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The four bits of metal that make Beats headphones feel less flimsy

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You might feel fooled on hearing about this.<p>Or you might merely marvel at the ingenuity offered by designers and marketers to give you what makes you feel good.<p>You may well be one of the millions who love …

Who invented the tablet?

Microsoft is giving away Windows 10 to anyone who tests it

While there was some confusion over Microsoft giving away Windows 10 to pirates, the software giant is now being clear about its free upgrade plans for Windows 10. We already know that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will get Windows 10 as a free upgrade (providing you install within a year of July …

This Is The Best Image Of Pluto And Charon Ever Taken

Taken June 9th from New Horizons, at a distance of 42 million kilometers, this is the best picture we’ve got to date of Pluto and its moon,</i> …

An '80s-era Amiga controls the heating for an entire school district

Think the Windows XP workstation you use at the office is ancient? It doesn't hold a candle next to what the Grand Rapids Public School district is using to control its climate systems. All 19 schools covered by the authority depend on a nearly 30-year-old Commodore Amiga 2000 to automate their air …

Virtual Reality Star Wars Will Be a Thing

If you love <i>Star Wars</i>, you’ve seen the incredible work that special effects company Industrial Light & Magic does in creating amazing characters and …

BlackBerry Considering Releasing Android Smartphone

BlackBerry is considering releasing an Android-based smartphone for the first time in an attempt to regain market share and promote its cross-platform BES12 device management system, according to <i>Reuters</i>. The report claims the embattled Waterloo, Ontario-based smartphone maker will likely release an …

Gear & Gadgets

Researchers create artificial leg with 'feeling' - ExtremeTech

Researchers create artificial leg with ‘feeling’<p>By on June 12, 2015 at 9:49 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. …

8K video arrives on YouTube - good luck trying to play it - ExtremeTech

8K video arrives on YouTube — good luck trying to play it<p>By on June 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Stanford has created a water-droplet computer - ExtremeTech

By on June 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>After more than a decade of …

Cat snake?

Mudskippers Create Artificial Tongues Made of Water

We all know they can crawl like a dog without scraping their knees, but researchers have now learned mudskippers are able to attack prey on land by …

Researchers Turn Packing Peanuts Into Rechargeable Batteries

Many of us have shared the guilty twinge of pouring a box of packing peanuts into a trash bag, knowing that our convenient foam waste will end up …

HTC's 'Uh-Oh' Protection is desperate - and awesome - ExtremeTech

HTC’s ‘Uh-Oh’ Protection is desperate — and awesome<p>By on March 18, 2015 at 1:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this …

New mobile system concept captures high-resolution images inside the eye - ExtremeTech

By on March 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s crunch time for smartphones to …

Scientists: Most stars have 'Goldilocks' planets in the habitable zone - ExtremeTech

Scientists: Most stars have ‘Goldilocks’ planets in the habitable zone<p>By on March 20, 2015 at 10:58 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Do-it-yourself healthcare is closer than you think - ExtremeTech

By on March 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>AUSTIN–Healthcare-related …

Scientists say all the world’s data can fit on a DNA hard drive the size of a teaspoon

Even though it’s looking increasingly likely that humanity will find a way to wipe itself off the face of the Earth, there’s a chance that our creative output may live on. Servers, hard drives, flash drives, and disks will degrade (as will our libraries of paper books, of course), but a group of …

Genetics

This Cart Proves That Electric Cars Could Be Powered By Radio Waves

They've been proven to be far more energy-efficient than their gas-powered equivalents, but limited range, long charging times, and high costs have …

A $45,000 Lounger That Automatically Turns to Track the Sun

It's often said the world isn't fair, and nowhere is that more obvious than when you're sprawled out on a lounger trying to soak up a little sun, and …

ET deals: Inspiron 15 Core i7 touch laptop for $700, Yoga 8 32GB tablet $179, more - ExtremeTech

By on October 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Today we’ve got another batch of …

Your next smartphone or EV will recharge to 70% in just two minutes, thanks to new lithium-ion battery tech - ExtremeTech

By on October 14, 2014 at 10:58 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Scientists at Nangyang …

The Fortis exoskeleton let you lift heavy tools indefinitely - and it's unpowered! - ExtremeTech

The Fortis exoskeleton let you lift heavy tools indefinitely – and it’s unpowered!<p>By on October 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Facebook, Apple now paying for female employees to freeze their eggs cryonically - ExtremeTech

By on October 15, 2014 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Facebook and Apple have become …

The best SSDs of 2014: A buyers guide - ExtremeTech

By on October 15, 2014 at 11:49 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When I sat down to write this …

Turn your PS4 into a laptop for $1100 - ExtremeTech

By on October 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If you’re sick and tired of …

Analyzing the iMac 5K Retina display: How do you get 5K @ 60Hz from a last-gen GPU? (updated) - ExtremeTech

By on November 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Last week, Apple announced a new …

How an iPod Can Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The concept is elegantly simple: Provide a dementia sufferer with an MP3 player that has been loaded with music tailored to their taste. Let them …

NSA classifies Linux Journal readers, Tor and Tails Linux users as "extremists"

Are you a Linux Journal reader or use software such as Tor and Tails Linux? If so, you've probably been flagged as an "extremist" by the NSA. Leaked …