Chris Piccioni

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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 …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

FAA

A Japanese startup unveils a long-lasting and safer battery made from carbon

A battery that lasts longer, is safer, charges faster and is less expensive than a standard lithium ion battery: That’s the powerful idea behind a …

IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that's up to 275 times faster than your SSD - ExtremeTech

IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that’s up to 275 times faster than your SSD<p>By on May 8, 2014 at 9:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Kaneka power-saving LCD film to save 50% more battery in future phones

Display panels are one of the biggest energy consuming components in our handsets, they are estimated to account for between 40 and 50 percent of power usage in the average smartphone. Any energy efficiencies that can be made here should do wonders for battery life.<p>Kaneka, a specialty materials …

Batteries

This Is What A Holographic iPhone Might Look Like

Lasers. Infrared sensors. Parabolic mirror assemblies. These are the technologies that could allow iPhones of the future to project holograms from 3-D screens, according to a new Apple patent application.<p>Now, whether or not Apple will actually make such a device, no one knows. It’s perfectly common …

Patents

Free iPhone use? FreedomPop proves it's possible

FreedomPop, one of a growing number of mobile service providers that deliver services atop a traditional provider's network, is enabling its customers to use iPhones at no charge.<p>The company is now selling a refurbished iPhone 5 for $349. After picking up the device, customers can use the handset …

This High-Tech Countertop Greenhouse Lets You Crowdsource Your Growing Decisions

The MEG gives you pinpoint control of how you’re growing your plants. And if it’s not working, other gardeners are there to help.<p>If you’ve ever struggled to grow houseplants and wondered how the green-fingered do it, take solace in this: In the future, you’ll be able to call on the network to make …

Farming

The Console War Continues, It's The Top 5 News of the Week - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

This week's Top 5 highlights PS4 & Xbox One's big number drop to the Titanfall DLC announcement. Naomi Kyle takes you through the biggest gaming news …

Tactus working to bring physical buttons that rise out of touchscreen

The smartphone industry has come along way in the last few years, and during that time mobile device form factors have evolved quite a bit. While Blackberry still continues to cling on to the physical keyboard approach, finding an Android device with a physical QWERTY keyboard is becoming harder …

This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

Jet lag is nobody's idea of fun. A bunch of mathematicians say they can make the adjustment less painful with a smartphone app that calculates the swiftest way to adjust.<p>Users plug in the time zone they're traveling to, and the app will do the calculations before spitting out a schedule specifying …

Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

Nanotech

Change Agents: William Li's robot wants to police you

Knightscopes's new policing robot raises hopes for a safer society and concerns about privacy and jobs<p>SUNNYVALE, Calif. — A visitor to Knightscope, a seven-person robotics start-up with a bold and controversial vision for crime fighting, is as likely to be greeted by a robot as they are a …

Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

When we picture transportation of the future, we tend to think “sleek.” A Spanish designer has gone in the opposite direction with his vision for an environmentally friendly, futuristic “whale plane” that looks like a cruise ship in the sky.<p>Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky …

Escape from Life into a Private Movie Theater - Technabob

Life getting to be too much for you? Get away from everyone and everything by escaping into this DIY personal movie theater. It’s like a trip to the …

A potentially disruptive electronics startup you should know about: Transphorm

Companies that work on the building blocks of electronics don’t really get the kind of attention as ones that, say, build social networks, or make …

Abandoned mine could yield clues to stopping global warming

An abandoned mine in California is providing scientists with important data that could lead to a possible new weapon to fight global warming.<p>Massive amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide vacuumed from smokestacks or the air could be permanently locked up in a type of tight, magnesium-rich …

This Is iBuyPower's $499, AMD-Powered Steam Machine

The image you’re gazing at isn’t a white Xbox One, nor is it a redesigned PlayStation 4. Rather, it’s an early glimpse at one of the first retail Steam Machines from PC builder iBuyPower. And it’s shipping out with a competitive price tag.<p>iBuyPower — a boutique PC builder with experience creating …

EA Is Being Sued By The NCAA For Putting Out, Er, NCAA Games

EA is the butt of jokes and hostility for many gamers, who promptly buy their products anyway. But we’ve finally found a fight where EA are actually in the right! Yes, we finally found somebody worse than EA: The NCAA.<p>As we told you previously, the NCAA games EA put out became a casualty of a …

Scientists discover method of charging phones with microwaves

Researchers from Duke University say Wi-Fi signals could be “harvested” to charge phones in areas without access to power<p>Scientists have discovered a way of charging a mobile phone by converting microwaves into an electrical current.<p>According to the team from Duke University, North Carolina, in …

Duke University

Specs To Your Specs: Custom 3-D Printed Glasses For $299

Plastics. It’s the domain of 3-D printing–and, as a new company has discovered, ideal for personalized eyewear.<p>There are more than a few hiccups with the promise of 3-D printed goods (which we’ve covered here), but one specific issue is the inevitable plastic ceiling. Until we can produce goods in …

Eyewear

Deezer Unveils a Mac App as it Hits 5 Million Paid Subscribers

Deezer unveiled a Mac app and two new discovery features for its on-demand music streaming service today, as it passed 5 million paid subscribers, 12 million monthly active users and 30 million tracks in its library.<p>Similar to rival streaming platforms such as Spotify, the upcoming Deezer for Mac …

Supercapacitor: Today's energy revolution

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