console, and then those missteps multiplied …

Russia aims to open floating nuclear power plant in 2016

Russia is a big place with lots of remote outposts. Getting power to those far-flung places can be a challenge. That's why Russia has hatched a plan to create floating nuclear power plants, essentially putting them in port to supply energy to locations that need power but can't build a traditional …

Hiding The Cost Of Your Smartphone

The price of your smartphone in the stores bears little relationship to the actual bill of materials. But the artificial prices set by the networks do tell us something about the state of the mobile phone market.<p>Two examples first. Look at the new US pricing for the BlackBerry Z10 – a handset price …

Globalfoundries' $6 billion New York chip plant waits for Apple

Build it and Apple will come?<p>Globalfoundries has a spanking-new $6 billion semiconductor plant/campus (though, when an additional development center is construced, will be valued at $8 billion) in Saratoga County, N.Y., ready to make world-class chips for smartphones and tablets.<p>But no big …

Google Delays New Campus by up to One Year

Google’s proposed new campus in Mountain View is running up to one year behind schedule as the company takes more time to figure out a design that is environmentally friendly and suited to the organization.<p>Mercury News reports (via Venture Beat) that Google’s original objective of occupying its Bay …

Science Goes Ballistic: 8 Guns for Hunting Knowledge

Five thousand metres under the sea: my journey to another world

Five kilometres, or 3.1 miles, is not a great distance on land – the length of a pleasant stroll. But five kilometres vertically in the ocean …

It's Time To Gentrify Android

It's a real up-and-coming operating system. Oh, sure, it's been here for years, but now it's ready for rich people to move on in.<p>It's not polite to say, but here are the facts: Android is used by poorer people, and iOS is used by richer people. A Pew survey taken last month bears this out: Android …

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Microsoft details new Windows Phone 8 update, but real fixes won't come until 2014

Microsoft published details of its upcoming Windows Phone 8 update on Thursday, revealing the minor changes that are due to roll out shortly. Known as General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2), the update includes fixes to Xbox Music to provide accurate metadata, the restoration of the FM radio …

Debate sparked about benchmark for Intel, ARM chips

Nothing like a debate about processor benchmarks to get enthusiasts blood up.<p>EE Times posted a story titled Has Intel really beaten ARM? on Wednesday that calls into question the use of the widely-used AnTuTu Benchmark.<p>"There has been a considerable amount of press around recent AnTuTu benchmark …

Apple Carrier Strategy Could Be A Liability, Without Change

News that Verizon might have to pay Apple as much as $14 billion for unsold iPhones lifts the lid on Apple’s carrier strategy and explains why so many carriers still do not yet carry the iPhone – notably China Mobile. To secure rights to the iPhone Verizon appears to have made a purchase commitment …

Former Microsoft Office manager learns how to dance in a year, becomes a YouTube hit

Former Microsoft employee Karen X Cheng quit the software maker over a year ago, with a farewell resignation video based on Don McLean's American Pie. During her year away from developing Microsoft's Office software, Cheng has learned to dance. She's detailed her daily progress and now says people …

2013: The year of the personalized, colorful, mid-tier smartphone

Choosing a phone is pretty simple if you’re the kind of person who wants the latest & greatest handset and has the budget to pay for it. Even if you’re not sure what platform you want, you’re essentially choosing between a handful of flagship products and are currently likely to walk away with an …

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.<p>ITO comes …