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Science has developed a magnetic ink that'll keep your electronics healthy

The last time I broke my laptop, I immediately rushed it to the Apple Store because well, what could I really do to fix it besides that? While more …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Off-roading

Is It Possible to Design a Personal Airplane So Simple That Anyone Could Fly It? Icon Thinks So

Their folding-wing A5 aims to "democratize aviation"<p>Personal flying transportation is coming. When we first looked in at the Icon A5, a folding-wing …

Product Design

Samsung says Gear S2 may someday work with the iPhone

Samsung’s latest wearable, the Gear S2, may make its way to iOS at some point, a company spokesperson said.<p>Just as Android Wear has, Samsung’s Tizen operating system for wearables could work as a notification center for iPhones. Speaking to Digital Spy, a Samsung spokesperson said “we are looking …

Wear OS

Apple's encryption means it can't comply with US court order

FBI criticises firm for being unable to read iPhone users’ messages after Justice Department obtains iMessage ruling<p>Apple has rebuffed a court order to hand over in real time texts sent using iMessage between two iPhones because its encryption system leaves the company unable to comply.<p>The order …

Privacy

Raspberry Pi gets an official touchscreen display

Although it's pretty easy to hook up a Raspberry Pi to a screen using its HDMI port, it's not exactly the most portable of solutions (especially if there isn't a TV or monitor around). The Raspberry Pi Foundation recognized this, so it set about finding a "simple, embeddable display" capable of …

Samsung has new 360-degree wireless speakers and a better app

Samsung is releasing three new 360-degree wireless speakers -- the R1, R3 and R5 -- as a follow-up to its Portal-esque R7 device. They're not quite egg-shaped like their predecessor (and its own predecessors), but they feature the same "ring-radiator" technology that helps them fill a room with …

Ferguson judge withdraws all arrest warrants before 2015

<b>(CNN) —</b> The municipal court judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday announced sweeping changes to the city's court system, including an order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued in that city before December 31, 2014.<p>Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed in June, also changed …

Justice

Mesmerizing Macro Photos of Cats' Eyes by Andrew Marttila

Philadelphia-based photographer and self-described “crazy cat man” Andrew Marttila specializes in capturing beautifully expressive portraits of adorable felines. His latest work includes a series of macro shots that zoom in on cats' eyes, showing every minute detail of the creature's colorful iris …

Cats

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis
Aviation

Justin Gatlin sets world-leading time to win US trials 200m final

<b>Justin Gatlin became the fifth-fastest 200m runner in history as he won Sunday's final at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships.</b><p>The 33-year-old American, who has served two doping bans, recorded a time of 19.57 seconds in Oregon.<p>It bettered the 19.68 secs he ran in May which, at that stage, …

Athletics

JIM ROGERS: 'One reason I am not buying the US is because the US is making all-time highs.'

In an interview with MarketWatch published Friday, Rogers said that instead of buying US stocks, he is investing in Asian markets - Japan, Russia, and China.<p>Here's why:<p>"<b>One reason I am not buying the U.S. is because the U.S. is making all-time highs. I prefer not to buy things making all-time …

Stock Markets

Galaxy Note 5 Images Leak, Will Anger Users

I thought the bets were off. No phone would prove more controversial in 2015 than the Galaxy S6. It seems I was wrong…<p>If leaked images obtained by the ever reliable French tech site Nowhereelse.fr prove correct (and it nailed both the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 designs prior to launch) then Samsung is …

Phones

Google's testing new self-driving cars in California

Google announced that it’s begun testing the latest prototypes of its self-driving car, which are designed to be fully autonomous without any sort of controls. However, during this testing phase, the cars will have removable steering wheels, as well as accelerator and brake pedals so safety drivers …

With $13 Million From Maveron, Eargo Is The Hearing Aid Of The Future

After five years of research and $13 million in venture funding, Eargo has created a hearing device that people actually want to wear.<p>Launching out of beta today, Eargo’s invisible, rechargeable hearing aid is modeled after the fishing fly, of all things. It’s made out of flexi fibers — small …

Medical Technology

Condoms That Change Color In Contact with STD Win Tech Award

The old adage goes that teenagers think about sex constantly, but there are at least a few out there who have expressed a very keen interest in the …

Literature

Sony a7R II: The World’s First Back-Illuminated 35mm Full Frame Sensor and 4K

Sony has just unleashed its new a7R II mirrorless camera, a followup to the highly-regarded a7R. The new camera features the world’s first …

Cameras

Aumeo launches Indiegogo campaign to make everything you listen to sound better

The merit of high bit rate music services like Tidal or devices like Pono are up for debate when the average person’s hearing may or may not be good enough to actually tell the difference between high or low-quality audio.<p>Aumeo wants to change that with its gadget that tailors everything you listen …

Tilting the Steep Streets of San Francisco for a Gravity Illusion

One of the popular photo ideas in San Francisco is to shoot the sloped sidewalks as level for mind-bending photos that are confusing to look at. The …

San Francisco

Airware And DJI/Accel Launch Drone Investment Funds

Airware makes a flexible drone operating system. DJI makes the top consumer drones. But they need to bundle up with industry-specific hardware and software makers to sell whole commercial drone packages to big construction, oil, and insurance companies.<p>So by some cosmic coincidence, both are …

Drones

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Panasonic's Lumix G7 camera is all about 4K video and photos

Well, Fujifilm isn't the only camera maker with an announcement today. Now it's Panasonic's turn. The Lumix series manufacturer is introducing the G7, a Micro Four Thirds body with a 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor, ISO range of up to 25,600 and a Venus Engine image chip that packs a quad-core …

New Japanese island provides 'natural laboratory' to explore evolution

A new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonise barren land<p>A new Japanese island formed by a volcanic explosion will provide a unique "natural laboratory" for exploring the starting point of evolution, according to …

Across US, knife laws can differ by state, city, even town

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few miles off in any direction, and the debate about the knife involved in Freddie Gray's arrest by Baltimore police may have been completely different.<p>The state of Maryland has one set of laws governing knives. The city of Baltimore has its own rules. Caught in the middle are …

Justice

YotaPhone 2 review

What would it take to get you to put down the iPhone and switch to an Android alternative as your main smartphone? It's the question that every Android phone maker obsesses over, and the typical answer is a combination of higher specs, bigger screens, and even louder hyperbole. But the truth for …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung answers the Apple Watch Digital Crown with a rotating, round bezel

A new way to not touch the screen<p>Samsung is working on a round smartwatch. There haven't been many details available on the device itself beyond the fact that it'll have a round screen and run Samsung's own Tizen OS, but that latter fact means the company needs to get developers on board early to …

Smartwatches

Emissary Camera Bags Feature a Stylish Design and an Innovative Lens Cap Holder

The Emissary Series is a new line of camera bags launched today by Town 30, a product design startup based in Toronto. In addition to a sleek, …

End of the Electric Kettle? MIITO leads Kickstarter's Launch in Germany

An Interview with Jasmina Grase of MIITO on Crowdfunding, Manufacturing and Being a Designer-Founder<p>Running a successful Kickstarter campaign has …

Crowd Funding

Samsung wants everyone to build smart home gadgets on its new platform

A new trio of chips called Artik has been designed to kickstart the creation of connected devices<p>If you plan on building or buying a connected gadget in the immediate future, Samsung wants to be inside of it. Today the company announced Artik, a collection of small system-on-chips designed to power …

Gear & Gadgets