Friday Morning Report

By Craig Cmehil | a different view before the weekend

Star Trek’s Photon Torpedoes Are Almost Possible

Engaging the general public with science tends to be much easier under the glossy film of science-fiction, so it’s not surprising that the latest …

Star Trek

The CEO behind Pokémon Go just dropped some big hints to the future of the game

Niantic CEO John Hanke, the chief executive behind the smash-hit smartphone game Pokémon Go, stopped by San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday to drop some big hints as to the future of the game.<p>Here's what Hanke revealed, in a conversation with host and Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick, as reported by …

C-suite Leadership

Pokémon Go Shatters Apple App Store Record

Another indication that this augmented reality game is very, very popular.<p>The phenomenon that is <i>Pokémon Go</i> just keeps on going.<p>More people downloaded the popular mobile game than any other app during its first week of release on the Apple App store, Apple AAPL said Friday, confirming a report from …

Pokémon

Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

<b>The quest for storage devices that pack more information into a smaller space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.</b><p>Dutch scientists developed rewritable memory that stores information in the positions of individual chlorine atoms on a copper surface.<p>The …

Microscopy

Waterless toilet turns waste into clean water and power

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> With every flush, this toilet creates water and electric power for those who need it most.<p>The "Nano Membrane Toilet," developed by a group at Britain's Cranfield University, received a grant during the second round of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Reinvent the Toilet …

Toilets

Arm Holdings confirms Softbank is buying the chip designer for £24.3B in bold IoT move

In the wake of the historic Brexit vote and the fall of the Pound, the UK is now witnessing its biggest-ever technology exit. Today, Arm Holdings said that Japan’s Softbank Group has offered to pay £24.3 billion ($32 billion) to acquire the company — known for its chip designs for mobile handsets …

ARM Holdings

SpaceX has finally chosen which one of its reusable rockets will make a monumental 2nd trip into space

The time for SpaceX to finally test its reusable rocket technology is quickly approaching.<p>In June, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that we could see one of the retrieved Falcon 9 rockets be reused as early as September.<p>And now, after months of deliberation, the company has plucked one of its famed …

NASA

Pokemon Go maps will show you where to catch the rarest species

Pokemon Go is well on its way to becoming a global cultural phenomenon. The competitive aspects of the game have users aggressively seeking out the …

Maps

Why Drones Are ‘Game-Changing’ for Renewable Energy

Amazon caused quite the stir in 2013 when it announced plans to launch a drone delivery service. People were both thrilled and horrified at the …

Energy

34 Essential Tips For Pokemon Go That Many People Don't Know Yet. Wow!

1. If your Poke Ball misses the target and falls to the ground nearby - you can pick them back up by tapping on them to recover the Poke Ball and …

Pokémon

The End of Moore's Law Might Not Be A Bad Thing

8 bytes of data compared to 8 gigabytes of data. Image: Daniel Sancho/Flickr<p>We’ve come to expect that next year everything will be faster, and just a …

Moore's law

The Evolution of PHP - Infographic

PHP or Hypertext Preprocessor is a highly popular server-side scripting language. It is very flexible and has a lot of innovative features. It is the …

PHP

This blind Apple engineer is transforming the tech world at only 22

Apple engineer Jordyn Castor has never been one for limitations.<p>She was born 15 weeks early, weighing just under two pounds. Her grandfather could hold her in the palm of his hand, and could even slide his wedding ring along her arm and over her shoulder. Doctors said she had a slim chance of …

Accessibility

Skype Meetings is Microsoft’s new free video conferencing tool for small businesses

Microsoft today launched Skype Meetings, a new audio and video conferencing tool specifically designed for small businesses. Skype Meetings is essentially a stripped down version of the Skype for Business solution.<p>The more fully featured Skype for Business product allows you to host meetings with …

Video Conferencing

All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map

County-to-country net migration (2010-2015)<p>This map shows the estimated net immigration (inflows minus outflows) by country between 2010 and …

Immigration

'Pokémon Go' is finally out, but not for everyone

<b>UPDATE: July 6, 2016, 6:23 p.m. AEST</b><p>It looks like <i>Pokémon Go</i>'s Australian launch <i></i>could be having a few teething troubles.<p>Wednesday evening local time, hours after the mobile game launched, players began reporting a server outage on social media. The Pokémon Company and Nintendo have been contacted …

Australia

Netherlands rolls out world-first nationwide Internet of Things network

South Korean telco SK Telecom recently claimed it was rolling out the world's first nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) network, but it looks like …

Internet of Things

NASA's Juno spaceship is now in Jupiter's orbit

Nearly five years after it was first launched in August 2011, NASA’s Juno spaceship has finally entered Jupiter’s orbit. At 11:53PM ET/8:53PM PT, the space agency received confirmation that the spacecraft had turned on its main engine, which burned for 35 minutes to slow down and allow Juno to be …

NASA

Can Humans Sense A 'Force Field' Around Their Body?

It sounds like something out of the supernatural, but new scientific evidence suggests that us mortal humans actually have sense comparable to the …

Science

Raspberry Pi Powered Table Football Instant Replay System (video)

If you would like to bask in the glory when you score a goal on your table football you might be interested in a new Raspberry Pi powered instant …

Soccer

‘Dragonriders Of Pern’ Movie Release Date Will Have Anne McCaffrey’s Books Flying To The Big Screen

A <i>Dragonriders Of Pern</i> movie is on the horizon now that Warner Bros has purchased the option for producing a full length feature film from the estate …

9 essential IFTTT recipes for iOS users

From automated photo journaling to price alerts in your Reminders app, these IFTTT recipes for iPhone will keep you on top of everything.<p>When …

Recipes

3 Companies Poised to Dominate the Internet of Things

Image source: Verizon.<p>The excitement surrounding the Internet of Things, or IoT, is based on the idea that connecting billions of devices to the internet will dramatically improve many facets of society. <b>Cisco</b> estimates that 50 <i>billion</i> devices will be connected to the internet by the end of 2020, …

Internet

Bose wants kids to assemble their own Bluetoother speakers

There are all kinds of tools and services to help kids learn to code these days – but what if your child is more interested in building gadgets?<p>The audio experts at Bose have released the BoseBuild Speaker Cube, a system designed to help kids understand how sound works as they assemble a Bluetooth …

Kids

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Parking

Scotland's Independent Space Exploration Team (SISET)

<b>Project details</b><p>Our project will be starting off relatively small with the intent of sending a custom modified weather balloon as far up as we can. …

4 Important Lessons You Can Learn Now That 3D Printing is Dying

Stick a fork in 3-D printing, it's done. Or at least everyone is starting to wonder why it is slipping off a ledge.<p>It all started with a Saab cup holder.<p>I happen to own a 2004 model, a family car with a turbo (don't ask). Way back in December, before everyone started wondering if 3-D printing was …

3D Printing

A Silicon Valley Startup Is Building Pizza-Making Robots

Bringing us closer to the Singularity, one slice at a time<p>A Silicon Valley startup is trying to disrupt the made-to-order pizza industry -- an industry I really didn't think needed disrupting -- with pizza-making robots.<p>You can go watch the robots in action over at Bloomberg. The pizzeria, Zume …

Pizza

Is Android coming to Raspberry Pi? Eben Upton says claims are 'promising'

Raspberry Pi founder told WIRED it would be 'encouraging' for support to be added<p>There are thousands of uses for the Raspberry Pi: you can use the credit card-sized computer to build an arcade machine, an internet radio, or even a mobile phone.<p>These have been bolstered further with the Pi 3's built …

Android News