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Verizon iPhone 6, 6 Plus work with VoLTE: HD Voice, can talk and surf

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Verizon<p>New iPhone owners on Verizon’s network don’t just get the latest hardware Apple has to offer. After years of …

Colorado High Schooler Invents Smart Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Colorado has a history with gun violence so it’s only appropriate that 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, would want to apply biometric user authentication to firearms. Kloepfer just won the $50,000 Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge for his smart gun prototype.<p>Angel …

How Gravity And 100-Year-Old Tech Can Help Solve The Energy Storage Problem

Push a heavy train up a hill when power is aplenty. Let it roll back down when electricity is needed. Simple as that, says the startup pursuing the unconventional idea.<p>One of the biggest challenges for renewable power like wind and solar has always been storage, so the grid can keep running cheaply …

Clean Energy

Two more mysterious holes discovered in remote Siberia

Researchers want to investigate two more mysterious holes found by reindeer herders in the Siberian wilderness<p>Researchers investigating a mysterious hole in the remote Siberian tundra might be busy over the next few weeks.<p>Two more formations, which are similar in appearance to the first, have been …

Permafrost

Teen wakes up to smoldering Galaxy S4, dad blames battery

A 13-year-old in Texas wakes up to smoke and discovers her Samsung phone melting. The culprit appears to be a replacement battery.<p>If I am awoken by smoke in the middle of the night, I assume the neighbors are having a key party again.<p>However, one 13-year-old from Texas, says she was woken by a …

Gear & Gadgets

Good news for electric cars: New battery tech uses peroxide to boost energy density by 7X

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs.<p>Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important — the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer …

Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life

The lithium ion batteries in your mobile devices are inherently limited by the "ion" part of their name; they can safely use lithium only in the part of the cell that supplies ions, wasting a lot of potential energy. It's good news, then, that researchers at Stanford have developed a new lithium …

Indian boy has 232 teeth removed

Surgeons operating on lump in Ashik Gavai's jaw found many 'pearl-like teeth' and a solid 'marble-like' growth<p>Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation.<p>Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on …

Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy’s battery factory & the future of solar storage

Advertisement<p>45 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Katie Fehrenbacher, Gigaom<p>Drive about 45 minutes southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, out to the edge …

NASA Mars test a success. Now to master the parachute

Halfway to space in the skies above Hawaii, NASA successfully tested its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, a vehicle equipped with new technology for ferrying heavy payloads to Mars. A massive balloon lifted the saucer-shaped vehicle from a naval base in Kauai at 11:45 a.m. (Pacific) on Saturday …

Space Science

Soundhawk's earpiece lets you pick exactly what you want to hear

Just don’t call it a hearing aid<p>Would you wear a hearing aid if you didn't really need one? Say you could hear perfectly — or at least very well — and there was something that could dramatically and selectively improve your hearing in noisy places, like a crowded bar or restaurant. Would you do it …

uNu DX iPhone 5/5s 2300mAh MFi Protective Battery Case (white): $50 shipped (Reg. $90)

As one of its daily deals, Staples offers the uNu DX iPhone 5/5s 2300mAh MFi Protective Battery Case in white for $49.99 with free shipping. That matches our best price ever for this highly rated iPhone accessory.<p>It features a 2300mAh built-in battery (equals an additional 10 hours talk time) and …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

First Electric Harley Goes Zero to 60 in 4 Seconds

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Building the astonishing 1,000 mph Bloodhound SSC rocket car (pictures)

Bloodhound

Google and Virgin Galactic Keep Mum on Space Talks

Neither Google nor Virgin Galactic are commenting on a widely circulated report from Britain's Sky News that the two companies are talking about a deal relating to satellite-launch technology.<p>Sky News quoted unnamed insiders as saying that Google is thinking about putting hundreds of millions of …

Space Travel

Elon Musk Has Been Thinking About Making A Flying Car AND A Submarine Car

"I've thought about it quite a lot...We could definitely make a flying car - but that's not the hard part," Musk told The Independent in an interview this weekend. "The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that's super safe and quiet? Because if it's a howler, you're going to make people very …

Meet The Free App That Wants To Keep You Safe From Kidnapping

If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, your first instinct may not be to reach for your smartphone for help. But a Brooklyn developer has built a new emergency app, ‘I’m Getting Kidnapped,’ that could help make you feel a bit safer, just in time for the World Cup.<p>The title’s a bit blunt–if …

How to fix a broken iPhone display

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A Health Clinic Inside A Shipping Container, So Doctors Can Move To Where People Are Sick

In Southeast Asia, there’s only one doctor on average for every 4,000 people. This cheap, mobile structure could help that one doctor get to more of them.<p>In poor and remote regions of the world, millions of people suffer for want of basic health care. In parts of Southeast Asia, for instance, …

This $295 battery-powered unicycle could replace your Segway

Ah, the sweet memory of learning to ride a bike with training wheels! My hands are sweaty, and my ego a bit damaged after spending a half-hour learning to ride a battery-powered unicycle called the Pinwheel. This $295 (wholesale) gadget is one of the more interesting finds here at Computex 2014 -- …

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A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

Designed to rise 1,000 feet in the air and deliver electricity to the ground, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a blimp on a mission.<p>Not all wind turbines are alike. While the great majority are large steel towers fixed to the ground, a few are shaped like gliders, kites, and blimps, and move around …

Renewable Energy

4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

Internet of Things

How can I upgrade from Windows XP and Office 2003 to a new PC?

Tina is a teacher who runs her own business, and is now faced with upgrading from a very old Windows machine<p>I have been reading your responses to inquiries about Windows XP and Windows 7 etc with great interest as I have an old Windows XP PC (2003) with Microsoft Office installed. I am still in two …

This augmented reality motorcycle helmet could save your life

"I was in early morning traffic when an inattentive driver hit me from behind and I was thrown from my motorcycle." Ryan Shearman, founder and CEO of FUSAR Technologies, tells me at Augmented World Expo 2014. It's the kind of thing that could happen to any motorcyclist -- and indeed, happens too …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …