Craig Cmehil

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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

GM will use Lyft to launch its first self-driving car

General Motors' first fully autonomous car will be electric, available to just about anyone, and it could be here before you know it.<p>The company plans to bring its self-driving cars to the masses by launching its first driverless on the Lyft platform, Pam Fletcher, executive chief engineer of …

Electric Vehicles

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

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip

CityPilot has taken a key early step towards fully autonomous public transportation: The Mercedes-Benz self-driving bus program saw one of its Future Bus vehicles drive 20 km (or around 12.4 miles) in the Netherlands, on a route that connected Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport with the nearby town of …

Mercedes-Benz

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

Tesla driver dies in first fatal crash while using autopilot mode

The first known death caused by a self-driving car was disclosed by Tesla Motors on Thursday evening, a development that is sure to cause consumers to second-guess the trust they put in the booming autonomous vehicle industry.<p>The 7 May accident occurred in Williston, Florida, after the driver, …

Driving

‘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

All New Cars To Have Significant Autonomous Vehicle Technology

When 20 automakers announced this spring they would include Automated Emergency Braking Systems as standard equipment in all cars, they effectively standardized autonomous vehicle technology, an expert said in Chicago Monday.<p>Currently offered as an option on some cars, automated braking systems use …

Electric Vehicles

Analytics And The Quest For Artificial Intelligence

Decades of research in artificial intelligence have taught scientists this: people are really smart.<p>The other day, I watched a friend pull out his phone and ask, “What was Barry White’s wife’s name?” He wasn’t joking around, he really wanted to know. His personal assistant did pretty well, …

Intelligence

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

Humans In Different Buildings Linked Brain-To-Brain

Interface lets a person read another's thoughts<p>In one lab, an image of an object is shown to a study participant on a computer screen. The subject wears a cap connected to an electroencephalography (EEG) machine that monitors his brain waves.<p>Another participant, the asker, sits in another lab on …

The Brain

A.I. Downs Expert Human Fighter Pilot In Dogfight Simulation

Superhuman reflexes<p>In the military world, fighter pilots have long been described as the best of the best. As Tom Wolfe famously wrote, only those with the "right stuff" can handle the job. Now, it seems, the right stuff may no longer be the sole purview of human pilots.<p>A pilot A.I. developed by a …

Tom Wolfe

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