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Interactive: The making of a microchip

From raw materials to retail shelves, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds an unprecedented potential to transform supply chains. Businesses are beginning to understand this: In a recent survey of supply chain professionals (most at the executive level), 55% of respondents believe the IoT will create …

Internet of Things

Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough, Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria …

This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

The new tech comes from researchers at the University of Central Florida, and uses super-capacitors to do its job. Capacitors are electrical …

Clean Energy

These portable antennas let you send texts with friends, even when you don't have service

Daniela Perdomo, CEO and co-founder of the communications startup goTenna, actually despises it.<p>"When you go to Coachella, your text messages should not go to a tower," Perdomo tells Business Insider.<p>That's why goTenna launched its first product last year, a portable antenna that uses VHF radio …

Mesh Network

The BoomStick Gives Your Stock Earbuds A Major Sound Quality Boost

The standard sets of stock headphones being shipped by companies like Apple and Samsung are, by and large, garbage. For consumers looking to achieve more of a high-end audio experience, their best bet is traditionally in securing a new pair of cans. A new company, BoomCloud 360, is looking to help …

How to turn your iPhone into a hologram projector

We’re going to be waiting a few years (or decades?) before Apple gets around to adding holographic displays to the iPhone, but did you know there’s actually a wicked-simple trick that lets you turn your iPhone into a hologram machine?<p>This isn’t the work of crazy science fiction. It’s based on the …

Holograms

Here's How to Add Fancy Formatting to Your Tweets

Ever wanted to add <b>bold</b> text to your tweets or really underline a point?<p>Now you can. Bedazzle is a Chrome extension that adds the rich text editing features that Twitter currently lacks. Well, sort of…<p>What the add-on actually does is add a new box to the compose window on Twitter.com. When you …

Chrome Web Store

Review: Catalyst for iPhone 6 – Offers protection for your active lifestyle at reasonable price

Catalyst is a sleek thin case that barely hides the design of the iPhone 6, considering how protective the case is. It is drop proof to 2 meters (6.6 feet), water proof to 5 meters (16.4 feet), dirt proof, snow proof and works with Touch ID.<p>The case is clear so you can actually see the color of the …

Gear & Gadgets

Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

Oregon Trail and nearly 2,400 classic games now available to play free in your browser

The Internet Archive just released a treasure trove of nearly 2,400 computer games, as part of a new project, “Console Living Room,” to make classic games free and browser-friendly.<p>Perusing these old MS-DOS games is a trip down memory lane; there’s far (far) too many available to play them all in a …

Oregon Trail

How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it

Trading in or selling your old mobile device? Wipe it the right way to reduce the risk of personal data falling into the wrong hands.<p>Remember that no method apart from physically destroying the device and its storage is 100 percent foolproof -- data may still be recoverable with the right …

Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it.<p>The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movies to classics like Hook are available to watch. Frozen, American Hustle, Gravity — even Delivery Man if you’re a …

Supercharge your Android Device's Abilities with Tasker

Recently, we took a look at five apps to augment your Android experience with the help of a little artificial intelligence and automation.<p>All of those apps were nifty little utilities that targeted a particular area of smartphone usage and added some heuristics to it to make your phone smarter …