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These Ascend-1 wireless earbuds last six times longer than Airpods

popsci shop<p>Enjoy 30 hours of superior sound, now at 40 percent off MSRP.<p>Battery life is always a concern when you upgrade to wireless tech. But with their supplied case, the Ascape Audio Ascend-1 Truly Wireless Earbuds can keep going for 30 hours straight. What’s more, that playtime is filled with …

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to …

This incredible map shows the undersea cables that keep the internet alive — and security services are worried Russia could cut them

This map shows how the huge, complicated network of undersea cables which keep the internet running is spread around the world.<p>The map, by telecom analytics company TeleGeography, uses coloured lines to show how there are many hundreds of fibre optic cables running under the world's oceans.<p>It shows …

Robots

AI-powered face swapping has taken a dystopian turn

As if the issues like revenge porn and AI-powered facial recognition searches weren't creepy enough, a <i>Motherboard</i> report reveals yet another unsettling use of technology: "deepfakes." Within a month of locating a Redditor who used machine learning to swap pictures of mainstream actresses onto the …

What if Consciousness is Not What Drives the Human Mind?

Researchers provide new insight into human consciousness, reporting we don't consciously choose our feelings or thoughts; we simply become aware of …

Consciousness

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way, this is a great option, but it’s far from ideal.<p>For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Chickpea Recipes That Aren't Hummus | Women's Health

By now, you’ve probably heard all the buzz about chickpeas. They’re a good source of plant-based protein and soluble fiber. Not only that, they’re chock full of vitamins and minerals like folate, magnesium, potassium and polyunsaturated fatty acids, according to registered dietitian Samara Abbott. …

Food

Burning Man might be more fun than usual this year, here's why

Burning Man festival-goers are used to enjoying (or suffering through) the amazing party that takes over Nevada's Black Rock Desert at the end of August in a swirl of dust.<p>Fine alkaline sediment gets into eyes, cakes cars and bikes, and, during dust storms, becomes so thick in the air that you can …

Harvard’s new self-healing rubber could mean the end of the road for flat tires

If the world is free of flat tires a couple decades from now, you may have researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and …

Engineering

The Dyson of Drones

The Bladeless Drone is aptly named for its brilliant design that ditches dangerous blades for air ducts. The resulting unit is not only safer but so …

Industrial Design

Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled due to overheating

It seems that there is some more trouble with Samsung's Galaxy Note line of phones. Today the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a …

Graphene Computers Work 1000 Times Faster, Use Far Less Power

Graphene At It Again<p>The discovery of graphene in 2004 began a flurry of studies to isolate other two-dimensional materials. Graphene was found to be …

Nanotech

Facebook Shut Down An Artificial Intelligence Program That Developed Its Own Language

Facebook might have accidentally gotten a little closer to answering Phillip K. Dick’s 1968 question of whether androids dream of electric sheep. The social media giant just shut down an artificial intelligence program after it developed its own language and researchers were left trying to figure …

Artificial Intelligence

What BMW’s Corporate VC Offers That Regular Investors Can’t

In 2012, one of us — Gregor Gimmy, a California-based serial entrepreneur and former IDEO consultant — accepted a new role at BMW’s corporate R&D headquarters. Gimmy’s task was clear but highly demanding: to reimagine the way BMW innovates.<p>At the time, BMW had no dedicated, company-spanning unit to …

Startups

Amazon dreams of underwater warehouses

As dreamed up by the e-commerce giant's big thinkers, the aquatic warehouse would be filled with goods stored in super watertight containers, placed there by conveyor belts, humans, trucks, or planes. The containers would be outfitted with cartridges that would act like a fish's swim bladder, …

Cloud Computing

How I finally broke my Facebook addiction

A few weeks ago, I did the unthinkable: I deleted the Facebook app from my phone.<p>It started off as more of an experiment. I was curious if not having …

Social Media

The internet goes all atwitter over U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s questions about Mars civilization

What game was U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., playing when he asked Caltech geochemist Kenneth Farley whether there was any evidence of an ancient civilization on Mars?<p>The question was an add-on at today's House Space Subcommittee hearing on NASA's flagship missions to Mars and to Europa, an …

Conspiracies

4 Mobile Photography Tips: improve your pictures on the go (video)

We’ve got awesome cameras on our phones nowadays. For most users, the smartphones they carry in their pockets are better than point-and-shoot cameras …

Mobile Photography

FBI issues warning to parents about toys spying on their kids

The FBI yesterday released a public service announcement (PSA) alerting parents to the dangers potentially imposed by smart toys.<p>The document warns that connected toys with microphones, GPS tracking, Wi-Fi, and/or bluetooth connectivity could be giving criminals access to private information about …

Spying

PayPal to become a payment option in Samsung Pay, including in-app, online and in-store

Samsung users will be able to choose PayPal as their preferred method of payment in-app, online and in retail stores through the Samsung Pay mobile payments platform, the companies announced today. The strategic partnership will initially be available to Samsung Pay users in the United States …

FinTech

New Galaxy Note 8 case leak highlights the phone’s biggest flaw

Smartphone leaks aren’t always accurate. In fact, in the months leading up to the launch of a highly anticipated new phone, we’ll often see dozens of …

Phones

How Camera Phones Killed Alien Abductions and UFOs

On the anniversary of Roswell, remember that the truth is not actually out there.<p>Asking someone if they believe in aliens might seem like an innocent …

Paranormal

This battery-free cellphone sucks power out of thin air

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed the very first battery-free phone. Its sound quality is pretty shitty, but imagine not having to charge your phone because it harvests light and radio waves from your surroundings. Sweet.<p>“We’ve built what we believe is the first …

Clean Energy

Two Giants of AI Team Up to Head Off the Robot Apocalypse

There’s nothing new about worrying that superintelligent machines may endanger humanity, but the idea has lately become hard to avoid.<p>A spurt of …

Artificial Intelligence

Russia develops military exoskeleton to give soldiers superhuman capabilities

Any sci-fi flick or video game showing a futuristic battlefield is always filled with soldiers wearing advanced high-tech armor and all manner of …

The Best Drone Photos of 2017 | Dronestagram

<b>Dronestagram</b> is the first social network dedicated to aerial photography, and it has just announced the winners of its 4th annual drone photography …

Drones

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Mobile Technology

The filmmaker behind ‘App: The Human Story’ talks about the struggles developers face

The ‘devaluation of apps’ is a core theme<p>Ever since smartphones became the default computers that we carry our pockets, the apps that run on them and the stores that sell these apps have created a new kind of economy for software. Apple’s App Store has swelled to more than 2.5 million apps, while …

Apps