Craig Cmehil

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Electrameccanica's Solo is a single-seat EV commuter car

Legally drive in HOV lanes all by your lonesome.<p>If you're looking for an electric vehicle but don't need the extra seats (or long delivery times) that a full-sized Tesla Model 3 demands, you could always take a shot with the Solo. This electric vehicle from Canadian startup ElectraMeccanica …

Electric Vehicles

Intel Hades Canyon NUC is the smallest VR gaming rig I've ever seen (hands-on)

I love miniature gaming PCs, and Intel may have just trumped them all here at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.<p>This is the Intel Hades Canyon NUC, a VR-ready gaming rig that's just 1.2 liters in volume. It's small enough to fit into a messenger bag, or even a very large purse -- and yet it's got enough power …

Scientists Discover Clean Water Ice Just Below Mars' Surface

Locked away beneath the surface of Mars are vast quantities of water ice. But the properties of that ice—how pure it is, how deep it goes, what shape …

Hyperloop One's Devloop: Get a glimpse at transportation's future

We're driving through the desert, about 40 minutes outside of Las Vegas and the hustle of CES 2018, when Hyperloop One Marketing SVP Ryan Kelly points to the facility on the horizon.<p>I'm heading to the Devloop, the very same full-scale test facility where Virgin Hyperloop One's engineers were able …

How an Apple intern and her mentor created Apple’s first 500 emoji

You’ve probably never heard of Angela Guzman, a former Apple intern and employee, but she’s likely influenced your life and how you communicate on a daily basis. For its tenth anniversary, Guzman has shared how she and her mentor designed Apple’s first emoji for iPhone back in 2008 in a Medium blog …

Engagement Rings

Amazon brings Alexa digital assistant along for the ride with Toyota

Amazon is working to bring its Alexa digital assistant out of the home and into the wild by way of a partnership with Toyota that will see the smart …

Automotive Industry

Watch the light-carrying drones that could replace fireworks in the future

Fleets of light-carrying mini drones could replace fireworks as traditional entertainment, according to the boss of Intel's drone group.<p>Anil Nanduri …

This New Blockchain Project Gives Homeless New Yorkers A Digital Identity

Fummi is a new app from Blockchain for Change that lets people on the streets access financial and government services.<p>Three thousand homeless people in New York are about to receive a special holiday gift: a free smartphone that allows them to manage their digital identity, access shelters and …

Financial Services

Google bought a UK startup that turns screens into speakers

The technology could free up space for bigger batteries and other important components.<p>Over the past year, Google has demonstrated its desire to step up its hardware game. The company bought HTC's Pixel team for $1.1 billion, designed its own imaging chip for the Pixel 2 and also hired a key Apple …

Mobile Devices

Amazon Now Sells Prefabricated Tiny Houses

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Hands-on with Apple TV 4K and the new Siri Remote

Bring on the 4K HDR movie binge watching. The new Apple TV 4K is out today and we’ve got our hands on Apple’s new streaming box.<p>The reviews call it the best TV box on the market, but note its premium price means it’s not for everyone. Apple still offers the two-year old 1080p version for its same …

TvOS

Nuclear plans 'should be rethought after fall in offshore windfarm costs'

Lib Dems and green groups say reduced price of state support should sound death knell for plants such as Hinkley Point C<p>The government is under pressure to reconsider its commitment to a new generation of nuclear power stations after the cost of offshore wind power reached a record low.<p>Experts said …

Roundup: Everything Apple announced today at its iPhone X event

It’s easy to get overwhelmed on iPhone event day, especially one as jam-packed as today. After months of rumors, Tim Cook and his fellow Apple executives took to the stage at Steve Jobs Theater to unveil a trio of new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, a new 4K Apple TV, and more. Read on for a full …

IPhone 8

Mercedes-Benz will electrify its entire car lineup by 2022

Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to embrace electrification, announcing that it will be electrifying its entire vehicle lineup by 2022. Get used to it: Car makers are going to be making these announcements at an increasing clip, especially now that China, the most important car market in the …

Chattanooga startup’s 3D-printed space habitat wins NASA competition

Chattanooga-based Branch Technology joined with an architectural firm to win first place in a phase of a NASA competition to build a 3D-printed habitat for deep space exploration.<p>The 3D printing company, based in Chattanooga’s small business incubator GigTank, built a number of structural …

Tesla is providing batteries for the world's largest producer of wind turbines

More Power<p>Though Tesla’s batteries are generally associated with the storage of solar power, the technology isn’t limited to just one form of clean …

Kids can build a droid and learn about electronics with littleBits R2D2 kit

In honor of Force Friday II, DIY electronic toymaker littleBits launched one of its coolest products yet. The Droid Inventor Kit allows kids to piece …

Apple Patents '3D Fabric' for Future Apple Watch Bands

Future Apple Watch bands might do a lot more than just hold the device to your wrist. In fact, Apple is actively exploring how it can add additional …

The U.S. Congress is voting next week on the first ever autonomous car law

Pioneer Legislation<p>Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on and hopefully pass a bill that would make it easier for car …

New, tiny quantum device could make quantum internet a reality

Chip-sized quantum devices<p>Advances in optical quantum networks, which transmit information by encoding data via the quantum state of photons, have …

The PowerRay is an underwater drone that's a fisherman's friend | Trusted Reviews

<b>Ever wanted to catch a glimpse under the sea? The PowerRay is an underwater drone that lets you do just that, and it might help you catch your</b> …

Drones

A major Florida utility company is investing $6 billion in solar instead of nuclear

Forgoing the Nuclear Option<p>A Florida utility, Duke Energy Florida, has decided to use funds from the building of nuclear power plants towards …

Energy

Solar-powered internet drone completes first test flight- Technology News, Firstpost

A Portuguese startup that aims to use solar-powered drones to provide wireless internet access to offline areas of the world claims to have …

Ancient Roman city found underwater

Part of a Roman city that experts believe was submerged in the 4th century has been found off the coast of northeastern Tunisia

'Drone detective' app aims to keep rogue pilots in check

Ms Tapsall said while most people used drones safely, there were always the odd few who pushed the boundaries.<p>“You have angels and demons, the people …

Alphabet finalizes restructuring with a new company called XXVI

It's mostly just a formality.<p>Back in 2015, Google announced that it was restructuring its company into multiple parts, with a new giant company called Alphabet to oversee all of Google's various businesses. The reasoning behind the move was to essentially separate out some of Google's "Other Bets" …

Stephen Hawking mission to find alien civilisation detects radio signals coming from dwarf galaxy

Astronomers hunting for signs of intelligent alien life in the universe have recorded 15 mysterious radio signals coming from a dwarf galaxy three billion light years away.<p>The team is part of the Breakthrough Listen project, set up by Professor Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, …

Settlers of Catan is coming to virtual reality this year

Iconic board game <i>Settlers of Catan</i> is coming to virtual reality. A new version is being developed by game studio Experiment7 — which previously created a pair of VR takes on chess — with feedback from the original minds behind <i>Catan</i>. The VR game, which is coming to both Oculus Rift and Gear VR and …

The Tesla Model 3 Will Get Smart Air Suspension, Dual Motor In 6 Months, Says Elon Musk

It won’t be long before the Tesla Model 3 would be able to tackle uneven roads without breaking a sweat. In a recent tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk …

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man's Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had never seen anything like it.<p>In fact, there have been only a handful of such extreme cases of …

Medicine