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This cup won’t spill over…not even if you slap it

By Joseph Carey<p>Let's face it, everyone's had a drink at some point and somehow managed to spill it either down themselves or on something valuable. …

Pollution

Appearance of crater dubbed ‘the Gateway to the Underworld’ in Siberia is a warning to our warming planet

It is known as “the Gateway to the Underworld” by local people who fear to go near the massive crater that suddenly appeared in the frozen heart of …

Time Machine Virtual Reality Dinosaur Game Launches May 19th (video)

After being unveiled back at GDC 2014 during the same time that Oculus announced the launch of its second developer kit, the developers of the highly …

Virtual Reality

11 Space Movies to Watch In 2016

The year 2016 won't be much of a year for realistic space movies, but apocalypse, beloved franchises like "Star Wars" and "Star Trek," and romance on …

Stunning, Tragic Images of Abandoned Space History (Photos)

Remembering the past<p>Credit: "Abandoned in Place" Copyright 2016 by Roland Miller, University of New Mexico Press<p><i>Roland Miller is the dean of</i> …

Someone used a Galaxy S7 to shoot a mini movie

This year we saw Samsung go all-in with the camera on the Galaxy S7. A combination of both solid hardware from Sony (the IMX260), and Samsung's tried …

Mars 2030: Explore Your Own Virtual Red Planet

Catching a flight to Mars won't be possible for most of us until human trips to the Red Planet become affordable, routine and heck, even possible. …

'No Man's Sky' launches in June

At Sony's inaugural Paris Games Week press conference today, studio Hello Games revealed that its much-anticipated exploration survival game will hit store shelves some time next June. The developers were also kind enough to drop a new trailer for the game, which you can see immediately below.<p>No …

Boeing Creates The World's Lightest Metal

Boeing files a lot of patents. From the filing for a force field to protect planes from blasts mid-air in 2012 to a laser-powered fusion engine earlier this year, these are all patents for potential uses of technology that may or may not become a commercial reality.<p>But earlier this week, Boeing …

General Motors

Gear S2 review: Samsung's best smartwatch is still a work in progress

Samsung is learning. After a string of smartwatches that failed to became bestsellers, the Korean company decided to reshape its vision of wearables -- and I mean literally reshape. Its latest, the Gear S2, is a Tizen-powered watch that <i>finally</i> has a round screen and <i>finally</i> works with phones that …

The innovators: levitating lightbulbs take design back to the future

Flyte lightbulb levitates and rotates in the air using a series of magnets and which is powered without touching<p>Like many young boys growing up at a time when Michael J Fox skated about Hill Valley in the Back to the Future series, Simon Morris dreamed of one day having a hoverboard like the device …

With this rugged speaker, sound takes a backseat to accessories

It takes a lot to get me excited about a Bluetooth speaker these days. Although subpar sound quality plagued early devices, newer models offer both good looks and solid audio. Even so, most of the current offerings are same-y; unremarkable. Now, a company called Braven has found a way to evolve the …

Most unconventional Android devices of all time

Android fans are all about choice, so we like when manufacturers build unique, innovative products with a slightly crazy touch. Who doesn’t marvel over geeky technology?! Of course sometimes they think so outside of the box they get totally lost in some weird alternate reality.<p>We have seen plenty …

Living with the Galaxy S6 Edge: Is that curve worth the cost?

Samsung launched two Galaxy S6 models this spring, but let's face it: The spotlight was really on the curvy, attention-grabbing S6 Edge. I know I was dead-set on trying that one-of-a-kind smartphone as soon as I could. However, I couldn't help but wonder if it was really, truly worth the $100 …

Galaxy S6 takes first place in real world speed test, beating out LG’s G4 and the iPhone 6

A new massive benchmark from Tom’s Guide has put six of the best performing smartphones on the market against each other to see which phone came out …

Samsung breakthrough could almost double lithium battery capacity

Researchers at Samsung Electronics announced yesterday that they have developed a new technology to produce a silicon cathode material that coats Graphene onto a silicon surface for higher energy density. In other words, Samsung has found a way to almost double the capacity of lithium batteries, …

Mobile Devices

The best portable USB battery pack for daily use

<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at</i> <i>TheWirecutter.com</i>.<p>Smartphone batteries don't always last through a busy day, but a pocket-size USB battery pack can give your handset enough of a boost to survive the evening. …

With $13 Million From Maveron, Eargo Is The Hearing Aid Of The Future

After five years of research and $13 million in venture funding, Eargo has created a hearing device that people actually want to wear.<p>Launching out of beta today, Eargo’s invisible, rechargeable hearing aid is modeled after the fishing fly, of all things. It’s made out of flexi fibers — small …

Adobe releases Photoshop Mix, Shape CC, Brush CC and Color CC for Android

It’s a big day for Adobe users who also happen to be Android fans. Adobe has launched four new apps for Google’s mobile operating system. These include Adobe Photoshop Mix, Shape CC, Brush CC and Color CC.<p><b>See: Download and install Adobe Flash Player on Android Phone</b><p>What makes this such a huge deal …

Tutorials

Robots Can Now 3D-Print Steel Bridges

Coming soon to a park near you ... if you live in Amsterdam<p>You know that saying "we'll cross that bridge when we come to it"? There's a group in Amsterdam that has decided that's not good enough. Instead, they're planning to 3D print a steel bridge in mid-air.<p>3D printers are additive technologies …

3D Printing

Hands (and ears) on the Samsung Level On Wireless Headphones

Need a serious boost in audio quality when jamming your mobile tunes? Samsung's Level On Wireless Headphones are awesome for any genre of music and …

Slickwraps sends Galaxy S6 to the edge of space, phone lives to tell the tale

You probably know Slickwraps for its skin protections for smartphones, laptops and other devices. The Kansas-based company is making wraps for all major Android devices, in a variety of colors and materials, allowing you to customize your device and give it a little protection from bumps and drops. …

Google Photos offers unlimited storage for mobile and web

Google today launched a standalone, unlimited photo and video service called Google Photos. Google Photos is a free -- and, again, <i>unlimited</i> -- storage, sharing and editing service, and it should be available today on Android, iOS and the web. However, do note that the unlimited storage only counts …

A Printer For Circuit Boards

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Electronics<p><b>Inventors:</b><p>Katarina Ilic, Alroy Almeida, Jesus Zozaya, James Pickard<p><b>Company:</b><p>Voltera<p><b>Invention:</b><p>V-One<p><b>Development Cost To Date:</b><p>$200,000<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>5/5<p>While studying mechatronics at the University …

Prototypes

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

Tethered Drones Spin In Extreme Tests

How do little quadcopters fare at very high speeds?<p>We don’t know happens when quadcopters go really, really fast, but thanks to a tether system inside a padded room at a university in Switzerland, researchers are going to find out. With the quadcopters range of movement confined to a sphere 11 feet …

Drones

Watch This Drone Carry A Person

The jetpacks of the future look a lot like quadcopters<p>When is a drone not exactly a drone? The new VertiPod, made by AirBuoyant, is an awkward answer to this modern paradox. It’s a remotely piloted quadcopter (i.e. a drone) that can carry a person (the exact opposite of unmanned). Besides for …

KETI’s ultra-thin OLED is a precursor to foldable smartphones

Researchers at the Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) have announced the world’s most flexible, ultra-thin OLED electrode material, which can be folded at an angle thinner than a strand of hair (0.1mm), leading the way towards ultra-flexible displays. Flexible OLED technology is the …

OLEDs

Fujitsu working on world’s first 1mm loop heat pipe cooling system for mobile

Smartphones and tablets are no strangers to the limits imposed by heat-constraints. Without proper airflow and limited space for cooling components, mobile devices are stuck balancing CPU clock speeds and component placements to avoid shortening hardware life through overheating. Even so, mobiles …

Mobile